Sweet Soldiers


My friend Cupcake Julie had her Christmas party this past weekend.

You may remember her gorgeous sugar-themed decorations.


Stuff like this.

(Here’s the post from last year if you want to see visions of sugar plums dancing in your head for the next few days. Make sure you check out the kids play bakery, too. It’s incredible.)

It’s hard to imagine, but this year was even more beautiful than last.


Colonel Cupcake was there again this year.


And so was this guy.


And this one.


And this little one. These guys were all over the place.

You may also remember seeing them from the Toronto Book Signing Post.

Teatro Verde is the only store I’ve actually seen them sold in. It made me happy to see them on display.

Anyway, I love ’em. So festive and sweet.

As a surprise for Julie, I made a few cake pops inspired by them to bring to the party.

Wanna see?


Cupcake Nutcracker guys.

She squealed. I smiled.

They’re double decker cake pops, too. Tricky and a little over the top, but I couldn’t resist.

I also made some Christmas Tree cake pops.


Much easier. But instead of doing them in green, I kept them in her holiday color scheme.

I really like them like this.

Speaking of trees, Julie’s party decorations this year also included two new ones.


This cheerful pink one covered in snowmen.


And this whimsical upside down tree.

Amazing, huh.


But that’s Julie.


Here’s her dessert table. Filled with tons of treats.


Cookies and candy.


Cake Pops, of course.


Mini cupcakes from Crumb in New York.


Macarons and much, much more.


Completely lovely. I wish you could have been there with me.

But since you weren’t … how about a couple of cute guys to keep you company?


I just so happen to know of two that are about ten inches tall.

I thought I’d part with these to share them with one of you.

Enter for a chance to win these two sweet soldiers.

  • Simply leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite thing to eat on Christmas. Real food this time. Something non-sweet. I was on sugar overload this weekend and I need some ideas. I know you guys will have some great ones.
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, December 21 at 7:00 pm ET. TIME’S UP. Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

P.S. – If you know another store that sells them too, I’d love to hear.

Good Luck!

And the winner is………

Nutcracker-winnerYAY Amanda V! Hope you will enjoy them.

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3,780 comments on “Sweet Soldiers”

  1. my favorite things to eat at christmas are sausage rolls. my partner is a firefighter and inevitably, I spend christmas day alone. back home in Texas, the donut shops around my house sell these little sausage rolls, a sort of pigs in a blanket type deal but the sausages are slightly spicy with a little cheese in them, and the dough is an inimitable flaky buttery pastry. there’s a passable frozen version that are a bit too expensive for everyday, but I buy them for myself to have on christmas day. I spend the day making cookies, having my sausage rolls, and watching a Harry Potter marathon. wow, that sounds sorta sad…it’s not really. I enjoy it and her working christmas day gives others who have children the opportunity to be with their families on that day so it all works out.

  2. My favorite savory dish at Christmas would have to be a tie between the corn bread dressing and green bean casserole! YUM!!!!!!
    This year, I really had a craving for a nice spiral ham but it just wasn’t in the budget. So I am making a flavorful chicken dish but including the green bean casserole and the stuffing! Mmmm!

  3. I love to eat these French Puff Pastries….my sister made them for b-fast when we were down to visit her last year and they were delicious. Perfect for combo of sweet and muffin…mmm can’t wait to make them again!!

  4. I’ll have to pick one from each culture (we do 2 Christmases!!!): from the Mexican family (hubs is Mexican) TAMALES!!! I like the pork with green chile ones…; from my white-side, Honey-Baked Ham from the Honey-Baked Store. We ONLY get this on Christmas. Both are super yum-may!

    Love the decorations! Love your cake pops, too! Beautiful and masterfully crafted. Awesome!

  5. My mom bought williams-sonoma’s cornbread stuffing. we had it at thanksgiving and will have it again on christmas. i used to not like stuffing and it is due to this stuffing that i now eat it because it is so delicious. happy holidays!

