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On the 10th Day of Christmas…Get Kitschy in the Kitchen!

IMG_0549It’s pretty rare that I get to bake elaborate and ridiculously fun things in the kitchen, so when Christmas comes, I like to go big…really big.   I had some leftover trees and a skiing Santa from the year’s snow-globe wreaths, so for our annual Christmas party, I made a ginormous ski slope cake bordered with a gingerbread cityscape and little candy house cupcakes!  I spread the baking out over a week to make it less stressful and it came out just how I had envisioned it…equal parts kitschy, homey and magical.  Continue reading

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Winter Projects: Gingerbread Shop

I had never made a gingerbread house before, so this was a pretty scary project, but I love how it turned out!  I modeled it after a Brooklyn store front and used some of my old theater model making skills to put it together.    This shape is particularly easy because it’s just a big decorative box, so you could make it any size you want.  Continue reading


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