This Christmas season we are again baking, decorating, and packaging 40 kilos (80 lbs) of chocolate biscuits, gingerbread, jammy dodgers, and other little goodies in the rooms of the Diving Club Bubbles in Schaan, Liechtenstein. The proceeds from the sale of these delicacies, shaped like little turtles, go entirely into the protection projects run by Turtle Foundation.
The passion for delicious Christmas cookies is rooted in the joy for collecting nuts of the father of board of trustee’s member Margrit Roduner Gabathuler. The whole family helped to open the nuts – but what to do then with this flood of nut kernels? Then came the brilliant idea: Christmas time was approaching – and that means … baking!
The passion gradually evolved into a little profession that was placed at the service of Turtle Foundation. The Christmas turtle cookies became a big thing, and were sold together with mulled wine at the local Christmas market in Vaduz, Liechtenstein; even the turtle biscuit cutters were highly demanded by the visitors of the market.
Last year we produced 40 kg (80 lbs) of biscuits, and this year the figure will be equal. It is clear that such amounts of biscuits can not be easily produced in the kitchen at home. Here the Diving Club Bubbles pitched in, and for four years now the annual pre-Christmas baking evenings at the diving club are a fixed institution and are always a very sociable event.