We are on a roll with the Christmas decorating videos these days! It’s so much fun! The ideas are endless, there are unending Pins to Pin on Pinterest and it’s just a jolly good time around this holiday. The thing that gets me every year, and I’m guilty of it, is that WHY IS IT SO STRESSFUL?
Every year, I approach the season with excitement, but as soon as December is two weeks old, I’m freaking out and a ball of stress!! There is always so much to do at home- baking, decorations, finding the perfect tree, wrapping all the presents. At school- Christmas Concert practice, Secret Santa, decorations, Gingerbread Houses, and now, add a business to the mix- cupcakes, cakes, cookies, platters!
There are always so many gifts to buy, despite the fact that every year I say “I’m going to give the gift of time with my family” as if I’m gift enough . . . hahahaha! I’d like to think that I am but I’m sure they would think differently. I know that I must be on crack when I have those thoughts as they just delay my inevitable freak out, as I run around shopping to buy things I swore I wasn’t going to.
I do like to give things for people who help me on a daily basis in my classroom, for they are the ones who make my day run smoothly and I truly appreciate what they do for me and my class. I also like to give something to the people who I am close to, but don’t necessarily have enough time to spend with them anymore. My Bestest and I are giving each other the gift of time as we are planning a Bestest dinner out together!
Rudolph is the favourite reindeer in my classroom this year, and after talking all about him during the day, I took inspiration from the chatter and decided to create a 3D Fondant Reindeer replica that can be used for cakes or even a large cupcake!
For this video tutorial, I wanted to come up with something that was easy for the beginner cake decorator, but challenging enough that it would be interesting for the experienced fondant users out there!