Merry Christmas! I hope you are all enjoying a blessed holiday with your families and friends.

I am too. I have to say I cheated a little bit and wrote this blog ahead of time so that I didn't need to do it on Christmas day. Simply because we are probably having a great morning of family and gifts and breakfast (our family tradition is a bacon/egg baked in a cupcake tin - YUM!)

Did you get your paper this morning? If you're a Centre Daily Times subscriber, you might have read this with your morning coffee...it's an article about Flour Box Bakery!!!


Pretty Cool, huh? I am excited. If you're out of the area, you can read the article at this link: http://www.centredaily.com/2011/12/25/3031060/bakers-talent-shines-through-in.html

I interviewed with Jessica Vanderkolk, the CDT reporter, on Thursday. I had so much fun chatting with her about my Christmas Village and Flour Box Bakery.


I made these jolly Santas to demonstrate how I decorate my cookies. I think he was a fun example. The inspiration came from a cookie jar...so that's what made him so roly poly. 


Can you see what shape I used? I ended up using my snowman cookie cutter. It worked perfectly.


Thank goodness for my heatgun. I couldn't get started on these cookies until after 10 pm and I was pooped. So I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. It also added a nice sheen to the cookie (read more about heat guns and cookies here).


I keep this Santa simple. He really didn't need much detail. The holy leaves and berries were a last minute add.

Thank you again to Jessica from the Centre Daily Times for the nice article! What a wonderful Christmas surprise for me!! 

Have a very sweet and merry Christmas,

Anne