flayvurdfun Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 7:54am

First off let me vent! OK I am getting a little irked here... I have tried to get this to go through now for about 30 mins...I get what I want down, add my picture and hit preview looks great and when I hit submit it doesnt go through...something about server...I know its not CCs problem its the connection we have here...and its raining so its worse... anyway one more time! (I will copy this this time in case it happens again!)


OK onto important things.... as most of you already know, the base we are at is closing its doors after 60 years..because of this reason the school on base (of course closing too) is making teacher appreciation day into a full week... parent were asked for volunteers, donaters etc... I of course wanted to help since I did it on my own the last 3 years for only my two sons teachers and a few I am acquainted with... anyway, the cake I am going to do for one day will be of the bases logo
"mission accomplished" see the picture below, its the tshirt they gave all the students!!!! But thats just one day... I will make cookies one day, brownies another, candy another, and cupcakes for the last day.... thats where you come in..
I would love to make individual apple shaped cakes...kind of like the Easter egg cakes that I posted that was done for my sons class...
I do not have an apple cupcake pan... but I do have the egg pan... should I cut an apple shape out of them or just decorate each egg with an apple on top.... there are like 45 teachers... the office told me today 42... ok ladies I am turning the mic over to you!

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tanyascakes Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 7:57am

Hey, Flayv. Our appreciation week is starting on May 2. I haven't the faintest idea of what I am going to do. Hopefully I will come up with something. I love the idea of the logo that you have. I am sure that you will come up with something fantastic!!
Tanya

tanyascakes Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 8:01am

I should also say, that I think if you have the time maybe you could try cutting out the apple shapes from the egg cakes. But otherwise, maybe you should just put apple designs on top. Sorry, I can't be more help to you!!

flayvurdfun Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 8:04am

nah thats fine.... they postponed our week until the week of the 11th.... I just emailed our liason, whose a friend of mine... she is so surprised that I am the only one so far letting her know I intend to do something!

tanyascakes Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 8:19am

Isn't that something? I was thinking of doing my son's school logo, too. But it seems from what I was reading, that his school wants it to be a more individual teacher thing, except for the breakfast day. So now I will have to sniff out something specific to her. I know that she likes music, she is teaching some of them the recorder right now, my son included. I will have to think fast!!! icon_confused.gif

flayvurdfun Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 9:00am

OK I unknowingly...or should I say I forgottenly forgot (I know no such word) that I have one single apple shaped baker like this one here on ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&;category=1044&item=7317513436&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

trust me the price is too high, it fits in your cupped hand... anyway,
my question Now I wonder how long each would have to bake... I would be willing to bake one at a time...no problem... so I guess I can use this.... any ideas from anyone else???

llj68 Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 11:32am

What about if you used a regular cupcake and then put a marzipan or gum paste apple on top? I'm thinking that a) it would be easier than trying to cut an apple out of the egg pan (I'm not very good at carving, though). and b) you could make the apples in advance and save yourself some time in what appears to be a VERY busy baking week for you!

I'm sure no matter what you decide--it's going to be wonderful and very much appreciated!

Lisa

peg818 Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 11:39am

Or if you have a small heart, cut the point off of the heart with an indent, just add a stem (can be made with the part you cut off) Do you see it??

flayvurdfun Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 11:55am

yeah I sure do....that sound great... I dont have a heart cupcake pan but I think I seen one..... thank you!

veejaytx Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 12:12pm

Flavy, could you just make your regular cupcakes, and with a heart cookie cutter do MMF and trim the hearts as Peg18 suggested to make the apple? This would be less expensive than buying a new pan(s) and you could do the fondant cutouts ahead of time.
Janice

anan Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 12:36pm

like you helped me with the bubblegum buddies.

to make the heart shaped cupcakes, you can use a small ball of aluminum foil in the tins to indent the top of the cupcake and then the bottom will not be pointed and you can add the stem at the top...

go here to see what i mean.. and then you can make as many apples as you wish...

http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/special/feature/famf0200cupidcup/famf0200cupidcup.html

hope i have been as helpful as you are...

Lisa Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:05pm

Flayv...you're going to be busy, busy! It's so great of you to volunteer to do all that.

gotcake Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:06pm

Hi Flayv,
I thought apple cupcakes might be quicker than baking each cake alone. It seemas like you will be baking all week to begin with so I don't think you'll want to be doing apples 1at a time.
Even maybe a cupcake cake as one big apple to be pulled appart.
I have attached a picture of a heart cc & an apple
Good Luck
LL

flayvurdfun Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:16pm

Well! I must say I have never thought about doing cupcakes apples like that... this will be easier then I thought.... now all I have to do is get stems... shoestring licorice I think... cool!!!!!! Cant wait to do something now....

flayvurdfun Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:40pm

I got to thinking.... the mothers day contest cake has to be in by the 16th, so I will be doing alot of baking this week! Cool!

edited to say:
I see there are cakes already in there for the contest.... I may go ahead and make the cake tonight and decorate tomorrow.... we'll see.... I thought it had to be a special cake for the contest, and we had to wait to make it...why did I think that? I dunno...brainless I guess

anan Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:42pm

you can also use gummy candy as the stems.. roll out with your rolling pin and then cut into strips..

it is already green and shimmery from the sugar

The_Parsons_Wife Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:48pm

Wow, I can't believe that base is closing!!! I grew up on Sembach, Ramstien Spangdahlem and Bitburg AFBs and am just blown away that RM is closing! Do you have orders to come back to the US? Oh, and tell your dh thanks for his service!!!

I ditto the ball of foil in the cup cake tin, and maybe cut out an apple shape with mmf...

God's Blessings, Shawn <><

flayvurdfun Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:50pm

hmmm.... and to think I am in the land of gummies....
dont know if you all know this but where I am is the home of those wonderful gummy bears... the ones you get in the states taste great but there is a little bit of a difference with the ones here.... these have lots of taste....
when you said gummis I thought about getting those gummi worms and having them stick out of the apple! whatcha think? yes or no

m0use Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:54pm

icon_lol.gif I say yes to the worms!

KATE39 Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:56pm

I ALSO SAY YES TO THE WORMS. GO WITH THE CUPCAKES AND DECORATE THEM TO LOOK LIKE APPLES. IT WILL BE MUCH EASIER IN THE LONG RUN INSTEAD OF DOING EACH APPLE ONE BY ONE. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BAKING!

Mchelle Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 2:07pm

I tell ya, I just had to make a post. You all are so inspiring! Who would ever think of things? I'm you all are!

BTW, flayvurfun, the worm sounds really cute. Make sure that you post pictures!

momsandraven Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 2:17pm

I think the gummy worms would add a great 'local' touch!! Good luck with all of your baking, you're going to be a busy lady! Don't forget to post pics, you know we are all anxious to see your wonderful creations! icon_biggrin.gif

anan Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 2:22pm

definitely go with the worms.. they would be tooooo cute.

you could probably lay some around the apples (cupcakes) if you did not want to give all the individual ones worms...

sue_dye Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 3:09pm

Hi Flayv,
Take a look at this site, it has a apple cupcake.
http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/special/cake/cake_apple/

KATE39 Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 5:53pm

GOOD SITE SUE_DYE THAT SHOULD HELP FLAYV. IT IS PERFECT!

gotcake Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 5:58pm

Never Brainless... your'e just too darn busy...LOL icon_rolleyes.gif

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