Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sweet Ideas

Tonight I'm going to a girls night of gingerbread cookie decorating! It's going to be SO fun! I've been making little hors d'oeuvres for us to snack on, and I'm bringing all of my fun decorating books, my piping tip set, cookie cutters and other decorating paraphernalia.

Because of all that awesomeness I'll not be posting a recipe for you guys tonight. I'll just leave you with some of the things I've been baking for the holidays. Hopefully you'll see some decorating ideas, or party treats that you can use this season!

Mongo gingie! He's grumpy, lost an arm!
Gingerbread christmas trees! Love how these turned out!
Some of our bakery display.

Gingerbread cupcakes with chocolate or vanilla buttercream and little gingerbread snowflakes.
Stained glass sugar cookie Christmas trees.
Linzer snowflakes. The dough has almonds, cinnamon and lemon zest. They're filled with raspberry jam, and dusted with powdered sugar! YUM!
Peppermint spritz candy canes.
Tender Eggnog sandwich cookies.
Double decker Christmas rice krispie treats.
Decadent fudgy mint brownies with a ganache topping and cocoa shortbread crust.
Mini yule log cakes. Chocolate roulade with ganache mousse!

Well, that's some of the fun stuff I've been up to! I'll be posting recipes for lots of these later on. Now, I'm off for a fun evening with the girls, plus tomorrow is the craft fair!

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  1. beautifully decorated lovely holiday gifts

  2. Oh wow! That all looks so festive, delicious and cute! I really love your gingerbread trees! They're so cool! I really need to get started on my christmas baking soon!

  3. OMG! What scrumptious loveliness you have created! I am one lucky aunt to have such a creative, talented niece. Just wish you lived closer so I could help you munch these yummy treats! Love you!

  4. Those all look fantastic!! Yumm :)

  5. They all look so festive, well maybe except Mr. Grumpy, but you can't blame him ;)

  6. Extraordinary! Love the stained glass xmas trees, the 3D trees, the rice crispie treats....well, everything actually!

  7. It looks so good except the grump/angry gingerbread man though if I knew I was going to be eaten I might be grumpy too.

  8. Your treats are all adorable!! I love the grumpy gingerbread man! :)

  9. OH MY Gosh! All of your treats are exquisite, even the "Grumpy man". How do you make the Gingerbread trees? Soo cute! You are so talented

    Happy New year 2011! Happy Baking!