Another fun Blog Hop and Giveaway for you, brought to you by Beth from Hungry Happenings and Jill from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons. This one is a Gingerbread Theme!
A Gingerbread Party??! Well how could I not join in?! Gingerbread and this time of year go hand in hand, so for this one, I did gingerbread men all dressed up as our favorite Peanuts characters.
I used a pre-made mix for the gingerbread, just to speed the process up a little. Then just roll out and cut the gingerbread cookie forms out. Sometimes I even do these ahead of time and freeze the cut out cookies (un-iced) so that I can do them later. Because Snoopy and Woodstock are smaller, I cut out a section of their middle before baking, then just put the "head" and "feet" parts back together. It worked out well!
The detail is done with royal icing (white for Snoopy, yellow for Woodstock, and flesh colors for the gangs' heads, hands). The rest of the detail is done with candy melts in various colors. You could always use royal icing for the colors too, but I have candy melt in a plethora of colors, so this works better/faster for me, versus tinting a whole bunch of icing colors.
Hopefully you recognize your fav characters, but just in case here they are:
Snoopy and Woodstock were tough in gingerbread men form, but I'm ok with how they came out.
I always wonder if Lucy and Schroeder and Linus and Sally ended up together and married. Maybe the girls finally wore the boys down.
Peppermint Patty has always been one of my favs! Yes Sir!
Pig-Pen came out better than I was thinking he would! I used edible food writer to add the "dirt" on is face. I didn't even know Frieda's name until I looked it up, and Franklin just sits back and observes the silliness going on.
AND now onto the Give the Gift of Gingerbread Blog Hop and Giveaway! WooHoo! Look at this really fun giveaway - I really wish I could partake!
The Give the Gift of Gingerbread Giveaway will run from December 11 through December 17, 2013. Entrants must be US residents, 18 years or older Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below. One winner will be chosen to win the entire prize pack and will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing information. If the winner does not respond in 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.
And Please check out ALL the fun Gingerbread Stuff from this awesomely awesome group of bloggers! I know I will be visiting them all today.
Use the links below to hop from blog to blog
to see these wonderful gingerbread themed recipes
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Here are all the FB pages to make it easier for you too, GOOD LUCK!! And a big thank you to Jill and Beth for doing all the leg work and including me in the party. I really hope you like the Peanuts Gang in Gingerbread form. Hard to believe it's only 2 weeks to Christmas!