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Clockwise from top left: Cake pops by Mel, Boysenberry & Cream Cheese Muffins by Janie, Truffles by Emily, and Banana Cake by Kelly.

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. ~Peg Bracken


Christmas is that time in the year where we remember what is special, wonderful and meaningful in our lives: family, friends, hope, peace and love.  The simple of act of gift giving reminds us that by giving to others we can do a little towards making the world a better place.

And in the true spirit of Christmas we had a fantastic haul of Christmas baked goods for the North Shore Hospice.  So a massive thank you to all you hard working bakers who took some time out of what is a very manic time of year to bake!

Our baking really does make such a difference, especially since Christmas time can be a very difficult time.  Baking is truely a gift of time and love and it means so much to the family and patients and staff at the hospice.  It is our way of saying we care and that we are thinking of them this Christmas time.

I know our families of the patients will love this food that comforts the soul and I heard from one of our housekeepers that it is a crazy week and your baking has made such a difference.  From Gaynor Larson (Funding Manager, North Shore Hospice)

From Michelle, Linda, Tammy, Mary, Felicity, Kathy and Alison, the household team at the North Shore Hospice:

Thank you and all your bakers soooooooooooo very much for the beautiful baking that arrived yesterday. Once again you have all outdone yourselves! This week will be a very busy week for us in the kitchen and your baking is so gratefully being used by our housekeepers this week frankly I don’t know what we would do without it.

Have a very good Christmas and very happy 2011

So thank you again bakers, from the bottom of my heart for making Christmas time just a little easier for everyone at the Hospice 🙂

On the menu this round we had all sorts of pretty yuletide cookies, cakes and cupcakes…

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{christmas cookies by Bake at 350}

I LOVE Christmas time.  I mean, what’s not to love: the decorations, the carols, the tree…not to mention our annual Baking for Hospice Christmas Round!

Yes, folks, it’s that time again…Round 13 is just over a week away on Sunday 12 December 2010.

Time to channel the yuletide spirit and deck the halls with smells of baking.

For a little inspiration check out these Christmassy delights:

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