I made Dan lepard Caramel Christmas cake. found >>>>here<<<< I did swap a few ingredients and fed the cake with brandy and whiskey (not on purpose) and the cake fills the room with the most amazing aroma when opened to be fed.
Also I make one square cake and cut it in half making 2 cakes. One for us and one for my step dad and mum. This is a view of the inside after I cut it. It did actually look darker and is not dry at all.
So we placed the cakes on their makeshift boards and started rolling out marzipan. Before I had finished rolling the first bit Luke was asking about leftovers. I left Luke to brush warmed apricot jam over the cakes and I was impressed it all pretty much stayed on the cake. Then we smoothed on the marzipan. Bumpy cake as I didn't trim it for flat edges but we did trim a slither to taste ;o) So after a few days of drying out we will ice the cakes and decorate.