Marzipanned and Fondant Iced Rich Orchard Fruitcake

Marzipanned and Fondant Iced Rich Orchard Fruitcake

Fondant is the most popular icing, the 'ready to roll' type that will still become firm over time but not as hard as Royal Icing.   Plain and perfect for you to add your own decorations as birthday, wedding or Christmas cakes.  I aim to keep 7" Family Size in stock but 9" Party size may need to be baked to order so please allow at least 14 days for baking, marzipanning, icing and delivery, or contact me to see what is available for immediate dispatch. 


The ribbon can be blue, pink, gold, red, green or white  - please specify when ordering.




  • Delivery Information

    Cakes will be sealed inside a cellophane bag and wrapped in suitable protective packaging (bubble wrap or similar) inside a cardboard outer box. Most are sent by Royal Mail 2nd class as a small package but some deliveries may be sent by a 48 hour courier. 

    The fruitcakes are solid and usually arrive in perfect condition but please let me know straight away (with a picture if possible) if there is any damage. 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: no delivery company will accept responsibilty for damage to any food items as they are always classed as 'perishable' (even with many months of shelf life !) so excluded by their terms and conditions. Therefore I regret that cakes are sent at the buyer's own risk. Should any damage to icing occur I would be more than happy to advise how to rectify this so please do get in touch. 

    Plain family size cakes are usually kept in stock to be dispatched within a couple of days, or within 6 days if special order icing is requested. Larger sizes may need to be baked to order. In ALL cases I recommend ordering at least 14 days before your special event to allow time for baking, marzipanning, icing, setting and delivery. If you need a cake quickly please contact me first and I will advise what can be supplied from stock and arrange special delivery (at cost). 

    The fruit cakes will have a shelf life of between 6-12 months and can be kept in their original sealed packaging or in a cake tin or box but it MUST be airtight. Once cut the cake can be kept in an airtight box or tin for several weeks or wrapped tightly in cling film to keep it moist. 

    Regretfully due to the nature of the goods, returns cannot be accepted. 

    You are very welcome to collect from Covenham House Orchard at Southery (by arrangement) or from Delaynies at Littleport (open 7 days a week) or any of the events listed on the 'Events' page of this website where the cakes will be a few pounds cheaper without postage and there will also be other sizes and designs available, especially just before Christmas.

    Thank you