17 Dec 2011

Christmas cakes

From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 17 December 2011

Xmas cake Te Papa
Christmas cake decoration, circa 1950, Hamburg, by Hugo Cordts. Gift of Annette Baier, 1996. CC BY-NC-ND licence. Te Papa (GH004855/82).

They're full of spice with loads of white ice – Helen Leach has studied the history and evolution of the Christmas cake in New Zealand.