Gingerbread Man Mince Pies

I'm surrounded by mince pies all season long, but I've never had more than a nibble. I generally don't like them but I thought I might enjoy them more if they were baked in cute shapes! This idea works for all kinds of pie - I made some apple along with the mince. And you don't have to stick with man-shaped; you can go for hearts, stars or whatever your weird heart desires. Gingerbr…

Gingerhead Men Christmas Cookies

Gingerbread Men are no strangers to puns. Over the years, they've been extrapolated into Ninjabread Men, Injabread Men and more. And this year, I've turned them into Gingerhead Men!As if Gingerbread Men weren't charming enough, this full head of flaming frosting hair makes them downright irresistible. Happy baking and Merry Christmas!Gingerhead Men SuppliesPiping bagSmall circle piping bag ti…

Sticker Print-Out: Ho Ho Homemade Christmas Baked Goods Sticker

If you go to all the trouble of baking Christmas cookies for your mates, you darn well better make sure they know the goods were lovingly handmade! Not only will this sticker get the job done, it'll make people think about Santa Claus' laugh which is a great thing to think about around Christmas. You can buy sticker sheets to use in your own printer or you can upload this design and orde…

Awesome DIY Envelopes (Pattern + Instructions)

Sure, regular envelopes get the job done. They contain their contents quite well, no one's denying that! But sometimes you want to take things up a notch. And these DIY envelopes are decidedly next-notch. Using my envelope pattern and a few basic household supplies, you can make your own envelopes out of anything! Cereal boxes, newspaper, wrapping paper, old *NSYNC posters. Get the…

Easy Halloween Pumpkin Truffles

What's Halloween without treats? It's nothing but a big ol' steaming pile of tricks! Not only do these teeny pumpkin truffles look like pumpkins, they also taste like pumpkins. They're dang delicious and easy to make - all you need is a packet of cookies, some pumpkin puree, cream cheese, white chocolate and spices. I've included a video of the pumpkin transformation process below (…

Spooky Graveyard Halloween Brownies

Most people don't realise how innately spooky brownies are. I mean, they look like dirt. And you know what people do with dirt? They bury people in it! That's very, very spooky. So, for this Halloween-themed month on the Things by Bean blog, I've come up with these Spooky Graveyard Halloween brownies. They're fudgy brownies topped with crunchy coconut whipped frosting and teeny-tiny grav…