  6. I love my mother in law’s dinner rolls. I have an irrational fear of yeast, so I totally admire them!

  7. Christmas is the one day a year when my In Laws make Orange Glazed Duck! I can’t get enough of it! It’s soo tasty!

    If not duck my other holiday favourite is homemade Yorkshire Puddings…my mum and dad are from England and our Christmas Dinner always included Yorkshire Puds to soak up all the yummy gravy!!!

  8. I love prime rib and pearled onions and cream sauce. It’s my favoirte holiday meal no matter what the holiday :))

    I am so totally amazed at the work you do. It is wonderful…keep up the creativity. I love it!

  9. Gotta go with Prime Rib!! Yummy!

  10. Favorite thing to eat during the holidays….ham, ham, and more ham! Okay, a little prime rib too. :).

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful soldier cake pops and white tree pops. So inspirational.

  11. i love to eat this yummy potato casserole with onions, sour cream and cheddar cheese, sooo good!

  12. My favorite Christmas food would have to be Tamales. I love it even more because my mom and sister make them together!

  13. One of my favs is Chili! That’s what I will be making for Christmas dinner at our house this year!

  14. Every Christmas morning my grandma would make polish keilbasa and fried eggs, that was my favorite meal of the entire day!

  15. I love to eat Roast Beast! (aka roast beef) with lots of garlic mashed potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts, and corn.

  16. i love my aunt’s cheese ball. it’s just an 8oz pkg of cream cheese, 1 tsp garlic salt, 1 tsp of garlic powder, a handful of chopped green onions, and 1 small pkg of that wafer thin beef sandwich meat. slice up the meat into small squares, and mix half of it with the other ingredients. roll into a ball, and refrigerate to firm up for about half an hour. then roll the ball in the remaining beef. tres yum!!!

  17. My favorite thing to eat for Christmas is Cheesy Potatoes. Southern style cubed potatoes mixed with 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 cup of sour cream, garlic powder, half an onion chopped into small pieces, 1 cube of butter, and topped with cheddar. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 350 until golden brown on top- delicious!!! Even the next day you can eat it with scrambled eggs and bacon…did I say, Y U M ???!!!

  18. My favorite real food to eat on Christmas, this year, will be the leftovers of our ham dinner on Christmas Eve. We have to feed our cattle (we give our employees the day off), so I’ll be packing a picnic lunch of ham sandwiches on rolls, left over roasted sweet potatoes, salad & fruits & veggies. And of course since we’ll take in a movie inbetween morning & afternoon feedings, we be sharing a tub of ‘unbuttered’ popcorn.

  19. Love to eat ham and turkey with cranberry sauce!!

  20. Still hands down, my grandmother’s homemade turkey noodles! I’m craving them right now!

  21. Cinnamon apples made with red hots!! Super yummy.

  22. We used to eat mexi-dip every Christmas eve after church. It’s like a hot taco bean dip for tortilla chips. So yummy!

  23. My favorite thing to eat at Christmas, one of our family’s traditions, is Cheese Crispies! They are these delicious cheese cookies – made with rice krispies, cheese and lots of spice! The spicy kick is the perfect balance for all those holiday sweets!

  24. my favorite is “lechon” – roasted pig! :)

  25. Pirrikoita –a Finnish type pirogi of rye dough filled with creamy white rice.

  26. So beautiful and inspirational! I love, love, love your soldier pops and white tree pops. I made the reindeer pops for the first time (ever making a cake pop after purchasing your book) and I’m hooked! Hope I can add these 2 adorable men to my decor! Thanks for sharing all your talent (and your friend’s as well)!

    Oh, and my favorite thing to eat during the holidays is ham! Ham, ham, and more ham. It’s the only time I eat it! :)

  27. I refuse to celebrate Christmas, (or Thanksgiving for that matter) without Green Bean Casserole. It’s just not the holidays without this one.. though, I’ve got to say that the Roasted Vegetable Medley from Rachael Ray is quickly edging it’s way into my winter dishes!

