The 12th Cake of Christmas

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 by many little girls and boys.  So, today’s cake definitely speaks to the little girl in me!  What a perfect way to conclude our holiday cake inspiration, The 12 Cakes of Christmas.

A Christmas classic is reinterpreted in this incredible cake by Sherri Meyers and her team at The Pastry Studio.  Gold damask and ornate scrollwork come together to capture the glorious mood of the ballet.  Topped with a red bow, this show-stopping design wraps up our holiday cake inspiration.  It’s the 12th Cake of Christmas…. a festive and oh-so-glam Nutcracker Cake!
Golden Nutcracker Christmas Cake

Sherri shared a few thoughts about her incredible cake:

“This festive Nutcracker cake was created for a beautifully talented ballerina performing in The Nutcracker this holiday season.  When creating this design, I knew it had to be rich is color and style.  I immediately thought of using a metallic gold and a heavy damask pattern.  My client wanted a touch of color so we decided to add pearl balls to the top layer to bring in the colors of the Nutcrackers.”

Golden Nutcracker Christmas Cake

A Ho, Ho, Ho and huge thank you to Sherri Meyers and her team at The Pastry Studio for sharing this incredible Nutcracker Cake with us today!  Just like the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Land of Sweets, it is a beautiful finale to our dreamy, holiday cake inspiration.

I hope you all have enjoyed The 12 Cakes of Christmas here on Half Baked.  I know I did!  So many talented cake artists inspiring us to holiday cake greatness!  Such a fun way to celebrate the holidays and the beauty of cake.  Thank you to all of the amazing bakers who shared their cake creations with us.  You can find all 12 cakes from this series in our Holiday Cake Gallery, plus additional designs from cake shops across the globe.  Enjoy!

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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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    THANK YOU Carrie for coming with up the 12 Cakes of Christmas. I am loving all the holiday cakes featured on your site! Here’s wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

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