Merry Christmas!

I am officially signing off for a few days to spend Christmas with my family.  But before I go, I thought I’d leave you with a quick recap of our holiday cake series….  it’s been a busy month of beautiful Christmas inspiration here on The Cake Blog.  Created by some of today’s top bakers, especially to inspire you!

As I went through all twelve cakes again, I just had to stop for a moment.  I am in awe of the immense talent showcased in these twelve cakes.  It is remarkable to see how each of these incredible designers transformed their inspiration into a cake.  Each design was different yet totally amazing.  Thank you to the talented bakers who created these spectacular Christmas cakes for us!  You’ve made this cake series more beautiful than ever.

And hopefully it has inspired you to holiday cake greatness!  And made you very merry along the way!  It’s 12 bakers baking…. it’s The 12 Cakes of ChristmasHo, Ho, Ho!

The 1st Cake of Christmas :  Nostalgic Christmas Garland Cake, inspired by a holiday card.  Created by Wild Orchid Baking Company.  See it HERE.
The 2nd Cake of Christmas :  Golden Ornaments Cake, inspired by a holiday card pattern.  Created by AK Cake Design.  See it HERE.
The 3rd Cake of Christmas :  Christmas Tree Cake,  inspired by the magic of Christmas.  Created by Dream Day Cakes.  See it HERE.
The 4th Cake of Christmas :  Winter White Flowers, inspired by a Chanel gown.  Created by Hey There, Cupcake!  See it HERE.
The 5th Cake of Christmas :  Gift Tags & Mistletoe Cake, inspired by a DIY Christmas.  Created by Erica O’Brien.  See it HERE.
The 6th Cake of Christmas :  Shimmering Sequins Cake, inspired by a Jenny Packham gown.  Created by Intricate Icings.  See it HERE.
The 7th Cake of Christmas :  Star of Christmas Cake, inspired by the true meaning of Christmas.  Created by Jessica Harris.  See it HERE.
The 8th Cake of Christmas :  Golden Pear Cake, inspired by holiday glamor.  Created by The Pastry Studio.  See it HERE.
The 9th Cake of Christmas :  Rustic Whimsy Christmas Cake, inspired by holiday burlap.  Created by Pink Cake Box.  See it HERE.
The 10th Cake of Christmas :  Australian Bush Christmas, inspired by Australia’s rich heritage.  Created by Blissfully Sweet.  See it HERE.
The 11th Cake of Christmas :  Vintage Santa Cake, inspired by cozy childhood Christmas memories.  Created by Three Little Blackbirds.  See it HERE.
The 12th Cake of Christmas :  Glittering Winter Owl Cake, inspired by a Christmas ornament.  Created by Avalon Cakes.  See it HERE.
And of course we can’t forget the incredible tutorials and recipes!  Sugar Mistletoe from Petalsweet.  Present Cake Pops from Bakerella.  Peppermint Cupcakes for Santa from Crave.Indulge.Satisfy.  And these super easy Mini Truffle Tarts.    Plus this gorgeous Printable Baking Chart by Paper & Pigtails.


A ginormous thank you to all of the talented individuals who made this month exceptionally merry!    It is such a joy to blog about beautiful cakes and tasty recipes each day…. and such an honor to feature cakes as spectacular as these.

As we head into the holiday week, I want to wish each of you a very happy and healthy Christmas.  From my kitchen to yours….I am tremendously grateful for your readership.  And for the friendships I’ve made with so many of you over the years.  For each post you read, each comment you leave and each ‘LIKE’ you click…. Thank You!  To the talented bakers who share their designs, recipes and DIY’s with us…. Thank You!  To the creative peeps who share their parties with us and the generous vendors who sponsor this site…. Thank You!  Your continued interest and support is what keeps this blog afloat.

May your next week be full of love, joy and laughter… and many, many sweet treats!  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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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    Carrie, this was such a fabulous 12 Cakes of Christmas! I was in awe of some of the talent and the beautiful cakes that inspired us in so many ways! Thank you for including me! May the Lord richly bless you as you take some time off to enjoy your family during the Christmas season! Best wishes and Merry Merry Christmas!!

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