Thursday, December 5, 2013

Super Easy Gift ! Mug Cake Mix with labels and Crocheted Holly Leaf

I'm so proud!! I looked at mug cake mixes for little gifts all afternoon, then modified them so that they were easier and yummier! I wanted a recipe which a) didn't flow over the edges of a medium size mug when baked, b) wasn't gummy from lack of oil, and c) required water, not milk, when the recipient was mixing and baking them.

If you want these CHEAP, easy, pretty, and FUN gifts, purchase or wash up pretty mugs...then make up little cellophane bags with four ingredients:

1 ½ Tablespoons  chocolate chips, 
2 Tablespoons self-rising flour, 
2 Tablespoons sugar, and 
1 Tablespoon of powdered cocoa in bag. 

Close with twist tie and place in mug, enclose entire mug in cello bag then add bow. If you want to print up my mix instructions AND tags which can go on your mugs and which explain baking to your recipients, you can get the printable labels and instructions as a pdf here.

And if you'd like my little pattern for the Holly Leaf you can add to the bow
(see below) you can see it at this page of my Etsy crochet store. Basically make a little crocheted leaf with picot bumps for holly points, and 3 little picots for berries! But the pattern is nice because it has pictures and tells you how to make the motif into a garland. 

Thanks for looking at my favorite teacher gift for this year! Merry Christmas!!!