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. I can’t wait to eat brown sugar baked ham! The only time a year we get it!

  2. I love me some broccoli casserole. Nothing better then broccoli and cheese!

  3. I have made a turkey diner for the past 5 years! I love doing all of it!

  4. my favorite thing to eat at christmas time is odd but I just love mom’s cheese sauce on califlower

  5. Christmas always smells like baked ham in my house. =] It brings back fond memories, so it’s a tradition staple for us. We cover it in apples and brown sugar and wake up to the most amazing smell.

  6. My favourite Christmas dinner is German roasted duck/goose with potato dumplings and red cabbage. It’s heavenly, you should have a try…! The nutcracker pops are SO cute! I just can’t resist saying this!! Merry Christmas!

  7. So many things to choose from…. But I am going to have to go with what I am making for dinner this year. Roasted lamb with rosemary and garlic served with mint jelly. To Die For!

  8. Julie’s decorations are amazing. I have just started my
    sweets tree! I only have 3 cupcake ornaments, and 4 on the way in the mail, but I’ve had my eye of several others! I would love to win those adorable little guys, they would go perfectly with my new tree! This holiday we’re going to have a Korean Kristmas! LOL. We love Korean food, such as Bulgogi, so we’re going to have that along with fried rice, white rice, lumpia and some other things.

  9. My favorite thing to eat is Sausage bread! It has been our family’s traditional Christmas morning breakfast for years. The only thing that has changes is the dough. We used to do the whole home made let it rise, punch it down, let it rise again, roll it out thing… Well, as a new Mom and wife four years ago I decided that since the tradition was past to me, I could play with it. I bought a few rolls of pre made refrigerated pizza crust (you know, the stuff by the cressant rolls and canned biscuits) and used that. I wanted to have more time Christmas morning to spend with my little family. It tasted exactly the same as home made and was so much easier. My mom even approved and that is the method the whole family now uses!

  10. my favorite food for christmas is prime rib and manicotti, it is what my mom made, i’m not that adventurous though, but when i think of family christmas dinners that is the one.

  11. Christmas lasts approximately a week for us. Each night is a different special homemade meal. My favorite are the amazing pork chops with nectarine / apricot sauce that my mother-in-law makes. I’m salivating just thinking about it!

  12. My family always makes ham for Christmas, and I also love my grandmother’s “7-up” carrots. AMAZING!

  13. We eat king crab everything Christmas Eve…with tons of butter of course~

  14. Look forward to having Velija dinner. It’s a Slovak thing where we have perogies, fish, bean and mushroom soup and other Slovak things that taste great and I cannot spell!!!! :)

  15. I’ll go with something very Finnish again: gravlax – basically raw salmon that is layered with loads of salt and dill and left to cure for a few days. Super-yummy on a slice of rye bread.

    Hope the soldiers ship safely all the way here ;)

  16. This puts new meaning to “visions of sugarplums”.

  17. Ham & Cheese crossiants are delicious Christmas food, and go on and on and on with leftovers…. yummo

  18. Sugar cookies!!!!

  19. We have Prime Rib at my Husband’s family Christmas every year and it’s delicious. Probably the one or two times that I eat it each year, so it is special and I always look forward to it. Also sweet potatoes are my favorite too. Some butter and brown sugar. yum!

  20. I’m so excited for maple glazed ham. Can’t get enough! And homemade meatballs….yummm.

  21. Beef tenderloin on toasted baquette with red pepper aioli

  22. Since it has to be “non sweet”….ham…about the only time i have it !!!!!


  24. That’s easy…TAMALES!!! It’s a family tradition that we do every year on Christmas Eve :) We usually make 80 lbs of masa, 3 different flavors: pork in red chili sauce (my fave), chicken with green chilis black olives and onions, and pepper jack cheese tamales with potatoes and green chilies…but this year we’re adding a 4th flavor! A sweet version with crushed pineapple, cinnamon, brown sugar, and raisins! Can’t wait to try them ALL ;)

  25. easy. turkey dinner w/ all the trimmings. w/ my moms gravy. mmm.

