Instead of buying a pre-packaged gift set off the shelf, why not present your loved ones with something extra special this Christmas? Homemade treats like cookies and cakes you made yourself are always appreciated, and they’re cost-efficient too.
Here are three tips to take note of before you begin:
TIP 1: Plan your time well when it comes to baking, as some recipes require a longer time. You can also bake some gifts ahead of time, as certain bakes like biscuits and cookies can be kept fresh for a few days in a sealed jar.
TIP 2: Presentation is key. Pack your bakes in pretty plastic wrappings or in nice little jars, and decorate them with ribbons, coloured strings or little ornaments. Be sure to include a small personalised note with each to complete your special gift.
TIP 3: Always prepare and pack some extra gifts, in case you have extra guests turning up last minute or if someone brings a plus one. You can also plan some party games and give these baked gifts to the winners.
We’ve got 15 yummy recipes to inspire you, check them out below:
Text: Sean Tan & Elizabeth Liew