Monday, December 17, 2012

Yule Log

"Peasants used to burn a yule log on the Winter Solstice in December. The Winter Solstice is the day of the year with the shortest amount of daylight. The peasants hoped to keep evil spirits away by burning the Yule log, which they presumed might come because of the prolonged darkness of the Winter Solstice." - from christmaslore.com
 
The Yule Log Dessert came later and substituted for the much older tradition of burning an actual log. I chose to make a pumpkin roll with cream cheese icing rather than a chocolate one. I used baking marzipan to create the leaves and mushrooms and lightly coated them in some leftover icing.
 


Friday, December 14, 2012

Gingerbread Cottage

My first attempt at a gingerbread house from scratch, complete with candy glass windows.
 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Faux Stained Glass

Commissioned for Community of Christ Church in Aurora, MO.


 

The Perfect Cup

New in my Etsy Shop here.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Winter Wood


Winter Windows

Some of my recent work around town....