  26. My fave thing to eat on Christmas is my moms homemade potatoe salad it is Sooooo GOOD & WAAAAAAAAY BETTER than any store baught kind : )

  27. Can’t help it, my favorite is always homemade turtles! But also my mother-in-laws bacon wrapped water chestnuts.

  28. Hot chestnuts with salt, my favourite.

  29. I love mashed sweet potatoes – no sugar or marshmallows – just mashed with butter, salt, pepper, a bit of onion salt and garlic. YUM!

  30. My Mom’s tamales. They’re are truly the best and not your typical small tamales like the Mexican ones. My moms are moist and delicious and a meal in itself.

  31. I really like anything with sweet potatoes and stuffing. I found a soup recipe that combines the two. Gonna try it this year. Should be interesting.

  32. I love roasted hazelnuts. Or spicy nuts.

  33. Definitely prime rib is the favorite here– and if I could cover it with chocolate, I’d be in Heaven.

  34. We love Filet Mignon, mashed potatoes, asparagus with hollandaise sauce for dinner. Salivating, just thinking about it!

  35. I love cornbread stuffing with gravy on top… that and leftover turkey sandwiches……yummmm

  36. My fathers birthday is Christmas Eve. We celebrate his birthday before anything Christmas. We get Pasties and make a huge salad. I just love pasties, and we only order them once a year.

  37. Tamales are always better on christmas!

  38. My favorite Christmas food is bbq chicken pizza. It sounds strange, I know, but every year we have pizza instead of more traditional foods with my Dad’s side of the family. We stuff ourselves with cookies afterward though!

  39. Our main dishes are my 2 favorites – stuffed cabbage and Honey Baked Ham. :)

  40. I love these guys! My favorite non-sweet thing…non-sweet…hmmm let’s see…non-sweet. To thine own self be true~ it’s sweets all the way! :)

  41. My favorite is Foie gras and I love salmon with blinis too

  42. Oh, my favorite holiday foods are of course mostly sweets…but mashed potatoes and gravy is always around at my house on holidays…they’re delicious!

  43. My mom’s famous chili is the best during Christmas season!

  44. looking forward to some christmas cornbread stuffing!!!

  45. My favorite non-sweet thing to eat during Christmas is my sister-in-law’s honey-glazed ham. Yum!

  46. Too hard to pick just one so….Stuffing stuffed Sweet Peppers, sweet potato perogies and dill bread….all topped with a creamy sauce. DELISH!

  47. At Christmas we’re so OVER turkey from Thanksgiving that we change the menu completely. The only thing that stays the same is mashed taters and cornbread dressing. For a main dish we add MY FAVORITE… baked ham! I don’t do the sugar glaze either.. simple and delightful all the way. As a bonus we moved to NC this year so I get my first Smithfield ham.. I CANNOT WAIT!!

  48. I’m Cuban, so my favorite this time of year, enjoyed on Christmas Eve, would have to be my dad’s roast pork!

  49. Unfortunately, I don’t know of another store that sells them :( I might have to make my own this coming year for next Christmas! haha

    My favorite thing to eat around the holidays is… mashed sweet potato with marshmallows :) My best friends’ mom makes them, as well my boyfriend :) It’s fantastic haha

  50. My mother’s homemade cinnamon rolls—going to miss those this year!

  51. Prime rib and mashed potatoes. The super unhealthy mashed potatoes – laden with butter and garlic. I’m suddenly starving…

  52. My favorite holiday food is always the green bean casserole. With fresh or the canned beans, I am always the first person to pile it on my plate!

  53. My favorite thing to eat at Christmas is lobster !
    I’m a new (french) fan of your website and it is just amazing… I can’t wait for trying to bake some pop cakes myself ! I just have to find all the ingredients and tools but I’m not sure I will find them easily in France…
    Congratulations !

  54. So…I just now got introduced to the world of Bakerella and cake pops :) I am so excited to try making some…tomorrow in fact! Favorite thing to eat…as an appetizeer…smoked salmon pizza! Homemade pizza crust, cream cheese, parm cheese, garlic, capers, red onion and (of course) smoked salmon…yum delicious! Merry Christmas!

  55. I’m Mexican … So I of course love tamales! If you’ve never heard of them they are like a corn dough with a chile and meat mixture in the middle… They are wrapped in a corn husk and steamed!… Sooo yummy!

