Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Christmas Soiree

Earlier I posted a picture of the Santa cookies I made for our Christmas party but below are other dessert photos. I made tons of desserts - just to make sure most everyone found something they like. Who doesn't like having options?! We had coconut macaroons, peppermint tarts, cake pops (fudge marble and red velvet), gingerbread cookies, mocha truffles, toffee, pecan pies, cranberry bliss bars, snowballs, etc. The only thing missing was an edible centerpiece, icing on the walls and fudgesicles hanging from the chandelier!

Remember the rose pomanders I made for my daughter's birthday party??  And remember how I promised I wouldn't make them again for a long long time?  Well I gave in and made red pomanders for our party... at least they're much smaller in size and didn't take nearly as long!
Hot cocoa station!
Gingerbread men.  I didn't have time to get them dressed for the party!
Red Velvet cake pops
The red trees are Styrofoam cones from Michael's wrapped in garland I found at Dollar Tree.

pecan pies, snowballs, peppermint candy

I found Starbucks' cranberry bliss bar recipe and they turned out GREAT!  I have an entire 9x13" pan of them leftover in the freezer ;)

Chex mix cones were a hit!  A nice break from the sugar overload :)
You can make the fanciest desserts but nothing compares to a glass of milk and a homemade chocolate chip cookie. :) These flew off the platter so I don't have any other pictures of them.

Monday, December 19, 2011


I had some fun over the weekend throwing a Christmas party for loads of amazing friends. Here is a picture of the gingerbread cookies I made with a vintage Santa image I found on etsy. My new favorite thing is edible images and icing printers. I mean who doesn't have an icing printer? Actually, I don't... but maybe there will be one under the Christmas tree with my name on it! ;) Afterall, I put St. Nick's face on 3 dozen cookies... how could the guy say no to me?!  I'll post more party pictures this week.