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The Home-Made Christmas Thread

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

by: kath72
on: 29/11/2018 | 17:39
Thanks for the reminder @frenchielove ... might need to watch it on catch up though
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by: dolly247
on: 29/11/2018 | 18:39
This thread has got me proper excited for this Christmas 🎄, thank you @kath72. x
Don't worry about the things you can't change, only the things you can.
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by: kath72
on: 30/11/2018 | 13:48

A bag of Swedish chocolate balls heading for the freezer 

they are made with butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, chocolate, coffee, oats (so they’re healthy right ?) and rolled in Swedish sugar crystals  ... oh well it’s Christmas 😂🎄





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by: kath72
on: 30/11/2018 | 13:50
@dolly247 it’s December tomorrow 😊 I think this thread has got me more excited than normal, I’m even thinking of putting my tree up tomorrow but I don’t think my husband will want me to 😂😂
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by: dolly247
on: 30/11/2018 | 15:36
Don't tell the It's too Early Brigade @kath72, I've got mine up. 🤗😏 x
Don't worry about the things you can't change, only the things you can.
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by: kath72
on: 30/11/2018 | 17:12
Well I might just do it too ... he’s out for the day tommorow Smiley Wink
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by: frenchielove
on: 30/11/2018 | 17:14

@kath72 Did you see any of the programme last night? Some things were beautiful but some I wouldn’t have bothered with. 

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by: kath72
on: 30/11/2018 | 17:16
I didn’t @frenchielove but I have s huge pile of ironing to do tomorrow so it might be just the distraction I need
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by: pinkcalculator
on: 01/12/2018 | 05:59
Well it’s the 1st today so no reason not to put the tree that’s been sitting out since ( well quite a while ) up and I guess I’d better marzipan the cake today too, I did cheat and buy iced decorations in Lidl 😛
Hubbys not feeling well so I’ve said the girls and I will do everthing ( excellent way to do exactly what I want in my own way 😂)
Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: kath72
on: 01/12/2018 | 15:26






Thats my chocolates made 😊



top picture is mint creams, strawberry creams, mint daim truffles, peppermint creams ... I’ve got a chocolate shape mould, melt dark and white chocolate to fill.  I use fondant icing for the peppermint cream and strawberry cream base adding flavouringsxand colourings 



the bottom photos are truffles, equal quantities of cream and dark chocolate melted and whisked


add ground almond and roll balls in them for prailine


add mint flavour and roll in cocoa


add brandy and roll in cocoa mixed with edible gold dust 



they have a longer shelf life if you use Elmira long life cream 


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