Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Christmas Express

This Christmas season has seen as much gingerbread as knitting. First Grace and I made cookies for her kindergarten class:





































Then I got the brilliant idea to make the gingerbread train from the November issue of Family Fun magazine. Tracy and I thought it would be fun to do it with the girls.

It wasn't hard to do, just time consuming to make 3 batches of gingerbread, cut out all the pieces, bake them all, assemble with royal icing, and of course, shop for every candy known to mankind.

We got the girls together on Friday, the first day of vacation, and they decorated them. We had tons of candy left over. The girls had a good time, eating as much as they used to decorate.

















































Don't they look like they had fun?

6 comments:

Suzelle said...

Absolutely DARLING !!!!!

Tracylinney said...

Hey! This is such a great recap, that I am printing it, to add to my scrapbook for this day of decorating!!!
But, I did notice the lack of a photo that includes the Wilson & Cameron ladies...Why is the "no make-up Linney" IN, withOUT the "fantastically Haired Cameron"???

Cindy said...

Boy you girls are up early on my blog when you should be wrapping presents!

Tracylinney said...

Yes I am up early-I finished my wrapping yesterday-It took ALL DAY-but it's done-What are you doing today? I've got Happy Bday Jesus cake in the oven, and spritz cookie batter in the mixing bowl right now-with plans for puff pastry with pumpkin butter cream filling to do next----Merry Christmas!!!

Kim said...

Your mitten cookie cutter is so cute. Do you remember where you got it or what brand it is? The cookies are adorable!

Cindy said...

I got the cookie cutter at a little kitchen store in downtown Visalia, California called Pacific Treasures.