Friday, 29 November 2013

Fancy exchanging cookies?

Hosting or attending a cookie exchange?
Get the low down on this fun seasonal event and a little assistance with your invitations.

What is a cookie swap?
In a cookie swap everyone takes home a great selection of cookies they normally wouldn't have had time to bake or wouldn't have known how to cook if you love to make cookies you can exchange recipes at the gathering too. The best thing is you may get some cookies that you have never had the opportunity to taste before and a recipe to give them a try.

You could even theme your event and give each participant a country to cook a speciality cookie or sweet delight from. There really are no hard and fast rules other than to have fun. If you are setting up one with kids it could be just having fun decorating the cookies.

There is one requirement that you must stick to. No one is allowed to bring store brought cookies (unless highly decorated!). It ruins the excitement for those who spent time baking. A store brought cookie just isn't the same as a cookie crafted at home.

If you decide to organise a cookie exchange party these invites are a great way of letting your friends and family know all about your cookie swap. If you want your guests to share in a fair way include a etiquette as part of you invite.

Red Cookie Swap invite
Red Cookie Swap invite
by my little eden
 Cookie swap etiquette invite
Cookie etiquette invite
by my little eden
Green Cookie Swap invite
Green Cookie Swap invite
by my little eden





Why not bring your cookies and baked swaps on your own special customized plate? Particularly good if you are proud of your baking creations.

Christmas paisley
Christmas paisley
by my little eden
Christmas Reindeer
Christmas Reindeer
by my little eden
Santa Ho Ho Ho
Santa Ho Ho Ho
by my little eden



Or you can package up your cookies and label your cookie exchange goods with a sticker, personalize with your name and some ribbon to make your cookies a special gift.
Tartan green label
Tartan green label
by my little eden
Paisley red
Paisley red
by my little eden
Tartan blue label
Tartan blue label
by my little eden


Finally after you have found some great baking recipes over the holiday season that you would love to bake make sure you can find them again next year by filling up your own Christmas recipe folder. Would also make a unique party gift filled with all the different recipes from the cookie exchange. 

Christmas tartan binder
Christmas tartan binder
by my little eden
Red Christmas polka dot
Red Christmas polka dot
by my little eden
Cute penguin pink red
Cute penguin pink red
by my little eden

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Baking this Christmas?

There is no better time to grab your apron and enjoy a bit of home baking than before or over the Christmas period. Maybe you would like to earn a little extra money over the Christmas period and sell some of your delicious treats or give them away as special personal gifts for love ones.

Turning Christmas treat into gifts
Give your treats a professional look by wrapping in cellophane or wax paper & ribbon add a sticker to identify the cookies or treats or to personalize the gift.
 


Cooking ideas include mince pies, Christmas pudding and gingerbread-men use one of these colorful stickers for that finishing touch to your baked goodies and treats.
Paisley cookie swap
Paisley cookie swap
by my little eden
Gingerbread stickers
Gingerbread stickers
by my little eden
Christmas pudding paisley
Pudding paisley
by my little eden


You don't have to be a master baker with a little creativity and imagination; you can produce a couple of dozen delights to share and swap you may even get the children involved.

How about trying simple cookies or cakes. Here are a few ideas and stickers to match. Great as a gift from your kids this Christmas.
Green polka cookie stickers
Green polka cookie stickers
by my little eden
Lemon squares stickers
Lemon squares stickers
by my little eden
Striped macarons stickers
Striped macarons stickers
by my little eden
Shortbread
Shortbread
by my little eden
Orange cakes
Orange cakes
by my little eden
Cherry balls
Cherry balls
by my little eden

Friday, 2 August 2013

Wow new kids watches

Zazzle have introduced watches to this companies ever growing product range here are a few of my creations so far.
Red car name age
Red car name age
by my little eden
Rainbow purple name
Rainbow purple name
by my little eden
Alien blue name
Alien blue name
by my little eden