Just think of all the possibilities with an arrangement like this. Those cake pops could be birds, babies, puppies, balloons... I'm inspired!
Okay, I know it doesn't take a whole heap of talent or time or dedication to make a batch of cupcakes and a batch of cookies made with cookie cutters. I am aware. I am also aware that sometimes simple things can be just as cute as something that is full of blood, sweat and tears. Just think of the frosting stuck to the back of that cookie. Mmmmmmmm.
Now that Santa's work is done, he's heading back to the North Pole to sip some peppermint schnapps and take his boots off by the fire. Maybe the reindeer will get some extra carrots and the elves will get a week at a spa. But before you know it, work starts up again. Gotta get that naughty and nice list going.
This cake makes me think of the book "Afternoon of the Elves" by Janet Talyor Lisle which I read when I was only 11. It's reminiscent of a girl in boots that are too big who spends all her time building houses for elves out of leaves in her back yard. But now she's all grown up and getting married to an equally elvin man and they are having a simple barefoot wedding in the woods.
I need to sit down. I need to breathe calmly into this bag to keep from fainting because this is possibly the most perfect cake I have ever seen and I've been looking at cakes for a long while, my friends. I marvel at the gradient pinks, the delicate layers, the thin filling that doesn't interrupt the gorgeous color. And the little paper banner on top! Perfection! I can die happy now, thanks!