Friday, 28 December 2012

Christmas Baking & Advent Swap

 The 23rd of December was my Christmas baking day; I spent all day in the kitchen baking and decorating:-
Vanilla Fairy Cakes
 topped with vanilla butter cream and icing toppers,
 Cheese and Marmite Palmiers,
 Sausage Rolls,
 Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispies sprinkled with glitter,
 Chocolate Swiss Roll filled with Peppermint Butter Cream
 and turned into a Yule Log,
 Gingerbread Snowmen with Chocolate Buttons,
 White Christmas Slice,
 Chocolate Cake Pop Snowballs,
 Millionaire's Shortbread with Rosemary-infused, Salted Caramel
 and a bowl of Brandy Butter to accompany the Christmas Puddings.
I also decorated the Christmas Cake.
This year I made a two-tiered cake and coated the white fondant with a silver shimmer spray,
before creating a cascade of pink snowflakes and white snow down one side of the cake.
Here is my final instalment of Laalaa's Advent Swap 2012.
My swap partner was Ellie of Jelly Jam.
Day 23 - My The Cats' Gift from Jelly Jam
Catnip mice!
Day 23 - My Gift to Jelly Jam
Day 24 - My Gift from Jelly Jam
A yummy chocolate tree
Day 24 - My Gift to Jelly Jam
Knitted lavender heart
Christmas Day - My Gift from Jelly Jam
Bag filled with chocolate coins
Christmas Day - My Gift to Jelly Jam
Scarf and wooden picture frame
and to The Little Jammers
CK purses filled with chocolate coins
 A big thank you to Lynda for organising this and all the other lovely swaps and to Ellie for being such a fantastic swap partner.


Kandi said...

You have been a busy baker, I was drooling over all of those, your cake is especially pretty!
Wasn't the advent swap good fun, I was a little lost on Boxing Day when it finished ;0) x

thesnailgarden said...

Hi Kandi, thank you for leaving a comment. Yes the Advent swap was great fun; I was rather spoilt by Ellie with all of the lovely gifts she sent to me.
My son is gradually eating his way through the Christmas cake! :)
Wishing you and yours A Happy New Year, Pj x