30 October 2011

Gearing up for Christmas

This long weekend I am spending time on getting some practise with Christmas thank you gifts.

I was inspired by Jill Dubien from Meet the Dubiens, who made some gorgeous snowflakes with her children.

I thought they would be lovely thank you gifts for teachers and carers who give so much to my children during the year.
After some fun moments with Eva making the decorations and then making cookies I started decorating them. I'm not sure which one works best, although I really like the silver on the outside snowflake.

I am using a fantastic cookie recipe that I found on Cake Journal. Louise makes beautiful cookies and decorates them to perfection. I am learning lots from her. The cookie recipe that I am using is this one - Vanilla sugar cookies. They are crunchy, not too sweet, stay crispy and are easy to decorate. The children have enjoyed my efforts here!

A great tip to make sure the cutter slides out of the cookie dough easily is dipping it into cornflour before cutting with it. Works a treat!

So help me out here, which decoration is your favourite?

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you : ) Silver outside, white inside. It's elegant.


so creative!