Need Some Ideas For Someone Special...

Decorating By ebear Updated 10 Jun 2008 , 10:41am by ebear

ebear Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 5:31pm
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Hi everyone..I'm hoping someone out there can give me some ideas.
My daughter is graduating from Kindergarten soon..and her teacher has just been so incredibly wonderful with helping her adjust to school and getting her to come out of her shell. Instead of getting her a mug and candies (which I'm sure she must have tonnes of.. icon_razz.gif ) I'd like to make her a cake. (or petit fours..which I've never done) Just something different to show my appreciation.
She travels alot and likes Hawaii so I'm thinking of maybe going along those lines.
I'm a bit of a newbie but I do like to work with MMF (and I bought gumtex to add to it to make stronger decorations..I have yet to make gumpaste) and of course buttercream.
There are so many talented people on C.C I can't wait to see what ideas you have.
Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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ebear Posted 9 Jun 2008 , 1:08am
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Anyone?!?! No ideas? icon_sad.gif

FromScratch Posted 9 Jun 2008 , 2:05am
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Well.. you could make her something colorful with some frangipani and flip-flops on it. Maybe some cupcakes..

Frangipani look like this..

and are pretty easy to make. icon_smile.gif

Michelle104 Posted 9 Jun 2008 , 2:23am
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Jeanne- I couldn't access your link. Would you repost? I'm definitely interested in finding out what this is.... icon_lol.gif

I LOVE this teacher appreciation cake. It doesn't have a Hawaii or beach theme but it's sooo cute! Someday I'll make one for a teacher.

Good luck!

BakingGirl Posted 9 Jun 2008 , 2:32am
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Last year I did summer themed cookies for my children's teachers. You can see them here:

For this end of term I am getting the kids to paint flower pots which I am using for cupcake bouquets.

Michelle104 Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 3:06am
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Those flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!!

FromScratch Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 4:34am
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I know huh? And they are pretty simple to make too. They are very tropical and easier than say.. a hibiscus or an orchid would be and translate well to fondant over gumpaste as well.

ebear Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 10:41am
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I knew you'd come through for me.. icon_biggrin.gif Now I have something to work with...The flowers are beautiful!I'm not sure if I'm talented enough to do something like that but I can give it a try.

Thanks again everyone!

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