Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fondant Decorated Cookie Tree Ornaments

Four more days until Christmas! Hip-Hip-Horray! We are going to have a nice one this year. Our daughter, Jill, is a great cook and will be making the turkey dinner at her apartment. Yes, Mom and Dad are buying the food and have lots of goodies for her and her roommate who just moved in. They have been friends since they were about 5 years old.

And, about the tree ornaments:
They are all done for the season. This was my first time making them, and I enjoyed it so much. What great fun! Gave most of them out, and I had my very first order of 10: Three Santa faces, three snowmen, two snow ladies and two fancy ornaments. I shipped the order out to a classmate who I reunited with here on Face Book. She lives in Vermont and is very much interested in helping me organize our 50th class reunion for 2010.

And, how much do I charge, I am sure is the question and wonderment of all who read this. It's $4.00 each or 10 for $30.00. Hope to do more next year.

I have been so busy, I wanted to start my Easter panoramic sugar eggs in September. Of course, that did not happen. I plan on getting that started after I come back from the NY Cake Convention.

Enjoy the pictures; and, yes, you may copy my ideas.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's Now Almost Christmas!

It's almost Christmas! It is amazing that the last post on my blog was in October prior to Halloween. Now, it's snowing outside! I got the Christmas presents for my hsuband, oldest daughter and her roommate wrapped, today. The excitment of the holidays are upon me. The feeling came when I woke up from a nap, went into the living room and saw my husband standing on a stool hanging the outdoor lights.

I have been so busy since October. Having been feeling better and better and have lost 30 lbs. since mid July! Hip-hip-horrah! That would make anyone feel good.

My trip to Nebraska to take a class and to do a hands on demo went well. Thanksgiving dinner was fabulous here at the house. Our oldest daughter, Jill, flew to Atlanta to visit with her sister, April, and family and spend Thanksgiving there.

One of the students in my Christmas Cake of fondant cookie cutter cutouts and the fondant tree ornaments, was so happy with the class that she requested that I teach another class in continuation of my teaching decorating in fondant using tools, cutters, impression mats and my innovated "Puffed Embroidery". She wanted a Valentine theme. The class will be Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 11 am to 3 pm with a light lunch included in the class fee of $80.00. I will be teaching a decorated cake using my non-piping techniques and wrap-around, ruffled side border and a large, scalloped-heart cookie with a scalloped heart fondant cookie cut out using a laced-pattern impression mat, heart plungers, tools, my dig-in ruffle technique, attached ruffle for the center insert heart and puffed embroidery technique. Dina Gandey, Coordinator for the NYC Cake Decorators Meetup Group, is the contact person. For information on the class and to register, please visit the website:

Students will learn the techniques and combination of techniques for designs; and, then, will be able to do their own creations. A cookie I have made is pictured, above. When I have completed a display cake of designs to be taught, a picture will be taken and posted.