Christmas baking – round 2

Gingerbread men, baked in 2011
Gingerbread men, baked in 2011

Question: What do you get if you turn a gingerbread man upside down?

Rudolph!
Rudolph!

Answer: A reindeer of course!

I saw this idea on Facebook a while ago, and knew that as soon as the time for Christmas baking came around (November is not the appropriate time!) I would have to try it out.
The picture I saw used white icing for the details, but I preferred to make mine with chocolate icing. I think they worked out quite well, considering I only bought the thing for putting on the icing yesterday (no idea what it’s called – it looks like a syringe!). Technically, my reindeer aren’t upside down gingerbread men, because they contain no ginger! I put cocoa powder in, and now wish I’d gone with vanilla or something so the icing would show up better. But overall I’m pleased with them.
Here are some more Rudolphs:

Rudolph times four (And you thought there was only one!)
Rudolph times four (And you thought there was only one!)

(This was actually supposed to be last night’s post, but by the time I’d finished icing it was midnight and I was exhausted! Since I’m working from home today, I can post this before I log on to work and still start at my usual time… and it’s still last night somewhere in the world, I’m sure!)

Just call me Rudolph!

I’m so sick of sneezing! I stole myself a some toilet paper from the toilet on our floor on Thursday evening because I had no tissues. A whole roll mind you, not just a bit. The roll is now empty. That’s a lot of nose blowing, especially if you consider the fact that I was at work most of Friday while the toilet roll sat far away in my room at home. My nose now looks like someone’s attacked it with a red permanent marker. Not my best look. And if you combine that with my constantly watering eyes… well, I’m just glad nobody’s going to be pointing a camera in my direction any time soon. And on top of all that my throat feels like there’s a little man down there with a cheese grater. No wonder I didn’t feel like doing any studying today. I just hope this cold doesn’t last too much longer!