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 eighth cake in our series comes to us from Sherri Meyers and her team at The Pastry Studio in Daytona Beach, Florida. You probably remember Sherri from previous features on our site (like this pink ruffled cake or this retro candy buttons cake). And we certainly can’t forget the incredible Nutcracker Cake featured last Christmas. Sherri is back again this year with a golden treasure that glitters with excellence. Sleek and seriously sophisticated, is cake is oh-so-fabulous. And it’s The 8th Cake of Christmas!
Our 12 Cakes of Christmas series is not a literal interpretation of the twelve gifts of Christmas… ie there’s no pippers piping or maids a milking. But today’s cake does build upon this classic Christmas song. There may not be a partridge, but this pear cake is ripe with beauty. Sherri brings the golden glamor of the holiday season to life with shimmering goodness that is dazzling beyond compare!
Pop the Prosecco because this cake has us bubbling with delight! Amidst the swirls of glimmering grommet-inspired buttons are pears gleaming with gold. Its refined elegance is simply spectacular!
Sherri of The Pastry Studio tells us about her technique:
“This is our Golden Pear Cake inspired by a Chic Formal Affair with the Partridge in a Pear Tree theme. We love the simple elegance of this design. The cake is gilded in a metallic gold and silver edible paint. The grommet dots are all hand cut and painted with a combination of metallics. The pears have a soft green base then painted in gold.”
Oh for the love of all that shimmers. Let’s get a better look at these brilliant pears…
And the gorgeous metallic buttons? At first glance, I’m thinking champagne bubbles floating to the top. At second glance, I’m envisioning sequins softly shimmering. At every glance, I’m enchanted and want more!
A huge thank you to Sherri Meyers and her team at The Pastry Studio for inspiring us with this gorgeous golden pear cake. It is simply exquisite!
One quick note for all of the bakers out there…. did you know there is a Wild Card Spot open in our series!! The 12th Cake of Christmas is open and up for grabs! It’s 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 email@example.com by Wednesday Dec 19th.
And at the risk of sounding like a broken record… have you entered our current KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway yet? Today is the last day!! Win a Stand Mixer for you and Hand Blender for your best friend! Enter HERE now!
VENDORS & CREDITS
Cake : The Pastry Studio
Photography : Sherri Meyers