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Hello Bakers,

My goodness it was an absolute treat putting together this Wrap Up from the Christmas Round. Some seriously amazingly gorgeous baking and so much of it.  When we arrived at the hospice they were so blown away by the amazing generosity and incredibly high standard of baking so thank you so so so much to everyone! Massive appreciation for your talent and generosity and for taking the time out of a very busy time of year to bake some goodies for the lovely folk at the hospice!!

{My very awesome Mum and Jack drive me around for the pick up laying out the incredible spread of baking with Tammy from the NS Hospice and a B4H baker Cathy.}

{My very awesome Mum and Jack drive me around for the pick up laying out the incredible spread of baking with Tammy from the NS Hospice and a B4H baker Cathy.}

Check out all the amazing baking after the jump…

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{via flickr}

{via flickr}

Hello lovely bakers!
Just a reminder that the next round is coming up! Sunday 29 March is the day to jot down in your diary.

Thanks to all the people who emailed to suggest a theme – the vast majority voted for an Easter themed round and looking back we actually haven’t had this theme before so Easter it is! So think of your fav Easter goodies be it inspired by hot cross bun spices, spring, chocolate eggs or any of your fav Easter goodies! Good old pinterest also has LOADS of Easter inspo if you are feeling stuck: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=easter

Of course you don’t have to bake to theme – the Hospices love shortbread, loaves, slices, anything that keeps well and would work well for patients (soft, easy to eat, not too much colouring)

The drop off sites and times are below: (please check your email for more details). Please note we have a slightly later time for the Albany drop off (Philippa’s place).

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{Clockwise from top left:}

{Clockwise from top left: Chocolate and macadamia cookies by Helen, Chocolate caramel slice by Portia, Joanne’s Apple muffins, and Wendy’s 2:2:1 slice by Owen. }

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{Clockwise from top left: Date loaf with walnuts and Guinness Chocolate Cake by Karyn M, Kimberley’s Coconut slice , and Lemon yoghurt cake by Zyanya.}

{Chocolate mint moustache cookies + family trying on the mo's}

{Chocolate mint moustache cookies by me + the compulsory ‘Mo’ photos before being allowed to have a cookie!}

Hello Bakers!

Here is the Wrap Up from our last round, the Father’s Day Round!  Very sorry for how long it’s taken to get posted! We had an amazingly creative and delicious batch of baking from you all!

Read on for more photos of the Dad themed treats…

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Dear Bakers,
Thank you for your patience over the yea! I’ve survived the finals exams yay! Have really appreciated your words of support and your putting up with late email replies and wrap ups!
Now that I’ve come out of exam induced hibernation, it is already time for the next round. I can’t believe I’m typing this but Christmas is coming up and that means it’s time for our annual Christmas Round! This year it will be on Sunday 14 December.
I understand that is a crazy busy time of year – so any baking you can donate is so appreciated! It’s the time of year when a little love through baking can mean so much to the patients, their families, the staff and we can also help ease the load on the volunteers working hard to provide morning teas and functions at the hospices.  The hospices love both Christmassy and non-Christmassy baking so they have goodies to help with the festive season and into the New Year, so if you have a special yuletide recipe you would like to make that would be amazing but all the old favs – loaves, slices, shortbread, savouries – would be perfect too!
The drop off sites and times are below: (please check your email for more details)

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Hello Bakers,
 
Thank you so much for all your lovely messages of support. Has been a real roller coaster ride these last couple of months so hearing from you lovely people means a lot! Really appreciate your patience and understanding.

The next round is coming up on Sunday 7 September. The theme is Fathers Day – be it something your dad loved having or other baking dads out there would love!  As always loaves, slices and things that are easy to freeze are the most favourite but any baking is appreciated!!

The drop off timetables are below (note the slight change to the Albany drop off site this time – Pip is doing ANOTHER half marathon that morning so please give her a humungous high five when you see her! My goodness total trooper!)

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Hello lovely bakers,

I am really really sorry for the super late round up!! A couple of my close family has been quite ill for the last little bit and that we are currently overseas for my brothers wedding!! Will get on to finishing it as soon as I get back though so please watch this space!

In the meantime the next round is already coming up eek!! My goodness this year has gone by ridiculously quickly!!!

The next round is on Sunday 7 September 2014. Since it is landing on Father’s day let’s make it a Father’s themed round!

Will send out another email with drop off times shortly!!

Thanks so much for your patience.

Nessie x

Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to all you wonderful bakers today. We had an epic, biggest ever round and it all looked AMAZING.

 

Lots of delicious loaves and cookies and cakes which the hospices just love.

 

There were even a few people who dropped off baking despite having run a half marathon this morning! Amazing!

 

You are all so awesome!!

 

{winter warmering spices: ginger kisses | via bakingequalslove}

{winter warmering spices: ginger kisses | via bakingequalslove}

Hello Bakers!!

The next round is coming up on Sunday 6 July and the theme is Winter Warmers!

So think of lovely warming winter baking recipes: winter produce, rich spices, hearty tucker to get the hospices through the next chilly months!

The drop off timetables are below (note the slight change to the Albany drop off site this time – Pip is doing a half marathon that morning so please give her a massive high five when you see her!)

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{Clockwise from top left: Toffee apple tarts by me, Fiona with her Coconut chiffoncake, Lemon yoghurt loaf and ginger cookies by Alice}

{Clockwise from top left: Toffee apple tarts by me, Fiona with her Coconut chiffoncake, Lemon yoghurt loaf and ginger cookies by Alice}

Hello Bakers!

Here is the Wrap Up from our last round, the Autumn Round!  We had such gorgeous and creative fall themed and non themed baking.  Seemed like just what the Hospices needed for the last couple of months with the busy Appeal month having come round in May. You can still get involved by hosting your own Hospice Cuppa event!

Read on for piccies of the yummy autmunal delights…

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Our next baking round is due in June but we weren’t able to get flights until the beginning of July soooooo the next round will be on Sunday 6 July.   Any ideas for a theme? Flick me an email!

In the meantime, a wonderful way to get involved with the Hospice Appeal Month, why not use your fabulous baking skills and host your own Hospice Cuppa?!!

Invite friends and family around for a morning or afternoon tea to enjoy your home baking, have a catch up and have fun. In return, you ask them to make a donation to Hospice. It is a great excuse for a get together!   You can run your Hospice Cuppa whenever it suits you, it doesn’t have to be in May. When you register, your chosen Hospice will provide you with a starter pack to help you kick start your Cuppa.

Go to http://www.hospicecuppa.org.nz to register or for more information.

 

Nessie