How to Make a Gift Basket of Homemade Breads

Freshly baked quick bread or pound cake is a welcome treat no matter the season, and since these are baked in mini loaf pan paper molds, it's easy to make several at a time.
By: Camille Styles

Photo By: Buff Strickland ©Buff Strickland

Photo By: Buff Strickland ©Buff Strickland

Photo By: Buff Strickland ©Buff Strickland

Photo By: Buff Strickland ©Buff Strickland

Photo By: Buff Strickland ©Buff Strickland


Gifting quick bread is just as rewarding to the giver who loves to bake as it is to the recipient who loves to eat. Creating a festive presentation is as simple as cutting burlap, wrapping kitchen twine and stringing mini jingle bells. A gift so simple and enjoyable, don't be surprised if you re-create it for every other holiday by using a different recipe and changing out the jingle bells for more seasonal options.

Tools and Materials

Quick breads or pound cake in mini paper molds, burlap, scissors, kitchen twine, jingle bells, white card stock paper and a pen.

Prepare Quick Breads

Cut burlap to a 4" x 12" piece. Wrap around store-bought or homemade quick breads.

Tied Down

Cut a long piece of kitchen twine and wrap tightly several times around burlap. Thread twine through three jingle bells and tie loose ends in a bow.

Create Label

Cut a small 1" x 2" square out of white card stock. Neatly write the bread or pound cake flavor onto the card stock square and tuck it underneath the wrapped twine.

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