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Animated version of Gay Byrne's Christmas Cake Recipe

This is Irish TV Personality & Legend, Mr Gay Byrne, giving a spoof Christmas Cake Recipe where he gets to tasting the whiskey (that's supposed to be for the cake) just a little too much!

Gay, affectionately known as Gaybo, is one of the most famous Irish TV personalities and one of the founding fathers of modern Irish television journalism. He hosted and produced the RTE Late Late Show, which has broadcast every Friday night since it's first show in 1962 until he retired in 1999!

The Late Late Show is Ireland's most popular and prestigious television show and is also the longest running chat show in the world.

Gay sometimes tells a story about him making a Christmas Cake, where he follow a recipe and as he cooks it he makes regular tasting checks on the quality of the whiskey, with humorous results!

I pasted Gay's face into a Santa Claus suit and used a little bit of PhotoShop to make this wee animation to go along with the story. It's the best I could do in an hour but I had a laugh myself at the finished film clip!

So sit back and listen to...

Gay Byrne's Christmas Cake


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How to prepare a 'stress-free' Christmas Dinner

The LYIT 'Chef Academy' will launch this evening (15th December) across all LYIT social media platforms. The 'Chef Academy' will launch with a live stream video from Tim Dewhirst, LYIT Culinary Arts Lecturer and also, Nicola Dunnion, Head of Department of Tourism & Sport on the link below. 

The LYIT 'Chef Academy' aims to spotlight careers and opportunities available in the Culinary Arts industry. Over the coming months, LYIT's 'Chef Academy' will showcase cooking demonstrations in the state-of-the-art Killybegs facilities. 

Also, the LYIT's on-campus restaurant, in Killybegs, will offer fine dining menus at reduced rates and a targeted educational promotional campaign will begin in post-primary schools across Donegal. 

Additionally, as part of the programme, students enrolled at the Killybegs campus will have the opportunity to enter cookery competitions in 2022. 

The main purpose of the ‘Chef Academy’ is to spotlight a career in Culinary Arts. This evening at 7pm, Tim Dewhirst, LYIT Lecturer in Culinary Arts, will be live from LYIT's professional kitchen and will provide a cooking demonstration on 'How to prepare a ‘stress-free’ Christmas Dinner'. 

This is one of many videos to come from LYIT’s ‘Chef Academy’. We hope you enjoy this helpful guide from the very experienced and talented chef, Tim Dewhirst. 

Tonight's live stream will showcase "How to prepare a 'stress-free' Christmas Dinner". 

Chef Tim will show you how to prepare all aspects of the Christmas Dinner, in a stress-free way!

And you can watch it LIVE TONIGHT at 7pm on YouTube at this link: 


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