Come and see all of this month's Russell Hobbs comp entries including classic Christmas cakes, desserts and more. Did your pics make it? Who's this month's winner?
If you love baking and taking snaps of your delicious creations you’ve come to the right place. Every month goodtoknow Cooking Club is offering you the chance to win a full Russell Hobbs Creations range including Kitchen Machine, Mini Chopper, 3 in 1 hand Blender and Food Processor.
For your chance to win each month all you have to do is send us your food pics. Last month we asked for your Christmas bakes as we knew you would all be hard at work in the kitchen for Christmas.
Not only do you get the chance to win this amazing prize, you also get your photo on our goodtoknow Recipes site so you can show off to all your friends.
From classic Christmas cakes to Christmas biscuits, clever cupcakes and delicious mince pies, we had some lovely entries last month. It was hard to choose a winner, especially when you’d all been baking up such impressive storms in the kitchen. We just loved every single entry so well done to all!
Make sure you keep an eye out for next month’s competition. In the meantime come and see our winning picture and all your lovely entries…
goodtoknow user Bea Swiatkowska says: ‘These are my festive baking creations including a traditional Christmas cake, mince pies and panettone bread. It was my first ever attempt of making panettone bread and I am quite pleased with myself. I was actually worried that it will never rise but in the end it came up beautifully and is very delicious.’
‘I’ve really got into decorating all my bakes and cakes this year and I’m so excited to enter my Christmas bakes into your competition. I’ve even done quite a few goodtoknow recipes and creations,’ says goodtoknow user Kelly Freeth.
goodtoknow user Carola Vorlop says: ‘I love Christmas and spend most of my free time in the kitchen baking and cooking for the big event. For Nicholas Day this year, I received a set of star shaped cookie cutters (from the ever thoughtful husband), so I had a go at making the cookie Christmas tree. Almost too good to eat, although my family did not seem to have any difficulties tucking in. They are so easy to make and really effective, so I made quite a few to bring as gifts to friends. I always like giving gifts from the kitchen.’
goodtoknow user Anna Louise Pemberton made these cinnnamon mince pies, chocolate Christmas cakes and biscuits.
goodtoknow user Sally Hudson made these cute holly Christmas cupcakes.
goodtoknow user Paul Scarth says: ‘Here’s my attempt at Paul Hollywood’s deep filled mince pies. Just in time for Christmas lunch.’
‘I made this cake for the Christmas party at my child’s pre-school. The cake is an orange and cranberry sponge, filled with cream cheese frosting and decorated with vanilla frosting. Everything is 100% handmade and so delicious, everybody loved it!’ says goodtoknow user Sandra Luz Gutierrez Viquez.
‘This year we decided to do a Great Christmas Bake Off at work. 14 people entered and I came second. I made a red velvet cake with a cream cheese frosting and then decorated it with penguins. I’d never done icing figures before but it was great fun. My neighbour loved the cake so much that she asked if I could make one for her son’s birthday!’ says goodtoknow user Kelly Pearson
‘I made this chocolate and vanilla pavlova because it only uses a few ingredients and makes a stunning centrepiece. I also made mincemeat bites which were so simple using ready rolled puff pastry and good quality bought mincemeat and dried cranberries. Finally my Christmas crumble muffins are filled with dried cranberries, sultanas, raisins and topped with a buttery crumble which is perfumed with cinnamon. They were perfect!’ says goodtoknow user Maggie Wise
‘This is my family’s Christmas cake, designed and created by myself. The 6in rich fruit cake recipe is my own recipe, covered in marzipan and white fondant. The theme of the cake is ‘White Winter Wonderland’ – a fantasy cake if you like,’ says goodtoknow user Janet Henderson
‘Our daughter has always decorated the Christmas cakes and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the ritual of carols and Christmas music while she does the cakes in our kitchen. We were looking for a different theme for this year so instead of the usual Santa, we decided to include family pets, past and present – lots of fond memories and lots of fun to do too!’ says goodtoknow user Tim Sinclair
‘Here are my fun cupcakes I made this year for Christmas. There are Rice Krispie Christmas trees, gingerbread cupcakes, Christmas tree cupcakes, eggnog snowflake cupcakes, Hanukkah cupcakes, chewy oatmeal cupcakes and last but not least Bailey’s truffles with a crystallised flower on top,’ says goodtoknow user Beverley Press.
‘This is the first year I have actually got round to making my family a Christmas cake, most years I leave it too late but this year I have got ahead and made a fruit cake, marzipan undercoating and fondant-iced top coat, with all hand made decorations and satin red ribbon. I even embossed the cake drum with holly pattern. We loved it – simple yet effective,’ says goodtoknow user Kay Gilbert
‘I chose these because they were so cute and my daughter thought they would be perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit,’ says goodtoknow user Sorcha Bentley
‘Here are some Rudolph cake pops made for one of my son’s nursery party,’ says goodtoknow user Sarah Rayment.
