Gingerbread friends! Little gingerbread men and women and girls and boys. And some Christmas trees at the end of the post.
This little gingerbread lady is all bundled up for the winter.
By the way, no, those aren’t headphones on the gingerbread man, they’re earmuffs.
See the happy ice skating couple?
And, of course, the classic simple gingerbread people.
Messier piping than I’d like, but they’re still cute and I was so proud of it. I made them a year ago!
Here you can see the criss-cross piping details on this skirt.
And some Chanukkah friendly gingerbread people. Winter blue and white colors.
And with the scraps I figured I’d have fun making some odds and ends. Christmas trees and stars.
I finally got a chance to use my colorful dragees. Sweet and simple.
I made 25 of each of 6 designs.
These quilted cookies are some of my favorites because they’re simple to make (tutorial coming!) and look amazing.
I used a new technique, brush embroidery, for these flower cookies. You use a small damp brush to pull the lines of frosting inward while the icing is still wet.
The swirls in the middle of these were improvised, but I think they look so cute!
It’d hard to tell in the pictures, but the gold on all the cookies was brushed with luster dust to make them shimmer and give them a special touch.
I learned that the purple cookies above are the “Om” symbol.
The snakes were some of my favorites to pipe out because of all the zig zags
Each box of six cookies was beautifully wrapped with a big bow on top. Enjoy!
My grandpa is one tough guy. Back in September, he turned 90 and the family threw him a big party. Because I was as school I couldn’t make it, but I sent along these cookies instead.
They were eat to make but incredibly impressive and so personal. I ordered edible icing paper with some very special pictures and they were so much fun to use. I made these in my dorm, so supplies. were tricky and they were a huge endeavor, especially because I made 100, but they came out beautifully.
Plop the pre-cut frosting transfer on top of the wet icing
Add a border and some pretty dragees. Admire and cross your fingers hoping they’ll dry in time.
Wrap them up very, VERY carefully.
Pay $60 for overnight shipping so they they’ll get there in time for the next day’s party.
And cry when the post office loses them.
But at least we got some great pictures. Besides, Grandpa doesn’t like sweets anyways.
Inside are layers of cheesecake ice cream and strawberry ice cream (homemade, of course) and a layer of white chocolate fudge.
The details were made using white chocolate and then transferred to the cake.
And painted in luster dust for a little extra shine.
I used white dragees and rolled them in pink luster dust before using them as decoration. It’s a great way to save money and get any color you want!
This cake was so much fun to make and I’m thrilled with how it came out.
Frosting a block if ice cream felt strange at first, but the birthday girl always gets what she wants!