Ye Old Bacon Shoppe and Other Holiday Festivities

Because everyone needs a bacon store as part of their holiday village display, right? And while we’re on the subject, here are a few others we think someone really ought to manufacture….

Last but not least, here’s our favorite gingerbread display of 2011. A trio of very San Francisco victorian row houses as seen at the California Academy of Sciences cafe in Golden Gate Park. As a fun detail, some of the aquarium’s most famous inhabitants – Claude the albino alligator, a family of African penguins, and Lemon Drop the yellow python – are featured in the display. You can’t quite see it in the picture, but the roofs of these houses are shingled in banana chips and almond slices which is a pretty cool trick.

And just for fun, a link to 3 inspired and extremely nifty gingerbread creations from a great blog called Off the (Meat) Hook. These will definitely make you smile: Jetson’s-esque “Gingerbread on the Moon“, “The Gingerbread Casbah” & “Gingerbread Christmas Cabana“. [PS: She’s a former pastry chef and she shares some excellent gingerbread-house recipes and how-tos which I’m going to bookmark for next year.]

Happy Holidays!

XOXO, Simran and Stacie!

6 thoughts on “Ye Old Bacon Shoppe and Other Holiday Festivities

    • How coo! Thx for sharing — I guess I didn’t realize that gingerbread was such an art form. I can think of a million ideas of fun things to make, but I’m not sure my baking, decorating or engineering skills are up to snuff. Maybe we’ll have to organize some kind of a joint effort next year.

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