Busy as a Bee

Just like everyone on this planet who celebrates Christmas, I've been busy as a bee. Aside from shopping for gifts (which I've finished yay!), we've been busy with the kids' school activities too. Dh also had their Christmas party at work. They had the food catered but was asked to bring desserts so I made his favorite cake. It's called Fiddler on the Roof cake and I covered it with a dark chocolate ganache. I sprinkled some red and green sugar on it so it kind of looks like a Christmas wreath. :o)

Then we had a huge snow storm and it dumped more than a foot of snow in our town and the surrounding areas. I took this photo four hours into the storm and the snow was already thick. It was twice as much the next morning. The kids sure had fun playing outside the next morning, you can view the photos HERE.
The kids also had their Christmas pageant in the school church last Thursday. My daughter was one of the angels and my son was an elf. You can see him sitting beside Santa Claus in the photo below. The Magi is blocking Mary and Joseph so you don't see them here.

So I'm finally done with all the gift wrapping. :o) Next on my schedule is house cleaning and laundry (exciting! LOL). My in-laws, dh's brothers and their families are coming for Christmas eve dinner. Then on Christmas day, we invited a friend and her husband for dinner. After that is rest day then we will go to Mira's house for our annual Christmas party. Phew! Just thinking about it makes me want to lie down and rest. LOL
What are your plans for the next couple of days?


  1. mareng barb, the cake looks delicious is that the one your bringing to Mira's party.. hmm sarap, may mga sakit nga pala kami cold since Friday night until now, so there will be no christmas eve dinner for us, but on christmas day will be at my sis in law's house for family gettogether.

  2. looks yummy too. wink*

    Merry Christmas to all the family!

  3. the cake sure looks delicious...:) merry christmas to u and ur family.

  4. i love the cake! it reminds me once my skills of baking that surely it was forgotten...

    Merry Christmas!:)

  5. So much snow!! You are in for a really white christmas!! The cake looks nice - wonder how it tastes like? : )

  6. wow! I love the cake..We are invited to my parent in law hours to celebrate Christmas Eve.

  7. The Fiddler on the Roof Cake looks delicious, what I would do for a wee piece of that. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  8. Have a very Merry Christmas Babette along with your family. God bless.



  9. hi barbs! sarap naman nyan :D

    hopping in to wish you and yours LOVE, JOY and PEACE this holiday season. merry christmas!

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  10. The "Fiddler on the Roof" cake looks awesome. I'm off until next Monday so today I am catching up with my blog buddies, like you. Tonight I have dinner with one friend and then after another friend gets done work, I am going to do a little late night shopping with her. Christmas Eve will be spent at my Mother's. Christmas morning will be spent with my daughter and her BF. My daughter has to go to work at 4, so her BF, some of our friends, and I are going to her work to have Christmas dinner there. Even though she's working, at least we will be together (sort of) for Christmas Dinenr.

    I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  11. Oh that cake looks good! I love ganache! :)

    Wishing your family a Merry Christmas!

  12. That cake is so yummy!and ang ganda ng pagkagawa mo Barb.Im sure you were a proud mama when you watched your children performed.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Barb!

  13. Hi Barb, I love cakes so REALLY I'd love to have a slice of your Fiddler on the Roof cake...
    I love the pics...looks like you got your new cam already? :-)
    And I got your Christmas Card... Thank you very much!!!

  14. Wow, that cake looks soooooo masarap! Dana had a chocolate ganache birthday cake!

    Can I have the recipe of that cake please?

    Merry christmas to you and your whole family Babette! Thanks alot too for your warm birthday greetings for Dana! We appreciate it!

    Enjoy the holidays!

    Debbie :)

  15. We wish you a very Merry Christmas! May the holidays be bright and sparkling!

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  17. @Lanie
    I hope you all feel better soon. I'm not sure yet if I'll bring a dessert, marami na ata. We'll see.

    Joyeux Noel to you too mareng Ams. :o)

    Thank you. Merry Christmas to you too!

    You don't forget how to bake. LOL I'm sure you'll get to do it again when you get married. Merry Christmas!

    Yes, it is. :o)

    It is very moist and tastes delicious! The inside has chocolate and yellow cake. Yummy! If you bake I can give you the recipe, it's very easy!

  18. @Shy
    Maligayang Pasko! That's nice you'll spend it with his family. :o)

    @The Wandering Scotsman
    Oh yes, it is delicious! Very easy to make. Merry Christmas!

    Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too!

    Thank you mommy Liza. Maligayang Pasko!

    You'll be busy having fun! That is a nice gesture, I'm sure your daughter appreciates it. :o) Merry Christmas!

    @Happy Mom
    Thank you. Everything is good with ganache so I try to use it as much as possible. :o)

    You're right, I'm a proud mommy. :o) Joyeux Noel to you too!

    I'll give you a whole cake next time I see you. :o) Only a photographer like you would notice! LOL You're welcome.

    Sure, I'll share the recipe. It's quite easy, and you use a cake mix. :o)

    Danke! :o)

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  19. I don't bake, but I can ask someone to bake for me. haha! Yes, give me the recipe, please! : )


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