Countdown to Christmas - Gifts you can bake
I don't know about you, but Christmas this year is going to be tight. So tight in fact, that all my friends and family will be receiving homemade gifts. The thing about homemade gifts is that they need to be made with love and care, and not something you whip together in five minutes!
Here's my countdown to Christmas gift ideas, giving you plenty of time to gather together all the supplies you will need to lovingly craft and create.
Baking Gift Sets
If you know someone who loves to bake but doesn't have all the up-to-date accessories, putting together a cupcake baking set will knock their socks off! You can source your supplies around town, or buy them all online... it all depends on how much you want to spend.
All you need is a gift box (or make your own), some cupcake liners, piping nozzle set, some glitzy and colourful decorations, and a cupcake design book. If schlepping around just isn't for you, buy the complete set at Yuppiechef for R355, because a gift for your BFF is soooo worth it. And don't forget that little girls love baking too, and what better way to inspire a love of baking than by presenting a gift that allows them to make gorgeous cupcakes, or bake their own cookies and biscuits with a cookie cutter set.
And you can buy cookie cutters that provide learning skills while your kids have fun baking.
Delicious, homemade goodies are always a favourite as gifts and for the home baker that loves to create, whip up a delicious box of Christmas cupcakes for family and friends.
You will find the recipe to bake a yummy Christmas pudding at spatula. If you know someone that doesn't bake and loves to eat Christmas fare (like me!), surprise them with homebaked goodies.
While not everyone likes fruitcake... we all love chocolate. Here's a recipe for a chocolate ganache tart that would love absolutely divine boxed up with ribbons and bows. Or what about a decadent chocolate cake decorated with roses... yummy!
Petit fours are perfect for any party or celebration, and especially for Christmas treats. You will find the perfect recipe and instructions for adding fondant here.
And speaking of snacks and treats... biscuits are easy to make and look so good in a pretty packet or box. These rose neapolitan butter biscuits are sure to be appreciated. You will find handy tricks and tips on making biscuits and cookies at the university of cookie.