  56. Our traditional meal on 24 December is Hungarian Fish Soup with spicy paprika, cooked from carp or catfish.

  57. This awesome apple cornbread stuffing that a friend made and she has yet to give me the recipe! hint, hint! It’s to die for :)

  58. You’re cake pops are gorgeous!! On Christmas, we make a big pot of while lightning chili. It’s so easy and tastes so good!

  59. My mom makes the best baked ziti and we have it for Christmas every year. So delicious!

  60. My parents made king crab and NY steak last year!!! YUMMM!!!

  61. My favorite thing to eat on Christmas is breakfast. There’s something fun about making breakfast after opening presents and enjoying some baked breakfast treats with loved ones.

    Merry Christmas, Bakerella. What a year you’ve had! :-)

  62. My father in law makes this awesome mashed potato stuffing. I love eating that on Christmas. :o)

  63. Goodness gracious, this is terrible. But I really look forward to the cranberry sauce from the can. I’ve had other cranberry sauces but I still gravitate to that darned canned cranberry sauce. My 3-year-old daughter loves it too. And my two best friends. So I guess I’m not totally alone. I also love my Slavic grandmother’s stuffing recipe … it’s unique and special and the scent of it is THE thing that speaks CHRISTMAS DINNER to my heart (err … nose?). :)

  64. Hmm.. My favorite thing to eat on christmas must be my grandmothers turkey, which she makes on christamas eve. This is kind of a rare tradition since i live in Sweden, but it’s so incredible nice! (Sorry about my bad english :p)

  65. Turkey. I wait for turkey twice a year – Christmas and Thanksgiving. Going to my parents and sitting down with family around a beautiful table of turkey, cranberry, mashed potatoes, gravy etc etc .. is memorable. Lasts a lifetime.

  66. Spicy chicken lasagna…..yummmmmm!

  67. My favourite part of Christmas Dinner is the vegetables, I love chestnuts in butter with the sprouts, cream and sweet roasted garlic with peas and carrots and swede mashed up… oooh and they’re not vegetables but I have to have yorkshire puddings too :)

  68. Eggnog.

    (Whaddya mean, that doesn’t count as real food? hmph. :D)

    My mom’s (bread-based turkey-stock sage) stuffing. Which, yes, is also a Thanksgiving food, but nothing says it can’t be eaten for Christmas too!

  69. My most favorite Christmas food is my Mom’s homemade refried beans and chili verde burritos!!

  70. it’s a little sweet, but it’s my favorite. my mom always makes potica (po-teet-sa) for Christmas breakfast. its a lightly sweet nut roll of sorts. the recipe was handed down from my dad’s dad and originally was from our Austrian heritage.

  71. Every holiday or family get together, my absolute favorite thing to have is green bean casserole and pasta salad. Now that I’m all grown up (or so says my family..) its my turn to make these and bring them to dinner. Gets me hungry just thinking about it..YUM

  72. I love a good baked ham! Simple as that! :)

  73. Oh my gosh! Her decorations are amazing! (:
    I love the upsidedown Christmas tree!
    It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland~
    or.. Christmas-land? ^^
    On Christmas, I actually don’t eat anything special.. sorry :/
    But it’s one of those guaranteed days
    where I get to eat and spend the day with my family! :D
    My family’s Asian so we always seem eat rice.. woot! xD;;
    But I would love a great MEATLOAF this year!

  74. we switch it up and this year it is the cheesy potatoes with a hint of dill, ham scalloped corn. And don’t forget the main course. SWEETS!!! Since i was a kid, i just love dipping pretzels in choc. or white almond bark. simple, so good and you can put some many different decorations on them too.

  75. My favorite Christmas foods are my “apple pie” ham and my sourdough bread dressing. I make almost everything for Christmas dinner from scratch and hav a ball with all that cooking…and I know my family has a ball enjoying all the yumminess, too!!!

  76. Chicken and dumplings by my mom!!

  77. ham and mashed taters!

  78. Potato cheese casserole!

    Your nutcracker pop? You’re too much, Angie! :)

  79. It just isn’t Christmas unless my father makes a dry turkey! Haha as much as it bothers me it just puts a smile on my face! My Grandmother collects Nutcrackers and I would love to add these to her collection :)

  80. it may sound odd since it’s not traditional American Christmas fare, but my family loves to indulge in Korean BBQ at Christmastime. YUMMO!

