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DIY! A Festive Winter Cake for Christmas & Beyond

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Here’s a little pasty-related confession: Since the fall, we’ve been enjoying festive, aesthetic cakes from Paris Baguette. Everything from purple plum rolls to green tea cakes and tiramisu. E grabs them on his way home and we have a little coffee and cake ritual in the late afternoon.

This is an uplifting ritual any time of the year, but especially fun during the holidays. The cakes are packaged up with special finishing touches, light as air to slice with a fork, and as delicious as you’d expect.

Predictably, cute and fancy pastries are an obsession of mine, both to look at and eat. So I decided to try my own hand at creating a fun, festive cake for Christmas.

Mine was less organized than the Korean and Japanese Christmas cakes I was inspired by, of course. 😉 But I thought it turned out charming. And while we didn’t have a party or substantial holiday gatherings this year, it probably would have made a fun centerpiece for a dinner.

I got the (in my opinion, fish tank-looking) trees, decorative deer, and gum-based mushrooms off Amazon, as well as the edible glitter powder that I used to create a fresh-fallen-snow effect (the sparkle is more visible in the video below). Everything else I got from Whole Foods, including a pre-made cake mix to keep things simple so I could focus on decorating.

This was such a fun project, and I filmed the whole thing. Check out the video below!

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I hope your holiday season is going well and that you’re staying safe!

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Until the next project…




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