Monday, June 13, 2016

Ramadan Favors! Treats For The Neighbors!


Last year in Ramadan Abbie had come up with the brilliant idea of sending favors full of goodies as Ramadan greetings and wishes to our Muslim neighbors. Back then it had been a glass favor bowl full of delicious cookies, dates, and chocolates. This year too, Abbie wanted to keep the tradition going. So I prepared myself to bake my heart out once again and we set about planning our favors for this year. Abbie had created new labels and graphics with a new theme. This year we were wrapping our goodies in a beautiful and colorful box with a ribbon on its lid. Abbie planned the theme and did the magic behind the graphics and the labels while I put on my baking apron and unleashed the magic of Sara's Baked Creations in the kitchen.

A night before distributing the favors I was ready with all my baking done and nicely wrapped up (of course, after we had all tasted some of each!).

Just as last year, this time too the highlight of the favors were these New Moon Sugar Cookies, named after the moon-sighting of Ramadan. I baked delicious sugar cookies with an intensely buttery taste and then decorated them using fondant and gold pearls.
While last year The New Moon cookies had been white, this year Abbie wanted to add blue to match her theme. So I decorated these with a beautiful blue shade of fondant which I embossed with a swirly pattern and then quilted. Then I embellished these with gold pearls for perfection.

Look at THAT! Those were all the different kinds of cookies we packed in the favor box. The New Moon Cookies were the highlight with how beautiful they looked but then there was also the extremely delicious Snickerdoodle, the pretty Pinwheels, and the chocolate dipped sugar cookies to make you drooooooool!

Accompanying the New Moon cookies were these mouth watering Snickerdoodles. In her own words, Abbie is a 'MONSTER' for these Snickerdoodles! *laughs* Seriously, these taste AH-MAZING! I could eat a dozen and still want more!

Adding to the prettiness of the favor box, these Pinwheel cookies looked beautiful in a dark shade of green. I added some yellow, green, and gold sparkle around their edges so they would look extra awesome. The Pinwheel Cookies are my personal favorite because they taste like cake to me! When I bite into them it's as if I've bit into a delicious very vanilla cake. They're super soft too!

I'm drooling just thinking about theseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
I dipped some of the sugar cookies in chocolate and then sprinkled on some classic confetti sprinkles. They looked so appealing! Gubby made her special appearance while I was taking pictures of these chocolate dipped cookies and demanded she wanted to eat one. I let her make her choice (she pointed at one with her tiny baby fingers!) and when she ate it she said, "Mmmm wow!" That made my day!

The favors also included delicious chocolates! We got Snickers Crisper and M&Ms (which I forgot to take a picture of, oops!) and packed them up in each favor box.

And of course ... DATES! There is no Ramadan without dates! So there is no Ramadan favors box without dates either! We placed the dates in a matching colorful cupcake wrapper.


And now presenting the beautiful boxes we used to pack our favors in this year. Aren't they extremely pretty? The ones with the Moroccan lattice print and red lids was my favorite. The prints and colors were so Ramadan-ish! LOVELYYYYYYYY!

We loaded up each box with lots of cookies and chocolates!


Then Abbie cut up the labels she'd printed and tied them onto the box's ribbon. They looked so awesome!

Our traditional Ramadan wish!


 Along with the traditional lantern label that conveyed Ramadan greetings was Abbie's Ramadan Diaries' label and a contact card for Sara's Baked Creations. Check out Abbie's Ramadan Diaries by heading over to Sisterly Yours, they're so awesome you don't want to miss them! It's like finding a nice and sweet Ramadan read!

That's what our packaging station looked like!

The beautiful boxes were all set and ready to be given away to some seriously lucky people. (Honestly, don't you wish you were my neighbor?!)

LOVE LOVE LOVE!
This year too the Ramadan favors box was absolutely fantastic.
It conveyed Ramadan greetings and threw good and peaceful Ramadan vibes all around like celebratory confetti! Oh and did I mention the deliciousness it held?

Ramadan Mubarak from The Ali Family, Sara's Baked Creations, & Sisterly Yours

All the mouth-watering pictures in this post are original Sara's Baked Creations' content. Please have some shame and refrain from copying, recreating, and cheating without giving proper credit and mention!
Sara’s Baked Creations is on Mission Sweetness! Sara and Abbie are hobby bakers who bake for friends and family only. We are not a commercial bakery business; it gives us joy to spread smiles while enjoying sisterhood and living our passion for baking.

4 comments:

  1. Happy Ramadon, Sara and Abby.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne :D
      She spells it 'Abbie' btw :D

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  2. Can you be my neighbor? Will you be my neighbor? Seriously though, forget Batman and Robin, you two are the dynamic duo. Masha'Allah, what a lovely idea and so beautifully executed (the last one is very hard to achieve). Really, I wish I were your neighbor :(

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    1. Hahahahaha! Feel free to move next to us ;) you're most welcome!
      Thank youuu for such a lovely comment! Ramadan mubarak!

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