  81. My favorite thing to eat is leftover turkey sandwiches – turkey on homemade bread, with some cranberry and gravy! Ahh!

  82. Roast beef filled with cheese and turkey covered with crunchy puff pastry :))) Yumyyyyy….

  83. Sweet Potato puff with fresh sweet potatoes, made very lightly, and we use Sucanat so we don’t get a sickening sweet flavor. We actually cut the sugar in half, you don’t need it. And definately don’t need the marshmallows. Also love wild rice stuffing my hubby’s aunt makes.

  84. My favorite food on Christmas day is my Mom’s homemade rolls and ham. Merry Christmas!

  85. Christmas Dinner~Glazed Ham, Cheese Potatoes, Sweet & Sour Green Beans, Homemade Rolls, Spinach Salad with cranberries, candied walnuts and poppy seed dressing…oh deliciousness! :)

  86. We started doing Italian as our Christmas meal so that we could have time to sound together versus being in the kitchen so I make chicken parmesan the day before and my daughter does lasagna and we just put them in the oven on Christmas day…and then we have time for Christmas olympics! Which I won last year!!!

  87. Potato salad. It’s traditional here to make it for the Christmas Eve dinner in huuuuge quantity so that it lasts for the next two days, and then again on New Year’s Eve, in slightly smaller quantity to last until New Year. And everyone has their own recipe, which is great since you get to sample them when you visit all your relatives… Some add bacon, some crispy fresh onion, some even corn or apples. Yum :-)

  88. It would have to be the good old macaroni chicken salad.

  89. i cant get tired of mashed potatoes :3

    and i wanted to try and make them like this for christmass just ’cause they would make me feel fancy hahah…>_<

    happy holidays!

  90. You are 1 talented lady!!! My favorite non sweet Christmas food is homemade salmon spread and clam dip at my gramma’s house.After presents are opened the whole family goes up to my grandparents house and has her homemade yummies, no lunch just dips & spreads & mini weenies & sausages in sauce. Love that Christmas tradition!

  91. We always have Hashbrown Quiche for breakfast!!! Sooo yummy can’t get enough!
    Merry Christmas Bakerella!

  92. We almost always have a ham which I prefer over Turkey.
    I would be scared to cook Prime Rib for fear I would over cook it since Iike mine well done. If I can get sonmeone else to cook then that might be a option.
    Happy Holidays.

  93. Granny’s Turkey. It’s basted in a butter-Kahlua sauce. It is absolutely delicious.

  94. We celebrate Christmas eve in the Polish tradition. My favorite treat is my mama’s homemade cheese pierogies! A close second would be her mushroom ones. Mmmmmmmm. :)

  95. We do a breakfast casserole that we make the night before. Then, Christmas morning, all you have to do is stick it in the over, hit the coffee maker and it’s ready by the time presents are open without ANY effort. Love it!!

  96. We do chinese for Christmas eve. Everyone loves it! Nothing says Christmas like chinese leftovers!!!!

  97. Our family loves scalloped corn and homemade rolls yummm.

  98. I love to have the homemade polish kielbasa my brother makes!

  99. Mexican wedding cookies…..LOVE THEM!!!

  100. I love the white Christmas Trees !!!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, my cake pop queen. And HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  101. turkey!, my mom makes one extra special in a pinnaple-raisin sauce, its kind of sweet but super yummy along with mash potatoes and pasta :) (and of course tons of sweets for dessert!)

  102. I love to eat yummy mashed potato with my turkey!

  103. Oh my goodness, you never cease to amaze me with your cakepop talent! I love these cake pops!!

    My favorite Christmas food item is stuffed artichokes. My husband is Italian and cooks yummy Italian food every Christmas Day! Love it!

  104. My mom usualy makes bacon and eggs Christmas morning, and they are always really yummy. We eat them after we are done opening presents and before we start playing with our new things. :) Merry Christmas!

  105. My favorite would be my sister’s homemaid mac & cheese! Yummy!

  106. I like sweets but not as much as “real food” =) I am looking forward to some of my mother-in-laws slow roasted beef at Christmas… good!

  107. I love love eating mashed potatoes!

  108. My favorite thing to eat at Christmas is Swedish Pancakes or Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Whipped Cream for breakfast on Christmas Day!

