Edible Christmas Tree Decorations!
Check out some fun, very 'Christmas'sy fondant and simple edible Christmas tree decoration recipe.
Fondant looks really beautiful but just sounds tough to make. Myth busted. I made rolled fondant for the decorations. Quickly and easily. You can do it too!
First: To start off with, you need Rolled Fondant. Checklist to make this:
500grams Icing or Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon powdered gelatine (melted in 2 tbsp hot water)
1 teaspoon liquid glucose
Step 1: On a dry surface bring together the fondant ingredients and make dough. Do not use water initially. Using your fingertips, mix the gelatine and glucose well with the sugar.
Step 2: Once the sugar has caught moisture, add a few drops of water and make dough. Caution: Too much water will dissolve the sugar and you will never be able to make the fondant.
Step 3: Once you get pliable dough which can be rolled smoothly wrap it up in cling wrap and refrigerate for 24hours.
Step 4: Fondant is ready to use after 24hours, if you need to colour it do so using a painting brush. Use as required.
Once your rolled fondant is done, you can go crazy creating!
1. Christmas Candy Cane:
To make the Candy Cane you need red and white fondant. Refer to image below for further method.
2. Fondant Christmas Cut-outs:
Just like how you would cut out cookies by rolling the dough similarly cut out fondant shapes using the fondant dough, I made stars and stockings. The stars were iced using cookie icing; some stars were also decorated with edible balls and sugar dust.
Make the holes for the ribbon/string in the cut outs before they harden; I forgot to do so and eventually had to pin my little stars and stockings on the tree. If you notice cracks on the fondant seal them with little water or knead the dough again with some water.
CREAM CRACKER HOUSE
This is a very cute decoration idea using cream cracker biscuits. To make the house you also need a ribbon/string loop with a knot at one end and red, green and white icing. Refer to image below on how to make the house.
Step 1: Take 3 crackers and stick them together in a house shape using the icing. Make sure the ribbon is caught in between 2 crackers forming the roof of the house. Let the house dry for 30 minutes.
Step 2: Pipe out design on both sides of the cracker using white icing.
Step 3: Complete the design using coloured icing.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
Till then, Love Being a Mommy!
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DISCLAIMER: I do not claim any rights of the designs in this post. I am just an enthusiastic mom who wanted to create some unique Christmassy stuff for her child. After spending long hours on the internet I shortlisted these fun ideas to replicate. The joy and excitement while creating them and thereafter watching my son enjoy them was priceless thus wanted to share them with you so that you could also make the same for your kids/loved ones. Have a great Christmas.