My brother threw a holiday potluck for a bunch of friends and on the invite he presumptuously assigned me to dessert, pending I could attend of course. He assumed correctly on what I would be bringing, but now that I have claimed myself a “baker” on this lil blog of mine, I have a lot to live up to! I’ve done my fair share of cookie baking this holiday season, so I wanted to try something a little different. I stumbled across this awesome cupcake tree and the next minute was calling art stores nearby to see if they had Styrofoam cones in stock. I do love living in this city, but spur of the moment craft projects are not exactly SF friendly. Michael’s is the epitome of inconveniently located to my home or office. Luckily, I snatched the last 2 foam cones at an art store near my apartment and was off to do some cupcake baking.
Before our family decided to jet-set during Christmas time, we had some normal Christmas traditions. My family would go to Grandma’s house on Christmas eve, go to church at St. Clare’s in Santa Clara, have dinner at gram’s, and open up all the presents from my grandma, Aunt Lynn, and Uncle Charlie. My Aunt Lynn would always spoil Conor and I with tons of gifts and mine usually had to do with crafts. One year she gave me a whole scrapbooking set which really got me started on my scrapbooking craze and another year she got me an ice cream maker. I used the ice cream maker a lot at first, but like any other Christmas present, it got put away in a closet and forgotten about. Until one day a few months ago, I was thinking about how I wanted to make ice cream but needed an ice cream maker, and realized I have one collecting dust in my parents’ house! I decided to wipe the dust off just in time for some holiday ice cream making. Grab your broken candy canes and stick your ice cream maker in the freezer because it’s time to make some peppermint ice cream!