Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Are you as excited for Santa as this little ball of adorable is? I know I am! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!!


Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Merry Christmas to ya!

I'm starting work on a chocolate log cabin today... I was going to try to use pretzel sticks as the logs, but then I decided to make my own pretzel sticks so I can make them as large as I need.

Chocolate will be the glue, obviously.

Question for you: I'll be leaving doorways and window holes during the construction. Any ideas what I should use for window material? I was thinking of melting sugar and a bit of water heating it to hard candy temp, then pouring it into a mold the same size as the window. Fitting it after it cools. Anything easier or quicker that you know of? Same with the door. Any ideas would be helpful, thanks.

Oh, and do you know of a way to make edible pine trees? Mainly, what the heck would I use for the greenery?

Gretchen said...

Merry Christmas to you as well, although a few days late! Sugar for the windows sounds good to me, I can't say that I really know of any other way to do windows other than plastic..but of course that isn't edible! As far as trees if you are going for a homey sort of look, star shaped cookies are the way to go. Get a few inexpensive star shaped cookie cutters (ranging in size from small to large) and after you cut out the cookie's, frost them green and stagger each star when you stack them so they look like a tree...then you can use a bit of candy like a green gum drop for the top and even shape it to look like the tip of a tree. If you wanted a snowy look you could dust it with a fine dusting of powered sugar as well.

Another thing I've done, and this is definitely more of a tropical look, using a star fruit (or kiwi I suppose). Cut the fruit into about 1/4 inch slices and using a skewer arrange the fruit so it looks like a tree, now star fruit are naturally this shape but kiwi you'd have to do some cutting. For any other greenery, you can use shredded wheat and tint it green, don't know if that is a good enough description but I tried!! I hope this was some what of a help!! Let me know how it goes!