I watch alot of cooking shows. I love the food network. Love Giada. Love Rachel. Love Emeril. Love Iron Chef. Once in a while when I watch Giada (for some reason, she always inspires me to believe I can actually do this...) I will get the bright idea that I can come up with some fabulously tasty culinary creation. Remember the Butternut Squash Debacle? Well I do!
So for those of you who wanted to know what Santa cake is, I think you better read this first. I can share the recipe if you promise to keep it in the family! :)
This is our Santa cake. I know he looks a little messy. Believe me, it's an issue I struggle with. I didn't actually want to let the kids help me decorate him because I wanted him to look perfect. But I thought that would be really really ridiculous. So Connor did all the red parts! Which also meant that some of the white got a little messed up too. But that's not the reason I don't bake.
This is our elf attacking the cake overnight. Just thought I'd share that SOMEONE got some joy from the cake.
Anyway, I just wanted you all to know that every time I enter the kitchen, I am reminded again why it's been six months since I last attempted anything closely related to homemaking. Remember the exploded baked potatoes incident? Seriously!
Oh yeah... as for the recipe for the Santa. You have to run down to Willi@ms S0n0m@ and get a santa pan. The recipe is on the back of the cover. Or if you're like me and you like to take shortcuts, you can use two boxed cake mixes. I will take both boxes, by the way. And icing cannot be substituted for chocolate ganache. Just in case you were wondering!