Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Our Cookie-Baker Elf

Yes, our cookie-baker elf (also known as our 12-year-old daughter) has been at it again!  This time she made a gingerbread scene that will be exhibited at a local museum.  The good news about this is that it was not something I could eat (and, of course, we're VERY proud of her as well).  It can be difficult to not to want to devour everything she makes--she's a very good baker!  I know I have LOTS of fun treats to look forward to with the holidays fast approaching.


She was surprised at the amount of time it takes to do all of the little details.  I think she was expecting the tree to be the most time-consuming, but, of course, it was the people with their faces, poppyseed eyes, and clothing that took the bulk of time.


I was proud of her for sticking with it and spending hours upon hours baking and decorating her creation.  She didn't complain, but I sometimes wondered whether she thought she had "bitten off more than she could chew."  Most times, however, she bounced around with excitement with how her scene was progressing.


After she covered the base in frosting she sprinkled coconut all over for "snow"--it turned out to be a lovely effect althought it's quite difficult to see in the photos.


I was impressed at how creative she was in decorating the people.  One teddy bear mother is holding a baby dressed in a bunting, another has a string of red pearls with a polka-dot dress, one bear is holding a wreath she made with the star decorating tip, another has a beard and red belt, and one is already for a snowball fight with a pile of snowballs at the ready. 


She loves to decorate which may be apparent from her choosing a purely red and white theme and her arrangment of candy presents around the tree.  I think she is very proud of  her work--as she should be!

Take care,
Cheryl

14 comments:

  1. This is really wonderful. I am very impressed with the talent she has already at such a young age. Do I see a future professional baker in your family?

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  2. Perhaps! She is REALLY good at baking and she's been talking some time about having a tea shop/bakery someday that she would call La-Tea-Da.
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  3. Oh Cheryl you must be so proud of her what a fabulous job she has done and to stick with it most 12 year olds I know would have thrown their hands in the air. Congratulate her from me for a job well done!!!

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  4. Your daughter did a fabulous job! She is very creative and talented. I'll have to show this post to my 8 year old daughter. She loves to "create".

    Karen :)

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  5. Definitely a professional baker. What a wonderful creation, too nice to eat!

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  6. Oh how exciting, congrats to her on the display! How handy to have an in-house cookie baker elf too, every home should have one :o) Love the name for her proposed tea-shop and bakery too, I'd definitely dopr by if I was near

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  7. Beautiful work! Wonderful memories too, :)

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  8. Oh Miss Cookie Baker,

    I LOVE cookies, you can come and bake for me anytime you want. I will even share my peanut butter and honey with you. (o:

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Prudence

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  9. Hi Cheryl,

    The gingerbread scene is really sweet and delicious looking - no pun intended. I can see there was a lot of work involved in creating it. How neat that it will be on display for many people to see and enjoy. Congratulations to both of you!

    ~ginger

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  10. Thanks, everyone! I just showed her all of your comments and now she is beaming from ear to ear!
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  11. I love it! Tell Miss Baker Bingle massive well done.

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  12. I'll pass on the message to her, Amanda!
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  13. So creative (just like her mum) ... do we have the makings on a pastry chef here? I think so ... I can see the La-Tea-Da teashop becoming a reality one day.
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears

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  14. Your daughter did a fabulous job!! I'm impressed with all of the wonderful details she used at such a young age... great job!
    She should be very proud of herslef! :)
    ~ Jo

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