Gosh it has been windy! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I did an 8.3 mile run on Sunday morning, and got home starving. Then I remembered that I had some rhubarb that needed planting out, and I really have to do it in daylight hours, so decided to have a snack and head there right away. Lucky I went, as our shed had blown over- it is a 6ft high metal shed- think all my body pump training came in handy as there was no-one about to help me.
Anyway, on Sunday evening I did the next cake decoration. I decided on snowmen, and I could not find good instructions on the internet, so I sort of free-styled.
I decided to have them sat on a blue circle (ice?) surrounded by stars, so I made them first. Then I made the snowmen with little balls of icing, and ribbons of icing for the scarves.
The eyes were hard to do (and buttons) as I had to roll the black icing into tiny balls, and in the end I used a cocktail stick to push them in to place.
Anyway, I was quite pleased with how they turned out. I think they need little hats though.
On Monday I went on a short run, as I was a bit stiff from Sunday and I thought it might help. Then I did more decorating!
I keep my cutters in those gingerbread tins- they are so cute 🙂
I had some little ones (I made these as a surprise for Andy, but he has seen them!)- these ones were easy as I have little gingerbread man cutters, and to make the candy canes I twisted together two ropes of icing. Then I made the little hearts as I had some red left over.
I got a ribbon cutter from the Amazon black Friday deals (which went on all week), and I had a go at using it to make a ribbon to surround one of the cakes, but I realised after that I had put it together wrong- anyway the icing still sort of came out in a ribbon.
Now I have one cake left- I think I am going to go with penguins. I loved the idea of reindeers, but when I was looking the antlers looked very fiddly. Lots of places used pretzels but I am not sure they would last- anyway it has given me an idea for baking for the school Christmas fayre 🙂
This evening I went to aerobics- it was a bit of a rush because they have moved it to an earlier slot, but I made it and it was still great- I have not been there for weeks. It feels good to be getting back to my old routine again.
On a side note, I have been loving muesli for breakfast this week (and last). I normally have porridge, but if I do not feel 100% then I get really put off it, so I go to muesli with cold milk instead. Not sure why. Anyway, it has been a nice change, and I have some mint tea to warm me up still.
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14 thoughts on “Snowmen and Gingerbread men Christmas cake decorations”
I just love these! Both look beautiful. Hope you aren’t too badly affected by any more bad weather.
I thought reindeer might be a pain to make! But your snowmen and gingerbread men look equally lovely 🙂 I haven’t been able to eat anything resembling a gingerbread man since I saw Shrek!
Ha ha yes it does make me think of that!
They’re both so gorgeous! The snowmen are my favourite and I think they’re better without hats as you can see their faces. If you did try reindeer, what about tiny twigs for the antlers?
Glad you’re feeling yourself again and fingers crossed the wind drops 🙂
I will keep pondering the reindeer!
Those cakes look fantastic and I think the penguins idea sounds perfect! You could make them whilst watching happy feet, y’know, for inspiration…. x
Oooh good plan, or maybe March of the Penguins ?
Those snowmen look wonderful! Have you tried muesli with warm milk before? I’m sure that’s pretty tasty and at least warm!
No I have not, but I don’t think I would like it- I don’t like warm milk on its own, and I think that it is the warm-ness of the porridge that puts me off it when I am not 100%- not sure if that makes sense :0
You are so talented in cake decorating, love the snowmen!
Thank you 🙂
Oh wow theose cakes are amazing! I wish I has the patience and the creativity to do something like that. I love the snowmen, they’re so cute (can snowmen be cute?? Well I love their scarves!) I just cannot get on with muesli, or cereal withn cold milk that makes it soggy I just can’t stand. But the I am the girl who pretty much eats porridge every day…
I think snowmen can be cute! They are very mini ones!
Yes, I don’t like soggy cereal either- but I am having a muesli phase right now!
Oh love your cakes, they look so cute! I am totally on a porridge kick right now, it’s too cold for anything else!