  28. What an amazing party! My favorite is a Ukrainian dessert we have which is boiled wheat and honey. It is delish.

  29. Always Standing Rib Roast for Christmas dinner! Luv it!

  30. My favorite holiday dish is cinnamon sweet apples. My grandmother makes apples soaked in a cinnamon sweet mixture that makes the apples super red and soft. So yummy!! Great double cake pops!!! They are super cute.

  31. My husband makes “dressing” (or stuffing as we prefer to call it though it never sees the inside of the turkey) with sausage & all sorts of other things in it – it’s delish! I don’t even typically care for sausage, but absolutely love the dressing he makes.

  32. I make a meat loaf tree, make meatloaf as usual, then i put ketchup in a piping bag and draw the ornaments on the tree, it’s cute, festive, and best of all comfort food! You could use many different items to decorate, carrot chips, peas, you can make it as festive as you want.
    Fun for the whole family.

    The trees are beautiful, I will have to try them.
    ~Christina of Fairborn

  33. HAM!!! Good old ham, nothing fancy or coated in honey

  34. Your creations are incredible! I can’t imagine the time it would take to make each pop!

    My favorite non-sweet holiday food is funeral potatoes! They are so delicious!

  35. MMM…… Tri-tip! My mom gets ones that are already Charred and seasoned and you just cook them until its nice and pink in the center, YUM!

  36. My favorite thing is spinach dip served in a bread bowl. It is probably my most favorite appetizer of all time!

    And I love that upside-down Christmas tree. GREAT and whimsical idea! Happy holidays!

  37. Prime Rib! That is an amazing festive party…love the nutcracker cake pops.

  38. My favorite thing to eat on Christmas is a Beef roll my mom makes with Blue cheese, truffles, mushrooms, spinach, and a whole lot of other things! She won’t give out her complete recipe!

  39. breakfast crepes!!! its our family tradition we go to grandma’s and eat thin crepes filled with fruit. It wouldnt be christmas without them!

  40. I looooove your tree cake pops!! So adorable! And the nutcrackers too, of course, but the trees look a little more do-able ;)
    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas isn’t really anything special–just scrambled eggs and ham (with homemade hot cocoa). We have eggs and ham or bacon every Christmas morning and something about it being Christmas makes it taste so much better than usual. A simple breakfast, but we eat it together with my family every year and it’s just great. We need to fuel up to open all those presents lol ;)

  41. The food that is a hit at our house is a jalapeño spinach rollup. Truly amazing. We use red and green tortillas.

  42. Leftover turkey and stuffing, with mayo and cranberry sauce on a croissant. Oh. My. But waahh, I’m not cooking Christmas dinner this year for the first time in 30 years so won’t have any leftovers. It’s bittersweet I tell ya….

  43. I love honey baked hams! They are the perfect Christmas treat – goodness knows I am not about to spend that much on a ham any other time of year! And of course, gravy. It wouldn’t be the holidays if I didn’t overdo it with the gravy.

  44. We do an appetizer Christmas eve dinner with Artichoke Dip, Cranberry-Chili Meatball, Chicken Pastries, and Crab Wontons!! We love this fun and carefree type of dinner! But this year since we just moved to Oahu we will be adding fresh Pineapple and Hawaiian Sweet Rolls to our meals!!

  45. My aunt does a beef tenderloin every year from a butcher in Highland Park that is amazing! It’s not Christmas without it.

  46. Tourtiere!! hmm ( Meet pie) and sicilian pizza ( pizza dough stuffed with gound beef patatoes , garlic , tomato and you roll it up) all this is reminding me how i miss my familly :( Yummy yummy stuff tho

  47. Turkey&dressing ravioli with turkey gravy – saw it on the food channel last year, ways to serve leftovers…..yummmmm

  48. Honestly my favorite thing is homemade stollen. We make it the week before, with lovely rum-soaked fruits, and then Christmas morning, stockings first, then breakfast, with eggs, bacon, and warm stollen with butter. YUM!

