The 10th Cake of Christmas

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 in our series, The 12 Cakes of Christmas!

Imagine yourself in a smart wool coat wrapped with a fabulous scarf.  Now imagine that same look… but on a cake!  We’re bundling up with another winter beauty that is both sophisticated and sharp.  Houndstooth checks with a warm white-on-white pattern adorn the top and bottom tiers, allowing this geometric pattern to shine without being overbearing.  Complete with scarf-inspired pom poms, this Winter White Houndstooth Cake by Erica O’Brien is cozy chic.   It’s The 10th Cake of Christmas!
Snowy White Winter Wedding Cake

Erica shared a few thoughts about the inspiration for her design:

“For this cake, I used a winter white color palette. I wanted to give the cake some texture, and the houndstooth reminded me of warm woolen coats. The pompoms were inspired by those found on winter scarves, and the star design was based on a Christmas ornament that I love.”

Snowy White Winter Wedding Cake

A classic winter pattern reinterpreted on a cake!  I’m a sucker for geometric patterns on cakes and I especially love how the Houndstooth gives this design a great sense of texture.  With the detailing on the pom poms and the star, this cake is all about texture.  Such a delightful way to do white-on-white!

A very merry thank you to Erica O’Brien for sharing her charming Winter White Houndstooth Cake with us today.  It is cozy chic and perfectly suited for a winter wedding or an elegant holiday soiree.  Stay tuned for Cake #11 coming later today!  Now, get back to your hustle and bustle…

Vendors & Credits:
Cake: Erica O’Brien Cake Design
Photography: Ashleigh Taylor Photography

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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    Stunning. One of the most brilliant designs I’ve seen. I love white on white, I love the simple elegance and the humor of the pompoms, and of course the illusion that they are actually hanging.

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