12 Days of Christmas 2011

I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes in the 2011 version of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas – here are all the recipes rounded up for your Christmas Baking.

Day 1 – Ideas for Decorating your Christmas Cake

Stars and Sparkle Christmas Tree Cake

Day 2 – Father Christmas Lollies

Father Christmas Cookie Lollies

Day 3 – Christmas Pudding Fudge

Christmas Pudding Fudge

Day 4 – Parmesan and Poppy Seed Crackers

Parmesan and Poppy Seed Crackers

Day 5 – Paper Cup Christmas Cakes

Paper Cup Christmas Cakes

Day 6 – Coconut and Passionfruit Cakes

Coconut and Passionfruit Cakes

Day 7 – Pastry Spoons for Canapes

Pastry Spoons for Canapes and Nibbles

Day 8 – Baileys Pastry Mince Pies

Baileys Mince Pies

Day 9 – Spicy Mini Beef Empanadas

Day 10 – Reindeer Cake Pops

Day 11 – Pork Pies with Cranberry Jelly

Pork Pie with Cranberry Jelly

Day 12 – Golden Christmas Meringues

Golden Christmas Meringues

I’m off to wrap some presents, heck lets make that do some Christmas Shopping – I’m wishing you all a really lovely holiday and I’ll see you after Father Christmas has been!

Ruth xx

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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17 Responses to 12 Days of Christmas 2011

  1. Magnolia Verandah says:

    Thank you so much for 12 days of Christmas – I have loved every day!

  2. tracey says:

    hi ruth, thankyou for all the great recipes this year.
    i have enjoyed your blog since you started it, and will be looking forward to 2012 following you again.
    wishing you and yours a wonderful christmas and a fab new year! xx

  3. Lyn says:

    Thanks Ruth for the beautiful recipes you have posted on The Twelve Days Of Christmas. All lovely achievable recipes. After making the Baileys Pastry Mince Pies, I am now going to make another batch for our local librarian who has run our monthly book club and kept us fed on sandwiches each meeting.
    Now go and do your Christmas shopping……

  4. Francesca says:

    Hi Ruth… I thoroughly enjoed receiving a daily recipe as part of your 12 Days of Christmas 2011. Thank you so much for your lovely recipes and wonderful tutorials. It has been a pleasure getting to know you over the past 9 months. Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy christmas. I hope all of your christmas wishes come true, and that your christmas is filled with lots of laughter and sparkles!!

  5. Have a very Happy Christmas, Ruth. Thank you for all the lovely recipes you have posted.

  6. Sheila Wilcock says:

    Thank you so much Ruth for all these wonderful Christmas ideas. I have made 3 boozy cakes, baileys mince pies and Christmas pudding fudge . All reslly gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you and your family. X

  7. debbie says:

    Thank you Ruth for your great recipes. Each day for the past 12 I have eagerly opened up a new jem. Typically in South Australia Christmas is a fairly hottish (is that a word) affair but at my house we have the whole roast thing (turkey, pork and ham) and if I dare change it my kids (now grown) would have a fit. I hope you and your family have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to any other fantastic recipes you post.

  8. Julie says:

    Ruth – a big thank you for all your hard work explaining how to do things – such an inspiration! I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas xxx

  9. Lisa Shannon says:

    Hi Ruth,
    Thank you for another delicious year. Have a lovely christmas xx

  10. Ok now Christmas Pudding fudge just sounds like something I absolutely neeeeed to make tomorrow! (Wonder if I could sneak down and make a start now??)

  11. Anna Kerr says:

    Hi Ruth, Thank you for all your emails and fantastic recipes. You are an inspiration to all us Mum’s out there. Have a very Merry Christmas and may God bless you and your family. xxx

  12. Sharon Peters says:

    Ruth, can I just say – your recipe for Christmas Cake is absolutely the best ever! We will be using it from now on – so delicious! Thank you so much.

  13. Tori says:

    Hey Ruth,
    I’m considering buying a stand mixer and wondered if you used one for your baking? If so, what brand is it, what do you like about it, and would you recommend it?
    Thank you very much,

    • Hi Tori – I use my stand mixer all the time so they’re definitely a worthwhile investment if you bake regularly. The Kenwood K Mix, Kenwood Chef and Kitchen Aid are all very good and I don’t notice a difference between them in performance. Looks wise the K Mix and Kitchen Aid win. Price wise its the Kenwood Chef, which is less than half the price of the other two.
      My preference is probably Kenwood over Kitchen Aid because it has a tight splashguard which stays where it should and stops anything escaping – no more icing sugar clouds! x

  14. maria says:

    thanks for the cake ideas they are great but struggled a bit with the icing but will get there this is a new venture for me

  15. Abigail says:

    Hi Ruth,
    I see that I am 12 months too late, but I have only just come across your blog. It is really lovely and so helpful!
    I have taken inspiration from your Starry Christmas cake and entered my little boy’s school fete competition. And I won!!! So thank you so so much! It has definitely given me a confidence boost, and I’m ready to try again! (ok, what I am not telling you is that there were only two cakes entered in the competition, but still… )
    Have a lovely Christmas! Abigail

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