  49. My absolute favorite thing to eat on Christmas is turkey. I can take or leave all the rest, but I really do love the turkey!

  50. Chicken and Rolled Dumplings! Yum!

  51. Mashed Potatoes and spiral ham

  52. Mashed potatoes with turkey gravy.

  53. Every Christmas Eve my family has crab for dinner… absolutely delicious (and incredibly messy, of course, but that’s half the fun)!

  54. I don’t know if it qualifies as “real food”, but about the only time of the year that I ever eat gravy is at Christmas… so nice with turkey and all the trimmings!

  55. Party mix………homemade of course :)

  56. Hmmm…Mac & cheese or dressing- or BOTH!!

  57. Homemade Italian Pizza Bread!

  58. My families recipe for scalloped potatoes. I also got my Grandmother’s recipe for cabbage rolls- that I absolutely love & can remember dearly when she gave it to me. Love those timeless traditions & recipes.

  59. I like it all!! Am particularly looking forward to mashed potatoes this year – and anything cranberry!

  60. Love to have a big pot of home made chicken and noodles. Just like Grandma always made. Yumm!

  61. My favorite thing to eat at Christmas are my aunt’s dinner rolls. They are very light and buttery…YUM! And make the best 2-bite leftover turkey sandwich bread the next day!
    Happiest of Holidays to you and yours, Bakerella!

  62. I totally love those little guys. I look forward to having jack daniel’s meatballs :]

  63. My favorite thing to eat during the holidays is hands down TAMALES!!!

  64. My favorite food at Christmas is green bean casserole. And stuffing. Seems I only eat them this time of year!

  65. I would say grilled tomatoes with pesto and cheese!

  66. I love ham and cornflake casserole! Yummy!!!

  67. meatballs in tomato sauce!

  68. My favorite is definitely my mom’s homemade macaroni and cheese!!

  69. I love green beans cooked with bacon and mashed potatoes! So good! It’s the best part of Christmas!

  70. My favorite dish is my grandmothers chicken and dumplings, I always look forward to them. They taste different than any I have ever had

  71. Every since I was smally favorite non-sweet treat is my grandma’s cornbread stuffing that is made from scratch with fresh sage that she grew in her garden. Now that she is gone we all still make it the way Grandma did with a pinch of this and a bit of that. But never forgetting the sage from our gardens. It just feels like a part of her is with us still in that one little ingredient.

  72. My favorite things to eat during Christmas are the finger foods we have Christmas eve every year. Nachos, BBQ mini sausages, little pizzas, fruit, veggie tray. It’s so fun!

  73. Well, warm brussel salad (based on the one from Pizza Antica) and crab are big favorites in our house.

  74. Baked brie…absolute heaven :)

  75. My favorite thing to eat on Christmas is brisket! I have a great “secret” family recipe :)

  76. I know you said not sweet… but Cinamon Applesauce Jello, its a family tradition, and its served with the main course not dessert so I think it should count! hahaha! Its the best jello thing you can ever have! No holiday is complete without it! Oh and its super easy too! And if thats still too much sweets for you, then I would say Prime Rib! You simply cant go wrong with that!!!

  77. Rib roast! Tradition every year!!

  78. Honestly my favorite is my Dad’s stuffing! He is 68 years old and makes the best stuffing EVER! I would be heart broken without it!

  79. Our family changes it up every year depending on what we feel like eating. Hopefully this year it will be roast lamb. Yum…

  80. My favorite thing to eat on Christmas is my Mom’s lasagna. It’s been a tradition for many years.

  81. It would be stuffed celery! My dad’s version of celery stuffing is cream cheese with crumbled bacon and a little onion salt. Yum!

  82. I just discovered Oreo truffles. If you’ve ever had one, you’ll understand why they’re my new favorite holiday treat :)

  83. Ah, I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I do go out of my way on Hannukah, as this is the one holiday where I invite the whole family to celebrate with us. :)
    Can Hannukah be part of this fun competition??
    I like the Latkes (potato mini-pancakes) that my mother in law makes, they’re really really good!

