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mini gingerbread houses and christmas truffles

Here's a couple of little handmade goodies I have made over the last few days.

Mini gingerbread houses. I wanted to make some little houses as gifts this year. After searching around for some house templates, I found these cute little houses by Megan Rearon of the Not Martha blog. Megan made her houses small, so they perch on the side of your hot chocolate mug. Megan's Gingerbread house template makes tiny little houses. I enlarged her template 140% to make my little houses below. (I didn't cut the little slots from the sides, leaving the sides of my houses whole). The houses were decorated with royal icing and sweets, then wrapped in celephane with a ribbon.

Fiona Carter's mini gingerbread houses 
Fiona Carter's mini gingerbread houses 
Fiona Carter's mini gingerbread houses 
Fiona Carter's mini gingerbread houses 

Christmas truffles. I don't make truffles very often, but this year I wanted to make some rum balls. Again I went searching for recipes and found a rum and raisin truffle which appealed, as well as a couple of other recipes. 

Fiona Carter's Christmas truffles 
Fiona Carter's Christmas truffles

Wrapped in celephane and tied with Ribbons Galore ribbon :-)

Fiona Carter's Christmas truffles

The truffle recipes I made are:

I hope you have a very merry Christmas. Thanks for visiting my blog over the past year.

Cheers

Fiona x  

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