Monday, December 29, 2014
I have this great little gingerbread tray that I made at a do-it-yourself ceramic studio a few years ago. I love to make gingerbread men. I've been doing it since my sons were little. This year, I made my gingerbread from scratch, using the recipe in the Betty Crocker cookbook. Sometimes I just use a boxed mix. It's all good. The faces and buttons are just a little confectioners' sugar and a few drops of water. I used a toothpick and dotted the icing on.
But the really fun things were the little marshmallow mugs! I got the idea on Pinterest. (Gotta love Pinterest!)
I make the gingerbread men every year. We love them. But the hot chocolate cups were new this year and were a big hit. SO EASY, too! Oh--- and the rest of the candy canes got smashed to use for chocolate peppermint bark. I forgot to take a picture, but all you do is melt chocolate and sprinkle the chopped up peppermint on top. When it's set, just break it into pieces. Easy peasy!