  84. Everything is so cute!! For Christmas I always have to have my mom’s mashed potatoes!! Yum!!

  85. Chex Mix! Yum!!!

  86. My favorite Christmas food is a Honey Baked Ham! I can’t wait. :)

  87. Our tradition and the thing we like to eat on Christmas morning is blueberry pancakes! :)

  88. On Christmas Eve, we do an hors d’oeuvres dinner. All finger foods and tons of them. We stuff ourselves silly and have a great time. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

  89. My fav food is my mom stuffin cooked in wine for extra flavor!

  90. My 4 year old son started his own nutcracker collection, this would for sure be the crowning star! :) We love prime rib, ooh, yummy. And my husband makes the best sweet and savory rub for the outside crust, which we all know is the best part..right?

  91. Non-sweet?? Broccoli Rice and cheese casserole… but my real fav is the sweet potato casserole covered with the pecan brown sugar butter topping!!

  92. Cheese Logs!!!1

  93. My favourite is all the beautiful stone fruit that’s in season this time of year! It’s fresh!!! incredibly yummy and fruit is always good for you ;)

  94. I KNOW!! I’ve been on sugar overload for two weeks!! I made Christmas tree Cake Pops for everyone in my office. Then I made your easy Peanut Butter cookies last week for a Cookie Exchange party! OH MY GOODNESS! This is bad! I don’t feel like ever looking at a cookie again! What I’m looking forward then is some good rotisserie chicken and some green bean casserole! Savory!

  95. Broccoli cheese rice casserole! So bad for the hips, but that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for, right?

  96. When I’m with my parents, my step-dad roasts an amazing prime rib. This year I’m looking forward to the beef and some garlicky smashed potatoes.

  97. Tacos! Something about eating so much sugar in December just makes me want to eat Mexican food!

  98. My favorite thing to eat on Christmas are “Tortas Ahogadas” They are like turkey sandwiches with bunch of veggies drenched in turkey juice, they are sooooooooooo good!

  99. My favorite foods to eat on Christmas are my grandfather’s infamous onion dip with chips and my mom’s Waldorf salad. Both of these treats are only eaten during the holidays in our family, which makes them a special treat for us.

  100. We do a different theme for Christmas dinner every year, but I must say that my favorite is English pasties. They are English and always remind me of my grandpa and grandma (Our family’s pasties are rectangular pie crusts, filled with potatoes, cubed steak, onions and seasoned with salt and pepper).

  101. I enjoy everything because I don’t host. It does change every year, but my favorite is Prime Rib with horseradish.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  102. My mother-in-law always makes prime rib for Christmas dinner and it is always AMAZING!!! Especially with lots of horseradish sauce…yum I”m salivating just thinking about it! I look forward to it every year!

  103. One of our favorite savory snacks is a cheese ball. I make several kinds and every year it is different. This year I’ll make a chipotle bacon cheese ball with some hearty whole grain crackers (as if we’re trying to be healthy over the holidays).

  104. I would have to say, my moms Pernil (Pork Roast), it’s a tradition in Puerto Rico. I’ll be going home for New Years and can’t wait to eat it again, it’s been a long 4 yrs.

  105. I love eating homemade rolls with honey!

  106. My family likes to eat steak and shrimp on Christmas Day! I don’t mind it AT ALL!!!

  107. My favorite non-sweet to eat during the holidays would have to be prime rib with my husband’s straight-to-your-thighs mashed potatoes! We’re always away from family so we spoil ourselves and our boys for Christmas dinner :)

  108. Wow. It’s hard to think of my favorite “non-sweet” item at Christmas because so much of our Christmas tradition involves baking and making candy, but I’m going to go with the main course…the turkey!

  109. there are non sweet dishes to be had on Christmas?!! I never make it past the cookies. :)
    I guess if I had to choose it would be the Bacon I eat with my Christmas pancakes after opening my presents. how can you go wrong with Bacon??

