The holiday inspiration continues with our newest cake series, The 12 Cakes of Christmas! We’re celebrating twelve days of beautifully festive cakes, created especially to inspire you to holiday greatness! Twelve talented bakers were asked to create innovative and elegant cake designs appropriate for both Christmas parties and winter weddings. And along the way, we get an up close look at what inspires this talented group. It’s 12 bakers baking…. it’s The 12 Cakes of Christmas!
The seventh cake in our series comes to us from Jessica Harris, of the Jessicakes Blog. You probably remember Jessica from previous features on our site (like this fashion fairytale cake or this ruffled china cake). And I’m positive you’ll recognize Jessica’s hot air balloon cake! It was pinned, and repinned and pinned again! And rightfully so… it’s beyond gorgeous. Jessica is well loved for both her bold graphic style as well as her willingness to share techniques, tips and tutorials on her blog. And I’m thrilled that she’s back today with another wow-worthy design! Inspired by the true meaning of Christmas and shimmering with gold… It’s The 7th Cake of Christmas!
Jessica builds on her faith and the traditional Star of Christmas to create a scene glittering with brilliance. Upon the dark night sky, a radiant star shines down from above. Luminous rays, glowing with gold, glisten down. The season of Christmas is upon us. And Jessica captures that feeling, that Christmas joy… the true spirit of the season. With beauty and elegance. It’s simply stunning and will make you beam!
Jessica of Jessicakes tells us about her inspiration:
“When Carrie emailed to ask me to be apart of her 12 Cakes of Christmas I was thrilled! I love love love Christmas! There are so many wonderful things about Christmas! As a mom, there is something so special about blessing my kiddos with fun gifts or seeing their faces light up when they walk out Christmas morning in their cute PJ’s with big eyes and smiles to see that Santa left them something! I love spending cozy evenings together with my family to eat yummy food, play games and exchange gifts. But, my inspiration for all of that, for the entire Christmas holiday, is firstly celebrating the birth of my Savior, Jesus Christ. For God to send His only Son into the world to live among us, then to die for us, is the most beautiful gift and the inspiration for every moment of my life.”
Jessica of Jessicakes shares more about her inspiration:
“So, my cake was inspired by the Star of Christmas…for He is the Light of the World! Set against a black background, His light is brilliant. As it shines down upon us, we become His little cities on a hill (the dragees) that are meant to reflect His love, His glory and His grace! I pray this holiday season, as we all celebrate Christmas, that we will remember Jesus as the Star of Christmas and that we would reach out to others and shine His love, forgiveness, kindness and generosity into their lives. Merry Christmas!”
Oh Christmas joy! Oh gorgeous Christmas cake!! Let’s enjoy one more look at this glorious star…
A special thank you to Jessica of Jessicakes for inspiring us with her brilliant Star of Christmas!
Only five cakes left in our series, The 12 Cakes of Christmas! You can catch cakes one through six HERE. And remember that there’s only a few days left of enter our current KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway… who doesn’t want a new stand mixer for Christmas? And a new blender for your best friend? Enter HERE now!
And just in case you missed the announcement…. there is a Wild Card Spot Open in our series!! The 12th Cake of Christmas is open and up for grabs! A fun little competition open to any and all bakers who choose to submit a design. So to all of the talented bakers who read and follow along…. now’s your chance! Submit your merriest design to be considered. Your cake may become The 12 Cake of Christmas!! Email your photos or links to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday Dec 19th.