I was thinking that a great favor idea for my grandmother’s 80th birthday party would be mini loaves wrapped with a thank you tag and pretty ribbons. The pans I was thinking of using are the ones with 8 wells that measure 3.7” x 2.4”. I have several concerns regarding this endeavor.
First would be to find recipes that would be able to be baked in the mini loaf pans. I was hoping to do pound cakes or something along those lines instead of a loaf shaped muffin. Sarah Olsen has a really great recipe for brown sugar pound cake, but it’s meant to be baked in a large bundt pan. I now know, thanks to Rose, that you can’t just put batter in any pan size you like!
Second is that these would need to be frozen b/c of the number needed. I’m worried that they might become gummy (namely the tops) once they were thawed and placed in the bags making a huge mess. Is there a way around the loafs sticking to the bags? I thought maybe the right recipe would make all the difference, or maybe if they were thawed completely to room temp before being packaged? I hope I’ve explained this well enough that someone will understand what I mean!
I would appreciate any and all suggestions that anyone could offer! I’d like to make this birthday extra special for my grandmother and I thought the mini loafs would be a hit with the older group, as well as a little unique!