My goodness, it was another day in the kitchen for me. I’ve been thinking about certain aspects of the Christmas Eve cake and decided to bite the bullet and do some more decorations for it and figure out the part that has been giving me trouble – the cabin windows.
I started with the fondant snowflakes and after cutting and embellishing all of them, realized I’d done them in the wrong color. I was a bit frustrated, but I knew Matthew would like helping me with them so I held off on doing them in the right color until he was home. He had a GREAT time putting the silver sugar beads in the middle of each one!
I then moved onto the cabin glass. I was thinking I’d buy rice paper for the windows but that didn’t sound fun at all – I really want the entire cake to be edible and hand-made (aside from the twiggy tree because, just.. no!), so I searched videos on making edible glass. I found one! I employed the boys’ help and they helped me from start to finish. Bryson helped stir the liquid sugar, they both watched me spread it out, and Matthew got to break it up with a knife once it was hardened. They had a great time and I was happy to have my biggest cake problem solved.
We had so much fun with this Advent decoration that we quickly moved onto making homemade dark brown sugar cookies. It didn’t go as well as making the cabin glass, but the cookies taste great!