Jar, snow globe and glitter

It’s the second week of our “See the wood for the trees” challenge over at Crafty Boots. I have continued with my Christmas theme for this challenge and created a quick and simple card:

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The jar stamp is from Red Lead and I’ve used one of Darkroom Door’s Stitched Christmas trees. The words are from a stamp by Karen Hayselden for Stampotique. I added some blobs of stickles for a snow globe effect.

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This weekend we had a small family get together to celebratemy eldest son’s birthday. At his request I cooked a proper English Sunday lunch – roast beef and all the trimmings of course! He didn’t have a special pudding request and I was given free rein. He’d already had a cake on his actual birthday so I decided to take the opportunity to try out something that had been in my head for quite some time.

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These little edible snow globes were super simple to make. I got the2-part  acrylic baubles from Ebay and they are 100cm in diameter. The dessert itself is a chocolate mousse mixed with chunks of chocolate sponge, white and milk chocolate chips and some dollops of chocolate sauce. The snowy topping is a white chocolate cheesecake. I did make some chocolate Christmas trees and snowmen but, at the last minute, opted to use Christmas cake decorations instead. As you might expect there is also a sprinkling of edible glitter!

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  1. I love this sweet Christmas card but find myself rushing to mention the snowglobes, how wonderful are these, perfect for any Christmas Day lunch and so tempting to try, can the be made the day before?

    Oww, very excited.

    Dionne x

    • Oh yes – which is fab. I made the mousse first and chilled that for an hour and then added the cheesecake topping once the mousse was set. I made it the day before – the only thing I didn’t do was to remove it from the fridge before serving, think that would have been better. I’m thinking jellies, trifles, Mont Blanc (my favourite!) and possibly a version of Delia’s chocolate truffle torte which is everyone’s favourite. You can also get bigger versions if you just wanted to do one large one! xx

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