This photo sums up the last couple of weeks for me. Cookies, cookies, wine, more cookies, wine. Based on the light in the room it would appear that I took the photo in the middle of the afternoon... oh well, it was 5 o'clock somewhere.
I like tea quite a lot. My mom only drinks tea (as opposed to coffee, not exclusively) and until I went to Unviersity, I was the same way. Over the course of three degrees (yes, three degrees, and please do ask how that's going for me), coffee became a staple. But I still love tea. So does the husband. We are big fans of David's Tea. Our current favourite is Santa's Secret - it is so, so good and SO FESTIVE. YAY!
I'm calling these "5am Christmas Cookies" because I was up till 5am working on them the other night. Oops.
It's not that I have poor time-management skills - it's really not. I swear. I just get carried away sometimes. I also like trying new designs (like the mittens) for the first time and occasionally underestimate how long they'll take to execute....
I had an absolute blast making this cake for a friend of a friend. She came to me with some design elements in mind, and this is what we came up with for the final product.
I'm fairly confidant using fondant to sculpt decorational elements, but there's always a bit of terror lurking in the back of my mind when it comes to covering cakes in fondant. It's tricky. Everything matters. Is it too humid? You're screwed. Is it too dry? You're screwed. Is your cake not quite cool enough? Screwed!
I decorated a lot of snowflake cookies for Christmas 2014. A lot. Possibly hundreds. I should have counted.
To me, it doesn't look like these should take a lot of time to make. And yet... they really do. But they're worth it, 'cause they're so pretty.
About the Author
Hi, I'm Adriana! I'm a compulsive baker of goods, an artist, a chorister, and a lover of the 90’s. I've hiked across Spain and can catch my own fish for dinner.