Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Cake & Gingerbread Cookies

This is what I'm bringing over for our Christmas dinners this weekend.

The Christmas cake (below) is gluten-free (except for the sugar cookies on top); the icing has cream cheese; and milk chocolate and mint chocolate chips (I added the latter because I wanted to use it up).  This is the first time I tried this recipe, so I hope it's edible!  It's been in the fridge (as per the directions), and the icing is rock-hard... being composed of cream cheese and butter doesn't help.

The following are the last of the gluten-free gingerbread people...

 The in-laws: Karen, Melissa, Steve (top row);
Ralph, Lynne, Gord (bottom row).

 Heather, Al (top row); Meeka (bottom row).

Shirtless dude, toga guy, Frenchman (top row);
Mechanic, princess, hippie (bottom row).

Baby in sleeper, little girl, vested boy (top row);
Bieber wannabe, judge, little boy (bottom row).

Baby, mom, teacher (top row);
Teen, housewife (bottom row).

Merry Christmas, everyone! :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Cake and Variations of Cookie Designs

Here are the last of the orders for Christmas.

 A birthday cake for 4 birthdays.

The following are various snowflake designs:

A sample of different designs/methods on sugar cookies.

Last of the Gingerbread Cookies

Results from a date square and gingerbread cookie order.

Date squares.

 Pajama and Eskimo gingerbread people.

 Biker and office worker gingerbread people.

 Schoolgirl and swimmer gingerbread people.

 Traditional and executive gingerbread people.

 Frenchman and Bieber gingerbread people.

 Cook and toga gingerbread people.

 Girl and baby gingerbread people.

 Outline and boy gingerbread people.

 Housewife and husband gingerbread people.

 VP and curly gingerbread people.

 Preppy and coolster gingerbread people.

 Toddler and baby gingerbread people.

Hip and schoolboy gingerbread people.

Little girl and little boy gingerbread people.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Holiday Cookies

My work over the past couple of weeks.

Cookies are shippable, and make great favours and gifts!  Contact me for details.

 Snowflake sugar cookies.

 Wide Christmas tree sugar cookies.

 Star Christmas sugar cookies.

Narrow Christmas tree sugar cookies.

Triangle Christmas tree sugar cookies.

Ornament sugar cookies.

Gingerbread men sugar cookies.

Stocking, snowflake, bell, candy cane, and star sugar cookies.

 Sprinkle trees, candy cane, stocking, snowflake, and ornament sugar cookies.

 Sprinkle star, gingerbread men, ornament, and bell sugar cookies.

 Gift gingerbread cookies.

 Gift gingerbread cookies.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Party Holiday Cookies

This past Sunday we hosted our 3rd annual Christmas party.  Lots of food and drink and fun for all!  These are the cookies I made to share and give away as favours.

 Gluten-free gingerbread cookies.

 Christmas tree sugar cookies.

Gingerbread men cookies.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First Christmas Cookies

I had a rush order for sugar cookies and decided to make stars and trees.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Post Mortem

It was very cold on Halloween night.  Had it been bearable, we would've trick-or-treated a lot more houses... and both boys would have been swimming in loot!

I must say that we might have had only 50 kids come to our door.  I really over-estimated the amount of cookies I had to make!  Next year, I'll probably bring cookie samples with me to hand out to the houses that give out treats.

We'll probably get more creative with our pumpkin carving skills, as well.

Pumpkin-shaped cookies with orange flavoured royal icing.

Packaged pumpkin cookies.

Left to right: Dada, Mama, William, Owen.