Happy Saturday sweet friends. I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I’m excited to join my friends on the Farmhouse Holiday Series, hosted by my dear friend Kristen.
Today we’re sharing Christmas recipes and I have a funny story to tell you about that…
I decided that for this post I wanted to create a very pretty White Christmas bundt cake. I had it all ready to go…
I had frosted it beautifully…
Made little Christmas trees out of fondant and pretzel sticks….
Dusted it with a winter storm of icing sugar and then…………
Brody couldn’t resist how good it smelled and so he decided to help himself to almost half the cake!!!
I had stepped away for a minute or two to clean up the mess in the kitchen and I had placed the cake at the edge of the table when I heard some serious chewing and lip smacking. Ha
I have to be honest, I was upset that he had done this and I might have yelled ‘bad’ a few times. He of course gave me the puppy eyes and I felt guilty for yelling. I didn’t ‘ talk ‘ to him for almost an hour, which for me felt like a lifetime. Brody has always been such a good, good dog. Even as a puppy he hardly got into mischief.
Needless to say, I had to bake another cake because I hadn’t really taken photos for this post.
Look at that little angel face…ha
This time, I decided to go with a classic gingerbread cake, buuuutttt I cheated a little by using regular boxed cake mix and adding 2 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1 1/4 teaspoons of ground cloves and 1 1/4 teaspoons of ground ginger.
I baked two little cakes in 6 inch pans. Once cool, I leveled them and place them on top of each other and gave it a light frosting using some cream cheese frosting. The little gingerbread house were from a kit I got at Michaels. We made one to place on top but only decorated the front of the other ones and stuck them using some of the frosting.
Like I mentioned above, I used some fondant dipped in sugar and a pretzel to make the little trees.
Despite our little incident a couple of days earlier, I think it turned out so pretty and it also tasted delicious.
I have found that I don’t enjoy the baking process as much as the decorating the cake process…:) Look here…
And don’t for get to Check out the rest of the recipes below…xo