Ideas For Office Thank You For Moving Us Cake?

Decorating By luv2c_cultures Updated 28 Sep 2009 , 3:16pm by letsgetcaking

luv2c_cultures Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 12:48am
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I have been asked/offered to make a thank you cake for 3 ladies that helped organize our office move. We just recently moved into a new building at work and these 3 ladies helped organize everything and hear us complain for months on end. So we want to make a nice thank you cake for them, but I am having a difficult time coming up with any ideas and was hoping that you guys could help. icon_smile.gif

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letsgetcaking Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 1:31am
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Maybe:

"Many thanks to our 3 angels!"

"Thanks, Ladies! Your help was a real lifesaver!"

luv2c_cultures Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 2:10pm
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Thanks! Those are great ideas. Anyone else have any other ideas? I guess I am stuck on the idea of making it moving related...but something that I could actually make. LOL! At work they had suggested that I include the floor plans of the building, etc. but I am not that talented. icon_smile.gif I'm just a beginner.

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 12:48am
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How about a square cake, with enough layers to be a perfect cube - coloured medium brown. Then add some "flaps" bent over the sides (or taped shut across the top) ... are you following me? It's a giant moving box!! (If you've only got a few people in the office, make it 1/2 styrofoam dummy, 1/2 real cake.)

And write "Thanks so much for making it so easy" or something like that.

(Why can I come up with ideas for other people, but not myself!!) icon_rolleyes.gif

Doug Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 1:34am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CutiePieCakes-Ontario

How about a square cake, with enough layers to be a perfect cube - coloured medium brown. Then add some "flaps" bent over the sides (or taped shut across the top) ... are you following me? It's a giant moving box!! (If you've only got a few people in the office, make it 1/2 styrofoam dummy, 1/2 real cake.)

And write "Thanks so much for making it so easy" or something like that.

(Why can I come up with ideas for other people, but not myself!!) icon_rolleyes.gif




building on this:

box is marked: "OPEN LAST"

if open have a big gumpaste heart with "Our Undying Thanks to You"

xstitcher Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 4:46am
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Great ideas you've been given so far. I thought I'd post some links with pics to help your creative juices flow icon_smile.gif .

Here are some pics of moving boxes:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=53729
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=57458
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=118123

Or something like this with a moving truck and you could have the 2 building on either side of the road:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=966223

Here are some pics of moving truck and boxes but are cookies instead of cake:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1398847

luv2c_cultures Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 2:19am
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Thank you all for the wonderful ideas!

LittleLinda Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 11:21pm
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The moving box idea is a good idea. I also like the idea of the heart and the "open last".

singinglark Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:29pm
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What about stacked square cakes that look like moving boxes, with a moving dolly behind them - could make it out of gumpaste/fondant.
LL
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luv2c_cultures Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 2:54am
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Here is the cake that I ended up making.

Thank you for all of your ideas and suggestions. There is a lot of symbolism to the cake and I had fun making it...although everything went wrong as I was making it!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1474000

Doug Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 2:56am
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OMGosh -- that is GREAT

tho' -- did your hands drop off from making ALL those flowers???????

wow, oh WOW!

luv2c_cultures Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 3:09am
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Thanks Doug!
Actually cutting the flowers was the easy part. It was putting the centres on them and then putting them on the cake that took forever!

xstitcher Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 3:42am
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Great job! I'm sure the ladies loved it. icon_smile.gif

letsgetcaking Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 3:16pm
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It turned out so cute! Great job!

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