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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Old Christmas Cakes are being newly baked

We are already baking our famous Old Christmas Cakes before the gobblins of Halloween are gone. Although Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and David Letterman have institutionalized the fruit cake as joke, these cakes fly off of our shelves and out of our doors between now and the Holiday season. It is called "Old Christmas" because Amish society celebrates Old Christmas, as they call Epiphany, on January 6. The date marks the manifestation of the divine nature of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi; until then Jesus was a mere Jewish baby.

This fancy cake combines the highest quality candied cherries and pineapple, raisins, and Indiana walnuts with farm-fresh eggs and butter folded into a moist cake. Arlie Hartman began using this recipe in Amish Acres Bakery nearly forty years ago and Freida Miller continues his legacy today. Please don't compare these cakes to those mass produced ones in Georgia and Texas that have cut every corner one can cut in a rectangular pan. You will surprise the skeptics on your gift list by giving them an Old Christmas Cake. You may order these two pound cakes online at Amish Acres General Store. We cut our first cake on Thanksgiving Day.


Blogger David said...

I never met a fruit cake I ever liked. Coming from California, I have met my share.

I look forward to tasting Frieda's!

5:56 PM  

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