Christmas is perfect for creative people
Relatives, neighbors, and even neighbors of relatives can be happy when Julia Stanco pulls her baking sheets out of the oven. And now, at Christmas time, this happens even more often than usual. The talented amateur baker decorates cookies, cupcakes, and cakes with filigree lines, bright colors, pearls, glitter, powdered sugar, pastel icing, or Velvet Spray, with stars, rolling eyes, sweet crystals, or mini-candy canes. To make the temptation complete, she presents the works of art on lace, glossy paper, or gold-rimmed tableware, positioned between balls, candles, and pine greenery. Since she bakes more than her family can eat, she gives away many of these delicious gems as presents.
During the day her three-year-old and four-year-old sons help her. In the evenings she decorates on her own and includes ideas she gets from everyday moments or from sharing with other baking fans.