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

Sunny’s Entertaining: 2nd Annual Xmas in July! #family

I am happy to say that our 2nd Annual Xmas in July Southern Living Magazine Christmas Cake Baking Party was a success!

xmasjuly2017

with Sam, Esar (my niece’s lovely French foreign exchange student-who was the stand-in for my daughter) and Lauren

Last year I got the bright idea (?!) of getting the girls in the family together with my daughter and my nieces, along with my mom, to bake a Southern Living Magazine Christmas Cake. Despite the heat, outside and in the kitchen inside, we had so much fun that a tradition was born. However, just like the recipe for the cake itself, it takes a lot more planning than you would think trying to coordinate everyone’s schedules and get everyone together at the same time.  Continue reading

#tbt: The Southern Living Christmas Cake that Almost Killed Me

Well, I just want to remind you that you only have four more months to save up your money and build up your stamina for the baking frenzy that is making the Southern Living Christmas Cake.

Just in case you have forgotten what it is like, here is a friendly reminder:)

~Sunny:) xo

#dontsayididntwarnyou, #christmasinjuly, #SouthernLiving, #Christmas, cakes, baking, cooking,

Sunny Brown

Image

 

The Pictures to Prove It!

Looking exhausted after the month it took us to construct it.

Image

 

Image

P.S. I will add more photos of the other cakes after I find them..!

View original post