The Great Christmas Cake Challenge

For the last four years, I’ve been on a mission to create something special to share at the holidays. My sisters (and a few friends) have helped create some amazing creations… but the real joy is the memories being made with each year’s decadent Christmas cake.

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Year 1: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cake
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Year 2: Frosted Cranberry Chocolate Cake
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Year 3: Bourbon Orange and Cranberry Cake
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Year 4: Gingerbread Castle (with Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes)

It seems that there is something almost reverent in this season when we pause and make room for these activities. It’s the peals of laughter as the gingerbread castle collapses or watching the cranberries cause the four-layered cake to sag dramatically to the left…

These are  gloriously time-consuming and time-defying memories with the ones I love.

Merry Christmas!

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P.S. – What special Christmas memories or traditions does your family keep? What new ones have you started this year?

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