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The Home-Made Christmas Thread

Started by: kath72
On: 20/10/2018 | 20:15
Replies: 368

by: pinkcalculator
on: 02/12/2018 | 18:09
Thanks @kath72 I think the problem last year was a lack of pasty so we were a bit mean and probably didn’t seal enough also the jam sounds a good addition should I just brush on melted jam over the inside of the pasty ?
The tree is the best it’s ever looked and hubby loves that he doesn’t need to fork out for a new one each year and trying to get a 6 /7 foot tree potted and then out the house is always hard work. Everything was late last year as we were really unwell the start of the month so trying to get ahead while I’m at least well though with all the coughing and sneezing over me I’m thinking it might be catching up, hot toddy tonight me thinks 😉
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by: kath72
on: 02/12/2018 | 19:11
I’d just put a teaspoon of jam in, don’t bother melting and brushing @pinkcalculator
You could make rectangles and fold over the filling, brush pastry edges with beaten egg first then seal it by forking round the edges. Small hole in the top might discourage sideways leaking but bake on grraseproof to save chipping burnt marzipan off your baking tray

‘‘Tis the season to be coldy unfortunately ... it’s one of the reasons I’ve got ahead this year ... it’s a bit unkind for baked gifts to be full of cold germs 😂

We invested in a fake tree about 6 years ago ... saves soooo much Christmas tree potting aggro
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by: mrscake
on: 03/12/2018 | 09:27
Can I just share thought? I hate glitter.
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by: kath72
on: 03/12/2018 | 19:31
I’m not a big glitter fan either @mrscake ... especially on cards when it ends up all over the place

Edible glitter on cake looks pretty good though
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by: mrscake
on: 04/12/2018 | 06:58
It’s everywhere this time of year.

I was trying to buy some socks yesterday and they were covered (unintentionally) in the stuff! It’s all over the shop floors.

Eyyyw, edible! Does it not give you speckled poo? What about sticking in the lav? No. Edible sounds very wrong to me on all counts.
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by: dolly247
on: 04/12/2018 | 11:11
Edible glitter is very fine sugar sheets in lil bits @mrscake lol. x
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by: aggy_agate
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on: 04/12/2018 | 13:59

Thanks for sharing @kath72, really nice to see what you guys been up to. @amy_b_d has made loads of DIY prezzies this year actually. I haven't done anything but helped my friend hang her DIY crocheted snowflakes on the windows if that counts. Smiley Very Happy


Message 237 of 369
by: kath72
on: 08/12/2018 | 13:23



Making more chocolate houses ... here’s the mould  

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by: frenchielove
on: 08/12/2018 | 14:09

Gosh @kath72 that is so clever 

Message 239 of 369
by: kath72
on: 08/12/2018 | 14:18
Not really 😂😂😂😂 it’s simple ... silicone mould, melt chocolate, pour it in and let it set, out pop all the house pieces 😂😂😂

I use white chocolate for the roofs to make them look snow covered

Then I stick them together with royal icing (made by adding water to the royal icing packet mix) stick on some sweets and they look really clever but it’s the biggest fraud going cos it’s sooooo simple 😂😂😂

The mould came from Lakeland and was a bit pricy but has paid for itself over the years

I use value chocolate (the 35p a bar stuff) cos it’s mostly for kids although one year I made a mint one with matchmakers for the roof to make it look like logs
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