I had so much fun doing this "Santa Stuck in the Chimney" Christmas birthday cake. Not so much because of the topic - but mostly because of the birthday guy! PopPop was celebrating his 88th birthday and his daughter wanted to make his birthday fun and special for him!
Since losing my MawMaw early last year, time has become even more precious to me than ever before. And I've really come to value and appreciate the elderly people that are in my life.
So a daughter - doing this for her dad... it touched my heart!
I'm not sure what a "typical" or "appropriate" cake would be for a man at the wonderful age of 88, but this didn't seem typical. However, it was fun and bright and full of life - and that was very appropriate for celebrating a long blessed life!
So anyway... here's my version of a Santa Stuck in the Chimney Cake!
Then there was the topper. For it, I made a pan of rice cereal treats, let them completely cool, then cut out 4 with my square cookie cutters and pressed them together, one on top of the other. I packed them down pretty tight so I'd have a very solid chimney!
To get the rimmed edge, I cut out a square one size larger, then used a smaller square to cut out the center - so I'd have a place to put Santa's legs. I textured the fondant on the outside with a brick textured fondant mat.
Santa's legs were made entirely out of fondant - some Satin Ice Red Vanilla fondant, some Satin Ice Black Vanilla fondant, and some homemade marshmallow fondant. The legs were formed around lollipop sticks, then inserted into the rice cereal chimney.
Did I miss any details? Do you have any questions about this cake or cake pops? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!
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