  110. I, too, cannot put something that isn’t sweet…….because I make homemade Monkey Bread every Christmas morning! I can already taste the ooey, gooey cinnamon…..YUM!!!! But if I must pick some savory, it’s definitely my mom’s stuffing!!!

  111. my favoriate thing to eat at christmas is sashimi! I

  112. I saw those and knew my daughter would LOVE them. She is obsessed with cupcakes, and nutcrackers and this would make her squeee with delight!!! My favorite holiday food is cranberry sauce. Not the homemade kind, I’m weird like that but I love that jellied, canned stuff. Soo Yummy! on the same bite as turkey, oooh, yum! Thanks for all that you do!!! Loved meeting you in Santa Monica!

  113. Mmmmm I love Christmas eve at my moms house…lots of summer sausage and different cheeses and breads and crackers and hot cider and hot buttered rums ahhhhh.

  114. My favorite Christmas food is also lasagna! We have a big family, so with children & spouses, everyone seems to have a minimum of 2-3 Thanksgiving meals to attend… So come Christmas time, everyone is Turkey’d Out! It’s been a tradition for years in our family to have lasagna for our Christmas meal, & one of my favorite!!

  115. For christmas breakfast my mom and I make a chile rellenos casseole and meat and cheese rollups with crescent rolls its a good light breakfast

  116. my mother-in-law’s homemade lumpias!

  117. We call them roasty toasties: toast topped with leftover roast, brown gravy, & sharp cheddar cheese, melted under the broiler…YUM! Perfect at 2 a.m. after playing cards all night

  118. Hrmm…Mine would be my mothers candied yams. Those are kinda real food right? What can i say i’m a sucker for sugar!

  119. All about the lasagna at my boyfriend’s house for Christmas. His mom makes the best sauce!

  120. My husbands grandmothers twice baked potatoes. Tons o’ cheese (and butter)…so good!

  121. We’re actually doing something different this year. It’s just going to be me and mom – my SO is going out of town to his mom’s (long boring story) with my daughter, so Mom and I are doing steaks, mashed potatoes, peppered corn, and garlic yeast rolls.

    But personally, I’m looking forward to the chicken wings and sausage balls I have at the get-together we’re having on the 24th the most. :)

  122. I love Holiday Turkey! We usually only have the traditional roast turkey during the holidays!

  123. homemade caramels

  124. Homemade chex mix and sausage balls scream the hoidays to me! Merry, merry!

  125. Favorite Christmas item to eat? My Grandmoms stuffing. It is made with Ritz crackers and is DIVINE! Even better the next day on a turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce sandwich…… oh yum!

  126. I’m so glad you posted all of this sweetness again, especially with a link to last year. I am dying to make giant nutcrackers to guard my home. But I have one big question. Where does your friend store them? Did she pull them out again this year?

    Fav Christmas food? Mom’s cream of turkey soup.

  127. my favorite non-sweet dish is definitely stuffing! i can eat bowlfuls of the stuff, it is SOO good!

  128. My all time favorite christmas meal would be the spiral ham that completes the perfect dinner.

  129. I love funeral potatoes and a ham and cheese loaf that my mom always makes, delicious!

  130. Each Christmas, I look forward to my Nana’s dressing.. yum!

  131. My favorite thing to eat is peanut butter fudge………..yummy

  132. We call them roasty toasties: toast topped with leftover roast, brown gravy, & sharp cheddar cheese, melted under the broiler…YUM! Perfect at 2 a.m. after playing cards all night

  133. Oh my what a WONDERFUL giveaway, these would look great in my Christmas Village. My most favorite thing to eat on Christmas is red chili (pork) Tamales, we make them every year, it’s a family tradition. And they are soooo YUMMY!

    Happy Holidays!

  134. I don’t celebrate Christmas but on Hanukkah my family and I ate Brisket! If made correctly, it’s so delicious! :) happy holidays

  135. Probably green bean casserole! Although, Christmas dinner for us is just a repeat of Thanksgiving with turkey and all the fixins! ;)

    Both you and Cupcake Julie rock!!! Love her upside down Christmas tree!

