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Christmas Memories

Santa hat on Christmas tree of green lollipops

The perfect Christmas tree for a sweet tooth – it’s made of lollipops!

My momma always used to make Christmas for me and my brother special.

The Christmas tree…

We would get a Christmas tree as tall as possible without touching the ceiling.  I remember the struggles we all had trying to get the trunk into the base so it would stand straight.

Decorating the tree was always a special occasion.

Although my mom stopped putting candy canes on the tree until Christmas Eve arrived because my brother and I would sneak and eat one or two or five a day.

The future…

I loved Christmas and now 20 years later as my wife and I prepare to have kids I will give them the same memories of Christmas my mom gave to my brother and me.

 

* Image courtesy of 123 rf

Make an easy, edible Christmas decoration

Want an easy way to make a cake or cup cakes or dessert platter or whatever look really special?

Simply heat up a candy cane (buy them in whatever size suits the decoration you’re after – they range from tiny to huge!) and gently bend it into a shape to suit.

Adding more of a swirl than the traditional cane shape is more compact so it works better on some designs I find – the long cane just doesn’t fit in and looks stark so this is a nice option.

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