Dec 252013
 

Penguin here.

Blue Bear and I spent a lot of time preparing some holiday treats this year, and I will be sharing a couple of samples (in the form of photos) with you guys.

We were in charge of this year’s buche de noel, otherwise known as a Christmas log. We made it as a chocolate swiss roll covered in chocolate ganache and surrounded by meringue snowmen.

Chocolate Swiss Roll Buche de Noel with Meringue Snowmen

Chocolate Swiss Roll Buche de Noel (Christmas Log) with Meringue Snowmen

This year we made a ton of decorated cookies. This is only a small sample of them. You may notice some video game characters here, such as Link from Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Link from Wind Waker and Moogles from Final Fantasy. You may also notice that one of our Santas is Blue Bear’s dog Skunk.

Orange Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Orange Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy Holidays from everyone here at ACAD.

Dec 232013
 

Penguin here.

Which animal is more Christmas-like than a reindeer? Here in North America, reindeer are actually known as caribou. Even if these buddies may not be quite so magical in reality, they are certainly adorable. Seriously, just look at how goofy and fuzzy they are!

Baby Reindeer with Mother

Baby Reindeer with Mother

Found here: reveal.co.uk

Dec 152013
 

Penguin here.

Today we are starting our annual ACAD Holiday special where our next posts will feature animals in festive settings. Today, we will be decorating the tree at Blue Bear’s house, which is why I am posting a picture of this goofy hamster surrounded by Christmas ornaments.

Hamster with Christmas Ornaments

Hamster with Christmas Ornaments

Found here: Animal Animal Animal