goodtoknow has teamed up with Russell Hobbs to bring you the goodtoknow Cooking Club. Every month there's a full Russell Hobbs Creation Collection up for grabs for our favourite picture. This month's theme summer party food. We got so many fab entries it was hard to choose a winner. See our winning pic and all your lovely pics...
goodtoknow has teamed up with Russell Hobbs to bring you the goodtoknow Cooking Club. Every month there’s a full Russell Hobbs Creation Collection up for grabs for our favourite foodie picture. August’s theme was summer party food and we had so many fab entries it was hard to choose a winner. See our winning picture and all your lovely entries…
With the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee we’ve been very proud to be British this summer and goodtoknow user Jacqueline Craig‘s patriotic spread really reflected that. Congratulations Jacqueline, you win the Russell Hobbs Creations range!
goodtoknow user, Brian Mitchell made all this delicious party food for his daughter’s 4th birthday.
Brian said: ‘I made all the cupcakes myself, vanilla with white chocolate flavour buttercream and chocolate and turkish delight buttercream. My kids made the chocolate crispie cakes. I also made my daughter’s princess carriage cake, this again is vanilla sponge with buttercream and jam filling, yum.’
It’s a party spread fit for a princess!
We love goodtoknow user Hilary Compton‘s cocktail jellies!
She said: ‘They go down well at summer parties/bbq’s. Really easy to make, but so colourful and fun!’
Such a good idea!
goodtoknow user Maria has made this fabulously fruity dessert in the style of the Union Jack. What a great year this has been to be British and what greater way to celebrate it than by scoffing this fruity beauty?
Wow! Looks like goodtoknow user Christine Hall sure knows how to throw a party, we’ve never seen so much food! It all looks scrumptious, we bet the guests couldn’t believe their luck.
goodtoknow user Angie Laycock followed our very own recipe for these fab strawberry and cream cupcakes. Angie said: ‘They worked a treat at my Olympic closing party.’ They look fantastic, Angie.
goodtoknow user Angie Davidson made this unique travelling cake filled with a fresh raspberry buttercream for her friend’s daughter who was going to Australia.
Angie said: ‘I really enjoyed putting all the little extra details on and even pressed a flower design into the flip flops to make them look authentic! When I showed my friend she couldn’t speak and burst into tears so all the effort was worth it – her daughter was also thrilled with the cake.’
We can’t work out what we’re more jealous of Angie, the trip to Australia, or tasting this spectacular cake!
goodtoknow user Andrew Parker made these splendid desserts for his 21st birthday lunch. Andrew made this strawberry, amaretti and white chocolate trifle (recipe adapted from Lorraine Pascale), and strawberries and cream macaroons.
Andrew said: ‘I served these with the coffee after lunch. I hope you like them (everyone at the party did!)’
We love them, Andrew!
goodtoknow user Shazna has been creating some lovely-looking culinary treats this summer. The salad looks like the perfect summer dish and the flowers on the cakes are so pretty, although we bet they didn’t hang around for long!
goodtoknow user Maggie Riordan sent us this photo of a tasty looking picnic spread, it looks like the guests were queuing up to get their hands on all this yummy picnic food. It all looks so fresh and healthy, apart from the beer!
goodtoknow user, Sinead O’Callaghan made this selection of desserts to celebrate her parents’ 70th birthdays, and what brilliant presents to give them! We’re sure your mum and dad absolutely loved them, Sinead.
goodtoknow user Deborah Nicholas made this spectacular spread for her friend’s baby shower.
Deborah said: ‘It included blueberries with fresh cream, chocolate and ginger cakepops, a 3-layer vanilla sponge cake, orange and lemon cupcakes, marshmallows with blue sherbert and icy cold blueberry filled Pimms!’
