Yep, I LOVE Christmas Trees!! Putting up the tree, for me, signals the start of the silly season. The beginning of multiple parties, BBQs and get togethers with friends, family, the kids’ school etc. I am always excited about putting up our tree. This year, I have also started making some decorations for our tree, with the aim of moving towards a tree full of hand made ornaments in a whole rainbow of colours.
And, here are some Christmas trees I found on Pinterest that I LOVE
My hubby had a combined 30th with a mate, and I made the cakes. I used Bakels cake mixes in White Chocolate Mud, Chocolate Mud, and Caramel. For the icing I used a mixture of Betty Crocker in Chocolate and Vanilla, home made buttercream (the green icing), and black fondant. Licorice and Tee Vee biscuits were used for the railway tracks, and all he signs were printed and laminated at home. For the Kit Kat cakes I used family blocks around the edges, 4 for each cake I think it was.
Here are some pics
Posted: December 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
Sorry for the sudden disappearance, and lack of posts.
My Dad became very ill, very quickly recently as he fought a short, but extremely hard battle with cancer.
Sadly, the cancer beat him and he passed away November 19. I am only just logging back in to the blog and catching up. Thank you to everyone who has continued to visit and comment. I was quite surprised to still see a fair amount of activity, despite there being no new posts.
Today I have decided to start posting again, and I think I will focus on things I love about Christmas. First post will be tomorrow hopefully.
200g dark chocolate
300mL thickened cream
Whip cream until stiff peaks form
Melt chocolate, and cool slightly. Fold 1/4 of the cream into the chocolate.
Fold choc mixture into remaining cream until combined
Divide into bowls or glasses for serving, and chill til set
On the weekend my nephew shared his first birthday party with our little man, who is 2 at the end of the month. They had a monster theme, and my sister made all the decorations and the lolly bags. I baked and decorated the cakes. It was so much fun!