Baked goods: everyone loves to eat them, but the way you package your baked goods for your business can make them stand out from the competition. What are some creative packaging ideas for your baked goods?
A simple, yet elegant, way to package your baked goods is in a wrapped box. Choose a box of the size you would like; shoe boxes work well. Select wrapping paper in your desired theme, and wrap the bottom of the box neatly. Then, wrap the lid separately. You can add additional interest by lining the box with a coordinating paper pattern. Then, put your wrapped baked goods inside.
Consider selling cookies on a cookie sheet or loaves of banana bread in a baking pan. The result is practical and will elicit interest from your customers, as they consider that they can use the container again when making their own baked goods. Cookie sheets, bread pans, cake pans and other containers can be purchased inexpensively in bulk. Wrap the entire container with baked goods in plastic, tie with a ribbon, and voila! You have a product that stands out from the crowd.
Cookies in a Tool Box
Another creative packing idea is to place a wrapped stack of cookies in a basic plastic toolbox, and also include small packages of frosting and sprinkles. Your Cookie Tool Kit is sure to be a hit as a creative gift.
Any cookie looks more interesting as a cookie pop. Create these by inserting a craft stick into the dough of each cookie before baking. Be sure to insert the stick far enough into the dough (at least 2 inches), and try to position it in the center of the dough. After baking and cooling, wrap the cookie portion in clear cellophane. Use your imagination - flower-shaped cookie pops can be packaged in a vase. Cookie pops of any shape can be arranged in a "bouquet" as well. This artistic packing method is sure to turn heads.
Try baking muffins in small, unglazed flower pots. A 2- or 3-inch height works well; use baking cups to plug the hole at the bottom and to ensure easy removal. Chocolate muffins baked in flower pots make great "soil" to stick a silk flower into. Package the muffin pots in clear cellophane and tie at the top with raffia or ribbon - cheery and fun!
Peanut Butter Cookies
For a creative packaging, place peanut butter cookies in a clean peanut butter jar. The size of the jar is perfect for average-sized cookies, and you can leave the peanut butter label on as an additional fun touch. Wash the jar with hot soapy water to remove all peanut butter residue, and for an additional artistic flair, cut a fabric circle 1 inch larger in diameter than the lid, and tie it around the lid.
Cookies in a Mug
Package home-baked cookies in a mug and wrap in clear cellophane. Use ribbon to tie a tea bag or packet of hot chocolate onto the handle.
These ideas can spark your imagination. Creative and artistic ideas abound to package your baked goods in a unique way!
Susan Braun is a freelance writer living with her husband, three daughters, 2 rabbits, 2 gerbils and hedgehog in Indiana. She writes at girlsinwhitedresses.wordpress.com and Associated Content.