Creatively Delicious Holiday Treat Gift Ideas

With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to begin thinking about fun, creative and most importantly, delicious gift ideas!

Be inspired by these homemade edible holiday gift ideas that will have your recipients' mouths a-watering and their eyes a-poppin'!

Photo via Lynlee's

Merry and Bright reindeer cupcake

Cupcakes are often thought of as a super simple gift to hand out, especially during the holidays, due to the ease of baking a larger quantity of individual-sized treats. But in the instance that you are searching for an extra special treat that will truly stand out, consider adding an ornate fondant embellishment to your cupcakes, such as this Merry and Bright reindeer tutorial featured in the book  Sweet and Unique Cupcake Toppers ! You can easily incorporate this topper design into your festive cakes and treats this Christmas season.

For instruction on the basics of modeling three-dimensional creatures, be sure to check out the Bluprint course Cake Topper Techniques: Fondant Animals with Sharon Wee to learn techniques for creating sugar toppers such as this!

Photo via Bluprint member capri.shu2497105

Mr. and Mrs. Claus cupcakes

Wouldn't these precious  Mr. and Mrs. Claus cupcakes  by Bluprint member capri.shu2497105 make an adorable Christmas gift? Made in the Bluprint course  Global Cupcake Design with Sheryl Bito, the designs were created with fondant and accentuated with accessories and hand-painted details to recreate this beloved holiday couple. Get creative and supplement them with elves and wrap them up in boxes with two or more holders for the cupcakes.

Couple the precious cupcake designs with scrumptious cupcake recipes offered in the course The Perfect Cupcake with Jennifer Shea to ensure your gift recipients are delighted with the cupcake, both inside and out!

Photo via Bluprint member Mini-Gateaux

Christmas wreath mini-cake

In addition to cupcakes, miniature cakes can also serve as a great holiday gift, such as this beautiful  Christmas wreath mini-cake  by Bluprint member Mini-Gateaux. Sweet and simple designs provide a charming presentation to bring a smile to anyone's face, but will also allow you to make numerous mini-cakes, if multiple gifts are necessary!

Learn tips to efficiently make a variety of mini-cakes in the course Mini-Cakes, Many Occasions with Rachael Teufel, along with additional small-sized treats like tiered and shaped cakes, along with petit fours.

Photo via Bluprint member Bobbiesbaking

Sugar Christmas tree cookie

This innovative Sugar Christmas tree cookie made from royal icing piped onto sugar cones from Bluprint member Bobiesbaking provides such a festive and different spin to the traditional holiday cookie! The leaves were given a two-tone effect with the use of multiple pastry bags and green icing tones, while additional adornments and shine finish off the design. Follow the full  sugar christmas tree tutorial to create festival trees of your own.

Photo via Bluprint instructor Autumn Carpenter

Mini gingerbread houses

Gingerbread houses are a staple of the holidays, so why not shrink them down and make delightful  Mini Gingerbread Houses  like these adorable displays by Bluprint instructor Autumn Carpenter?! The house components were decorated with techniques from Autumn's course  Decorating Cookie Essentials: Designer Cookies , then constructed with the use of royal icing as an adhesive, creating tiny houses measuring at a mere 3-inches. Entire snowy scenes were created with additional shaped cookies, producing perfectly customizable gifts!

Photo via Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats

Frosty the Snowglobe cake pop

Looking for an imaginative and fun gift this holiday season? Look no further than this super cute and creative  Frosty the Snowglobe cake pop  by Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats! The adorable snowman is a cake pop , decorated with chocolate and candy, while the trees made from ice cream cone tips. Sugar snow and snowflake sprinkles completed the scene, finalizing this irresistibly sweet holiday gift.

Want to learn how to make cake pops? Try the free Bluprint course The Wilton Method®: Creative Cake Pops with Valerie Pradhan to learn how!

Photo via Firefly Confections

Peppermint mocha caramels

Homemade caramels are exquisitely delicious and can serve as the perfect substitution to the traditional gift of fudge. Give them a yuletide twist, such as these delicious Peppermint Mocha caramels by Sandy Arevalo of Firefly Confections. This holiday recipe, along with additional classic and inventive flavors, such as eggnog and french toast with bacon, is included in her newly released book  Artisan Caramels providing a myriad of gift possibilities!

What is your go-to holiday treat gift?

December 09, 2014
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