We often think of stringing cranberries for the Christmas tree, but the tart fruit is good for so much more! In our coming holiday magazine I’m directing an entire story on cranberries. The fruit is one of my favorite this season. As an introduction – a simple cranberry lined Christmas cake.

Recreate this look with any cake, homemade or store bought, for a pretty display this season. To make the cake, thread a needle through the cranberries to form a line, wrap around the sides of a cake, then unwind when it’s time to eat! The polished look of the cake completely betrays the ease and simplicity of creating it.

Photography and styling done in collaboration with Melissa Coleman.

PS. The countdown is on for the holiday magazine – coming out November 27th (SMILE!).