Our family just got back from a fantastic week's vacation on the Texas Gulf coast for American Thanksgiving. A couple of weeks before we left, an old work friend from Labatt got in touch to request a cake for his girlfriend who is leaving for a month's vacation to Colombia. She's going to be away over the Christmas and New Year's holidays, so he wanted to celebrate early with her. Along with her birthday. And Hanukkah because she's half Jewish. And hey, why not just have a cake for all those celebrations at once! Oh, and can we add in a Colombian flag for good measure?
I wasn't sure if it was the best idea to agree to make this cake, given the timing of our arriving home from Texas on Saturday and delivering the cake on Sunday, but I decided to give it a go. It was too fun of a cake (and too good of a challenge) to pass up.
I think my friend was envisioning a sectioned-off cake with quadrants depicting each of the celebrations, but I suggested we combine all of the elements in more of a mash-up.
So here we have Christmas: