Sweet Traditions: Confections by Hand

Gingerbread Cookies

Although these Yuletide goodies are delicious on their own, it’s Ivana’s special touch that takes them from sweet snacks to edible works of art. The shapes vary from ski sweaters and mittens to snowflakes and stacked trees. Her decorating tools are simple—cellophane cones with snipped ends, royal icing, and a steady hand—but the results are both beautifully elaborate and remarkably precise.

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  1. Being part Slovak, I can innately appreciate this beautiful and intricate art !

    I somehow can’t imagine eating these gorgeous pieces and would want to use them strictly for decorating the Christmas tree, much like Tasha Tudor did.

    Ummm…. I can almost smell the scent of the gingerbread from here!

    Brandon Hartford
    Te Deum Cottage

  2. We are two ladies from Calumet MI, who love ur tea house, cookies, etc. We were wondering if u have a book on the teahouse, cookies, decorating, etc..


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