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I'll talk about it tomorrow (and post a picture of Eberlin), but for right now I'm sitting on the couch.  I just need to note a few more things for future reference:

For the acorn cookies - each cookie takes about 2 tablespoons of dough, and bakes for 20 minutes.  Remember that the mold doesn't contain equal numbers of right-handed and left-handed cookies.

For the boar's head:

Next year, try building the ears separately and baking them onto bamboo skewers, then inserting them on site.  I could build the inner shape out of foil, draping the crust over them, and then I would just have to lift the finished piece off.  Note - insert bamboo skewers into the main head during baking in order to form a hole for the ear skewers.  vynehorn  tells me that she suggested this to me last year and I said it didn't work, but I honestly have no recollection of it.  I'm sure she did, but I just don't remember.

There was something else, but I've forgotten.

EDIT: I remember!  I mentioned to jofglastingburi  that maybe next year someone else will do the boar's head.  She just laughed at me...


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Dec. 5th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
I have a spare acorn cookie cutter if you want it.
Dec. 6th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
I guess Jane doesn't know I like to sculpt meat too. ;)
Seriously, I haven't gotten to go for a few years, but hopefully next year I can reprise my pig.

Also, a problem with baking the ears separately is that they may shrink differently than the rest of the beastie. If I were going to do this, I'd make them oversized. Then as it worked, insert them into holes in the head or trim them down to match the final shape of the head.
Dec. 6th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
Boar's Head
But I laughed with love!
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