SUNny DAY Post: X-Mas In July…….in August!

It’s that time of year again! Actually, it was that time of year again last month for our annual X-Mas in July “Epic Southern Living Magazine Christmas Cake Baking Party!” However, this year one of my nieces couldn’t make it for any dates in July so we moved it to August. And, once again, it was a chaotic, but fun, success!

Here is the cake we decided to make this year:

X-Mas in July Cake!

Ta Da! We did it! The Southern Living Magazine Chocolate Citrus Orange Cake with Candied Oranges and Chocolate Ganache Filling!

This annual tradition came about a few years ago when I realized that Continue reading

X-Mas in July!

Christmas in July!

My God, I’m Hot!-In the kitchen!-In July!! ūüėČ

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Here we are with the finished Southern Living Gift Box Cake!

A couple of month’s ago I was texting with my youngest niece, Sam, when she sent me a picture of a cake she had baked from scratch and she said it reminded of her of a¬†Southern¬†Living Magazine Christmas Cake. (If you haven’t read my essay I wrote for¬†B-Metro Magazine¬†on my daughter’s and my adventures with baking those cakes every Christmas for several years, you can find it in my book¬†“LMAO! A collection of humor essays to help you lose weight!”¬†at amazon.) We decided then and there that we would get together and have a Christmas in July Party and bake one of the¬†Southern Living Christmas Cakes.¬† Continue reading