Nov 28, 2012

Sydney Food Bloggers Xmas Picnic

I woke up early on Saturday morning with a mixture of excitement and stress. It was the day of the Sydney Food Bloggers Xmas Picnic – hooray for catching up with friends, meeting new people and eating delicious food. But I hadn’t baked anything! After the success of my ginger cupcakes at the last Food Bloggers Picnic I knew I had to create something equally delicious. I settled on my spiced cookies with salted caramel buttercream.

The cookies came out of the oven fragrant and crunchy from their raw sugar coating. It took all my willpower not to devour several whilst I waited for them to cool down!

I sandwiched them together with salted caramel buttercream and they looked delish! But alas as the salted caramel took forever to cool down I was running late…

I must admit I spent far too much time socialising and eating instead of taking photos of all the delicious food, but here is a sample of some of the delicious creations!

First up we have a gorgeous Strawberry Fresh Cream Cake (shaped like a Pig) by Jen Is Hungry

Delicious krokets by Irenes Getting Fat

Cookie Dough Dip with Apple and Biscuits by Cooking Crusade

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies by Spoonfuls of Goodness

Rhubarb Meringue Tarts by Muppy (these were heavenly!)

Homemade Cheese Plate (!!) by Nic Cooks - I didn’t get to try any of Nic’s delicious looking homemade cheeses nooo!! Feel free to make some more?? :)

Thai Chicken Wonton Cups by The Sticky and Sweet. These were absolutely delicious, I must get the recipe!

Vegan Pumpkin Pie with a Quinoa Crust by 84th & 3rd. I am often sceptical of vegan desserts as I feel the more butter and eggs the better, but JJ’s pie was delicious! And she ensured it had no nuts so I could safely devour it hooray!

Donuts! I have no idea who bought these but thankyou. I love donuts :)

Thanksgiving Turkeys by Gucci & Gyoza. So adorable!

A quick glance of my container and half the cookies had promptly disappeared. They were shortly polished off as sun + buttercream are not friends and things got really messy really quickly!!

And of course the obligatory group shot!

Thanks so much to Chocolate Suze and Grab Your Fork for organising yet another successful picnic!


  • Great photos Swah! I’m afraid I didn’t get to try your delicious looking cookies but they looked fabulous and thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • Thanks Christine! And I loved your cookie dough dip! :)


    • OMG wonderful!!! Dream cookies!!!!

  • Aw thanks love, I’ll email you the recipe :)

    • Thanks Soph! Cannot wait to make them yum yum

  • Next time remind me to have a cookie BEFORE the sun makes them all melty..

    • I think one of the highlights of the day was watching you trying to eat the crumbling/melting cookie. You did well! Hahaha

  • I completely forgot who made those Spiced Cookies until I saw Flick’s post. Those cookies were so nice! one of my favourites!

    • Oh thank you so much Thanh! Glad you enjoyed them :)

  • The cookies were amazing!

    • Thank you Flick!!

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