bake austin's holiday helper #1
Free Recipe DIY Gift Idea Future Offerings
In our latest online Adult Baking Class, we offered how to make homemade vanilla extract. This makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves cooking or baking. Even when you are cooking with kids, or when your kids are taking baking classes, this is a frequently used ingredient.
OUR GIFT TO YOU
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE VANILLA EXTRACT
In order to create homemade vanilla extract, you will need:
- whole vanilla beans
- high proof alcohol
- clean jars or bottles
- a sharp knife
- a cutting board
- cute labels
You can make this with kids!
With the very sharp knife, slice down the center of the vanilla bean, just to expose the seeds.
Place the split vanilla bean directly into the container, then pour the high proof alcohol (I'm using everclear) over the beans, filling to the top of the container.
If you are worried about your handwriting and prefer to create printable labels, there are free versions of many design programs out there!
I enjoy using Canva and Avery, as they both have templates to make it easy. Another idea would be to use stamps for a cool look!
DIY GIFT IDEAS
Using the homemade vanilla extract that you just put together, easily create a small gift basket including some of your favorite tea bags, some fruit, a mug, or even your favorite book.
Don't overthink it!!
Bake Austin Cookbook
All baked goods featured in these pages, were created exclusively by students in my Bake Austin classes.
Teaching is my tool,
baking is my passion,
and empowering kids is my goal.
If you are having trouble deciding what physical gifts will work for your loved one, a gift card is the perfect option!
Give the option of choosing which baking or cooking classes look the most appetizing and work with their schedule.
Unicorn Baking Kit
Jam-packed with all of the tools needed to create three recipes, this kit is cute, inspirational, and your magical child will be sure to love the fantastical whimsy found within!
Each kit contains the links for all three recipe classes.
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Before founding Bake Austin, Pascal Simon earned her degree as a Pastry Chef from the prestigious Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. A mother of two, Pascal is passionate about cultivating the next generation of bakers and welcomes children from all schooling backgrounds, whether public, private or homeschooled.