Island Cupcakes?

Decorating By Lisa Updated 25 Apr 2005 , 2:18am by Lisa

Lisa Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:25am
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I might have an order (I'll know for sure tomorrow--budget approval) for 7 dozen cupcakes for a middle school. The theme is Terra Nova Island--a spin off of Survivor Island. Terra Nova is an achievement test all the kids have to take. Since this is a NPO, I give a 50% discount. I need some simple, quick and inexpensive ideas on how to decorate them. The words Terra Nova need to be included in some way. I hate that long for such a small surface plus my writing stinks. Help!

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cupcakequeen Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:33am
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I would suggest melting chocolate wafers (green and brown) to make palm trees. But since you'll be pressed for time and will have to do writing, I would suggest finding gummy candies that would suit your theme.

cakeconfections Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:34am
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what about making the camp sign that you see with the tribes name on it or the bandanda (cant remember the name of it) that they wear. you could put terra nova in the sign. YOu could acutally print the signs on the computer and then attach it to some toothpicks or pretezel or something to make them look like trees and put them in the cupcakes. You could also use some cookie crumbs to put on top of the cupcake to make it look like sand.

Just a thought.

Lisa Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 4:11am
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Love the idea of adding palm trees! I have some plastic ones laying around to. I don't think I have enough to put one on all the cupcakes but it would make a statement just to put it on one here or there. They come 2 to a bunch too so I'll cut them apart.

cakeconfections...what a lifesaver you are! It never occured to me to print out signs and turn them into CC picks. I could ice the cc to look like water, make an island in the center out of BC, put a palm tree off to the side and have the Terra Nova sign sticking out of the top of the island.

Thanks for the help thumbs_up.gif !

cakeconfections Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 4:18am
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no problem. Good luck. Hope you get the order.

zoozieqv Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 5:51pm
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I want to see your finished product!! Good luck!!

Lisa Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 12:54am
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Thanks...I got the call-back today and it's a go. I don't have to deliver them till the 22nd. I'll be sure to post pics when they're done. I have to start making 84 little signs--LOL!

m0use Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 3:26pm
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Yippeeee for lisa thumbs_up.gif

thecakemaker Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 3:32pm
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It sounds like you've found a solution but could you make cup cake cakes or do they each have to be individually decorated?

Lisa Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 6:16pm
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I offered a CCC...but these are going to be divided between classrooms with unequal numbers. I think they thought it would be more convenient to hand them out 1 by 1.

Thanks for the gifs m0use!

thecakemaker Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 6:26pm
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Makes sense...

Lisa Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 12:54pm
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Here's the finished cupcakes! Thanks so much for all the help!


Here they are all packed up and ready to go. I'm going to deliver them in about an hour icon_smile.gif . Oh...the rocks are edible. They're like M&Ms.

thecakemaker Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 1:01pm
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They turned out awsome! Did you post them in the gallery?


MrsMissey Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 1:12pm
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Oh WOW Lisa, they look fantastic. You do such a good job!!! Where did you get the cupcake containers? They look handy!

cakeconfections Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 1:21pm
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these turned out great. Where did you get the containers?

zoozieqv Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 3:00pm
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what is the sand made of???!?!?!? THEY LOOK AWESOME!!!!

m0use Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 5:42pm
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Awesome job Lisa!

Lisa Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 6:41pm
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Thanks so much everyone! I got the containers from You can buy them in small quantities there but it's more expensive than buying them in bulk.

I made the sand by piping some sticky chocolate icing onto the crusted cupcakes and then dipping them into granulated brown sugar.

flayvurdfun Posted 23 Apr 2005 , 9:06am
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well I must say they are very pretty cupcakes... even though they had to have that miserable test on them.... icon_lol.gif I hate the Terra novas with a passion, but hey what can I do? the cupcakes are wonderful!!!!!! icon_smile.gif

Lisa Posted 23 Apr 2005 , 1:19pm
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I know what you mean about the tests's not a good way to measure achievement/intelligence. The ACT/SATs are the same way. It seems like they measure your ability to take tests more than anything else.

AngelWendy Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 1:45am
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Well, it was nice of them to give cupcakes to the kids when the tests were over, and so glad you got the contract! They look great!!!!!

Lisa Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 2:18am
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Originally Posted by AngelWendy

Well, it was nice of them to give cupcakes to the kids when the tests were over, and so glad you got the contract! They look great!!!!!

Thanks AngelWendy! I'm sure after taking the tests, they may have needed a little pick-me-up icon_smile.gif

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