Monday, December 12, 2011

Pink Christmas Trees

I made you some Korean Christmas trees. Ha ha ha. I'm kidding. I kid. Ahhh, I'm so funny. Actually, I really am. My son told me so. He said, (and these are his EXACT words) "Oh Mom, you're so funny. You're the only funniest person in the whole world."  So...there's your proof. I'm totally funny.

I guess, it's not really funny unless you live in Korea though. See, here in Korea, Christmas is more like Valentine's Day. You celebrate it with a significant other instead of your whole family. (Or hide at work all day hoping someone will send you flowers and then act all surprised when the flowers you ordered for yourself come with some cryptic "secret admirer" note.) (Hypothetically.) And kids generally only get a small gift from their parents, and usually only until they are about 8 years old. So you know...pink like Valentine's Day, trees like Christmas...Korean Christmas trees...I swear I'm funny.


In case you want to make these...here is how I cut them out. I used a candy corn cutter from my Halloween pile and cut the trunk out with a square cutter. Then I squished them taller and leaning. --I'm kind of a squisher. It's what I do.--  But as I was cutting these out, I realized that an ice cream cone cutter would be like a jillion times easier because there would be no squishing involved.

I have to confess though...I felt a little weird making these big, shiny ALUMINUM Christmas trees. I'm probably going to have to make some Charlie Brown Christmas trees now to make up for it.

35 comments:

Giselle said...

These are super cute! Pink is my favorite color so these trees are great in my book. Great use of the candy corn cutter too. I love using my cutters for other things. Squishing is fun too. Totally fun.

Kimberly Armstrong said...

my daughter said that these are (and I quote) "SOOOOO COOOOLLL"...she's a sucker for pink

My son thinks I'm the funnies person he knows too, however at 9 1/2 it starts to take on a tone of sarcasm, I choose to ignore that and go with the words.

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker said...

Too cute! I really like the silver trees. Had no idea that the Koreans celebrated Christmas so differently. Thanks for sharing!

Bea @ CancunCOOKIES said...

These are super cute! I love the colours... I love that you are the funniest person, too! :) How sweet!

Karen - Trilogy Edibles said...

These are super cute! I love the the stripes!

Cookbook Queen said...

These are the perfectest Christmas trees EVAH!!

And you're totally and completely funny. Trust me, I'm an expert ;)

Bell Family said...

You know what these trees remind me of?? Trees that would be in Who-ville, like The Grinch. SO CUTE!!

Kerry Phillips said...

How did you make the silver on those super cute trees? I've be looking high and low for silver food coloring and haven't had any luck.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

these just leave me smiling...perfect touch of whimsy here. You are so talented. Love your posts.

LilaLoa said...

Kerry -- I used grey royal icing for these cookies. And then when it was dry, I painted it with Americolor Silver AIRBRUSH food color. Its so easy and so SHINY!

Holly@PemberleyBakeShoppe said...

These cookies are so beautiful! I suddenly have an urge to have a pink Christmas tree in my house.

Anonymous said...

Love them, they are so cute and whimsical! Anyone can do green trees, but you are COOL and do PINK trees! Love it...
Kris

Sue said...

Love these! They're like Dr. Seuss Christmas trees! Thanks for the tip on how you cut them out...easy, but I never would have thought of it. :)

lizy b said...

These are lovely! And thank you for telling us how you did the silver! I need to make that in a few days!

Neesie Natters said...

I immediately thought of Who-ville when I saw these cute Christmas trees too.

I was also fascinated to hear all about Korea ;D

Miriam G. said...

These are so cuteeeeeee!!!!!

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

I LOVE these trees the colors are gorgeous and your squishing is very cool. Also your post does seem kinda funny so I'm gonna believe your son :)

SweetThingsTO said...

I love these! so creative

Stephanie said...

Super cute!!

Glory said...

Hey thanks for the insight on Korean Christmas'. I never knew.

Those trees are super cute too.

Rosalinda said...

Thank you, these are so cute!!!

Paula said...

Not only are you super funny but you are super talented!

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Those are great- they totally remind me of Christmas trees that Dr. Seuss would have dreamed up!

Carrie said...

Love the whimsy of a non-traditional tree.

SweetSugarBelle said...

This is why I love you. I was THIS close to buying a poointy plain tree. THIS CLOSE. Ur amazing, you know that?!

Haniela said...

You somehow manage to make me smile, no matter how tired, cranky and sad I feel.
These are beauties i love the colors choice and well everything!♥

Moore or Less Cooking said...

I think your trees are wonderful and you are the funniest, your son is so adorable! Nettie

Glora said...

Cool! I love these. I had no idea that Koreans celebrated Christmas more like Valentine's day! Crazy! I love learning new things and I agree with your son you are hilarious! Hugs- Glora

Loveforfood said...

i won't eat them.. i would keep them.

Atelier Sucrème: Mónica, Marta, María said...

Son preciosas!!!!! me encantan!!

Carsedra said...

These are the cutest little pink Christmas tree cookies!!!




Carsedra of:

http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

You are so creative Georganne! I don't know how you have time to play with that new bundle of joy, but your pink cookies are GORGEOUS! And of course since they're my favorite color, I'm in heaven looking at these beautiful treats!

Charity said...

Love the fresh take on Christmas colors! I have two little girls and think these are just adorable.

Happy holidays!

julie04 said...

i just love your cookies. They fit perfectly with my Christmas decorations.

Peony and Thistle said...

Love these!

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