Awesome Food Gifts to Give for Christmas #2

Every Saturday until Christmas I'm going to be doing posts on giving food gifts for Christmas- including creative packaging. I love giving (and getting) food gifts. Don't you? I have lots of fun dressing up the packages, too ...  

It's a great way to show neighbors, friends, co-workers that you care without the cost of an expensive gift.

So I made some coffee cake in loaf pans - the recipe starts with a box cake so it comes together quickly.



I wanted to give the gifts in a creative, fun way and here's what I came up with... a cork board with the loaf cake on top and wrapped in a fun way.

This is a little narrow cork board that I bought at Walmart. It's part of a grouping that you can buy of different shapes and sizes. Cool, huh?

I wrapped the coffee cake in plastic wrap and wrapped brown paper all around the cork board and cake, tying it altogether with raffia. (Lately I'm into the brown paper bag thing).

I cut out a square of pretty scrapbook paper and printed out Merry Christmas on white card stock paper. I used push pins to keep it altogether so they can get pinning right away on their cork bulletin board - AFTER they eat the cake, that is. :)


The second packaging I came up with is this clipboard I bought at Walmart for $1.44. It's a regular large size clipboard which I painted with Rustoleum blackboard paint from Home Depot.

I used a larger loaf pan for this cake to more match the size of the clipboard.

I threaded some pompom with a large needle and cotton string. I thought it might be a problem but it went like a dream. The needle went right through the little pompoms with no problem. 

I had fun with this. Gotta use this for something else soon. :) 

Then I wrapped the cake with corrugated cardboard. I've seen this used and I just love the texture. 

Then I had the fun of wrapping it all up with the little pompom garland I made. Be Merry.

Found some Merry Christmas ribbon from last year. YAY!

Hope you enjoyed viewing this as much as I enjoyed doing it!!

Oh, the recipe?

Easy peasy.

Coffee Cake Recipe from a Yellow Cake Mix

Make the cake mix according to directions on the package. Then make the crumbly mix combining:

20 finely crushed graham crackers
1/3 c. light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Melt 1/2 stick of butter and drizzle into the crumb mixture. Stir well.

Pour half the cake mix batter in the pan.

Pour half the crumb mixture over the batter.

Pour the rest of the cake batter over the crumb mixture.

Put the rest of the crumb mixture over the batter.

Bake according to directions on the cake box.

That's it. I thought about drizzling a confectioner's sugar frosting over the cake. I still think that would have been nice. Next time: I have a lot of these loaves to make... This was a pretrial.

Best Thanksgiving wishes,




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  1. Wow i love love both ideas!!!!! Great for teacher gifts too... ;)

  2. These are such great ideas! I've never thought of this!

  3. What creative ways to package your gifts! I love it.

  4. What great ideas! I love the pom-pom garland :) It looks so festive! Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays :)

  5. These are great ideas for unique packaging! And once they've eaten your gift, they still have something useful. Thanks for linking up to Let's Get Real!

  6. This is so cute. I love this. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  7. These are SOOOO cute! Thanks for sharing. Pinning for later :)


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