Welcome to Post 2 of Edible Christmas Tree Decorations. This is a continued post of Edible Christmas Tree Decorations Post 1, which you may want to read to get an idea of what is going on 🙂
I made rolled fondant for the decorations.
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 few drops of water and make dough. 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.
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.
Two Days Work Plan for Edible Christmas Decoration
Day 1 – Prepare, bake and wrap cookies. Refrigerate. Prepare fondant dough, cling wrap and refrigerate. This is going to be a tough day with so many cookies to bake. And if you are making fondant for the first time then it’s going to be even tougher. Be ready to put in at least 4 to 6hrs of work on Day 1 (Did I scare you?)
Day 2 – Prepare cookie icing, divide and colour to make 4 icings. First make the 3d cookie tree followed by the cream cracker house and then the other decorations. Fondant decorations need more time to dry make them first before decorating the cookies. Day 2 activities are the most enjoyable sadly they won’t require more than 2 hours to finish 🙂
So ends the post I really hope you also try some, if not all, decorations. Trust me it is a lot of fun.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
Till then, Love Being a Mommy!
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.