Cake For Math Teacher

Decorating By megjacobs Updated 16 Jun 2009 , 4:08am by saffronica

megjacobs Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 1:39am
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I'm looking for a creative, yet simple idea for my daughter's math teacher. He is retiring and I would like to make a memorable cake, but one that does not mention retiring. Thought a tribute to math would be appropriate. Thanks for any ideas!

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Jennifer1970 Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:34pm
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megjacobs Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:43pm
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I really like that idea Jennifer, particularly the unspoken jab! Any suggestions on ways to accomplish it that would look nicer than just using icing to accomplish the look?

holly4409 Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:47pm
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what about a cake that's rectangular, with a brown border and black or green fondant on top, with white royal icing as writing on the "chalkboard" and the writing can be math equations or mathematical symbols. and on the sides of the cake you can do teacher-y type decorations (like books and an apple or ruler etc)

HTH

sayhellojana Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 11:14pm
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I LOVED doing matrices in Trig, and that window opens up all kinds of "the Matrix" jokes and ideas. I have no idea what level math he teaches, but pascals triangle, Fibonacci numbers, and Gauss, are all a few math concepts you might want to look into. Sorry I don't have any direct ideas.

Rylan Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 11:21pm
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How about an apple with a cartoonish worm? Maybe you can also make the cake as if a huge ruler is wrapped around the sides.

kylekaitlyn Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 11:22pm
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I also love he abacus idea! You could make the beads out of fondant. Lay everything flat on a rectangular cake and use fondant to make 3-D beads and fondant rolled into thin snakes between the beads to represent the horizontal "wires".

megjacobs Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 9:24pm
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Thanks for all the ideas! I'm going to give the abacus a shot. Also came across another idea; make a clock, but instead of using numerals on the face, use square root of 1,4,9,16,25, etc., with the square root sign.

kylekaitlyn Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 2:58am
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I can't wait to see it. Please post when you are done!!!!!!

ivgotahalo Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 1:32am
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a caculator would be easy and cute. A graphing caculator?

nightmoon Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 2:42am
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LOL Pun intended!!!!
LL

nightmoon Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 2:45am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nightmoon

LOL Pun intended!!!!


sorry didn't finish my message... note the symbol for pi would make a cute cake! So my pun was; make him a pi for a cake!

esohe Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 3:56am
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I have an apple cake under my pictures which you can copy

tirechic Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 4:07am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nightmoon

Quote:
Originally Posted by nightmoon

LOL Pun intended!!!!

sorry didn't finish my message... note the symbol for pi would make a cute cake! So my pun was; make him a pi for a cake!





Thats what I was thinking, a real looking pie, but make it square with an r in the middle.

saffronica Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 4:08am
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I love the abacus idea. If you don't want to make all the beads out of fondant, you could use junior mints or mentos or something. Also, ask your daughter if there are any particular equations or anything that the teacher seems to love -- I know my high school math teacher had a few!

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