I love a blank canvas to create on, but I think love it even more when a client comes with an idea in mind and I get put my own little pastry spin on it. This cake order was placed in January while the scenery here in DC was typical for the season, brown and rainy with patches of struggling grass here and there. Nordic bliss steers clear of this area and white Christmas' are rare. This year however, things happened a bit different, we welcomed Blizzard 2010 which more than compensated for years of past winter seasons. We are still cleaning up after our guest. The snow came just in time for this cake to have the perfect setting.