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.