Did you get any baking goodies for Christmas?

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    cefmac Well-Known Member

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    For Christmas, I was lucky enough to get a few new recipe books - I got the official Great British Bake Off book from this year, as well as a more general Mary Berry cookery book. I haven't made anything from either of them yet, mainly because the house is piled high with cake at the moment, but they have some awesome-sounding recipes in them that I can't wait to try (such as raspberry fudge cake!). I also got a spatula for scraping the sides of my bowls (I always waste so much mixture because I can't get it down from the sides properly), which isn't very exciting, but was much-needed.

    Did anyone else get anything baking-related?
     
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    True2marie Well-Known Member

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    The only baking related goods I got were in the form of food. A neighbor brought over a red velvet cake and sweet potato pie. Both of these desserts were delicious. Other than that, all of my gifts were not food related.
     
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    TheViper Well-Known Member

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    The only thing baking related I got was a dozen of chocolate fudge cookies. My friend ordered them from the local bakery. They were absolutely delicious!
     
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    I'm single, an orphan, and my friends live kind of far away, so I don't actually get Christmas gifts. I usually buy gifts for my daughter and a couple of her friends.
    The nearest thing I bought myself to a baking gift is a bunch of pumpkin flavored cake mixes that were on clearance for 50 cents.

    Pinterest has a lot of ideas for making other things out of cake mix, like cake mix cookies and layered desserts so I bought the clearance cake mixes with the idea of transforming them into something else.
     
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    I did get a very nice potato ricer, that is adjustable from chunky to smooth. I also got one of those Aero Knives that Ming Tsai is selling on TV. Those things are total crap - they don't cut anything, they are just serrated blades that saw through stuff. It snags on everything and gets stuck to the cutting board constantly - I'm ready to throw it out.
     
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    Lacey Well-Known Member

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    I finally got my lid that you can pour things into for my mixer as well as a couple of attachments for it. YAY!!!! I was so excited about these gifts. They were much appreciated and will be used all the time.
     
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    For Christmas, I got some cookie cutters from my friend. They are all Christmas themed, so I will definitely put them to use for Christmas. There are reindeer shapes, santa shapes, candy cane shapes, ect. I know it's a long way away, but I have already been thinking about how I plan to use these cookie cutters for Christmas and how I want to decorate the cookies. I found some really cute Christmas cookie tins on clearance at an after-Christmas sale. I'm thinking this year I may bake and decorate Christmas cookie, fill them in the tins, and give them as gifts.
     
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    My mom knows I love to bake so she always tries to get me something to help improve my skills. :)
    Last year she got me a few really interesting cookbooks: a "Classroom Treats" cookbook filled with cute ideas for bite-sized goodies in recipe proportions perfect for sharing with 20-24 friends.

    She also found me a cookbook of desserts that all use Cool-Whip as the main ingredient. Very interesting because cool-whip is pretty cheap at the grocery store, as well as the other ingredients called for. The cookbook gives lots of great ideas for using cool-whip in way more unique ways than just a topping or a layer in trifle. There are so many delicious-looking ideas I don't know where to start!
     
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    No ;( but I did put a silicone baking sheet in my mom's stocking and now really want one! Oh and I bought myself some cute spatulas.
     
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    I did, actually. I received a small box of rocky road brownies cut into 6. I don't know where my friend got them, but they were so good! It was crunchy on the outside and when you bite into it, it was moist and soft. That was a pretty good Christmas gift! I'd rather have food as gifts instead of other material things :) Always a happy tummy for me!
     
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    None here. I did get lots of baked goodies from my mother-in-law! She makes such good cookies!!!
    But, I think I put on too much weight eating them! Yuck!! :) LOL Still working on getting that off!
    My daughter wants me to buy a fryer so I can make fried chicken and donuts!
    But, nothing for Christmas that was baking related.
     
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