Hot Cocoa, Candy Boxes and Cakes

Good afternoon everyone.  I'm sorry I haven't posted in so long.  I've been working day and night on catch up projects.  I completed gift containers for the boy scouts, the girl scouts, teachers, bus drivers, co-workers, my grand children's bff, and other friends and relatives.  All together I made 30 hot cocoa cards, based on Mary's post here , and 40 of the candy gift boxes based on Mary's post here.

Here are some of the candy gift boxes I made.

The peppermint pretzel recipe is here.
My DIL and I made 30 dozen cookies and a ton of fudge. to fill trays we give away.  I made the best two cakes.  They are both bundt cakes.  They looked very pretty for the middle of cookie trays.

One is a Candy Cane Cake
Here's the recipe
The Second is Butter-Rum Pound Cake
Here's the recipe

I don't own a camera, so I've been using my DILs.  However, she is on vacation with my grandchildren for the next week.  So I won't be able to post any pictures.  I still have a few Christmas cards to get in the mail and I haven't wrapped anything yet.  Is anyone else swamped?  It didn't help that we got dumped with a blizzard last weekend.  It took until Tuesday to get dug out.  I can't bake with a bunch of people in the house, so I baked all day Tuesday when the kids got to go back to school and my son and DIL got to go to work.  Whew.
Well, I spent today designing a few last Christmas cards.  I just need to cut them out and assemble.  Then I think the cards are finished.  Yeah!!!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. you have been busy, they turned out great. have a great Christmas

  2. Oh my goodness, Sue! Do you ever sleep, my friend? What wonderful goodie boxes you made...and those cakes!!! Wish I could reach into the photos and get a slice of those beautiful, yummy cakes! Have a wonderful Christmas my dear, sweet friend!
    Big hugs,

  3. Wow Sue! Great recipes! Love that Peppermint Cake! Gotta try it! Cakes are challenging for me. Thank you for the comments about the circus LO. It meant so much to me to take him to the Ringling Bros. Circus because i went as a child too! I was a little girl again that night.


I love to read your messages, thanks!! Sue