It looks amazing, so classy.
goodtoknow user Faye Burrows put together this lovely tapas spread for her summer party. What a lovely summery treat, we’re eyeing up the soft bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar dip.
goodtoknow user Gina Stokes created these stunning Baileys & chocolate cupcakes in the spirit of the Olympics. We’re loving all things British at the moment and the Union Jack butterflies are a lovely touch. We hope you had a fab time enjoying the Olympics with a cupcake (or two), Gina.
goodtoknow user Jacqueline Craig put on this tasty looking spread in the style of Super Mario – even including some delicious looking toadstool treats. It looks lovely Jacqueline – we’re sure Finlay loved it too.
goodtoknow user Heather Haigh has made this beautiful princess cake for a child’s summer birthday party. We love the way she’s used ice cream cones to make the towers on the castle, very inventive – and tasty too. We bet the lucky little girl loved her princess cake.
goodtoknow user Hanna Binder sent us this photo of her lovely looking summer food. We’re loving all the fresh salad and tasty cheeseboard, and the way she’s displayed the hard boiled eggs. Can we come next time?
goodtoknow user Helen Carter made these super cute little cake slices for a school cake sale at school.
Helen said: ‘These are slices of cake, jam and buttercream, wrapped in a slice of icing, topped with sweets & a lollipop.’
We think these are the cutest cakes we’ve ever seen. We love how they come with some extra sweet treats on the side, and the pink little bears are a lovely feature.
goodtoknow user Julie Henderson has made this fun fruity pudding for the kids. We’re so impressed with the way she’s carved the water melon into a pram – and all the little details like the orange slice wheels and even the doll inside. It almost looks to good to eat… on second thoughts, it looks too delicious to resist. What a great way to get the kids eating healthily.
goodtoknow user Jane Mitchell sent us this pic of her ice cream cupcakes. We think they’re brilliant, Jane.
She said: ‘They’re vanilla cupcakes, with a chocolate surprise baked in the centre, the topping is vanilla buttercream and chocolate sprinkles. These went down a treat at our summer party.’
What a great way to display cupcakes.
goodtoknow user Katy Spence has had a real regal treat with these cute little biscuits with strawberry and cream filling, not forgetting to mention the champagne.
Katy said: ‘Our very British Champagne Tea!’
It looks like our sort of tea party too, Katy.
goodtoknow user Kelly made this tasty barbeque meal despite the British weather.
Kelly said: ‘BBQ style, inside due to British summer’.
We’re glad you still went ahead with the barbeque Kelly, it looks like it was well worth it, what a delicious looking meal.
goodtoknow user Jane Mitchell made these tasty looking pizzas for her homemade pizza party. What a great idea for a party, the toppings on those pizzas look absolutely scrumptious – it’s making us hungry just looking at them.
goodtoknow user Shirl Tivey made this cake for a street party in the spirit of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we love the bright colours and the neat design of the Union Jack on the icing. We think your cake is fit for a Queen, Shirl.
goodtoknow user Sophie Jenkins put on this lovely lunch of venison, chicken liver parfait, crusty bread, cheese board and mackerel pate.
She said: ‘Best picking lunch ever!’
We agree Sophie, we wouldn’t know what to have first.
goodtoknow user Mad Sherwood sent a selection of her summer party food and her family’s happy faces after eating it. Looks like they loved it, Mad.
goodtoknow user Bea Swiatkowska has been busy this summer. Not only has she been cooking all this lovely grub but she’s been caring for the 95-year-old lady who taught her how to cook too.
Here’s what Bea made: Vichyssoise, teriyaki chicken, rice and sugarsnap peas, sweet potato wedges and creamy pecorino and basil dip, bacon and veggie pasta bake, meatballs in spicy tomato sauce and linguine pasta, vanilla cupcakes, French apple tart, rhubarb fool, figs with honey, creamy banana and peach smoothie. Wow!
goodtoknow user Samantha Lively made these cakes and more for her cousin’s 14th birthday. We love way she’s used the plastic ice cream holders to present her tasty treats, and the toppings on those cupcakes look divine.
Samantha said: ‘We had a barbeque and lots of cake.’
goodtoknow user Sharon Nagaraj made sure everyone could have a slice of cake at her summer party by making diabetic-friendly carrot and walnut cake with cream frosting and strawberry and blueberry chocolate and cream cake – sounds delicious.
goodtoknow user Amy Gonzalez said: ‘With the Queens Jubilee and Olympics being held in London ths year, we have been feeling very patriotic, so we opted for a Union Jack Theme for our summer party, and my little girl helped make these ‘Crown’ jam tarts!’
They look lovely!