I told you all about our wonderful Choir Christmas party we had last weekend, and wanted to share the treats I made for each choir and band member. I found this idea from Pinterest and thought it was a fantastic idea for a gift for a lot of people.
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First I went on Ebay and found two buckets of these Wilton Cookie Cutters…they ended up being less than $20, which is pretty doggone good for 36 gifts!
Then my mom helped me out by baking me her FAMOUS Coca Cola cake in a shallow pan. (hers is better than Cracker Barrels any day of the week!!) This recipe works great because the icing is like fudge and accepts the cookie cutters without getting smashed. This reminds me…. I need to get her recipe!! (you could also do this with fudge!)
I took each cookie cutter and arranged them on top of the pan of cake first, so I could maximize the amount of cookie cutters I could get on top of the cake.
Then I gently pushed them down into the cake. I went ahead and did them all at once, so I wouldn’t mess up any of the cake, taking them out one at a time.
I used a little icing spatula to remove each of the cookie cutters. Guess who got to eat the little pieces that were left?! Oh yeah baby, we all munched on that! (this picture is making my mouth water….that icing tastes exactly like rich, creamy fudge!)
After I lifted the cake filled cookie cutters out of the pan, I wiped off the outside of each one so it wasn’t too smudgy….you want to make a nice presentation. :0)
You can decorate them with candy etc, if you’d like at this point.
I bought some really cute little bags to put my goodies in….
Then I put one cake filled cookie cutter in each bag and had an assembly line going with Carson…I bagged, he twist tied. :0)
We actually took it a step farther and made hand made gift tags and put them on with red pipe cleaners, but I forgot to take a pic of that part and I had already given them all away when I remembered. Sorry…bad blogger! lol
I thought this was a wonderful idea for giving gifts in large numbers. You could give them out to your neighbors, church choir, friends or whatever.
Have a Merry Christmas…it’s getting closer!! (Carson lets me know this each day!) lol