Normally I would post a recipe on a Monday, but I wanted to do a last minute baked goods wrapping session instead!
Everyone has their own ideas about how much to give, how to package it, so these are my personal feelings & ideas!
I think less is more. Give the person a variety, but not so much they won't finish everything you gave them before it's not fresh and doesn't taste as good. You can sort of see in the photo that there isn't a lot of everything-just enough to share with family, or to enjoy with a coffee over a few days.
I also don't like when a plate of dessert all tastes the same because it was all just put together. I know, picky, picky. But seriously, just separate the treats using cellophane bags (inexpensive from the bulk barn) or some plastic wrap. It also helps to give your gift some height, body and definition (sounds funny, but why not make a present look as good as possible?).
Include a tag if possible. It doesn't need to be fancy, but I always like to know what I'm getting instead of having to just take a bite and hope for the best....so, give your gift recipient a heads-up on what yumminess they are going to enjoy! The tag serves a double purpose too-you can write your greetings on the other side.
Lastly, if at all possible, find something pretty, but practical, to put the treats in. I always find really neat-o stuff at Winners (like those pretty oven safe, paper ware loaf pans in the pictures). If you can't find anything to suit, just use a disposable plate, but try thinking of it as a stage instead of a flat plate. Using tissue paper, create a high, medium and low level (starting at the "back" of your plate) so that your desserts aren't just sitting flat and sad. Yes, desserts can be sad. :)
Then use a cellophane bag to put the whole thing in (if it's just on a plate) to make sure it all stays together. Then, just give your desserts away (the best part!), and spread some Christmas cheer!
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