Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas is coming!

This has been a hectic week for me with functions every night of the week, so this post is also a bit of a mish mash of all sorts of things that have been going on! The first of these is a client function we had on Monday night for our trust clients – in real life I am a lawyer specialising in asset structuring and trusts. My firm administers and operates over 850 trusts. We had a Christmas function on Monday night with about 90 attendees.

We wanted to give them a take home gift, so I made these gingerbread Christmas trees and decorated them. It seemed like a good idea at the time and they looked good on mass, but they are a bit wobbly as it was hot and I over –committed :0) But they are my first real piece of Christmas baking, so that was exciting!

Secondly I have been awarded two blog awards, a blogging buddy one from the lovely Gaye at Laws of the Kitchen and a Kreative Blogger award from Hannah of Hannah’s Country Kitchen. Thank you so much to both of you – this means a lot. Both Gaye and Hannah are fellow lawyers and have lovely blogs of their own. Hannah is my idol – she won masterchef in the UK – how cool is that!!!!! Anyway, thanks to you both and I would like to pass on the blogging buddy award to Morven of Food, Art and Random Thoughts. Morven is a fellow Nzer and such a sweet blogging friend. I would also like to pass the creative blogger award to Kim of Scrumptious Photography – you have to check out her blog, the photos are so fabulous!

Lastly, Gaye from Laws of the Kitchen, asked me to participate in the worldwide blogger bake off – read all about it on Gaye’s blog. I decided to participate by baking these Turkish bread rings (I think they are known as Simmit rings). You can find the recipe here, but it was featured in Cuisine magazine a while ago. The bread rings were really easy to make and gave a nice Turkish bread style texture. They also froze really well.


kim said...

the trees are so cute! :) awesome job. man, i wouldn't have the patience to decorate so many of them!
also, thanks so much for the award!! i really appreciate it and i'm so glad you like my blog:)

Morven said...

You're so sweet! Thanks for the award - I am very honoured.

Your tree cookies are adorable and I wish I had your patience/talent.

Cakelaw said...

These cookiesare sio cute - I admire your dedication in making so many of them, because these type of cookies take a long time to make.

Also love the Turkish bread rings - a perfect entry. Thanks for supporting this cause.