I was quite chuffed to be invited to the annual Sydney Food Bloggers Picnic 2012, hosted by two lovely food bloggers, chocolatesuze and grabyourfork.
It was my first food bloggers event so I was rather excited to go along! A week ahead, I baked and froze a batch of my favourite brownies to take along.

I drove to Centennial Park and promptly got lost finding the right picnic spot for a good ten minutes, before finally making some kind of a U Turn and heading in the right direction. Fortunately I found a good park pretty soon after spotting what I hoped was the Sydney Food Bloggers Picnic group. Grabbing my camera and ziplock (couldn’t find a container!) bag of brownies, I headed nervously headed towards the group, holding my handbag in a bit of a death grip. I don’t really go out to big groups of people who I don’t really know so it was definitely a couple of firsts for me in one day!

Everyone laid out masses of delicious looking food and pinned on their name tags (my name and blog name on a tag, yay!!).

Everyone got to mingle and put faces to blogs and twitter accounts πŸ™‚

Finally, lunch was announced by chocolatesuze!

A congregation of food bloggers – everyone got to snapping before we started eating!

Beautiful looking paella from Lex from iheartsaturdays.com

More gorgeous looking paella from Ramen Raff

Gorgeous berry marshmallows – not sure who made these but they were scrumptious!!!

Delicious meatballs with feta and a tzaziki dipping sauce by spoonfulsofgoodness

Gorgeously green mini pandan cupcakes by Lay from www.layskitchenexplorations.blogspot.com

Muppy’s absolutely delicious salted caramel tarts with gorgeous piping

coconut and pandan maracons

sugar puffi’s fairy bread!

Some more delicious tidbits

The brownies i brought πŸ™‚

Everyone got to nibbling and some chatting!

Gaby from lateraleating and Muppy.

Me and Muppy

Me and Chanel from Cats Love Cooking

Wendy from obesebaby, Lay from layskitchenexplorations, Lucy from beyondbourkestreet and me πŸ™‚

Food got eaten!

I went back to get some of these, but they were gone πŸ™

Lucy from beyondbourkestreet‘s browned butter apple pound cake with maple cream cheese frosting

I snapped a couple more pictures before the big main group pic by Simon from theheartoffood.com

The lovely Tim and Christina from thewayitcrumbles

Wendy (obesebaby), Lucy (beyondbourkestreet) and me

Me and the talented Simon from theheartoffood

Me and April from polkadotsandchopsticks

Me and Suze (chocolatesuze)

Me and Betty (sugarpuffi)

Group pic from Simon from theheartoffood

It was so lovely to meet everyone and finally get to put some faces to blogs as well as sample some of everyone’s scrumptious treats. Looking forward to the next one!

Special thanks again to chocolatesuze and grabyourfork for organising everything πŸ™‚

You can check out all the rest of the pictures I took (yes, there are more! hehe) on my Facebook page by clicking here.

You can also check out the recipe/method for my favourite brownie recipe I took to the picnic by clicking here πŸ™‚.

Hope you are all having a fab week!