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The Making of Christmas Part 2

The first thing I made was the Santa Snack Mix.  If you follow me on Facebook, Clever Cakes then you saw the special syrup I made to pour on top of it before I baked it at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

cookies christmas

I made over 300 cookies this year, and sometimes it’s impossible to get pictures of every one of them! But here’s a sample of the types of cookies I made.  I give them out as gifts but I also need them for my family for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!  Don’t worry, all these recipes will be in my recipe book which will be released late January 2019!

christmas cake

Then I made the Christmas Tree Cake. Thank goodness for pans that are already in the shape! It cuts the process in half!  I made a Golden Butter Cake and then I topped it with vanilla icing that was made green.  Of course, no cake would be complete without little decorations!

nephew

This year my nephew who is almost 3, got his first baking set and we learned how to bake cookies. Those are the ones he baked with his Auntie’s help!

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I wish you all a Very Merry and Bright Christmas!!!

 

 

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Make An Easy DIY Gift For Under $15.00

DIY gift

You can make this in under 10 minutes. Here’s how to make it below along with the link to watch the video.

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Buy a fabric storage box like the one above. I got this for a $1.00 at Christmas Tree Shop. Next you will decorate it with fabric stickers and paper stickers, which I did inside the box, with the paper stickers and the fabric stickers on the outside.  I also used my glue gun to make sure the stickers stay put!

Then you want to make things to put inside the box. I like to make things that are of not the holiday theme, so folks can use it all year long.  On the left is a little candy/cookie jar and then on the right is a mug.  You can get really awesome decals to use at any craft store. They might run you anywhere from $1.99-6.99.   You can get cookie jars and mugs at any Dollar Store.

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Finally, I fill the candy jar with homemade mini chocolate candies, I buy hot chocolate mix and peppermint mocha coffee to fill the gift box.

You can watch my video here: CLICK IT