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#1 TopsyTurvy

Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

We are having a rag tag motley Christmas this year, with catch ups with various groups of people over the Christmas period.

I would like to bake and make some sweet treats en masse that can be frozen and defrosted and offered to guests as needed.  I also have playgroup Christmas party to partly cater for as well.

I was planning:
Cupcakes - I want to bake a few dozen, then defrost and ice & decorate (I gave already started making fondant decorations for these)
Apricot balls

Gingerbread men (can these be frozen already baked?)

What else can you suggest pretty please?

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#2 Berndt TÅ‘st

Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

Cookie dough that you can slice up and bake?

I bet traditional fruit cake would freeze well, or you could just drown douse it slightly in alcohol (for its preservative qualities, of course).

#3 TopsyTurvy

Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

Thanks CancerianMoon.

I will add cookie dough to the mix.

Normally I do bake and decorate a Christmas cake but wanted a break from that this year.  Yes and drowning in brandy is a must!

#4 Shanski

Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:13 PM

White Christmas freezes really well.

I'm not sure about cooked gingerbread men but you could freeze the raw dough and then defrost and bake fresh (if you have time)

Raw cookie dough can be frozen in log shapes and then cut into rounds and baked fresh as needed.

Christmas cake also freezes well either whole or cut into pieces.

That's all I can think of for now.

#5 ~iMum~

Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

Oreo truffles - yum!

#6 Mamabear2010

Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

Plum pudding- some plum puddings can be kept for ages, so it might not even need freezing
Fruit mince pies
Chocolate truffles


Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

I have frozen gingerbread men with royal icing and they came out perfect

Edited by ELKO, 16 November 2012 - 02:25 PM.

#8 mumto3princesses

Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

QUOTE (CancerianMoon @ 16/11/2012, 03:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cookie dough that you can slice up and bake?

I actually freeze the cookie dough ready to bake in containers. So rolled into small balls and pushed down with a fork. I put baking paper inbetween layers of cookies. Then I just pull out a container and pop them all on the tray and bake just a bit longer than normal as they were frozen.

#9 1miss2littlemen

Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

If you want a savoury suggestion you could make mini hotdogs..
Get a packet of bake at home rolls and some little frankies, cut the bake at home rolls like you would hotdog rolls down the centre and place a little frankie in it... You can then freeze them ready to bake or you can sprinkle cheese on them and put a little tomato sauce on top and bake them then freeze them original.gif they are super tasty and my kids love them!

#10 LittleListen

Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

Peppermint bark and rocky road will store in the fridge for weeks.

Have raspberry sauce and cream on hand to top pavlova nests for a quick eton mess.

#11 TopsyTurvy

Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

QUOTE (ELKO @ 16/11/2012, 03:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have frozen gingerbread men with royal icing and they came out perfect

Thankyou original.gif

#12 Lagom

Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

These raspberry and white chocolate muffins are easy and delish.
Mince pies
Slices like lemon slice, hedgehog, raspberry and coconut.  (Just not jelly!)
Peanut butter bars (not recommended if there is a possiblity of nut allergies wink.gif )
Caramel popcorn

Actually, I find any baked goods freeze well.

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