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Monday, December 20, 2010

Santa Chimney Cake

I wish I could take credit for this darling cake...but I can't. I got it at our local market today. I just couldn't pass it up. It is Santa on the chimney. It got kinda smashed in the box on the way home so I added the baby marshmallows to cover the smushed icing. She said it was vanilla. I got some beautiful raspberries so we will have the cake tonight with some vanilla ice cream. Tonight is FONDUE NIGHT by the fire.We feel just like Christmas mice inside Farmhouse. All warm and cozy....eating cake and raspberries. And I got my wish. It is 80 degrees no more, my friends. It is POURING rain out here in California. And we love it. Our rowboat is docked by the back kitchen door...just in case. We're getting so close to Christmas..... Farmhouse is ready, are you?


  1. Congratulations on the weather change! That cake is adorable and looks just delicious. Enjoy your wonderful evening.

  2. Is Santa stuck in the icing? I'm sure he will have a delicious time getting out and back onto the sleigh. Send him over here and tell him to please bring some fondue and I will trade him for some cranberry chocolate oatmeal cookies and a cup of grog. with brandy!
    Yay Santa!

  3. Adorable cake. You always find the cutest things. So glad you had a change from the hot weather. I'm getting ready to go outside to take a picture. Guess what Kary? ITS SNOWING!!! Only a light dusting so far but boy am I excited.

  4. Cute cake indeed! And we love Fondue though we so rarely have it. By the fire sounds lovely.....Oh and the rain! Today we have had none but yesterday we had hail here in the Bay Area.

  5. The cake is so cute and I bet it's delicious with the raspberries. Fondue sounds really good, too. I'm glad your weather changed for you and I hope you don't need that rowboat!

  6. I'm so glad you don't have 80 degrees anymore. It really doesn't feel like Christmas that way. The cake is adorable. Have a bite for me.

    Merry Christmas,


  7. It's snow here! at least 5 inches on the ground and Winter Storm Warnings on the TV!
    It will be nice for Christmas but I hate driving in it!
    Most of my doggies love it! Louie dances around in it while some of the others look at him like "you idiot!" Ha! ha!
    Give Teddy a Merry Christmas Hug and Kiss from all of us freezing in the Midwest!
    XOXO - Cindi

  8. The house is decorated, shopped, wrapped, cards sent and finishing up with the baking. The most important for me is listening to Christmas music all day long. It's special.

    Enjoy your cake and raspberries too!

  9. be careful with all that rain!!! but fondue night sounds like perfection!

    hope you're having a happy christmas season - i feel so out of touch being gone so long. xo

  10. Loving the cake!!! Fondue sounds wonderful--I can't remember the last time I had fondue--it's been TOO long! Fondue and beer--that is sounding good to me! I bet I could even interest hubby in it! lol
    Enjoying a beautiful moonlit sky--just learned about the lunar eclipse event! Hope you have
    a blessed and lovely Christmas with family (including Teddy),of course!

  11. It's a wonderful cake... and yes, I think you're ready. I'm alone... well, Greg is in the back because he's ill.

    I have carol's playing and candles burning. I have a few presents to wrap, but most of the food will be prepared in Arlington, where we will be with Papa. We won't have many sweets, a couple of pies and he makes fabulous breads.

    I just had to come by and see what you're up to.

    I thought you might having some rain. I checked Accuweather and it looked you would.

    Have a merry, Christmas, Kerry, if you don't post something before then. Kiss that sweetie of yours for me.


  12. Yup, mostly ready. As ready as I can be I suppose. Have a great Christmas and the fondue sounds so good!

  13. What an unusual cake...so cute!

  14. I like the picture on your sidebar, the one with the little angel, the tree and the cute woodland animals. It reminds me so much of a picture book I used to have as a child.

  15. The cake is adorable and so unique! I would have a hard time cutting into it -- but I think I would go for it. Looks delicious!

  16. Neat little cake!!! Fondue sounds good also. Fondue by the fire, sounds romantic!!!Enjoy.

  17. I've never seen a cake like this - it's adorable!

    Glad to hear you are getting some rain in Cali! It has been a pretty mild winter here so far.

    Wishing you and yours a merry week!
    ~ Zuzu

  18. That cake is too cute! My kids would love something like that. Perhaps I need to make a visit to the local bakery for something special. We're expecting a white Christmas, which should be fun. Have fun this evening with the fondue!

  19. that cake is too cute! what a great find :) i'm glad it's not 80 degrees there anymore...it's going to be 78 here in dallas today and it makes me angry, i just want it to be cold!! it's christmas for crying out loud! ok ok ok, no more complaining, hopefully the front is coming soon...

    hugs from me & roxy xoxoxo

  20. Oh the kid in you wanted that cake..I agree! adorable
    and your rowboat at the back door...funny..hope you won't need it
    or did you leave it for Santa
    Bless your warm heart and good snuggling tonight

  21. Oh I love that! Merry Christmas to you! My kids would just love to see a cake like that on Christmas Eve! xxoo Merry Christmas to you!

  22. Great cake!

    Happy snuggling and Merry Christmas to you all.

    Give Teddy Sweet Face a hug for me.

    sending love, sandi

  23. In no particular order: I made fruitcake with gin-soaked raisins, figs, and chocolate; took my nephew who is in town to see the house where he spent the first four years of his life; went to the Ferry Building for bags of Blue Bottle coffee for gifts, and salami from Chris Cosentino for a small gathering tomorrow; I found a set of six Gurley choir boys and girls for under $20; I have a lame cat named Tiny Tim sleeping under my bed; I have my holiday playlists going most of the time; I received wonderful early Christmas gifts. . .

    I think most every emotion the season has to offer I have experienced, so yeah, I'm ready.

  24. What a cute cake. The tumbling Santas are adorable.


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