Friday, January 8, 2010

snowmen, snowflakes and luster dust...

i'm sorry it took me so long to write. the holidays were a bit insane at the restaurant! thankfully they are over and i can begin to get my life in order. here are some pics of what i did this holiday season. enjoy! my ghost cupcakes became snowmen, complete with marzipan carrot noses. my lemon meringue cupcakes grew up into a full cake with lemon tuiles. i made tons of holiday cookies: maple walnut snowflakes (pictured), almond snowballs, gingerbread men, pumpkin and pepita thumbprints (with sara's home-made pumpkin butter), cranberry pistachio sables, and thin mints "a la girl scouts." i became obsessed with peppermint and made peppermint meringue kisses (pictured) and little candy cane bites. check out this video to see more candy making. every time i watch a video from papabubble, i immediately want to make candy. lastly, i made dozens of mini marzipan pumpkins to go on top of our pumpkin and brown butter cupcakes...any excuse to use luster dust. note-the macarons on the top of the page, lots of luster dust are used in the making of those macarons.

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