Holiday Sweets for Fellow Students
December 2, 2011 5:59 PM Subscribe
Two part question: 1) What attractive, low-fuss, preferably holiday-themed sweet can I make in bulk this weekend, and 2) what would be a creative and attractive packing solution for these said sweets?
posted by Conspire to food & drink (20 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I just looked at my calendar, and I realized that my last day of classes is next week on Wednesday! With exam season right around the corner, next week is going to be my last chance to see a lot of people before they squirrel into their hidden study spots and vanish from the scene; and especially since everyone has different exam dates and will be heading home at different times, next week is going to be my last easy opportunity to show my appreciation for my friends, classmates and colleagues.
That being said: I need to be able to churn out something sweet and attractive in bulk for about 15-20 people tomorrow. Difficulty is no issue, as I'm an accomplished chef and confectionist, but I would prefer something that I can make in a relatively short period of time in my tiny kitchen and something that's super easy to clean up (I need to study for my exams too!) Preferably, it will also be holiday themed too: I'm thinking candy-cane flavored, but anything along those lines is fine. It also needs to be durable enough for me to haul from class to class without breaking/melting/going bad, as I will be distributing them throughout the day(s) and won't have a car.
And once they're all good and done and cooling, I need creative ideas on how to package them. Preferably something cheap but pretty that I can pick up from the dollar store or something while I'm doing the grocery shopping for whatever I'm making above. I will be packaging them in small quantities (the gifts are intended to be small tokens of appreciation rather than full-blown gifts).
Thanks for the help!