Last year when we made these mushrooms, everyone ate them off the cake before I could eat one. So this year we made a lot more. They're supposed to decorate a buche de noel. But they're not only cute-- they taste great as well.
We decorated some really fun projects (sugar cookies made by our friend Annie and a gingerbread house). Thought you might enjoy seeing them.
The Gingerbread houses were made of six pieces of gingerbread, baked by a friend. The walls were glued together with royal icing. (The icing had lots of egg whites, and when it dried, it was almost like glue.) There were a couple of disasters, but we wound up with this cool house.