Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Can't Bear to Eat Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies
Welcome to December! The holiday season is in full swing at my house. Baking and sharing cookies is a wonderful way to show how thankful we are for the special people in our lives. The last few weeks, I’ve been busy whipping up batch after batch of my favorite holiday treats for my clients and to share with people I love. While I might be picky about what kinds of sweets I make, I’m obsessed with a good and beautiful Christmas cookie.

Sugar Cookie Template

When I began my cookie adventure, I only used cookie cutters to get my shapes. I didn't know much about how to hand cut cookie dough or using different cookie cutters to obtain the shapes I wanted. It was driving me crazy because everything I saw, I wanted to make into a cookie.

The world is full of cookie inspiration but unfortunately, they didn't make a cutter for everything we see. I have learned with a little practice and a freezer, we can cut any shape we need.

This cookie couldn’t be simpler to make. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “baker” you could make these with ease. With less than five ingredients, it’s one of those things that can be whipped together in mid-November, then kept in an airtight container until you’re ready to enjoy.

Cute Sugar Cookies

I also like to keep a batch on hand during the holidays in case we have friends stop over for an evening cocktail and we want a little nibble. Moreover, if you’re like us, and you’re family and friends live all over the country, these cookies are the perfect holiday gift to send through the mail. Because of their consistency, they hold their shape and ship beautifully.

Royal Icing Sugar Cookies

After several weeks of hard work, I think it is time to rest. A little mid-afternoon indulgence, enjoy my cute christmas cookie with a cup of tea. Have a great holiday everyone... Hope you all have a nice break!

luv, Sandra

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Let the Magic Happens!!! Merry Christmas All...

3D Cake
Fern Fuschia 3D Santa Christmas Cake (Santa body and the head made from a real cake)

Who doesn't love Christmas? A day of celebration, being with one's family, exchanging gifts, giving back, decorating the tree, Christmas music, cards, unique ornaments, amazing food, and the list could go on and on. 
As the year comes to an end, we prepare to bid it farewell by celebrating with our friends and loved ones.

A flashback of my childhood Christmas...

I really like Christmas day, although I am not a Christian. 
I always dreamed of having a huge Christmas tree, I set up the tree with the lights, we have stockings by the fireplace and also can feel and playing with the SNOW... (since I live in Indonesia, we don't have snow here :).

Olaf  the Cute Snowman 

I still remember, the best Christmas gift from my mom when I was 12 years old, which is a pretty big christmas tree (about 2 meters tall) - at least half of my dreams come true :P, 
I loved it so much. 
Every year when Christmast come, I was very excited prepared the new theme design for the tree.

Red Nose Reindeer

Growing up, my Christmas Eves were simple-and even not wonderful.
I had no longer understand what the meaning of Christmas. Advertising and red sale banners everywhere, people went to malls to buy goods that they may not need, simply because it's on sales and cheap. Everywhere so...crowded.

I prefer to stay at home, spent the rest of the day drinking hot cocoa, reading a great book under a blanket or making cakes/ cookies for family and friends than I had to squeeze onto the crowd.

3D Santa Cake
Olaf looks cute from any direction

For me, the essence of Christmas is prepared prior to welcome the new year, reflect on what has happened in the current year, fix what can be fixed in the next year and always grateful with what we already have today.

3D Christmas Cake
The Chubby Santa

To my family and friends, thank you for your support during this time. Being a person who can make a living doing exactly what I want is the greatest gift all year ...It's already gorgeous and I LOVE you all...... 

Merry Christmas....

Santa Cake
The image might be suitable for making a postcard :)

luv, Sandra

2 Minutes Microwave Moist Chocolate Mug Cake

If there's anything on the earth that can bring a smile faster than a piece of cake, it's a cake you can make in five minutes. ...