Friday, December 16, 2011

guimauves ches nous

in order to pre-christmas procrastinate yet more effectively,
i decided to take on an entirely new candymaking experiment...marshmallows!
it turned out to be well worth the fiddly pan preparation,
gelatine melting, egg-white whipping
and sugar syrup boiling.
the recipe i used
called for coating the squishy confections in chocolate.
(Canadian Living december 2011, pg.206)

according to edgar, that step was merely gilding the lily.
his perspective?
he gently cradled his in two hands, and exclaimed,
"SQUARES? i always wanted marshmallows in SQUARES!


 the combination of two fun projects led to another mesmerizing mixture!
one afternoon, we were decorating cookies.
the next day, we blew off a little steam with a baking soda and vinegar volcano...
the day after that, the sprinkles and vinegar (which happened to still be on the counter)
 plus a glug of oil turned into a kalidoscopic experiment! 

not suitable for a salad, but nourishing, none-the-less.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Thursday, December 08, 2011

let them eat cake (and cookies, and icing, and...)

edgar's 4th birthday was celebrated with days of sweetness...
on his actual birthday date, cake!
grandma's skills didn't disappoint...the request was for a star-wars-lego cake...
she managed to re-enact the battle on the snow planet,
complete with a stronghold of candy lego blocks that actually interlock!

for his 2nd 4th birthday party, it was ice your own cone-cakes, with lots of sprinkles and a candle!

then for good measure, we built a few gingerbread trees,
and decorated a few ginger-guys.

here is a closer glimpse of  rebel victory;
even though they are out-numbered,
i'm quite sure the "good guys" will win.
"use a fork, luke..."