dinner and a house tour

The local library hosts an annual dinner and auction to raise money for the library. We like to donate dinner for eight with a Christmas house tour to the auction. Seven guests were able to attend this year.

library dinner guests

The menu included

The White Almond Cake is a dessert I have made once before.

snowflake cake

To make the snowflakes, I googled “snowflake clip art” and printed ones I liked onto a sheet of paper, using Print Shop. I melted almond bark (candy coating) and piped it onto waxed paper that was placed over the printed sheets.

almond bark snowflakes

The snowflakes are fragile, breaking easily, so I made six cookie sheets full of snowflakes in different sizes and used four of those sheets to decorate the cake.

almond bark snowflakes

almond bark snowflakes

The cake was layered with plum jam that I made last summer. While our guests enjoyed their desserts in the dining room, we enjoyed ours in the kitchen.

enjoying the white almond cake

It was a fun evening and one we enjoyed hosting. Many thanks to our wonderful guests for their generous donation to the library fund. We look forward to hosting another library dinner next Christmas!



  1. Carolyn
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    That has to be the most beautiful cake I ever saw! Really appeals to me! I may have to try making that for Christmas next year! Or maybe for my son’s birthday this January 27th!

  2. Denise Bird
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Permalink


  3. Posted January 23, 2013 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    I LOVE how you decorated the cake with the snowflakes! It’s gorgeous. When you cut the cake to you remove some of the snowflakes and then just add them to the plates for serving?

    Cari @ Reach For The Star Berries
    Reach For The Star Berries

  4. Posted January 23, 2013 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Cari, yes, I took a few off to make it easier to cut, but cut through some, too. And I had two trays of extra snowflakes to garnish the sliced cake for serving. ~~Rhonda

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *