I'm a Slave...

to Pastry!  It's been non-stop the past few weeks with a heavy workload at the restaurant and lots of side projects.  I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and not a moment too soon!  Don't get me wrong - I love doing what I do, but I have never felt so tired and rushed.  I can't remember the last time I had any ME time.

Here are the pictures of the sweets I made for my Mom's Book Club...

Gingerbread Marshmallows [12.12.2010]

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Hot Chocolate & Peppermint Marshmallows [12.12.2010]

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Unfortunately, I couldn't find a gingerbread cookie cutter that was small enough to make non-obscene sized gingerbread marshmallows...maybe next year. 

Mom had originally requested the peppermint marshmallow and one day on the drive home, it dawned on me - why not layer the marshmallow to look like peppermint candies?  To my surprise, it worked!  Yes, to my surprise, because there have been numerous times where my "bright ideas" turn into horrendous catastrophes.

Hope eveyone at book club enjoyed!