Sunday, December 1, 2013

10 fun and mostly easy Christmas Treats to make

I'm not sure how Christmas sneaks up on me every year, but it's only weeks away and I have a list as long as my arm of fun Christmas Treats I would love to make.

Today I'm doing a round up of some of my favourite treats from Christmas Past here on the Bubble and Sweet Blog.

They are mostly easy fun and easy to make with the exception of the ruffle Christmas Tree and Rudolph Macarons (well they are still fun just a teensy bit harder to make).

Links to the recipes and instructions below:

Ruffled Christmas Tree - I called this the Anit-fruit cake, pretty much as I am not a fan of fruit cake. Made with layers of white chocolate mud cake and chocolate ganache filling, decorated with layers of fondant ruffles and finished with fruity bon bon candy. Find instructions on how to decorate your own pretty ruffled 3D Christmas Tree cake HERE

Pinata 'Fake' Pudding Cake - Chocolate cake decorated to look like a pudding, filled with candy and chocolate coins. Can it get much more fun, I'm not sure but you can find out for yourself by watching this you tube tutorial:

Or clicking over to the blog instructions HERE

Elegant Ornament Cookies - ok these cookies are seriously pretty and pretty easy to make.  CLICK HERE for instructions.

Christmas Nesting Doll Cookies - so seriously these are some of my favourite Christmas cookies ever. I liked working out how to use the same cutter to come up with a set of fun holiday cookies. The snowman ones are super dooper easy to make, trust me ;)

Santa Nesting Doll Cookie CLICK HERE
Snowman Nesting Doll Cookie CLICK HERE
Penguin Nesting Doll Cookie CLICK HERE

Double Sided Christmas Tree Cake Pops - yup you heard right. Double sided cake pops, well ok you've probably seen more around now, but back when I created these it was pure genius! Check out the instructions HERE.

Peppermint Candy Cake Pops - these are cute, fun and easy to make. Oh plus delicious, that is always important for me - instructions HERE.


Elf in my tummy Cookies - yes once I started with those nesting doll cookies, I couldn't stop. If you could resist you could store these cookies on your shelf ;) Instructions HERE.

Elegant Snowflake cookies - these cookies are a favourite. I love the shape and simplicity and I remake them every year, sometimes with a different flavour, sometimes with a decoration variation. Click HERE for last years version.

Rudolph Macarons - Who could resist these delicious Rudolph macarons. I'd say they were the sweetest thing, but I already have a sweetest thing reindeer cookie (HERE) so that would be dumb. Anyhoo just CLICK HERE to see how I made the Rudolph Mac's.

Peppermint Cookie Fudge - Totally delicious, this fudge make a perfect gift if you can manage to not eat it all. Or perhaps you should do what I we do around here and make up 2 batches right from the start. If you want to whip up your own irresistible fudge Click HERE 

Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, maker and author of the cookbook ' Sweets on a Stick': More than 150 kid friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go!. Published in the US the book is available at most online book stores.

Original Ideas, photography and recipes by Linda Vandermeer do not reuse without permission.


  1. I just HAVE to make that Peppermint Cookie Fudge! And yes, I should make a double-batch, too. :-)

  2. They're all gorgeous but I have a soft spot for the elegant Christmas ornaments! They're beautiful, especially with those jewels! :D

  3. oh oh oh!!! how i LOVE everything here! especially those rudolph macarons with their noses?!? I DIE!!! :>O :>D

  4. Love the nesting doll cookies. They would make great gifts.