Candy Cane and Cookie Forest Christmas Cake

Candy Cane and Cookie Forest Christmas Cake
If you have not seen Elf, then I hope you will immediately stop everything you're doing and watch it.  It's one of my favorite Christmas movies, and for this year's Christmas cake, I was inspired by the candy cane forest he travels through to find his dad in the city.  In addition to the candy canes, I also dipped Oreos in white chocolate and sprinkled them with red, green and white sugar to create a whimsical little forest of candy canes and cookies on top of my cake.

The cake itself was an eggnog cake, moist and fragrant, and frosted with eggnog buttercream which I tinted a pale pink...