Christmas Cakes

Friday, December 18, 2009

It never really feels like Christmas until I start baking. I love to be in the kitchen baking cookies and listening to Christmas music. My favorite thing to bake is pound cakes. I have been using Southern Living's Vanilla Butter Cake for the past few years. It is an amazing cake - the vanilla smells so good when it is baking. I use a Christmas Tree Bundt pan and ice the tops of the trees, so it looks like snow. I also have monogramed boxes (from and a Happy Holidays embosser (from Williams-Sonoma). It makes a great gift! I made three cakes this week and I am making three more on Sunday.


  1. Beautiful! I really like that W@S embosser. I was just in that store today darnit. Must make a trip back.

  2. You are the awesome baker! Neat gift idea too. That christmas tree pan is way cool. I guess it only gets used once a year though, huh?

  3. There lovely! Btw, I still haven't gotten my cake. When did you send it out?