You got to check out her site...it has amazing beautifully decorated cookies, recipes, decorating ideas, and frequent chances to win amazing prizes like this beauty here.
|It's so pretty :)|
It makes me so happy
|It's so pretty :)|
|So cute :)|
|I really love how the gingerbread men look. I used sugar pearls for the buttons and brushed on a little lustre dust to give them some sparkle|
|For the snowman I used a Wilton Food Writer to colour the hat black and dot on some coal buttons.|
Now I'll let them dry until hard and pack them away to use later.
|Can you guess what I baked today? :)|
|Here is the template for the house that I printed from sweetopia.net|
|I made one batch of Wilton's recipe for grandma's gingerbread. This made enough dough for two houses. If you want this recipe go to wilton.com|
|Ready for the oven|
|Letting my house pieces cool.|
|Finally time for the best part: decorating! I really love the little sugar christmas lights|
|Buying the candy was so fun...however in all my excitement and enthusiasm for the job I spent a small fortune on sugary house materials :S|
|Mixing up the royal icing. Recipe also found on sweetopia.net|
|Walls UP! it was recommended to let the house at this stage dry overnight (about 12hrs) but I was too impatient and went ahead with putting on the roof, chimney and decorations. However, next time I think I would wait and let the house dry before moving on to the next step|
I hope that you find time to make one and if you don't already know what sweetopia.net is you must visit her site. It sugar/baking/decorating bliss.
|I really love these cupcake liners. They are from Michaels Craft Store|
|Vanilla bean cupcakes. Cooling while I make the icing|
|I used a wilton 1M tip for the swirl. The icing is vanilla buttercream|
|The butterflies are plastic rings that I found at McCalls Cake Supply store, I thought it would be fun for the girls to have them after they eat their cupcake. I also used royal icing roses, sugar pearls, pink sprinkles, pink sugar and silver dragees for decoration. |
I hope the birthday girl will love them. I know I would be excited if someone brought me these for my birthday :)