Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas House and Cookies





Here are some more Christmas projects, really enjoyed making the house and cookies, and I don't know why, but somehow the Eiffel Tower has become Christmassy in my book as well ;D The kidlets now want me to make a village of small houses, so methinks that will be next weeks project :D

Have a wonderful evening y'all!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas To Do list...


OMG Xmas is coming so fast I cannot believe it, isn't it strange that it sneaks up on you EVERY year, one should kind of know by now it will be the 24th of December, shouldn't one?? Well, today has been one of those days when you wake up to an incredible amount of snow pouring down from the skies, and I tell you first reaction was, OMG so do NOT have time to shovel snow right now... But then you take a look at the kids faces when they see the snow and how eagerly they get dressed to go out and play, and you stop for a second and realize that however much I were to complain about it, the snow will continue to pour down from the skies, so I just decided to not worry about it : ) Now ticking off my to do list one thing at a time and slowly but surely things are getting done, maybe not the right things, but things anyway... ;D


Have an Excellent winter evening, light some candles and 
stop for a second if you can in this mad Xmas dash : )

Monday, December 13, 2010

Chocolate Bundt Cakes



Oh my has it been an excellently busy weekend, lots of Christmas cookie decorating going on, so today I   wanted to bake something totally different and chocolate cake it was. And I just had to try my new Nordic Ware garland bundt pan. I found the perfect recipe on Kinuskikissa's blog here and the recipe was a perfect match for the pan, it just filled the 6 small cake pans to 75% and after 35 minutes voilà 6 perfect little cakes emerge. These are filled with small dark chocolate chips roughly chopped with a knife and carefully added to the cake batter, YUM doesn't even begin to describe it :D I think they are so cute as they are, so felt no need to decorate them further, although a little sprinkle of powdered sugar would probably look wonderfully wintery : )

Have an Excellent evening!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Eiffel Tower Cookies







Got inspired and wanted to make some surprise Eiffel Tower cookies for my sisters party :D I wanted a snazzy colour scheme so had fun with the "Parisienne à l'Extrême" inspired colours, not sure Kate Moss would eat these though, but I really do like the colours! There is just something so crisp and fresh about black, white and using one accent colour. Granted some of the Eiffel Towers look more like the leaning Tower of Pisa... ;D but still had sooo much fun making them! Also made some more kid-friendly snowmen : )



Have an Excellent day!!! :D