  109. My absolute fave is sweet potato mash. It’s kind of a thing. Does that count though cause its sweet but not a dessert? If not, my roasted brussel sprouts are pretty fantastically noteworthy :}

  110. My favourite thing to eat is my barbecued turkey. I have been doing this for 30 years and it gets better every year. Of course the sweet thing would be monkey bread Christmas morning!

  111. My favorite Christmas morning tradition from childhood (besides getting our Santa present) is pouring my stocking out to find the orange and apple my mom would put in the foot to fill it out. We would eat the fruit to help balance out all of the sweet stuff! I carry on this tradition with my 3 kids. Love and miss you Mom.

  112. Favorite thing to eat on Christmas? Would probably have to be my grandma’s turkey and mashed potatoes.. sounds like Thanksgiving, I know, but she made the best food around. I miss her, but holiday goodies like this make me think of her so I guess that’s somethin. :]

  113. Prime rib, roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts!

  114. Dips!! Spinach artichoke, Buffalo Chicken Dip, etc…..Merry Christmas!

  115. something non sweet?? Hmmm… how about breakfast casserole on Christmas morning. It’s got hash browns, sausage, green onions, cheese and egg mixture. Mmm so good! Put it together the night before, then It bakes up while you’re opening presents.

  116. we love to eat queso dip

  117. breakfast casserole and cinnamon buns after opening presents!

  118. Turkey!?! Mashed potatoes?!?

    Truthfully it’s Chex Mix. I only make it at Christmas for obvious reasons. I make the homemade stuff from the old recipe (double the butter than the current recipe). Yummmmm! Oh, and it’s not sweet! Not sure you could call it ‘real’ food, but it’s very popular around here.

  119. My favorite would have to be mashed potatoes! To me it goes with EVERYTHING!! :D

  120. I love Texas style ham for Christmas!

  121. My mom’s ham. Have to have it!

  122. We always do mexican food on Christmas, and my absolute favorite is enchiladas! I use a ton of cheese in them so they’re all super gooey. Who needs presents when you have great food?!

  123. my father in law makes a darn good Christmas dinner. definitely beats the sweets fest i experience when we go back to my parents.

  124. It’s a tie between the ham and the cornbread casserole! We have both throughout the year once in a while, but when we make them for Christmas, we go over the top and its wonderful!

  125. I love turkey and mashed potatoes! :)

  126. Eggs Benedict for breakfast! Fresh ground coffee and lots of yummy finger foods throughout the day.

  127. Rolls with LOTS of real butter…… :) I go back several times for a roll or three…

  128. WOW! I’ve never seen a more beautiful party!

    YOU sure outdid even yourself with the nutcracker pops. I’m in awe of you :)

    I would be soooooooooooo excited to win your give away. Those are so pretty.

    Even if I don’t win…I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    Now I’m off to go read more about that party.

  129. The delicious marinated wings that my mother makes. We only get to have them this time of year, usually, so it’s a huge treat!

  130. I’m going to have to say mangoes (in the Southern Hemisphere here ;) ). And ham. Together.

  131. My 12 year old makes a killer hot spinach & artichoke dip and that is our favorite non-sweet on Christmas Day.

  132. Stuffed mushrooms are a Xmas eve staple!

  133. Wow. I wish my christmas party looked this festive and whimsical! LOVE IT!

  134. Mashed potatoes and green beans….I know this doesn’t seem “special”….but I love it! The tree cakepops are adorable!!!!!

  135. Oops. Forgot to say that my absolute fave thing to eat at Christmas is the stuffing. Love, love, love it!

  136. I LOVE prime rib for Christmas. I did my very first (and only) one a couple of years ago, and was amazed at how delicious and tender it came out!

  137. Merry Christmas from Canada. Hope you’re on the ‘Nice’ list.

  138. This is only my 2nd year celebrating Christmas, as I am Jewish and my lovely boyfriend isn’t! =) Last year I had delicious prime rib at his aunt’s house, which was fabulous! If that is what Christmas is about, count me in! =)

  139. My favorite is Ham and Corn Casserole…yummy!

  140. Most of my family is in England so we usually have a very small immediate family only Christmas lunch consisting of the most amazing turkey breast and roast potatoes with gravy. This is my most favourite meal of the entire year. Turkey breast, roast potatoes and gravy. Simple, yet simply amazing!!
    Just like those cute nutcrackers!!

