Very Merry Christmas!

The 12 Cakes of Christmas

I am officially signing off for a few days to spend the holidays with my family.  But before I go, I thought I'd leave you with a quick recap of our holiday cake series....  it's been 12 days of festive cake inspiration here on Half Baked.  Hopefully it has inspired you to holiday cake greatness and ... Continue Reading

The 12th Cake of Christmas

Golden Nutcracker Christmas Cake

When I was little, my family had a tradition of going to the ballet at Christmas time.  What a treat to put on a party dress and spend the night oohing and awing over the gorgeous sets and costumes... the graceful dancers gliding across the stage.  It's a magical event and a memory that is held dear ... Continue Reading

The 11th Cake of Christmas

Ruffle Christmas Tree Cake

Our holiday cake inspiration, The 12 Cakes of Christmas, is quickly coming to a conclusion.  We've showcased a wide variety of holiday cakes, varying in style and created by talented cake artists across the globe.  Some cakes were from well-established bakeries, some from today's hottest cake ... Continue Reading

The 10th Cake of Christmas

Snowy White Winter Wedding Cake

Today is going to be a two-post kind of day.  Because well... it's crunch time!  Christmas is a mere 5 days away and there's lots of baking and wrapping to be done!  But while you bustle around with last minute holiday prep, take a moment to pause and enjoy something beautiful.  Like the next cake ... Continue Reading

Sparkling Christmas Trees

Ice Cream Cone - Sparkling Christmas Trees

Okay, so I know I'm not the only one who isn't quite ready for Christmas.  If you're still getting your goodies and sweets together, I have one last DIY project for you today.  It's incredibly easy and quick but with impressive results.  I did this project from start to finish {including photos and ... Continue Reading

The 9th Cake of Christmas

Snowy Winter Wedding Cakes

The forecast for today's post is snowy with a pop of sunshine.  That's because cake #9 in our 12 Cakes of Christmas series is here!  A wintry scene gets a dose of cheer with delightful sugar flowers.  From myer lemons and sage leaves to vibrant red poppies, today's cakes are a bright spot in the ... Continue Reading


The 8th Cake of Christmas

Santa, Penguin, Snowman Cake by BunsInTheOven Cupcakery

It’s almost the end of week two in our holiday cake series, The 12 Cakes of Christmas!  We’re featuring some of the best cakes of the season, shared with us by talented cake artists across the globe.  Today's cake traveled far to be here with us today.... all the way from Malaysia.  Good thing it's ... Continue Reading

The 7th Cake of Christmas {a DIY}

Easy DIY Snowman Cake

Thumpetty Thump Thump!  With a corncob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made out of.... chocolate chips?  No wait, that's not how the song goes.  But that's how this pint-size snowman is bringing a big dose of merry to us today!  Our Christmas cake inspiration continues with The 7th Cake of ... Continue Reading

The 6th Cake of Christmas

Snowy White Winter Wedding Cake

It's week two of our holiday cake series, The 12 Cakes of Christmas!  We're featuring festive and wintry cakes from talented cake artists across the country.  And this week, it's is all about the snow.  Five new, inspiring designs... some are elegant, some are playful, some come with instructions!  ... Continue Reading

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The 5th Cake of Christmas

Gold and Navy Winter Wedding Cake

We're wrapping up the first week of Christmas cake inspiration with a stunning design that would be fit for any winter event.  Gold, navy and white creates an elegant and warm color palette, not to mention eye catching.  It's not exactly 5 GOLDEN RINGS, but this 5-tier golden beauty by Sharon Wee ... Continue Reading