Need Some Ideas Please

Decorating By mylee15 Updated 27 Aug 2008 , 4:39pm by Honeydukes

mylee15 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 4:16pm
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hi guys i would like to make a cake for nursery staff who have looked after my son who will be leaving to go to 'big' school soon
ive never tried a cake the shape of a book so would like to do this and perhaps add a quotation about children
but im a little stuck on a theme of some kind, something unusual. any ideas?
thought about scrapping the whole book, childrens quotation thing but keep coming back to it
any help would be appreciated
x

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Honeydukes Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 6:50am
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You could do a book with a fairytale look or one with nursery rhymes on it. Wilton makes a book pan -- you can find it at Michael's/ Hobby Lobby/ Jo-Ann's (use a coupon for any of those) or your local cake store (they might even rent them.)

Look in the galleries. There is an entire album for book cakes. Here are a few more pics for you."

http://www.debbiescraftsnthings.com/FairytaleBookCake.JPG
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/115/312225269_9e488c2cc8.jpg?v=0
http://www.lindyscakes.co.uk/SB-Storybook.jpg
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1251789
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1248235
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=716993

This one has lots of characters on it. Very cute:
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1217854


Here are a few quotes you might like:

"While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about." ~ Angela Schwindt

"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." ~ John W. Whitehead

"The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn." ~ John Lubbock

HTH!
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gateaux Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 7:18am
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There is a Unity Poem by By Ray A. Lingenfelter it talks about teacher and parents working together. It's really nice. I used it last year for the teachers and they loved it.

http://www.geocities.com/cpgro1/schdt2.html

If you look at my pictures there is a book with kids on 1 side and this poem on the other.

Good Luck.

mylee15 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:18am
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thanks for all of your input guys, great ideas and great cake pics! jus wish i was that good!!
i decided to put the nurserys logo on the front and a small verse,
ive attached a pic of the finished cake, not v pleased with the free hand writing,little wobbly but my first try so will keep practicing
thanks guys
x
LL

Honeydukes Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 4:39pm
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Very pretty! The logo was a great idea and the quote is perfect.

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