HI everyone! I am not stamping much as it is Christmas baking time and here are some of yesterdays projects!
The candy is my kids favorite and a family tradition, since my sons live in Washington State and I am here, naturally I have to make it and send it with their sister when she leaves the 22nd for her dads for the school break. Its my famous secret recipe! I just poured it in greased pans and left to cool, then it's broken with a knife. I put powdered sugar in the bowl and start adding them. I ruined 3 batches yesterday (not normal)! I also mixed up my famous stovetop simmering potpourri that I have been selling for about 16 years and always have requests for it. Just a couple tablespoons in a pot of simmering water and your home smells like you have been baking for days! and the last photo is of the candy centers I shaped last night- fondant with coconut and walnuts in them, they will be hand dipped in chocolate (yes, REAL dipping chocolate not choc chips) later this morning after some cleaning is caught up and this blog is finished! Then this afternoon I have to cut out the sugar cookie dough I have waiting in the frig and get them baked and ready to frost.(my mom's secret recipe and family favorite!) My favorite frosting is the Wilton buttercream recipe. (yes, I decorate cakes also) I learned from my sister when I was 9.
these are candy flavoring OILS
the only thing you can use when making cooked candy for flavoring. And in the back left red and white pot on the stove top you can see my simmering potpourri!
these are my fondant centers, they will be hand dipped in chocolate today, and then I made sugar cookie dough yesterday as well and I will be cutting those out and baking them this afternoon. My hubby comes home at 5 from Boston and business meetings and I will meet him at the airport, then head to watch my daughter cheer at the game tonight!
A very busy day indeed. Tomorrow is Shopping day, this is the first year that I dont have shopping all done by now. I hope your day and weekend are wonderful and full of the magic of the Christmas Spirit!
And speaking of which here is a wonderful poem from my email box this morning
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