Royal Wedding Week: homemade shortbread favors

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We thought we’d start Royal Wedding week off with a yummy idea for favors fit for an English wedding. Buttery delicious shortbread, of course!

The excellent thing about shortbread is that it keeps for a really long time when stored in an air tight container. And it’s extraordinarily simple to make. So you could potentially make enough for your whole wedding a few weeks or even a month ahead of time, and then package it up the day before. Or skip the packaging and leave a few platters and a stack of cute bags next to the door for people to grab on the way out.

We made our own bags by stitching unbleached parchment paper together, and trimming the edge with pinking shears. We’re definitely not suggesting that you need to hand stitch your own favor bags! But it’s actually really easy if you’re up for some extra DIY and/or are having a small wedding.

Parchment turned out to be a good material for stashing shortbread because it doesn’t soak up the butter from the crumbs. BUT it is not reliable when it comes to things sticking to it. Like the stickers we made. Just an FYI for anyone who might consider doing this. It might be better to finish them by stitching each bag closed with a paper tag for your note.

We designed a quick circular sticker in illustrator and printed them on full sheets of label paper. Then punched each sticker out using a 2″ circle punch. (Same idea as our date favors from ages ago.) We added a little ribbon twist under the sticker for a fun bit of color.

Wouldn’t these be cute in a shallow wooden crate, all lined up together with different ribbons? Perfect midnight snack after a night of dancing! Kristina posted the shortbread recipe on her personal blog this morn too, for those of you in the mood for a little baking.

Lots more Royal Wedding posts coming this week!

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rebecca on Apr 25, 2011

,,,oh so sweet!,,,

Monogrammed Pillows on Apr 25, 2011

What great idea!xx

Paper Moss on Apr 25, 2011

these look divine! and those little buttons are an adorable detail....

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon on Apr 25, 2011

the shortbread label and ribbons are such great details for this packaging. the shortbread looks yummy too!

Stephanie on Apr 25, 2011

These look so yummy! I am so inspired to make some to snack on while feasting on all of this Royal Wedding goodness!

Meghan McCann on Apr 25, 2011

these are beyond adorable. GREAT job!!

Sarah (A Paper Proposal) on Apr 25, 2011

YUM! Love the homemade, rustic favors.

Che Kershaw on Apr 25, 2011

mmm... that looks DEEEEElicious!

Gloria Atherstone on Apr 26, 2011

Love these wonderful Royal Wedding post- the buzz is getting everyone excited - the shortbread is a wonderful ides for a "favor" the bags look great and it's yummy too !

Body Wash Supplies on Apr 26, 2011

Great idea, love shortbread. It would mean more, because it is handmade. Love the bags, very cute idea.

chandra ~ oh lovely day on Apr 26, 2011

This is so fun and cute! LOVE it.

Barbara Platt on Apr 27, 2011

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Gift Pakistan on Aug 4, 2011

H mm , I am so starving, the piece is not enough. :D

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