December 21, 2012

Three Little Elephants & Their Gingerbread Home

from this..

..to this:


Tämä on ensimmäinen joulu, kun olen leiponut omassa kodissa oman miehen kanssa joululeivonnaisia. 
Tortut ja piparit on paistettu, ja eilen illalla päätettiin rakentaa pikkuruinen piparkakkumökkikin. 
Se ei ollut niin helppoa kuin voisi luulla, sillä käyttämämme sokeritahna ei ollut kovin pitävää..
(ja sulatettua sokeria ei haluttu käyttää, hyij..) Katto melkein romahti parikin kertaa, 
mutta tässäpä esittelen meidän joulukeksileipomisemme tulokset :)

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This is the first Christmas when I've baked Christmas treats in my own home with my own man. 
We've made some star shaped Christmas pastries that are very traditional, and gingerbreads too! 
Yesterday we decided to make a tiny gingerbread cottage as well. It wasn't as easy as you would think, since the sugar paste we used wasn't very firm.. Roof almost fell down few times, 
but here's the results of our Christmas cookie baking :) 







SO MUCH GINGERBREADS !


And the House & the 3 Elephants



Our ceiling parts were too small s o I covered the hole with a clown - or elf :D


TADA!


Töissä oli tänään kanta-asiakasilta, jossa etenkin pienemmät kävijät saivat koristella pipareita.
Tarjolla oli myös joulujuomaa sekä karkkeja, ja 30 ensimmäistä asiakasta sai kivan pienen lahjan.
Oli myös erittäin innostavaa saada positiivista palautetta eräältä asiakkaalta. Todella mukava nainen, joka arvosti apuamme. Olen koko viikonlopun töissä ennen joulupyhiä, ja huomenna oli suunnitelmissa mennä yhdessä Samulin kanssa syömään paikalliseen melko uuteen ravintola bistro Einoon.
Olen käynyt siellä kerran äidin kanssa lasillisella, ja viimeksi parin työkaverin kanssa.
Ruokaa on kehuttu joten kiva päästä vihdoin maistelemaan!

Saatan jättää kameran kotiin tällä kertaa ja nauttia ruuasta sekä seurasta ihan rauhassa. :)

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We had customer evening at work tonight, where especially the younger visitors 
could decorate their own gingerbreads. There was also Christmas drink and candies, 
and 30 first customers got a nice small gift. It was also really inpirational to get positive feedback 
from one customer. :) Such a sweet lady, who appreciated our help.

I'll be at work whole weekend before the holidays, and tomorrow we're planning on 
going for dinner with Samuli to one quite new local restaurant Eino. 
I've been there couple times, with my mum and last time with two co-workers.
 I've heard nice things about their food so it's great to finally try myself. 
I might leave camera home, so I can enjoy the food and company in peace. :)

22 comments :

  1. Awww you guys are the cutest! I don't think my boyfriend would be patient enough to sit through the whole construction haha, I love the elephants! That was a nice touch :)

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  2. wow the house must've taken a lot of effort but the end result looks oh so yummy!

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  3. When i saw this post i really got so excited! i love christmas cooking and baking and this is so CUTE congratulations! in fact TODAY i have planned to make my own xmas bisquit house and gingermen!!!i really hope it comes out good! many kisses and have happy holidays!!
    xxx sharingthepointofview.blogspot.com

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  4. wow! looks good! I really want to make oune gingerbread house by myself, but I'm too afraid to ruin everything! Hahah

    www.princessofcalifornia.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, you made these!! the cookies all came out so cute and the final result is adorable, well done, I bet they are super yummy too!

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  6. This is amazing! I love baking, might have to try making my own gingerbread house sometime :)Thanks for commenting on my blog, have a great christmas!

    Helen at Never Quite Elegant xx

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  7. Yummm!!! So so cute!!!! Really like :) must be delicious!!
    xx

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  8. oh wow! nice job, you two! I think it's so cool that you bake together. my fiance wants to know nothing about baking, haha. he wants to eat but not cook :D
    yeah, I think your sweet house looks adorable and I hope you will have beautiful Christmas and awesome presents too of course ;)
    big Christmas hugs from freezing Estonia!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  9. OMG how amazing! I wouldn't even want to eat it! You went to so much work! :)
    :)
    Allison

    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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  10. lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  11. I'm planning to bake some holiday cookies tomorrow!! I love the elephants you made. They are so cute. I've never tried to make a gingerbread house before. They do seem a bit tricky. I hope you're enjoying eating all the goodies. :)

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  12. Thanks for your comment! Early merry xmas and hope you will stop by again, thanks!

    little K.
    http://lilkfashionista.blogspot.jp/

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  13. oh my goodness girl! these look so amazing and yummy, I love the concept haha. the roof of the house looks really pretty and funny how it kept falling down- at least it's going to taste good! xD

    Metallic Paws

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  14. SO cute! I made a non edible cardboard gingerbread house recently.

    www.glamdiaries.com

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  15. It's looks good Satu!And ginger cookies aren't the easiest to decor:p...And I bet they taste even better!
    Happy New Year!
    Beijinhos**

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