This is the perfect treat for the sweet-makers in your life: a bakers’ gift basket, filled with all sorts of goodies they’ll need! In this post we talk about putting together an Easter basket, but you can use this tutorial for any holiday.
We’ve been talking a lot about Easter-themed recipes here at Sweets & Treats HQ, and while snacking on a test run of our Easter cake, someone here said:
I know my mom would love to have something like this for her coworkers, but she’d probably want to make it herself. And I know if I showed her our sprinkles, she’d get stuck on the website for six hours and never actually bake a cake…
Zap! Lightbulbs appeared above our heads! Why not put together a tutorial on making gift baskets for the bakers in our lives, filled with ready-to-go sprinkles and other goodies for them to try for themselves? With that, this post on bakers gift baskets was born.
Though this basket in particular is made for Easter, don’t feel limited to that holiday! There’s plenty of supplies out there for just about any time of year, ranging from the 4th of July to St. Patrick’s Day to Halloween to Christmas. Use this post as a template to make your own sweet bakers’ gift baskets!
How to make a gift basket for a baker…
It’s very, very simple to put together this bakers’ gift basket!
First, you’ll need the basket and shredded paper.
Can’t make an Easter basket without…well, a basket, right? Your local discount store should have wicker baskets for sale, as well as crinkle-cut shredded paper. You’ll be putting a nice squishy layer of the shredded paper down into the basket to cushion all the supplies. We recommend using pastel or hot pink paper to match all the supplies, and if you can’t find a similar basket, you can use pink acrylic paint in a thin layer to color it.
Next, slip in an adorable bunny-shaped cutting board!
See that cute-as-heck bunny cutting board in the back? We found it at our local Target, so if you have a Target around, you should be able to get it, too. (They may also have it on their website!) If you can’t find a specifically bunny-shaped board, a round one (like an Easter egg!) will do, or even a good-quality standard cutting board. No baker is going to turn that down!
It’s time for your non-edible supplies!
For a bakers’ gift basket, we like to put in the non-edibles first—things like spoons and cupcake liners. If you want to copy our basket, feel free! We used:
- A few of our treat cups in polka dots, stripes, and solids
- Reusable plastic spoons in cute colors (we’d stick with the pink theme!)
- Pretty cupcake liners like our pink polka dot ones
- Some glitter brushes, for applying edible glitter (see next section)
If there’s any other supplies you think would be useful for the bakers in your life, include them. Make sure to push them down into the shredded paper so they’re nice and stable when you present the basket.
Now add some sprinkles and glitter!
For an Easter basket, you’ll want to provide your baker besties with some Easter-themed sprinkles to use in their creations! In our bakers’ gift basket, we included:
- An Easter set of our edible Luxe Glitter
- Our Easter Basket sprinkles mix
- Our Peep Show nonpareils mix
Don’t squish these down too far into the shredded paper, since you’ll want your gift receiver to be able to see what kinds of awesome sprinkles you got them! Instead, we’d lean them up against some other supplies so the labels are clear.
Finalize the gift basket with some finishing touches!
And think about how you want to present this bakers’ gift basket, as well! If you’re not moving it around a lot and intend on your recipient walking in on it, you can set the Easter basket on a table and scatter Easter eggs and shredded paper around. Alternatively, if you’re taking the basket to work or school, use colored saran wrap around the basket to keep everything in (and match the supplies inside)!
…and that’s how you make a bakers’ gift basket!
How did you like this Easter basket idea?
Comment down below with your thoughts on this tutorial! Isn’t this one of the cutest, coolest, and most useful ideas you’ve seen for gifts for bakers? Do you plan on making it for Easter, or for another occasion? We’d love to hear from you!
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