‘We had a mum’s group children’s party so I made the following for the kids (and adults!): Gingerbread snowflakes and snowmen, Christmas tree cupcakes, Reindeer cupcakes (with curly wurly’s for antlers!) Mince pie cupcakes and mini cupcakes – this was a recipe from your website. They were a BIG hit. I have been asked to make some more for a mums’ drinks party next week! And finally my Christmas pudding-shaped chocolate truffles. They disappeared in record quick time,’ says goodtoknow user Claire Lingwood
‘I made these orange-spiced tree cookies with my two boys. It was great fun and very yummy too! We made them as they looked fun to make and who can resist cookies at this time of year? Especially if they’re displayed on the Christmas tree!’ says goodtoknow user Sarah Lewis.
‘I would like to share a picture of my first ever homemade Christmas cakes. I made one for my boyfriend’s father and one for my own parents. Both were very well received and went down a treat with requests for more next year. I aim to perfect my icing and decorating next year to make them look more festive,’ says goodtoknow user Cara Webster.
goodtoknow user Jo Roclawski says: ‘These are my snowman gingerbread biscuits baked for my son’s teacher for Christmas. He decorated them with help from mummy and daddy.’
‘There are gingerbread elves, choc gingerbread reindeer, rocky road lumps, brandy snap logs and peppermint cream snowmen. A little something to keep everyone in my family happy! I hope you like,’ says goodtoknow user Hannah Moyle.
goodtoknow user Luca Cipriani says: ‘I made these Christmas cupcakes filled with zabaglione cream.’
goodtoknow user Caroline Lonsdale says ‘These are my Christmas bakes. The Christmas cake with green icing on it raised £70 for our charity, the other one is going up for raffle too!’
‘We love Christmas cake, but I wanted to do something a bit different when decorating it. This was made using a giant cupcake mould set and each cake is covered in marzipan then decorated with fondant. My second cake was for the local school cake sale raffle,’ says goodtoknow user Cathleen Kennedy.
goodtoknow user Helen Vass says: ‘Just thought I would send a selection of my Christmas baking for the competition this month!’
goodtoknow user Diane Pearce says: ‘I love baking at home, it’s my hobby. This is my candy cane Christmas cake. It’s got real mini candy canes and cinnamon sticks on it. I love candles so added the tealights as well. I’m the only one who likes fruitcake but I make one every year – it’s my treat to me! Merry Christmas to all at goodtoknow!’
goodtoknow user Luka Cips says: ‘I made these Christmas cookies decorated with royal icing. I have a very large family with so many nephews. They love baking and decorating cookies and so do I!’
‘We had a little pre-Christmas dinner for friends and I baked and decorated all these traditional fruitcakes as presents,’ says goodtoknow user Nelmarie Rennison.
goodtoknow user Rose says: ‘Here’s a photo of my homemade Christmas quiches that I make for our Boxing Day buffet – they have a Christmassy filling of finely shredded Brussels, chopped chestnuts and crispy bacon – delicious!’
goodtoknow user Jennie Ford says: ‘I made these cake pops. It’s my son’s disabled youth club Christmas party tomorrow so I’m sure they’ll go down a treat!’
Jammie dodgers and a chocolate cherry brandy bomb made by goodtoknow user Nicola Buckle.
‘Cinnamon ring doughnuts… Mmm tasty still hot! I made about 30 altogether,’ says goodtoknow user Glenn Hunt.
goodtoknow user Jackie Holland made these impressive red velvet Christmas cupcakes using our red velvet cupcakes recipe!
goodtoknow user Sarah Elsley says: ‘Just thought I would share my cakes with you. They’re inspired by Victoria Threader’s cupcakes.’
goodtoknow user Daphne Walton has gone gingerbread crazy with gingerbread Christmas trees and a house too!
goodtoknow user Jenny Atkinson says: ‘Christmas croissants success!’
goodtoknow user Crin Palmer has been very busy baking this Christmas.
A delicious and very impressive Christmas cake made by goodtoknow user Claire.
goodtoknow user Faye Atkinson made these tasty Christmas biscuits over the holidays.
A great Christmas effort from goodtoknow user Lilly Larkin.
goodtoknow user Katy Baynton says: ‘I cooked a chocolate heaven cake with orange flavour buttercream. I will be very popular at work tomorrow as it’s a present’
goodtoknow user Monika Horcickova made these homemade rafaelos and mini Christmas biscuits.