Back in November, Oprah announced her "Favorite Things" for the holiday season. I was so excited to get my "O" Magazine and look through all of her fun ideas. What it must be like to be Oprah. Anyway, I came across this picture of Cordial Cherries made into a Nativity. I LOVED it and knew that I had a cake to bake for my daughter's Christmas party for school.
I was not going to spend the $44+ on this set when I could make them myself. I purchased some cordial cherries from a fundraiser at my daughter's school and I was good to go!! (I made two sets, by the way. I plan to duplicate this cake for my Christmas dinner...)
Here's how mine turned out. I clearly based mine on the set from the "O"Magazine and created a nativity scene out of brown sugar (sand), coconut (hay) and a gingerbread stable.
I wanted to decorate the rest of the cake to look like a starry night. This cake is my chocolate-flecked cake with buttercream filling and frosting. I'm super pleased with how it turned out.
And here's Josie's class - excited to celebrate the real reason for the Christmas season. Bless them.