Autumn Celebration Baskets

Title: Autumn Celebration Baskets
Categories: Menu, Desserts, Autumn, Gifts, Tried:great
Yield: 6 Basket/bag

2 md Wicker baskets
4 sm Autumn-colored gift bags
Autumn-colored tissue paper
2 sm Autumn wreath decorations
Autumn-colored satin ribbon
24 “Homemade Goodies” labels
Clear plastic wrap
2 pk Autumn cocktail napkins
8 12-oz canning jars
16 sm Disposable loaf pans
“Pumpkin Bread”
“Banana Bread”
2 “Spiced Apple Butter”
“Maple Kisses”
1 ct Instant Apple Cider

The first day of Fall, September 22, 1996. Baskets for Mom & Dad R. and
Mom & Dad C. Bags for Granny & Grandpa, Aunt Lorraine & Uncle Bob, Aunt
Candy & Uncle Bill, Donna & Tom.

Print out 24 2×4 labels that say “Homemade Goodies” in black ink,
preferably using a laser printer: 8 Apple Butter, 8 Pumpkin Bread, 4 Banana
Bread, 4 Maple Fudge, and 4 plain. Use a varying size of the TrueType
Architect font. Decorate specific lables with “kitchen crock” stamp in
black & a different bright color for each type of label. Decorate
unspecified labels with “crock border” stamp in black and dark blue.

Prepare 2 batches of Spiced Apple Butter according to recipe & store in
canning jars according to instructions that came with the jars. Affix Apple
Butter labels to jars.

Prepare Pumpkin Bread according to recipe, except instead of 2 large loaf
pans, use 8 of the small disposable pans. Remove bread from pans and cool
on wire racks. When cool, wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Affix Pumpkin
Bread labels across the top of the wrapped bread.

Prepare Banana Bread according to recipe, except instead of 1 large loaf
pan, use 4 of the small disposable pans. Remove bread from pans and cool
on wire racks. When cool, wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Affix banana
Bread labels across the top of the wrapped bread.

Prepare Maple Kisses according to recipe, except instead of cooling by
teaspoonfuls, divide hot mixture among the remaining 4 small disposable
pans. When fudge has cooled, pop it out of the pans and wrap tightly with
plastic wrap. Affix Maple Fudge labels across the top of the wrapped
fudge.

In the two baskets, assemble 1 each of the napkins, Apple Butter, Pumpkin
Bread, Banana Bread, and Maple Fudge, on a bed of tissue paper. Weave fall
wreath decorations into basket handles. Make a big bow on top with the
satin ribbon.

In the four bags, assemble 1 Pumpkin Bread, 1 Apple Butter, and 2-3 apple
cider packets among tissue paper. Decorate the handles with satin ribbon,
and place one of the “crock border” stickers on the front of the bag.

You have 2 of everything left then: one for sampling, and one for company
or to bring in to work.

Source: Lisa Clarke

Posted to Bakery-Shoppe Digest V1 #216 by Lisa Clarke on Sep
3, 97