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End Piece of Gingerbread Cake Roll

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Perhaps it is pride that I need you to know this is an end piece.  The filling was fuller in the middle but I didn't put it all the way to each edge knowing as it rolled up it would squish out.  That said, there was still enough filling that it was enjoyable to eat.  I usually cut off the ends before serving to be sure that it looks as appealing to the eye as possible.

I made this dessert for a Christmas party.  The ends I had cut off were all I had since what I took to the party was eaten.  My kids, while they enjoyed it, wished it was sweeter.  This is why I like it because this is a season of sweetness and it was nice to not be overwhelmed by it.

Gingerbread Cake Roll

Cake:
Cooking spray
Parchment paper
Shortening
2/3C Cake flour
1-1/2t Cinnamon
1-1/2t ground Ginger
1/2t Baking powder
1/4t Salt
1/4t ground Cloves
1/4t ground Allspice
4 large Eggs, separated
1/2C Sugar
3T Molasses
3T Butter, melted
1t Vanilla
1/3C Powdered sugar

Syrup:
1/4C Sugar
1/4C Water
2T Apple Cider or Orang…

Snowman Candy Dish

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We had an activity last month for those that wanted to make these candy dishes.  I made one for my husband to use on his desk at work.  We spray painted the terra cotta flower pot (base of snowman) and the saucer (hat) with spray paint.  While they dried we painted the wooden knob for the hat and the face on frosted glass bowl.  I think they bought clear glass bowls and they sprayed them with a frosted finish.  Once everything was dry we glued the knob on the saucer.  We glued the face to the flower pot base and attached a ribbon.  I brought mine home and added some dazzling diamonds glitter to the rim of the hat and I used some Stampin' Up! buttons and rhinestones to jazz him up a little.

I put some of the peppermint butter mints in it for him to take to work but I also sent a bag of M&Ms.  He told me the candy went a lot faster when it was the M&Ms.