|Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast Cookie Tour|
Want to be creative? This is very exciting! You can get patterns and tutorials for all of the tour's featured inspirations. The Barn Inn's Poinsettia Pillow instructions and pattern is on this link.
The twelve inns showcased were the Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, Berlin Grande, Berlin Resort, Carlisle Country Inn of Berlin, Carlisle Inn of Sugarcreek, Carlisle Inn of Walnut Creek, Comfort Suites of Berlin, Guggisberg Swiss Inn, Miller Manor, Stone Cottage Inn, Victorian Suite, and the Wallhouse Hotel. The tour is a collaboration of member properties of the Amish Country Lodging Council and helps partners to showcase in a way that we could not do alone. It's a lot of work for all of the properties involved, but it is fun and festive, and in the end, charities and all of us are blessed. This year's tour will take our eight year charity donations over the $100,000 mark.
|Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns|
To make my Ohio-shaped cookies, I first piped around the perimeter with royal icing, then allowed that to dry. Next I filled the surface of the cookie with color-flow. That had to dry overnight. I applied frosting sheet decals that I printed with a printer with food color ink. (You have to use a printer that has never used regular ink). With making 1,400 cookies it was more cost effective for me to purchase a printer and make my own cookie images. In most cases you could go on line to one of
See the Holmes County edition of The Bargain Hunter for an excellent article on this year's tour.
December 19, 2015