Festive baking | Sweets and treats for the holiday season

'Tis the season to get baking! From classics like gingerbread and fruit mince pies to over-the-top mashups, let your creativity guide you. Baking is a fun way to get into the festive mood. Sweet treats also make great handmade gifts for your loved ones. 

Get your oven mitts out, it is time to bake up a storm. Try these modern takes on classic holiday favourites: 

How to make traditional Christmas cake

Did you know that the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread house was awarded in 2013? The house was 18.28m long, 12.8m wide and 3.07m tall.


Libraries love baking these eBooks

Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial


Browse these eMagazines for holiday baking articles: 

  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Cookbooks
  • Good Housekeeping Christmas Collection
  • Handmade Christmas

To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

On the web

Listen on the go with these baking podcasts: 

Get inspired with these YouTube channels:

Find more holiday baking recipe collections at Taste, Delicious, All Recipes Australia, Woolworths and BBC Good Food

Check out these Facebook pages Baking Tips and Tricks and Tastemade


Set up a festive baking soundtrack on Freegal:

  • White Christmas by Bing Crosby
  • All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year by Andy Williams
  • Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
  • Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas by Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters
  • Winter Wonderland by Frank Sinatra

Unlimited music streaming and download five (5) tracks per week. Download from the Sony catalogue and thousands of smaller labels. Sign in with your member number and password.

Amazing Christmas cake decoration compilation

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