Your Chorus Holiday Dream Cake!

Chorister/Baker Extraordinaire Chris Schaldenbrand makes the Christmas cake that even Mrs. Claus would be proud of.

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by Edward Hanlon

The Met Chorus Artists are a talented bunch but rarely are those talents so... tasty! Christopher Schaldenbrand  has been baking as long as he has been singing and, luckily for the rest of us in the chorus, he hasn't stopped since taking on the rigors of a full-time position.  This Christmas he surpassed himself for sheer beautiful tastiness and was good enough to chronicle the process.  So here goes!

Step 1: Baking

Step 2: Stacking and Carving

Step 3: Assembly

Step 4: Finishing Touches

The Party!


Christopher Schaldenbrand joined the MET Chorus after a distinguished international career singing with some of the world’s leading opera houses. He is a former Lindemann Young Artist and winner of the Met National Council Auditions, making his debut as Silvano in Un Ballo in Maschera and singing a total of 267 performances. Mr. Schaldenbrand also appeared on the Met stage in the roles of Schaunard (La bohème), Guglielmo (Cosí fan tutte), and Albert (Werther).

Mr. Schaldenbrand is also is the owner of New York Cake Works, where you can find many more incredible cake creations.