Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Basket Goodies

Here it is 2 AM. I am exhausted, but I am so pumped up on caffeine and have so many things running through my mind I can't sleep. I am burning the candle at both ends here trying to get everything done that needs to get done before Christmas. I am sure you guys are going though the same thing. Between working on these basket items, shopping for gifts, trying to get the house ready to host Christmas dinner, along with the normal daily chores of laundry, dishes, and homework, I feel like I need a clone! I love the holidays but they are are a lot of work!

I promised some more pics of the things I am making for my candy cane themed gift baskets this year. Here are sugar cookies decorated in fondant. You can see how tall that cookie is next to the ice cream dish. I got the cutter here.

White chocolate covered pretzels and Keebler shortbread cookies. After the white chocolate was dry, the red chocolate was piped on and red sanding sugar sprinkled on.

The artist in me thinks the basket goodies should only be done in red and white in order to really keep with the theme. But I know everyone does not like white chocolate, so I incorporate some milk chocolate items as well. Again, here we have pretzels and shortbread cookies in the back. In the front are dipped Oreos with crushed peppermint.

Marshmallows dipped in white chocolate with peppermint crunch and peppermint powder. Of course you could make your own with peppermint candies but I am way to lazy..um... busy for that!

I am still not done! I have a few more things to make for the baskets, and I am working on a big cake project too for my sister's office party. But I can't tell you what it is because she reads my blog. Stay tuned for pics next week.

So tell me what kinds of things you guys are working on for the holidays.


Also just wanted to drop a reminder that the Design Gallery DVD will be shipping Wednesday! YAY! Finally! And this week I am going to announce another give-a-way, so stay tuned!

Happy Holidays!



Ann (Miss Sweetstory) said...

Sharon, Please post a picture of the final gift basket...the contents thus far look incredible! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, awesome idea and execution. Do you do ANYTHING less than perfect? That includes the photos - great shots. I just hope you show us all the end result, and soon!

Mata Family said...

It all looks awesome!!

Well, I have this really good friend who is FORCING me to make all the cute goodies she makes so I am going to be quite busy myself! Wonder if she'll feel bad about that? :-)

Can't wait to see the finished baskets and big project...it's going to be soooo cool!!

Anonymous said...

My goodness!!! You have been busy girl!!!! They all look fabulous. Great photos and every items looks perfect. Love the candy cane theme. Can't wait to see the finished basket.

I hope to do a few baskets myself...but must finish gingerbread house first!!!

Hope you get a bit of rest here and there....but hurry and get it finished - so I can see!!! hehehe

Thanks sooooooo much for posting.

Katie Barlow said...

wow these are georgeous! love your blog!

Come check out my holiday cookie list and a giveaway at


Anonymous said...

Those are some seriously NICE dipped Oreos! :)

SharonG said...

WOW! Sharon, everything looks awesome! Can't wait to see the baskets all put together and the cake you are doing for your sister. Your photo shots are beautiful!

I'll be making my buttercream sugar Christmas cookies, as I have done the last 20 some years. Also, all my homemade candies and a few new things this year.

Thank You, for sharing and posting all of your wonderful things with us. Happy Holidays & God Bless to all.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What fun treats! Love the marshmallows!

Snooky doodle said...

wow all these treats look amazing . so so nice. :)

Snooky doodle said...

wow all these treats look amazing . so so nice. :)

nicole said...

Hey there- I just stumbled across your site while looking for how to make a 3D car cake- and I have to say your site is just AWESOME!! I soooo want to make all the stuff you have posted! If you ever decide to come to IL- I would love to take a class from ya!