  141. I love to eat pizza. As crazy as it sounds it frees up a lot of extra time that I spend with my family playing Wii games and laughing til we cry. I’d trade a traditional meal for that any day!

  142. Oh this is hard, we are doing a brunch this year…but I would say I have to agree prime rib with hot fresh horseradish might be my favorite. I made short ribs with a horseradish gravy last night.

  143. Hola
    te escribo desde España y soy una fan tuya desde hace muchisimo tiempo, para mi familia y para mi en estos dias lo que mas nos gusta comer son “tapas españolas” pequeños bocaditos donde puedes saborear lo mejor de la gastronomia de cada zona de España, disfrutamos muchisimo tambien el dia 24 y 31 como la familia y los amigos salen a la calle a comer “migas” esto es una especie de crouton pasado por la sarten con ajos, chorizo y pimenton, acompañado con huevos fritos , pimientos y hasta uvas, si algun dia quieres probarlo te invito a que visites Toledo y yo misma te enseñare una de las ciudades mas hermosas de Europa y por supuesto uno de los lugares donde mejor se come.Feliz Navidad para todos

  144. I love to eat prime rib and mashed potatoes…yummy!

  145. Stuffing. Or my mom’s green beans. She sautees them with garlic and pine nuts and they’re amazing.

  146. I love the holdays!!! My favortie food for chrstmas would have to be prime rib with horsradish. YUMM!

  147. I would have to say the appetizers, usually caprese salad and spinach artichoke dip.

  148. I think these are the cutest soldiers ever!

  149. I am going to go with the turkey but it’s really a toss up with the mashed potatoes and corn bread dressing too!
    I can’t wait to make some cake pops this week!

  150. I’d say my favourite non-sweet thing at Christmas time isn’t to EAT, necessarily– it’s to drink! I LOVE Christmas drinks… hot spiced apple cider, gingerbread lattes, peppermint mochas… yum yum!!

  151. i think these are the cutest soldiers ever!..

  152. YOU are AMAZING!! and so are your double-decker pops! WOW!! I like the Christmas trees in white – very cute!
    It’s not Christmas without my MIL’s Sweet Potato Casserole :)
    Merry Christmas, Bakerella!

  153. Part of our stocking stuffers growing up was a box of cereal for each person, so we always eat a lot of cereal. And for some reason I don’t really know, we usually have tuna fish sandwiches for lunch.

  154. Maple, Honey and Australian Mustard glazed ham! There’s nothing better than the leftover for sandwiches too :)

  155. My favorite thing to eat at Christmas is ham rolls. I love to eat the leftover ham on potato rolls. Yummm!!!!!

  156. Mashed potatoes!

  157. I love the classic honey glazed ham! Also, coconut covered chicken breasts are delicious as well.

  158. My favorite thing to eat during Christmas time is my very own caramelized onion, spinach & cheese pinwheels made w/puff pastry. They are savory and flaky & hard to put down!

  159. I have been barbecuing my turkey for 30 years and it changes a bit every year – it is my favourite food item during Christmas.

  160. One of my favorite holiday foods is a Chorizo and Rice Casserole..peppers, onions and garlic….yummy! Goes great with ham, turkey or beef :-)

  161. My favorite thing to eat is chestnut flavored bushe de noel cake. We won’t be having one this year. *Le sigh*

  162. I have Chinese food every year!! Although this is the first year I am married so we will see how that goes….:)

  163. My dad always makes the best clam chowder.

  164. Ham. Ham is the most amazing Christmas food ever.

    And my gramma’s potatoes. NOM.

  165. My favorite savory dish to eat on Christmas would be a prime ribs! We have that almost every Christmas and my Uncle got his secrect recipe! So delicious!

  166. My favorite thing to eat at Christmas would have to be my moms stuffing! She puts apples and maple in it toooo yummy! My husband is a US Marine so we aren’t home for christmas very often but I always look forward to it the years we do get to be close :)

  167. I think it’s got to be the stuffing…!!! My Mom’s stuffing is the best. At 92 my mom still cooks a mean bird.

  168. HAM!! I wait alllll year long for delicious, delightful honey Christmas ham. =D These guys are adorable, would love ’em!

