In the Philippines, Christmas is the longest and merriest season. Filipinos take so much time and effort in decorating their houses with Christmas trees and trimmings as soon as the “Ber” months arrive, and that includes playing Christmas songs you can constantly hear practically everywhere.
I, in fact, come from a family who eagerly antcipates the festive and joyous celebration of Christmas. My grandfather would gather us grandchildren in our living room and would ask us to help out in assembling the Christmas tree. Now that I have a family of my own already, I still practice this nostalgic tradition. The Christmas tree and decors are normally up by November 1 or on the 1st week of November at the latest. Next comes the menu planning.
Every Christmas season, I make sure to include at least one or 2 heirloom recipes for the mains in the Noche Buena menu, plus assorted fruits, hors d’oeuvre, pasta, salad, fresh greens and pastries or a Christmas cake to add color and sweetness.
Speaking of cakes, Goldilocks came up with a really cool Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) cake that can also serve as a great bonding activity with your kids, family or friends.
My friends from Goldilocks sent me my very own Decorate-Your-Cake-Kit! Yay! Isn’t that the sweetest? (Thanks, guys!)
The Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) kit includes a plain white round cake.
It comes with stars and balls, poinsettia and hollies cake toppers, colorful sprinkles and icing in different colors…
It also came with a love letter inviting me to participate in the Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) activity! Wow! This activity is actually a contest between me and other participants that I also know personally. It actually makes me all the more stressed out because I know how competitive and creative the others are. But for my love of Goldilocks and in the spirit of Christmas, I accepted the challenge!
Let’s make my Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) cake!
So after checking online for some inspiration and brainstorming with my daughter, Ella, who helped me out, we decided to come up with a Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) cake that best shows our common personality and preference: simplicity.
My daughter started sorting out the colorful toppers, a few poinsettias and sprinkles + the green icing that we will be using.
We started assembling the stars and the balls.
I piped some green icing around the bottom of the cake to give additional color. Since poinsettia is associated with Christmas, we placed some around the cake, too.
Using the yellow and green confetti, I sprinkled some to give the Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) cake a glowing effect from the stars.
Tada! Here is our simple yet elegant
“Holiday Delight” Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) cake!
My daughter and I wanted to keep it simple using less toppers because we believe in the idea that “less is more”.
The blank space on the left is actually for the Christmas greeting. Or you can also leave it as is if you like your Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) neat and clean.
Having this Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) cake activity definitely gave me and my daughter a wonderful bonding moment again. It was fun, crazy and hunger-inducing! My daughter couldn’t help herself. She would start picking some of the confetti, popping it into her mouth!
Of course after decorating the Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) cake, comes another form of bonding for the Dreyfuses – eating, of course!
This activity may have driven us insane but it helped release the inner artist within us. Thank you, Goldilocks!
Get your Goldilocks Decorate Your Christmas (DYC) cake kits now and spread some of that Goldi-Good spirit! And oh! If you plan to post your masterpiece on your respective social media accounts, use the hashtag #GoldilocksDYChristmas.