You may have noticed Christmas is coming, minions, bringing stress and sweets, great wonder and worry. Every year I tell myself THIS will be the Hallmark year, and every year I look around on January 1st, bewildered, wondering where the month went.
I think the key is savoring the little things. Look at the lights on your street. Sing along to Pentatonix in traffic. Heck, watch a Hallmark movie. And right now? Come moon over these lovelies with me:
Yay for soft pastels! Why, just looking at this cake makes me feel more peaceful. I almost forgot I haven't sent out a single Christmas card this year! Haha!
Now, let's talk drama:
Because this beauty has it in spades. Or snowflakes, as the case may be.
Here's a nifty tree topper:
I love all the ornaments - and how some are hanging inside the tree!
Rustic tree bark and plaid just got a seriously glam upgrade:
(By Make Me My Cake)
That little touch of green on top makes me happy. And I'm out of clean socks and nursing a sick cat.
Oooh, and look at this brush embroidery!
(By CakeCentral member TopSecretFairy)
SO GOOD. Like it's been carved out of frost. Or ice.
Or frosting or icing. (Eh? EH?)
Who knew burgundy and mint green would look this Sweet together?
(By Cake Creations by ME)
Seriously, what a great color combo! Though that filigree trim on top is my favorite.
We don't have snow down here - in fact, it's a rather annoying 80 degrees right now - so I'm ready to walk into this cake:
(By Made with Love)
Well, not walk into the cake, exactly, but onto that snowy hilltop. The 3D effect is so perfect! Our very own slice of silent night. Ahhh.
Let's talk about how impossible it is to get this seemingly-simple frosting texture:
Have you ever tried this? SO HARD. We mere mortals don't have a chance. But I love how it looks like tree bark - and did you spot the tiny trees at the bottom? One's even popping out of the cake! Love it.
Another all-is-right-with-the-world pretty:
(By CakeAvenue Design)
Take a minute to see all the amazing detail here: the tree garland, the birds, the cameo. That's a minute you're focusing on something beautiful today. We need more minutes like that.
And finally, here's a Sweet that manages to be snowy and snuggly at the same time:
(By Van Goh Cakes)
How - HOW - do you get three completely different, completely convincing textures on one cake?! I see a knit sweater, smooth tree bark, and pierced porcelain perfection. WOW.
Also, I'd like that little wreath and the trio of wood reindeer, please.
Hope you guys enjoyed savoring some not-so-little things with me! Here's to finding lots more happy, beautiful moments to this month.