I've been surrounded by fabulous bakers this week -- lucky me! -- but this beauty of a cake may even surpass what I've had the yummy fortune to sample. If anyone hasn't chosen their Christmas dinner dessert, my I suggest this cake. It's as pretty as any I've seen and I am sure it is delicious.
It't been both a fun and hectic few days. Every night I'd arrive home ready to post and then decide to organize gifts/wrappings/cards for the office. I'd try and write a few cards and generally fall asleep practically with my pen in my hand. The office gifts have been happily completed. I wrapped my last presents at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, after having a very nice luncheon with the immediate group I work with. The fabulous bakers I mentioned brought in chocolate chip cookies, lemon bars and a cherry cheesecake. The treats were so good and the company even better.
I'm looking forward to spending time with friends, sleeping, walking around Manhattan, getting a little rest and finishing my cards. There will be some Christmas celebration, some Chanukah celebration and immense feelings of gratitude for all the gifts of this blessed season.
Wishes for a sweet, sugarplum evening!