Christmas 2019 is a wrap!!

Another Christmas done! My holiday was jammed full of family, colour, cheer, and of course so much food that I’ll be full for a week (just kidding, I’m nibbling on more cookies right now :D)!

Speaking of food, I’m so happy to say my challenge to bake every day since December 1st was a big success!! I ended up whipping up well over 25 different items and had so much fun in the process and have learned so much. The crazy thing is there is almost nothing left now but crumbs as I’ve given away so many trays (phew)!!

Here’s the full list of goodies I baked (they link to the recipes!):

  1. Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
  2. Shortbread Cutout Cookies
  3. Mini Chip Butter Crisps
  4. Peanutbutter Balls
  5. German Spritzgebäck (Spritz) Cookies
  6. Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
  7. Magic M&M Cookie Bars
  8. Gingerbread Recipes for House and Cookies
  9. White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies
  10. Double Chocolate Stuffed Thin Mint Cookies
  11. Loaded Christmas Bark
  12. Christmas Swirl Cheesecake Cookies
  13. Jam Thumbprint Cookies
  14. Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing
  15. Mixed Berry Pie
  16. Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes
  17. Chocolate Truffles
  18. Toffee Butterscotch Cookies
  19. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
  20. Christmas Tree Brownies
  21. Grinch Cookies
  22. Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars
  23. Butterscotch Confetti Squares
  24. Cinnamon Bread
  25. Savory Spicy Rosemary Nuts
  26. Chocolate Chip Cookies
  27. One Hour Cinnamon Rolls

I’m going to continue baking into the new year because I think I’m properly addicted now! Anyways, have a great rest of the holiday season and can’t wait to see you for the next sweet thing!!

xoxo Erika & Sugar the Cat

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25 Days of Christmas Baking: Day 15 – Cake

Not quite sure what compelled me to do two big bakes today, but thanks to the silly sugar monster within me rising up here we are! Anyways, todays challenge was CAKE! That’s a bit of a vague prompt since there are so many interpretations of cake. I was thinking of some kind of big layered thing, but then realized that cake is hard to give away, and there is no room AT ALL to stuff that in my freezer! Then I came across SUGAR PLUM FAIRY CUPCAKES from Sally’s Baking Addiction and I had to make them (like I spent days daydreaming about them)!

The name on it’s own invokes whimsical sparkly holiday cheer, and they are just gorgeous little bundles of sweet frosting and spice.

I was almost dancing as I mixed up the cake batter which is so fragrant with cinnamon and nutmeg. They couldn’t bake fast enough to frost with pretty purple buttercream and candies and cookies galore.

This is by far my favourite recipe in a while, and I’m going to make it over and over again.

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