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Aspiring Bakers #26 – Creative Christmas Motif Bakes! [ROUND-UP]

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WOW! WOW! WOW! What a month it had been! Despite being the holiday and festive season, everything was so fast paced! Before I know it, the month of December is already over! We’d come to a complete closure of 2012, and incidentally, the last Aspiring Bakers event of the year, Aspiring Baker #26 – Creative Christmas Motif Bakes as well! This month, we’d received a grand total of 50 valid entries! So glad that some of these aspiring bakers really took up the challenge and tried out new recipes and new decoration techniques etc. So yes! It had been a really eventful month!


This month I’d decided to challenge the group with Christmas-related bakes. Not any Christmas bakes but one which must contain a Christmas motif, that must in turn be handmade. Quite a mouthful isn’t it? And I’m pretty sure it was quite a handful of components to consider for some of us as well. Well, the idea was perceived out of goodwill, to help all of us sharpen our skills and stretch our tents, venturing into areas which hopefully we’d yet gone before! So I’m really gladden by the number of serious and genuine attempts some of them have put into it. Kudos to all of you!

Without further ado, here is the round up of all the wonderful entries from this month’s Aspiring Bakers #26 – Creative Christmas Motif Bakes! Here are they in chronological order as they’d been received.
1 Peng's Kitchen
(1) Christmas Theme Cupcakes 2012 from Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
2 Anncoo's Journal
(2) Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookie from Ann of Anncoo’s Journal
3 Peng's Kitchen
(3) Christmas Tree Cookies from Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
4. Adeline Ang
(4) Christmas Swiss Roll from Adeline Ang [non-blogger] (recipe source from here)
5. Adeline Ang
(5) Christmas Tree Danish Butter Cookies from Adeline Ang [non-blogger] (recipe source from here)
6. Adelicious
(6) Eggnog Créme Brûlee Tart from Adeline of Adel-icious
7. Peng's Kitchen
(7) Cinnamon Apple Candy Cane Kolache from Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
8. Sze Min
(8) 起司圣诞树面包 Christmas Tree Bread from Sze Min of Min’s Blog
9. Peng's Kitchen
(9) Matcha Red Bean Buns Christmas Tree from Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
10. Frozen Wings
(10) Green Tea Shortbread Cookies from Lena of Frozen Wings
11. CC
(11) Tiramisu Yule Log from CC of Dumpling Love
12. Genie
(12) Christmas Tree Danish Butter Cookies from Genie of Honeybee916food
13. gertrude
(13) Snowflake Sugar Cookies from Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets
14. mich
(14) Christmas Cupcakes from Mich of Piece of Cake
15. xiao wai
(15) Rilakkuma Christmas Cupcake from 小歪 of C’est ma vie
16. Jasline
(16) Chocolate Log Cake with Valrhona Chocolate Mousse from Jasline of Foodie Baker
17. bakeforhappykids
(17) My Twelves Days of Christmas Cookies from Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids
18 xiao wai
(18) Swiss Roll Christmas Tree from 小歪 of C’est ma vie
19 Peng's Kitchen
(19) Christmas Cake Roll from Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
20 Jane
(20) Christmas Holly Durian Log Cake from Jane of Passionate About Baking
21 Cathy
(21) Xmas Snowman & Wreath Bread from Cathy of Cathy’s Joy
22 Cathy
(22) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Log Cake from Cathy of Cathy’s Joy
23 cathy
(23) Xmas Cuppies by Cathy of Cathy’s Joy
24 Cathy
(24) Xmas Tree Choux Buns by Cathy of Cathy’s Joy
25 amanda
(25) 3D Present Cookies from Amanda of Crumbs and Cookies
26 gertrude
(26) Pistachio Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Jam Filling from Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets
27 gertrude
(27) Candy Cane Sugar Cookies from Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets
28 doreen
(28) Green Tea Shortbread Christmas Tree from Doreen of My little favorite DIY
29 bee bee
(29) Matcha Red Bean Buns Christmas Tree from Bee Bee of HoneyBeeSweets
30 bee bee
(30) Chocolate Granola Wreath with Holly Buttercookies from Bee Bee of HoneyBeeSweets
31 bee bee
(31) Christmas Tree Macarons from Bee Bee of HoneyBeeSweets
32 bee bee
(32) Red Velvet Christmas Yule log Cake from Bee Bee of HoneyBeeSweets
33 joey
(33) Almond Amaretto Cookies from Joey of Little Accidents in the Kitchen
34 Joey
(34) Candy Cane Cookies from Joey of Little Accidents in the Kitchen
35 vivian
(35) Santa Bread (Straight Dough Method) from Vivian of Vivian Pang Kitchen
37 vivian
(36) Gingerbread Cookies with Egg-free Royal Icing from Vivian of Vivian Pang Kitchen
37 vivian 1
(37) Christmas Log Cake from  Vivian of Vivian Pang Kitchen
38 Vivian
(38) Chocolate Snowflake Cake Pops from  Vivian of Vivian Pang Kitchen
39 Miss B
(39) Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet Say Hi from Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders
40 Alice
(40) Xmas Japanese Rolled Cake from Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake
41 Alice
(41) Santa Brioche from Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake
42 Alice
(42) One Bowl Chocolate Xmas Cupcakes from Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake
43 winnie
(43) 圣诞树杆蛋糕 from Winnie of Xiao Homemade’s Blog
44 Yao
(44) Gingerbread Men from Yao of Bake Me
45 xiao wai
(45) Durian Mousse Yule Log from 小歪 of C’est ma vie
46 Samantha
(46) Bûche de Noël from Samantha of Sweet Samsations
47 Angel
(47) Santa Claus Cookies from Angel of Cook.Bake.Love
48 min
(48) Chocolate Cream Cheese Bun from Sze Min of Min’s Blog
49 min
(49) Chocolate Walnut Cookies from Sze Min of Min’s Blog
50 doris
(50) Red Velvet Mini Cakes from Doris of Tested and Tasted
51 cynthia
(51) Mango Mousse Yule Log from Cynthia of The Baking Biatch

