December is both our most taxing and fun issue to produce. We test hundreds of cakes and sweets, set up winter wonderlands in the middle of summer, and go to the depths to track down Santa and his reindeer. Here, some of our favorite outtakes captured in the making of our double issue.
The Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas gather at Warm Mineral Springs in Florida.
Oak Lawn Manor in Franklin, Louisiana.
Christmas at Acadian Village in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Snowflake the reindeer in White House, Tennessee.
Crawfish étouffée at Shucks! The Louisiana Seafood House.
A christmas tree farm at dawn in North Carolina.
red and white desserts styled by Susan Sugarman and Caroline Cunningham.
Red velvet cheesecake layer cake styled by Heather Chadduck Hillegas and Marian Cooper Cairns.
What was your favorite story or recipe in the December issue? Tell us in the comments!