  169. Oh, my very favorite thing every Christmas is the honey baked ham we get…as we only ever eat it then…it’s a special treat!

    I LOVE the cake pops you made, so adorable!!
    Got your book as an early Christmas present and love it so much…not just the content but the fact that it’s spiral bound….makes it easier to deal with in the kitchen!

  170. I could eat pounds of my grandmas stuffing and my moms scalloped cheesey potatoes….yummmm

  171. Back in the day…my grandma would make fried (cornmeal) mush on Christmas morning. It was wonderful! Looking back, well, not very ‘health conscious’, but OH SO GOOD!

  172. My favorite thing to eat is my mom’s corn casserole. It’s actually very sweet, but I figured it was ok bc it had a vegetable in it ;)

  173. omg i want to attend that party! everything is soo cute! :)
    my favorite thing to eat is honestly just stuffing! haha. i cant help it, its delicious.

  174. I love Christmas morning breakfast! We usually go all out & make a mini buffet for everyone…. eggs, bacon, french toast, gravy & biscuits, etc, etc… I really looking forward to it! yum yum!!

  175. Green bean casserole!!! My all time favorite :)

  176. I love to eat chicken tikka masala from our local Indian restaurant down the street–it’s the only place open on Christmas :D

  177. I love mashed potatoes. Just a little bit lumpy, with lots of milk and butter mixed in. There is nothing more delicious!

  178. prime rib w/ cream corn. yum!

  179. Since were in Australia, and its summer at Xmas, we love to do cold seafood, like prawns, crayfish and salads. All caught the day before!

  180. My favorite food on Christmas is ham! More specifically,Ky Legend Ham.Delicious!

  181. I would have to say honey glazed ham and mashed potatoes. :)

  182. Everything is so beautiful!
    Our family has Noche Buena dinner the night before Christmas and then we wait until midnight to exchange gifts and eat again. The one thing that I always look forward to is this cheese called queso de bola which means ball of cheese. It’s so yummy and is something special because it only comes out during Christmas.

  183. I love to eat good crispy ham on Christmas. Mmmm, so good and goes so well with all of the potato dishes! :)

  184. I love stuffed potatoes with prime rib…yep this is one meat & potatoes girl!!

  185. Breakfast casserole that we eat Christmas morning after we open gifts. :)

  186. I would have to say a pulled turkey I did in a crook pot. I different take on pulled pork it was amazing.

  187. Every Christmas Eve we make and devour Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna. It is a very old family recipe from Italy. It is SOOOO GOOD you can’t even stand it. I wait all year for it. Only a few more days now!!

  188. I love to eat my mothers stuffing! It is so amazing :) That is honestly the only thing I eat on Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  189. i love the ham! yum yum yum

  190. Beef tenderloin cooked on the grill. To. Die. For!

    I would have LOVED to be at the party. LOVVVVVEEELY!

    Lori L

  191. my favoite thing to eat is turnip – i soooooo love them but they are hard to make but easy to eat :)

  192. prime rib. I don’t eat a lot of red meat at home, so this is a super special treat that I get to have when I go back to visit my parents for the holidays.

  193. My favorite Christmas food ever is something I didn’t even have until a few years ago while visiting a friend’s family. They served the most delicious creamed corn with jalapenos. I couldn’t get enough. Now, they are a necessity.

  194. my mom makes these yummy twice baked sweet potatoes!!

  195. I love a turkey dinner with all the fixings!

  196. I don’t like food. I love sweets.. I can skip every single meal but cannot survive a day without a kick if some chocolate…
    I recently fell in love with Starbucks’ Gingerbread loaf with cream cheese frosting and orange peels on top. nummers!

  197. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, everything! Christmas is basically Thanksgiving all over again in my family! :)

  198. My two favorite sweet things I can’t get enough of from Thanksgiving til New Year is Pizelle Cookies and Cheesecake. Yummmmmyyyyy.

  199. A savory Christmas food . . . is it wrong that I can’t think of one. All the Christmas cookies are clouding my mind. Okay – My MIL makes rolls every year and bakes them in the shape of an Christmas tree. We heat them up Christmas morning and eat ’em all up! She uses the recipe from the old Betty Crocker cookbook. xo

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