I was 11 years old when I took my first trip to the U.S., and spent several weeks in New York City. For the next six years, I spent summers in New York with my sisters. Whenever we purchased some goodies at neighborhood bakers, classic white cardoboard boxes filled with goodies such as brownies from William Greenberg or plum tarts (my absolute favorite) from the fantastic patisserie Bonte, were tied with this type of baker’s twine. The twine is made of cotton cording, and I think the most classic color is red and white (they come in all sorts of colors actually). They also happen to be rather festive for the Christmas season… so while on our most recent New York trip, I picked up this spool of baker’s twine. It will last us several years I suspect.
Red or white boxes, tied with the baker’s twine will be the packaging for any cookies, cakes or other baked goodies we make this season. If you plan to bake and give away homemade sweets, you’ll want a selection of boxes, bags, ribbons, twine, etc. to make the packaging as attractive as your baked goods are delicious. My two favorite “secret sources” for packaging materials are RM Boxes, here, and Afdell Packaging (formerly Commoner’s Commercial} on Ilaya Street, just off Juan Luna Street, in Divisoria. Happy baking and happy packing this holiday season!