CakesByEllen Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 7:52pm
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We are having a company picnic, and to get some more exposure I volunteered to make a cake (read: I am getting no money for this cake). I had a coworker suggest that I make a cake that looks like a $5 bill. The running joke here is that I work for a multi-billion dollar company, yet all they can afford for a summer thank-you celebration is $5 per person.

I love the idea, but looking at a $5 bill, I don't think I can make it look as good as I want my cakes to look. I know I could have an edible image printed, but I don't want to spend the money. Any suggestions? If I can't do it, then I will do my original idea, which is a "slice-of-watermelon" cake.

Thanks for the help!

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meme Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 7:55pm
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I would be terrified of offending the company.. I think the watermelon would be nice for a picnic it goes with the setting!

BigEasyCakes Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 8:07pm
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I would also be afraid of offending the company. How about a FBCT of the company logo?

dodibug Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 8:10pm
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I agree with meme-go with the watermelon. I don't think you can be too careful as an employee!! Joke or not, sometimes the powers that be have nooo sense of humor!

dodibug Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 8:11pm
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I just noticed all us Louisiana gals are on our best behavior at work-haha!!

ntertayneme Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 8:15pm
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We cajun gals have a wonderful sense of humor!

I'd go with the watermelon slice too.. it's appropriate for a summer get together, or in my opinion it is icon_smile.gif

mommymarilyn Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 8:23pm
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I work for a home builder. One year for Christmas, his son (who also works here) "presented" him with a little easter chick that actually waddled across the floor and said "cheep cheep cheep". He then told his father (who OWNS the Company) that we could have nicer things in our office if he wasn't so CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP!!! I guess the son thought it would be funny, but let me tell you - the rest of us were PETRIFIED! And you could have heard a pin drop! Needless to say, the party was over at that point! So I agree with everyone else, jokes about work or an employer (well-deserved or even true) could be a DISASTER. I like the watermelon idea too - can't go wrong with that!

meme Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 8:23pm
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Don't get me wrong I like too joke and prank with friends and family But I couldn't mess up where the money is coming from!! LOL

jjandascog Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 9:42pm
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How about a picnic basket cake?

thecakegirl Posted 12 Aug 2005 , 12:48am

There is an awesome picnic table cake in the Celebrate with Fondant book by Wilton. Its so cute and would be perfect for a picnic. You could do little ant cupcakes around it if you needed more...

tcturtleshell Posted 15 Aug 2005 , 4:45am

I would be the one that couldn't resist doing the $5 bill cake! tapedshut.gif Do the watermelon. thumbs_up.gif & keep yourself out of trouble! thumbs_up.gif You can't depend on your co-workers to back you up if the joke isn't funny. It is a wonderful idea!

dodibug Posted 15 Aug 2005 , 4:57am

Somehow, tc, I think you'd be the one to get away with it while the rest of us met at the unemployment line-lol! icon_smile.gif

tcturtleshell Posted 15 Aug 2005 , 5:01am

LOL!!!!! I probably would! I say what I say & mean what I mean!! LOL!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

dodibug Posted 15 Aug 2005 , 5:08am

Funny!! icon_biggrin.gif I don't sugar coat much but I've learned the hard way when to keep my big mouth shut!!!! haha! Mind you if you ask my husband, he'll tell you I never shut my mouth-lol!

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