All looking so good isn’t it? Hope all of you had fun making these lovely christmas motif bakes, as much as I had enjoyed reading all of your posts!

So with this, we usher in 2013! Wishing all Aspiring Bakers, all my dear friends and readers a really blessed new year! Do continue to participate and support the upcoming Aspiring Bakers events which you find challenging and meaningful to you! And finally, stay healthy and beautiful, and may all your new year resolutions come to realisation, and all your wishes come true!

PS: Do not forget that there would be a giveaway for this “Aspiring Bakers #26 – Creative Christmas Motif Bakes!” coming up over the next couple of days! So please stay tune for the lucky winners! Yes! There would be more than one!

Meanwhile, hop over to Sweet Samsations for this month’s Aspiring Bakers #27 – Through Thick and Thin – Kue Lapis Classics. Its kueh lapis making time!!!

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12 responses

  1. Thanks Alan for the great post!

    January 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

    • Alan (travellingfoodies)

      Thanks for participating, Genie!

      January 2, 2013 at 9:41 am

  2. Thanks for the round up Alan! How come you don’t have submission? :p

    January 2, 2013 at 8:38 am

    • Alan (travellingfoodies)

      haha good question! I was waiting for someone important to submit her entry but since she didn’t, I don’t feel compiled to submit one myself 🙂 Thanks for asking by the way, Jane!

      January 2, 2013 at 9:41 am

  3. Great roundup and thanking for hosting AB 🙂
    Happy 2013 to all!

    January 2, 2013 at 9:32 am

    • Alan (travellingfoodies)

      Thanks for joining Ann 🙂

      January 2, 2013 at 10:18 am

  4. Pingback: Aspiring Bakers #27: Through Thick and Thin – Kue Lapis Classics « Sweet Samsations

  5. Wow! My hats off to all who had contributed to this. I’m truly truly impressed!!!

    January 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm

  6. even tho christmas is over, now am feeling christmas-sy again after seeing all these wonderful bakes! ..and the christmas tree breads, they are so cute!

    January 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

  7. Fantastic work, I bet this took a lot of time to put together! I forgot to submit mine on time 😦 but will try harder next month!

    January 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

  8. DG

    Love to see these wonderful creativities from fellow blogger. They look gorgeous. Thanks for hosting, Alan 🙂

    January 3, 2013 at 11:26 am

  9. Claris

    can i learn how to bake all those biscuit ? do u open any class ?

    January 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm

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