  136. Pot roast, garlic mashed potatoes and stuffing!! Yummy!!

  137. My favorite is Prime Rib and Crab legs during the Holiday Season!

  138. We do a Christmas breakfast…. my favorite thing to eat are the swedish pancakes!

  139. For the past few years, my sister has made one of my favorite pasta dishes: pepperoni linguini. It’s a recipe my mom found online a few years back and has been a family favorite since :) It’s so delicious and has a unique taste!

  140. I love Green Bean Casserole & make like a triple batch & changed up the traditional recipe. Everyone wants to take home the leftovers too!

  141. Chinese food! We go out for Chinese every Christmas Eve.

  142. I’m Vietnamese and we always have a mixed cuisine dinner for Christmas – turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes but then some Vietnamese dishes on the side – fried rice, fried spring rolls, and my favorite: roast duck. Yum!! I can’t wait!

  143. Ham and funeral potatoes!! The best ever.

  144. My family always used to get a honeybaked ham each Christmas, but then I became allergic to pork.

    We were at a loss as to what to get for dinner for Christmas when while wrapping gifts A Christmas Story came on.

    Ever since then we have gotten chinese take out for christmas day to munch on.

    A great way to relax and do something not quite so traditional.

  145. I love all Christmas food. But I love my grandmother’s cornbread dressing. I am responsible for it now that she is gone. Christmas (or thanksgiving for that matter) wouldn’t be the same without it.

  146. Ham, in this amazing crust my sister introduced me to years ago.

  147. Turkey or ham and all the fixings. We also have cinnamon rolls in the morning but that’s sweet, so I’ll spare ya that one. =D

  148. My favorite non-sugar thing to eat at Christmas is cream corn or prime rib! YUM!

  149. Bakerella, you’ve out done yourself on the cake pops this time. A true work of art and a true work of heart!
    What do I like to eat on Christmas? Plain & simple it’s turkey with gravy! Yum-o!

  150. Stuffing!! Yuummmmm <3

  151. Green bean casserole and sausage apple stuffing. I can’t get enough! :)

  152. I love making twice-baked potatoes for dinner. They’re the perfect companion for turkey or ham, and they are oh, so delicious!
    The double cakepops are amazing!! You really out-did youself on those! The trees are adorable, I’m going to have to try and make those this week!

  153. Prime Rib and Company Potatoes! Yum!

  154. That would be my Dad’s homemade smoked baby back ribs! Every year for Christmas day lunch/dinner!! SOOO GOOD!

  155. I love homemade bruschetta and flatbread (so good its reserved for only special occasions), fluffy buttermilk biscuits and garlic roasted veggies.

  156. Love my mom’s english toffee… it’s impossible to resist. With a cup of hot cocoa, even better.

  157. We have lasagna on Christmas for dinner. We do a big traditional Thanksgiving every year, and a huge family brunch the day after Christmas, so we like to make Christmas day as easy as possible, cold cuts for lunch and lasagna for dinner. My sister in law makes a fabulous lasagna with ground lamb.

  158. my favorite thing to eat on christmas is pumpkin pie (:

  159. every year, we trick my sister into eating lamb on Christmas (she refuses to eat them because they’re cute). i’m actually in charge of making it this year and i found some sort of citrusy-pomegranate glaze for it that i think will be delicious! [: but as long as it’s lamb, i’m good. [:

  160. Seven “fishes” : ) yummo!!!

  161. I love to eat Pumpkin, Spinach and Feta Salad with marinated prawns! Sweet and juicy icy cold watermelon and cashews by the handful!

    Merry Christmas!

  162. Prime rib, but not just any piece, that crunchy, tasty, highly coveted in my house, end piece. Mine. Period. No room for negotiation.

  163. Mashed potato casserole is my favorite! Cheesy and bacon-y and oh so delicious!

  164. I love having spaghetti on Christmas; my favorite food with some of my favorite people. But, since we just had that for dinner along with some yummy chicken parmesan bundles, I think we will probably go the ham route.

