Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Cookies



Here are some more Christmas cookies I decorated this weekend, just love this time of year!! And feels like we just jumped over autumn here in Finland since we already have snow everywhere and it is ICY cold, an excellent excuse to put up my stars in the windows and fairy lights in the garden :D Not that I ever needed an excuse to put them up early anyway... ;D Today it's time to have some yummy raclette with the little ones, been so busy this weekend so want to make it up to them today with some good food and 100% attention : )

Have an excellent evening y'all :D
Christmas Tree Ornaments



WOW have I been busy decorating cookies :D I made some ornaments for my brother's Christmas tree and  below are some pics of the decorated tree and a close-up of the cookies : ) Nice project indeed, just LOOOVEE everything Xmas!!






Will be back in a sec with more Christmas cookie project pictures :D

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Polka Dot House


And so the gingerbread house experiments continue, I just could not shake the thought of a house with a polka dot roof so there you have it, need to work on my icing skills though, still not superhappy with the snow effect, but so far so good :D I learned an excellent new thing from one of the comments on the fabulous pages of Kinuskikissa; if you use heated fruit sugar (fructose) as glue when putting the house together it will dry clear, as opposed to regular sugar that becomes a horrible brown mess... Excellent advice indeed!! Less mess to cover up if you ask me :D

Now gonna concentrate on getting rid of this horrible flu so off to bed I am...

Have an excellent snowy day : )

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Home Sweet Home



Allrighty, time for some gingerbread house experimenting : ) And after a few burned fingers from the hot sugar I used to glue it all together, there you have it.  I have to admit I'm not sure if I like it or not... a bit too much snow going on, but in all fareness it's there to hide the not so fabulous gluing job... ; ) But I really like the idea so will continue to perfect it, but it sure is cute sitting here on my desk! The base coat is glaze icing, windows etc. edible pens and royal icing for the snow and ice.

Have an excellent evening y'all : )

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Svenska Dagen




Today we are celebrating "Swedish day" in Finland, and my sister is having a party for her friends and I made some cookies for them, and mostly for lots of laughs I decided to make some yellow and blue cookies to fit the daily celebrations :D But what I really want you to focus your attention to is the blue icing in the lower picture!! I got a wonderful blog update email from i am baker and in that post I found the answer to all my icing troubles, i am baker's glaze icing!!!! I am actually wondering if it 's possible for a person to fall in love with icing, but I certainly have!! I will never ever again use anything but this icing on my cookies, LOVE it!! It is easy to make, easy to spread, wonderfully shiny and best of all really tasty :D Thank you for this Amanda!!! Remember to check out i am baker, it is full of the most creative wonderful cakes, cookies and more : )

Have an excellent day!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Cookies




























I seriously had pumpkins and ghosts coming out of my ears so I was totally excited to start making some Christmas cookies :D Yesterday was all about flooding them with white royal icing and today was decoration time! I used my wonderful new stencils from Designer Stencils and just looooove the tree and wreath ones, the bird on the Christmas tree is especially darling :D Now I'm off to make some gingerbread house walls and roofs so see you later!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Product Development




Time for some Christine's Corner packages methinks :D Want to pack my cookies nicely and came up with the above packaging idea to begin with... Made the Halloween "french fry" boxes with my sister in mind, she threw a Halloween party this weekend, be sure to check out her wonderful blog Sirap Sisters and see how nicely everything was decorated and how she used the boxes as place cards!!