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I'm a procrastinator, that's why I never do christmas baskets....cause I always remember I want to do it a day before christmas.
So I was thinking, what if we form a group and challenge ourselves to bake one item for our baskets every week or every couple of days? (the ones that can be frozen or non perishable get done first).
We can come up with one item every week and then bake it at the end and so on...till we have a pretty good selection.
That way is more fun and we are accountable for getting it done.

What do you think??
post #2 of 340
Sounds good. It's a good way to get ideas from other bakers as to what they are putting in their baskets.
post #3 of 340
I'm in. I do baskets every year and it always seems that I end up waiting until the last minute to start also. LOL!
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I have never done a christmas basket, so who do y'all give them to. Family as a gift or donate to local group? Just curious, sounds like fun.
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post #5 of 340
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Yayy!! great!
I did start another thread a while ago about what to include in it, and we got great ideas! (what would you include in an awesome christmas basket)
But then I didn;t even know where to start and get it done, that's why I had this idea.

Veronica720: I've never made one but i give my cookie tins to the teachers and anyone that was specially kind that year (my backyard burgers drive thru guy got one last year!). I don;t give them to family since they always eat my stuff at home anyways.

We can come up with a list of things to make and the order, so we start with stuff that is shelf stable or freezable, and end with the freshest.
Also we need a due date to be done.

I'm thinking we can do categories like: truffles, chocolate covered oreos, decorated cookies, breads/pastires and candies or something. that way we can either all do the same recipe or everyone can choose what they are making out of that category...
post #6 of 340
I give baskets to friends and family as their present.
post #7 of 340
I always give mine to family and friends. They love them. I usually do chocolate covered pretzels, cookies and fudge. This year I want to add cakeballs and mini pecan pound cakes to the list. Any new ideas would be appreciated too.
post #8 of 340
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I'm with you Josie, I wanted to do Chocolate covered oreos or pretzels, Chocolate covered marshmallows, A decorated cookie, some kind of cake ball or truffle, and some kind of mini loaf or pound cake.
MAybe we can add some brittle, or pepermint bark? (something that we just mix, let dry and break into pieces)
post #9 of 340
I'd suggest everyone come up with their own list of what they are going to do and their timeframe to do it in. Then everyone else can support, encourage and ask if they are staying up to task. icon_smile.gif

Every year I think about doing something like this and never get around to it. I may join in, just have to see how things are going.
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Here's a suggestion - orange, cranberry & pecan bark.
I just used some orange flavoring along w/about 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped zest; some craisins and pecans in melted white chocolate.
It was a winnericon_smile.gif
post #11 of 340
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ohhh the pecan bark is a winner!! I'll add that for sure.

Well girls let's see if anyone else wants to join and then maybe we can come up with a list of things to make and a timeline.

Like texasSugar said, everyone can come up with their own list but If maybe we can just have categories in order of production that'll help us get organizes.

Maybe something like this:

week 1: truffles/chocolate covered items
week 2: pound cakes/loafs etc.
week 3: sugar cookies
week 4: misc, or candy etc...
post #12 of 340
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I'd suggest everyone come up with their own list of what they are going to do and their timeframe to do it in. Then everyone else can support, encourage and ask if they are staying up to task. icon_smile.gif

Every year I think about doing something like this and never get around to it. I may join in, just have to see how things are going.



I will be the first to admit that I am lazy and unless I have a group schedule I may not do it. So if there is anyone that wants to make all the same things each week or whatever I am for that.

Being a SAHM I have plenty of time to do everything, so I'm ready to plan.
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post #13 of 340
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We can do that, I just don't want people not to do it because it's too strict.
We can come up with a list and people can do as much or as little or do variations if they like.
I would say let's try to start next monday with at least a list of items and a timeline so we can get ingredients and supplies (like baskets, ribbon, containers etc) . That'll give us 3 weeks but keep in mind that thanksgiving is in the middle too!
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I'm getting exciting already.

I didn't mean for everyone to do the same thing. Cause I can see what you mean about being to strict or something, but if there is anyone that would like to as a group type thing I will join that group....lol.

So i guess now I need to find different types of things to add to the list.....mmm
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I will be a lead cheerleader for you guys!! Especially since I can't join in this year. I do baskets for friends, neighbors & teachers and that is our family gift to them. Everyone really loves them every year and that makes the work of putting them together so worthwhile! So if you're thinking about it, absolutely do them thumbs_up.gif

There are outstanding ideas for stuff to include in vagostino's other thread http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=659301&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

I bought all of my baskets, ribbon, filler and cellophane basket bags from the $ store. I made all of the treats over a week, and then put them all together assembly line style one night and delivered them the next day.

Basket makers-- make your list and gather your supplies, go team, go!! Here are a few pics every surface in my kitchen was covered, please excuse my bows, I stink at them & I was super tired by bow time icon_smile.gif
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