I like Christmas. A lot. Especially the Christmas baking and food. I'm sure you do too :) Anyway, a few years ago, my friend and I entered a Gingerbread house contest. It was super fun building and decorating the house. I can't remember if we won or not, (this was a LONG time ago :D) but I still remember all the fun we had putting it together. At that point, winning didn't really even matter. We just liked having fun
together. I haven't done anything else like that since... until this year. A lady at my church gave me a little gingerbread kit for building a Christmas Tree. Pre-baked, Pre- everything. Except put together. And that's the fun part! Yeah, I like the baking part too, but the best part is putting it together. So that's what I did. I built... A Different Kind of Tree.
The "taken apart" kit :)
This is what it will look like... sort of... just prettier...
Step 1 - Apply WHITE frosting to each cookie, then stack them, alternating the points to create the effect of a tree.
Applying more frosting. To more cookies.
So far, so good.
It's a little taller now...
Done! (It took about 30-45 mins just to get this part done... yeah)
I like photography, so I took this pic. It looks pretty cool! Oh yeah, and after you put the frosting on, you sprinkle sugar all over it. That's what the sparkly stuff is :)
Next step (2 I think) - Use the GREEN frosting to go around the edge of each cookie. This makes it look like a tree.
Working my way up... (this was the super tedious part :) )
The top view... again.
Next - Use these little edible pearl candies to "decorate" your tree. I think I put enough... what do you think?
The final touch - The Star!
I added a "little" more sugar too... can you see it? :)
The star on top.
The "top shot" again. :)
And that's my Gingerbread Tree for ya! Coming up soon.... Christmas candy! And cookies! Or, in other words, my BAKING PAGE! :)