Thursday, November 29, 2007

Yuletide Cakes

According to the retailers, the holidays are upon us, and, as you read this, houses are probably filling with the aroma of baking cookies and other sweet things. Cakes in the shape of holiday icons are a staple in many homes during the winter, and hopefully Baker's Cut-Up Cake Party Book from 1973 will get you in the mood for a little holiday cheer.

You could make this handsome Christmas tree cake.

This handy guide illustrates how to slice up a regular sheet cake into seven chunks, construct those chunks into a treelike shape, and decorate it using various confectionery.

Caroling is fast becoming a relic of the past. These noseless singers and their snowman chum should convince anyone that this quaint tradition must be revived! Luckily, the book has a few pointers on the subject.

That's a pretty campy Santa.

Apparently Santa isn't the bowl full of jelly we were once told he was. In fact, Santa is mostly made up of licorice and coconut. Considering the location of Santa's home, licorice makes sense, but coconut is a bit of a surprise!


jason67 said...

A Coconut Santa sounds great to me!

Maria said...

Delicious! His seaweed belt doesn't go with all the confectionery, though!