Last night was a holiday cookie decorating party with the group from Bible Study.  We decorated snowmen, gingerbread men, snowflakes, ornaments, Christmas trees, etc etc.  I arrived on the scene with severe cookie decorator’s block.  But, it wasn’t long before my creativity started flowin’.

The categories were: Most Creative, Ugliest, Most Original, Most Patriotic, and Most Professional.  I’m proud to say that I received two 3rd place nods.  Which I’d like to think equals one 1st place prize. 

I decided to think a little outside of the box for Most Patriotic.  Surely everyone would be doing something red, white and blue.  But, patriotic doesn’t have to mean U.S.A.  Which is why I decided to be patriotic through Rocky’s eyes and created the following…

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My next creation was entered into the Most Creative category and received 3rd place.  The judges thought it was just a smoking Santa, but clearly they didn’t notice the feather in the hat.  It’s a pimp snowman.

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Unfortunately, my entry for the Most Original category didn’t win anything.  If the judges would have known that I had transformed an Indian into Elvis, they would have had a little more respect for my creation.  Right when I got the idea to do Elvis, I was informed there were no more snowmen cookies.  Luckily, Debra hadn’t gotten any farther than icing the cookie brown and placing a red dot on the forehead before she graciously surrendered the last snowman cookie to me.  I then wiped the slate clean and created Elvis.  Suz also made a Frida, which placed 2nd, and we opted for the cheesy Christmas photo ops…

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P.S.  I’m preserving Elvis in my freezer, so if you want to see it next time you’re over… just ask.

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