The 8th Cake of Christmas

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 bundled up in scarves, hats and a serious layer of cuteness!  I actually squealed when I found this cake in my inbox.  Created by Sheryl Ong from BunsInTheOven Cupcakery, The 8th Cake of Christmas is oh-so-charming!  Inspired by Christmas cookie tins… this adorable Santa, Penguin, Snowman Cake will have you squealing too!

Santa, Penguin, Snowman Cake by BunsInTheOven Cupcakery

Okay, I know you’re squealing!  This cake is almost too cute for words.  Each tier is a charming cake all on it’s own.  Mr. Snowman with his intricate knit scarf.  Jolly Santa with his rosy cheeks peeking out from behind his beard.  Mr. Penguin with his stocking cap and dotted eyes….. the detail on this cake is incredible!

Santa, Penguin, Snowman Cake by BunsInTheOven Cupcakery

Sheryl Ong of BunsInTheOven Cupcakery shares the inspiration behind her design:

“The inspiration behind this cake is a collection of stacked cookie tins I chanced upon while Christmas shopping.  There were so many gorgeous designs that it was impossible for me to pick just one.  There were variations of Snowmen, Penguins, Santas and I wondered why couldn’t I have one with a combination of all 3.  In the end I went home without any purchases (I am a very fickle shopper…hahaha) but in my mind I knew that I could have my own version of the stacked cookie tins, even if it’s only cake.”

Santa, Penguin, Snowman Cake by BunsInTheOven Cupcakery

Santa, Penguin, Snowman Cake by BunsInTheOven Cupcakery

We are incredibly glad that Sheryl chanced upon those cookie tins because they inspired her to greatness.  Every time I look at this cake, I spot something new to love about it.  Talk about attention to detail!  Such a delightful design from a cake artist we’re sure to follow and love!

A special thanks to Sheryl Ong from BunsInTheOven Cupcakery for sharing her whimsical Santa, Penguin, Snowman Cake with us today!  We are obviously quite smitten with it.  I have a feeling that all of you will be crushing on this cake too!  Cake #9 is up tomorrow… see you then!

Cake :  BunsInTheOven Cupcakery
Learn : Sheryl teaches on Crafsty

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Dhai"this cake lover" says

    OMG !! Cutness 4ever <3 I Adore that Penguin! &Santa &Snowman !!! So creative and so professinal , it is one of The BEST Christmas cake it is #1!!

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    I LOVE this cake, my mom always bought the popcorn tins and so I make it a point to do it too. I would love to make this, but I doubt it will look anything like this


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