  165. I have a great non-sweet yams recipe that features seasoned salt, onion, and allspice — my family loves it!

  166. My favorite food (that I only get at Christmas) is Lebanese food!! Kibbi, Taboli salad, pita bread… yummy!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it :)

  167. Leftovers!! I love having a turkey bun with gravy hours after supper as a snack!!

  168. My Favorite is Garlic stuffed Olives and Smoked Oysters. MMMMM together of course. Yum.

  169. I love eating all sorts of stuff but my favorite has to be stuffing I can’t get enough of it.

  170. My mother’s spinach dip. It’s the perfect appetizer to tie me over until the REAL meal begins!

  171. My favorite thing to eat at Christmas is (Velveeta) Broccoli Cheese Casserole!(with Ritz crackers crumbled on top) De-lish!

  172. If it has to be non-sweet, my favorites are ham, mac & cheese, and green-bean casserole!

  173. Non sweet…hmmm….it would have to be lots of fresh veggies with ranch dip.

  174. Soup! My mother-in-law makes an awesome mushroom based soup, a recipe that she brought from Poland. It is the tastiest thing I have ever eaten, and is only served on Christmas Eve!

  175. SO cute! (LOVE the upside down tree!)
    Fav food is…prolly cheesey potatoes! YUM! :)

  176. My favorite thing to eat on Christmas is something I enjoyed when my grandfather made it. He would bake a ham and glazed it with coarse ground mustard, cloves, Coke, brownsugar, and pineapple. I LOVED that ham each year. As I grew older, he finally showed me how to make it, and now I make it for my children each year.

  177. My mom makes the most creamy and cheesy mac n’ cheese! She only makes it for Christmas and I can’t wait to eat it!

  178. I have visions of roast chicken dinners for Christmas!

  179. I’m seriously amazed at you and your friend’s creativity! It’s just too beautiful and seriously awesome.

    Favorite thing to eat on Christmas? We don’t really have any family traditions, but my mom does make some killer baby back ribs. YUM.

  180. We made the switch from Christmas turkey to Christmas beef a few years ago, & my husband does a beef tenderloin recipe that is DEE-licious!

  181. Beef roast!!!

  182. I love making a savory cheese cake for spreading on crackers.

  183. Prime rib & sticky rice :)

  184. Braciole! Mmmmmmm

  185. Would it be boring to say mandarin oranges? I love those things….especially with some pistachio nuts :)

  186. say what!! the photos here are AMAZING!! I want a friend like cupcake Julie :)

    Ham for me !!

  187. Gosh…something non-sweet??
    Probably my aunt’s roast potatoes. They are really, really good.

  188. I have such a sweet tooth, really all my faves are sweet. My top non-sweet dish would be green bean casserole, and I don’t get it enough.

  189. I can’t put something non-sweet if that’s all we eat on Christmas! ;) Actually, my favorite tradition is eating homemade cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate for breakfast after opening presents.

  190. Christmas is hot here in NZ so my favourite to thing to eat is a seafood platter made up of scallops, prawns and crayfish (like lobster) – Yum !

  191. My favortie Christmas food is my mom’s cheese ball. She only makes it this time of year so I look forward to eating it

  192. My fave is mashed potatoes :) With plenty of bcheese dressing or turkey gravy mixed in!

  193. turkey and all the fixin’s :) like i didn’t get enough at Thanksgiving.. ha

  194. prime rib.. Mmmm we always slow cook a prime rib outside on the traegger grill.. even if it is below zero and snowing :-)

  195. Frittata!!

  196. My favorite Christmas food is definitely lasagna. While this may be a year-round food in most homes, it’s a holiday treat for us! Sometimes it’s even made with homemade sauce! yummm :)

  197. My favorite thing to eat is cornbread stuffing for sure though I won’t get it this Christmas. I am spending Christmas in Canada which means white bread stuffing (which also rocks!). Merry Christmas!

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