Too Many Christmas Cookies!

Someone has been eating to many Christmas Cookies! (So its not just me!) Poor Santa... those gingerbread cookies are irresistible! The cake for my Christmas Cocktail Party was a little sillier than most christmas cakes... Inspiration was taken from Bakerella's cupcakes last year... just on a larger scale!

 (Sorry about the blurry bottom right corner... serves me right for taking pictures with crisco covered hands!) I had some major trouble getting the legs to stay up!

Pretty Cute isnt it?

I like the little presents!

The back of the Chimney

The lights are my favourite though! they are candy coated sunflower seeds, they are perfect lights!
Merry Christmas!


Its Christmas party season and nothing says Christmas like Candy! Peppermint candy especially!
My mom and I were wandering through homesense and saw this ribbon candy. I'd never had/used ribbon candy and I though it would look good on a cake, just simple, with only ribbon candy....

 The next week i found round peppermints so it would be only a round cake with ribbon candy and peppermints..

and then ribbon candy, peppermints and candy canes!

I love Christmas Candy! The cake turned out really well... with a candy cane/ribbon candy cake top, a peppermint tier holder and lots of crushed up candy canes! (Dont worry it was only the broken ones... those little candy canes are damn near impossible to unwrap without breaking them! Oh, and crushing the candy canes is great stress relief!)

The cake itself is a white chocolate cake with peppermint buttercream frosting... it was awesome.
Here are a couple more shots from different angles!

Now white chocolate cake goes great with a white chocolate christmas martini! with any un-broken mini candy canes used a stir sticks.

1oz White Chocolate Liqueur
1/2oz Peppermint Shnapps
1/2oz Vanilla Vodka

Yum! Okay... Now back to Studying Semiconductors!