It's Christmas Eve!!
So what are you doing online?
No, no, I understand; I need little breaks from all that family time, too.
I mean...[eying family]...uh, I like to check Sunday Sweets with my family, too! Yeah. Ahem.
[pointing] Look, over there! Pretty!
I'm one of those people who goes a little nuts with my wrapping - you know, wrapping the box lids separately and getting all Martha Stewart on the sprigs and sparkly coordinated tags and whatnot - so this is right up my alley. Can you believe that bow? And the ornaments are edible, too!
This giant nutcracker looks like he should be the doorman at FAO Schwarz:
I'd never guess there was soft squishy cake under there: he looks solid enough to crack walnuts!
Of all the tree cakes I've seen, I think this one is my favorite:
It's so bright and cheery - like the Misfit Toys will come bouncing over any second now.
Yep, there they are!
More edible ornaments - this time with an edible box!
Could this BE any more realistic? Seriously. At this point I think I'm going to start gnawing on random Christmas decorations around the house, just to be sure.
Now, BRING US A FIGGY PUDDING!
By Gill Smith
(At least, I *think* that's a figgy pudding. To be honest, I've never seen an actual figgy pudding, and have long suspected it's some kind of holiday euphemism.)
When you see so many gravity-defying and technically advanced cakes, it's easy to take things for granted. For example, how do you think they got these edible reindeer to match the exact curve of the cake?
Submitted by Janina M. and made by Sugar Sweet Cakes & Treats
I know that silicone molds were involved, but beyond that, I'm stumped. And very impressed.
Here's another brilliant technique:
Submitted by Julie K. and made by i am baker
It's like pleated ribbons of icing! Gorgeous, and fondant-free to boot.
Ah, but this one gets even better: like a beautifully wrapped package, the best surprise is inside:
Is that a blue figgy pudding I see?
More importantly: LOOK AT THAT ADORABLE POLAR BEAR. [squee!]
Everyone has a favorite Christmas show, it seems. I love all the classics, of course, but the one I make sure to watch every year is the Jim Carrey version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I know, I know: you think less of me now. I'm sorry. But I love it.
Which brings me to...
This was modeled after the original, too, so you purists can feel free to ooh and ahh. ;)
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!