Happy New Year to you and I hope that 2013 brings you health, luck and happiness. It has been an extremely busy time in the SmartCookieSam household leading up to Christmas and I found myself not getting round to updating my blog due to the all the other things that needed doing. I had a lot of Christmas cakes and gingerbread to sort out at the end of term before Christmas Eve so my blog has taken a back seat!
Anyway, I thought I would just publish a few pictures taken in the past few weeks to name but a few. Sadly, I managed to upload a few pictures via Twitter and Facebook via my phone which now has stopped working and has been replaced. They never made it onto my computer- arrrggghh! Here are a few that did get onto my computer.
|Gingerbread people for stocking fillers- placed in a cellophane bag and tied with pretty ribbon.|
|Gingerbread stars, hearts and snowflakes- some were made with holes to hang on the tree, others put into cellophane bags and tied with ribbon.|
|Another way of presenting my hugely popular Rocky Road Chunks.|
|Some marzipan Christmas biscuits made from a recipe in the second Great British Bake Off cookbook. They were such a success with my tasters that I’m hoping to sell something very similar on my stalls.|
|Children In Need Cupcakes made for a local coffee morning using pretty spotty cupcake cases and Pudsey Bear pics from Lakeland.|
|Pudsey Bear shortbread cookies baked with my cutter from Lakeland for a local Children In Need Coffee Morning.|
|Banana and Almond Traybake made with leftover bananas as a treat for my family. Didn’t go down well with my children as it had almonds in it, but my hubby and I enjoyed it.|