I came into work this morning to find that my awesome Day Job boss had left this on my desk as a Christmas present:
Not the actual Santa cake, mind you, but the adorable cake pan from Williams-Sonoma that one would theoretically use to create the Santa cake pictured above. To wit:
She had also thoughtfully packaged it together with this scrumptious-sounding cake mix:
Although I prefer baking from scratch — sans mixes — the addition of eggnog (extract? flavoring? tiny eggnog molecules? I have no idea how Williams-Sonoma is defining this) to a poundcake is irresistable. It should make for a nice, festive dessert on Christmas Eve alongside our leg of lamb and whatever else my mother is whipping up for dinner.
Now, as to the actual decorating of said Santa cake, I fear that with my subpar decorating skills it will turn out less like the lovely cake pictured above and more like this:
Thank God we don’t have little kids coming to Christmas dinner this year.