Greetings from the mobile studio this holiday season! We are huddled under three feet of snow over here in Lithuania and it is the first time in a while that I have so closely identified with the singers of the Pottery Barn “Hip Holidays” Christmas CD that was thrown into the suitcase at the last minute for a little American musical cheer; dreaming is no longer required for a white Christmas, but the weather outside is indeed frightful.
However, the snow made the indoors of the Tree Cake factory in Ignalina all the cozier. We took one of those “how it’s made” tours and were able to see how my favorite Lithuanian dessert is put together (like a horizontal stalactite). If we ever have a house with a fireplace, we’ll be sure to install one of these rotating spits for endless batter-splashing fun…
And here are some freshly-decorated gingerbread cookies to visually share. We were icing them at the same time as the Austin branch of Cathy Heck Studio was finishing a pfoffen bröd marathon, so I guess making cookies is one thing that’s happening all over the world.
Wishing you all a safe, sweet, and cozy end to 2010!