Holidays

Sandra Lee's Ten Most Epic Holiday Fails

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4. Sandra Lee's Hanukkah Cake

Why should only Christians suffer? We love Sandra's recipe for Hanukkah cake, which is basically the same for all of her baked goods: Buy a premade cake and frost it with canned icing mixed with toxic food coloring. This time, Sandy apparently was in her blue period, so she made a Hanukkah cake. We like her reminder that the plastic pearls at the bottom of this piece of dreck aren't edible. Not that the rest of the cake is either.



3. Chocolate Yule Log

You know those giant Swiss rolls? Well, take one, slather it in icing, and — voila! — chocolate yule log. In Sandy's World, icing is a witness protection program for cake. Use it and forever change its original identity.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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