This year I made my daughter’s class mates chocolate Rudolph spoons as their wee Christmas gift, they were surprisingly easy to make the hardest part was fending the kids off them while they were setting!
RUDOLPH CHOCOLATE SPOONS
Makes about 28-30 spoons
1 Block Whittakers 50% dark chocolate block
Bag of Jaffas
Bag of pretzels
White chocolate or white sugar pearls
Piping bag and no.2 tip (if using white chocolate)
-Cut pretzels in half
-Cut up chocolate into pieces and melt in a double boiler or Tupperware microwave jug in the microwave
-Lay out the pretzels, jaffas and sugar pearls ready to stick on once chocolate is melted
-Spoon chocolate onto spoons with a teaspoon
-Place one jaffa onto chocolate, then pretzels, then add sugar pearls. If using chocolate for the eyes wait until the dark chocolate has set before melting the white chocolate and piping it on
-Once the chocolate has set gently pop them into a cello bag and tie with a twist tie
Doesn’t the twist ties look like a cute little scarf?
I love them on our red chevron wooden spoons too!
Our packaging supplies are one of the biggest sellers at this time of year, it makes me so happy to know people are taking pride and enjoy packaging gifts whether they are homemade or brought.
Sometimes that attention to detail and special touches to packaging gifts just make it that much more special
I have made a selection of goodies to give to family and friends including
Cookies & cream pyramid chocolates using our new chocolate moulds with gold leaf detailing (We also sell a pineapple mould)
Chelsea Winter’s muesli from Everyday Delicious packaged in our kraft window tin tie bags
Salted caramel hot chocolate jars using Maiko Nagao gift tags which you can download for free here pictured with our pretty mirror disco balls and bakers twine
If you would like the recipe from Seeded at the Table you can find it here
I would love to hear what handmade gifts you love to make
One of my favourite parts of giving Christmas gifts is taking the time out to make them pretty!
I have put together some easy ideas of making gifts look a little bit gorgeous without much effort.
If you love baking and making homemade gifts we have a lovely collection of packaging supplies
Noodle boxes in kraft + white
Kraft window boxes
Pizza boxes for packaging books, vouchers a print etc
We have some gorgeous Christmas cards
We have a gorgeous selection of affordable gift tags
Adding a decoration like our wooden snowmen, snowflakes, red gingham reindeer and trees really finishes the gift off!
I love adding stickers to personalise the gift
Sealing wrapping paper with washi tape which is so much more stylish than cellotape!
And my favourite wee touch is to hand stamp kraft wrapping paper and gift tags
Tie up packages with jute string or bakers twine!
You can get these gorgeous ‘brown paper’, protea and ‘enjoy’ stamps from The Forest Cantina
I would love to see your Christmas wrapping, hashtag us #poprocparties on instagram when using our products or post a photo to our Party Lovers Group
Happy gift wrapping!
If you know me, you know I love any chance to celebrate so when Hana from Moomookachoo asked if I would love to collaborate with her on her July Magical Days Calendar I jumped at the chance to blog about national cookie day.
Recently I watched ‘The Alison Show’ cookie party, if you dont know about Alison she is rather amazing. She throws super cool parties, has ‘how to be awesome’ you tube videos and is pretty damn fabulous at making cookies. So when Alison released the cookie party I knew I had to buy it, turns out it inspired this blog post
When planning a party I usually add sugar cookies to the menu as it always pulls the theme together nicely and the kids love them, they also make gorgeous gifts or favors
We sell a range of cookie cutters, baking and packaging supplies and will have cookie cutters to hire soon!
I found this sugar cookie recipe by In Katrina’s Kitchen via Little Housewife and have it as my go to recipe (note 1 cup of butter is 227 grams)
No chilling required, winning!
I have a mad collection of cookie cutters and picked a few of my fave shapes to work with. I mostly did donuts because I knew they would be super easy! I will admit I’m not awesome at decorating as I’m always in a hurry but sprinkles detract from the not so perfect royal icing (TOP TIP! haha)
So if your super busy/lazy like me I highly recommend getting someone like Vanessa from Vans Cakes to make your special cookies
Vanessa has made me cloud, fox and ice cream cookies for my parties
Happy national cookie day xx