Everyone loves the pumpkin pasties, including me, but they are time-intensive and take FOREVER to make...hence trying to create a time-saving plan. I had tried baking these a couple days ahead of the party before, but the pastry starts getting soft & soggy after about one day even in airtight containers, so I'm trying a new plan this year. The filling is baked in advance anyway so it can be put into the pasties, so there's no risk there. Since all the hard work is making up the pasties in the little shapes with the filling inside, making them up early but freezing them as unbaked pastry is the new plan. This way I can just take them out of the freezer the night before or morning of the party then bake them nice & fresh without killing myself staying up all night making pasties...whew!
Now, back to decorations & activities...maybe I'll feel I have enough time to post some prop construction photos later... ;)
Aww...now I'm hungry! I want a pumpkin pasty...darn!