Well, the big day is just about here. Hopefully the decorations are up, the shopping is done, presents wrapped, and we have all had a couple of hours here and there to bask in the glow of the Christmas lights and enjoy a sip of egg nog along with a Christmas cookie or two. We can now look forward to a couple of days of eating.
I am sure we all have our traditional foods. Mine includes fish soup, potatoes, nut breads, and a thin wafer called Oplatky. Only those with similar ethnic backgrounds will appreciate that menu! But traditions evolve as families evolve - to include gumbo and raspberry bars.
I have in the past made a Christmas tree shaped cake with green frosting, and maraschino cherries filling in for ornaments (like the second picture). Recently, as I browsed the internet, I came across some truly inspired Christmas themed goodies. If you need the instructions, just google them. That's how I found them in the first place. Enjoy! And if you have time, have fun making something festive!
|My tree cake looked similar to this, but this one is cupcakes arranged to shape the tree.
Pretzel logs or chocolate frosted cupcakes can make the base
|or just arrange those cupcakes in a circle and add a bow. Voila! A wreath
|A little short on time? cut a pan of brownies into triangles and decorate.
Candy canes or fat pretzels make great tree trunks!
|Santa is always popular (how cute are these!)
|You can even skip the cookie - just decorate your strawberries - clever!
|Reindeer games! love those pretzel antlers
|These teddy bears in sleighs are just too cute!
|Even your veggies can look fun
|or your cheese platter
|My favorite! Santa Sushi! Seriously. An instruction video will help you with this one
|Dress up your drinks
|What kid wouldn't love to see a glass of milk look like this on Christmas morning
|A little gingerbread with your cocoa?
Merry Christmas to one and all!
|Everybody likes cookies! Especially the crumbs
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