It was a super sunny Saturday as the weather cooperated with us and I, armed with a tray of strawberry Santa’s headed down to Centennial Park for the 2nd Annual Sydney Food Bloggers Christmas Picnic. Having recently attended the Sydney Food Blogger Mad Hatter Spring Picnic, I was more relaxed and excited having previously met tonnes of great people, but with such a huge turnout, I unfortunately didn’t get around to saying hi to every one of you.
I brought along huge strawberries on steroids which I had dressed up as little Santa’s – I was afraid no one was going to know they were actually Santa’s as my sister had no idea what they were… but everyone knew straight away hoooray! It only took 10mins to make these – just whipped the cream (I added some peach liquor to the cream too 😉 ) and painstakingly placed black sesame seeds as eyes with tweezers.
There was an abundance of food, some with a Christmas theme and some with Christmas colours and others were just plain tasty (my favourite was the greek beef meatballs)! They also held Sydney Food Bloggers Olympics and Kris Kringle.
I had an awesome day filling my belly, met a lot of friendly new people and came home with Boiley a microwavable egg boiler – thanks KK!
A big thank you to Helen from Grab Your Fork and Suze from ChocolateSuze who had co hosted and organized the shindig.
My army of Strawberry Santa’s
Christmas Tree Meringues by Jacq from Penguin says Feed Me
Chocolate Hazelnut Christmas Tree by Lisa Perkovic
Christmas Tree Marshmallows by Steph from Raspberri Cupcakes
These kind of look like holly right?? Made by Helen from Grab Your Fork
Pancakes with Chicken and Kimchi
Keftedes by Demos and sign by Gianna from The Empty Fridge
White Chocolate Wontons w/ pinenut and rosemary praline from He Needs Food
Macaron Christmas Tree by Cleony from I Eat Sweet
Sydney Food Bloggers Olympics
Chopstick Challenge transferring 50 soy beans from one bowl to the other
Taste Test challenge
photo credit Simon from The Heart of Food
Naw don’t we have such a nice food blogging community here in Sydney 🙂