When I woke up this morning, it was officially cold. Yes, I know I live in Canada, but the skies have been much more clear and sunny this fall than I would have ever thought it would be this season. Until now. It might have changed seasons overnight. You can definitely tell that the holidays are just around the corner.
Since Thanksgiving is celebrated in October up here, it is fairly acceptable to be in full-swing Christmas mode already. If you know me, the you know how much I LOVE the holidays. I’ve decided to hold off the Christmas decor for another week or so, but you can sure bet I’ve already started with my holiday baking. Although, I am sure that is pretty standard for most bloggers.
I decided to start the holiday season with this Winter Wonderland Cake. The concept is fairly simple, yet striking at the same time. I wanted to find a way to make the most realistic sugar “snow” bank. Frosting already has a fluffy, flowy quality to it. I wanted to play with its natural texture to create a soft bed of snow on top of my cake. This cake was create with a basic meringue frosting (recipe at end of post). Makes you want to just dig in, right?
This simple cake was also designed to show off the edible toppers. I created an assortment of trees in various shades and sizes. Each tree is hand- ruffled, some with edible glitter and some with gold details. I even used silver dragees as ornaments. The tree toppers are available in my Etsy shop. They come in sets of three. Be sure to message me what colors and detailing you’d like if you place an order. The last day to place orders for the holidays will December 6th. I’d love to see your versions of a Winter Wonderland Cake!