Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cinnamon Slice Bread and Gift Box

I love to give my neighbors something home-made for Christmas.  I know it is something that is very appreciated and I love making crafty things, so it is a win-win gift :)  This year I knew I wanted to make some kind of a bread to give, but couldn't decide on which one.  So I made the bread holder first using SVG Attic's Holly's Holiday Gift Boxes.  I finally decided to make Cinnamon Slice bread from the Rhodes website.  I will include the recipe below for anyone who is interested in trying it.  The bread gift box fits bread from a large 9"x5" loaf pan perfectly!
 I then made a tag using the rosette and tag layers from the gift card holder box in Holiday Cheer Gift Boxes.  I added another tag layer to the back of the rosette to write a little note on for my neighbors.  To finish it off, I wrapped the bread with rumpled ribbon, added twine to the tag and it was done!  I also used brown chalk ink to go around all of the corners and edges of the box.
Let me tell you, I made a loaf of this bread for my family as well and oh my is HEAVENLY!  I will be making it again very soon, but I'd better make more than one loaf because that was inhaled pretty fast LOL!

Here is the recipe for the bread:

Cinnamon Slice Bread  (originally from the Rhodes website)

1 loaf frozen bread dough, barely thawed
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

I just mixed milk and powdered sugar to get the consistency of glaze I wanted :)

Slice loaf into 24 thin pieces. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Dip each dough piece in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar. Line them up in a sprayed 9x5-inch loaf pan, each piece on it's edge, to make a loaf shape (I staggered mine from side to side so there was enough room in the pan). Cover and let double in size. Remove cover and bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes and then place on cooling rack. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm cinnamon slices.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Honorable mention at 613 Avenue Create!
Challenge Winner at Die Cuttin Diva's!

Top 3 at My Craft Spot!
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  1. Beth,
    That is one beautiful gift. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Advent Blessings of Hope and Peace,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  2. Wonderful gift design, Beth! We are going to feature this on our Facebook Page! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Stunning gift idea and that bread looks so yummy!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  4. A lovely gift!! Awesome job!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  5. Beautiful tag. Love that you used a rosette as the base. Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Happy Holidays,
    • Carson's Creations •

  6. Oh my this is such a yummy gift. I love the ribbons, the rosette tag and colors you chose. Lovely treat!! Thanks for sharing this goodie with us at Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas Linky Party! Merry Christmas.

  7. This is wonderful. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  8. A.the recipe looks like one I could do.
    B. The display is so so cute and love the papers you used for the box and tag. Thansk for playing with DCD this week

  9. Looks sure delicious and perfectly packaged with love and sweetness! SO lovely! Thanks a bunch for sharing with us.
    Bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. What a yummy gift! I love the fabulous tag and the pretty papers you used! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  11. This is SO pretty! The triple bow is BEAUTIFUL and I love the fun box! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  12. so yummy and a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing with us at DCD.

  13. What a delicious gift! I can't wait to try out that recipe and perhaps I'll try making a gift box as well. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Mema's Crafts. We enjoy having you stop by and hope you'll come back real soon.

  14. Nice tag!
    Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
    GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

  15. Thanks so much for joining us again at Miriam's Crafting Blog monthly challenge! I would love to get a gift like this, looks super yummy.

  16. YUM YUM YUM!!!!!! what a great looking bread and the packageing is much better than store bought.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #123 Christmas challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  17. oh Yum your neighbors are really really lucky!!! That's a great gift to get!!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Melonheadz friends challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  18. Wow, I have never seen one of these, super cute, thanks for joining CTVS!

  19. Thanks for entering this lovely creation for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x