Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gingerbread Houses

We had lots of fun decorating our ginger bread houses!!!   Tried it for the first time this year. I think I was more excited then the kids, which isn't surprising.  I had to hold myself back from researching designs and getting too involved with the decorating... It was, after all, an activity for the children :)

Lilly's Finished House
 Avah's Finished House

Mini Ginger's designed by the next door neighbor girls. 

 Lindsey and Uncle Kevin's Ginger Bread house- This is Uncle Kevin's side

This is Lindsey's side...

Both Working very very hard... Uncle Kevin "Leased" some space from Lindsey

 Kevin Tried to repair a gingerbread house construction accident, but it didn't work... Oh well...


This was soooooo much fun... I'm already planning for next year!

Christmas Cookies

Made lots of Christmas cookies this year. I found a few designed from some very talented cookie artists and had to give them a try.  My favorite were the Grinch cookies.  Although he is green and scary he is also cute and delicious!  Here are the cookies getting decorated. 

First I coated all of the cookies with a first coat and allowed it to dry.



 Started with Grinch eyes, allowed them to dry, then filled in with green.

Next was the details work.  Added faces, the belt to Mrs. Claus's dress, the details to the ornaments, lights for the trees etc...

They were bagged and boxed up... Ready to be eaten...   Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Happy Holiday Snowman

Made this cute little guy for a family Christmas celebration.  My aunt, who is the host, loves snowman so at her request, I made her a snow man cake.  Here is the finished guy...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cupcakes

Made these cupcakes for a friend's "ugly" Christmas sweater party.  The Hanukkah cupcakes were for my friend throwing the party who is Jewish and made the most outstanding customized sweatshirt complete with a candle-lit  Menorah.  It was awesome. Cupcakes are all buttercream.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Day

Happy Turkey Day!!!   I'm thankful that I get to spend some quality time with both families today. In celebration I made some fun cookies to eat after we eat lots of other food... :)


Cookies ready for transport

Here are the candy corn before they got their personalities....


Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Puppy Love

 It's a Happy 1st Birthday for my nephew!  He loves puppies and has a Bichon named "milk" so that was the theme of his party.  The dog on the cake is a replica of milk.Eric's parent gave me the inspiration for the cake design. If you look closely, the green carpet under the puppy has paw prints. So fun to make.

Eric's Cake

Forming the milk bone and cutting out the paw prints.
 This is milk before the icing....
 More cutting....

 Eric trying to figure out what to do...

A little unsure of what fondant tastes like...

 Here is milk- disassembled....
 The aftermath.... Not too bad...