Girl Scouts Cake Decorating

Decorating By Lcubed82 Updated 13 Apr 2010 , 6:05pm by Allaboutjo

Lcubed82 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 1:20am
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I am volunteering for a troop this week. I was planning to take 4" cakes (2 layers) for each, bc, fondant for decorations, lots of tools . Ice, smooth, cut decs and apply, writing, and border. Does this sound reasonable for 12 12-year-olds in 1 and 1/2 hrs? They took a cookie class last year, and are all very excited.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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juleebug Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 1:56am
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I think twelve 12 year olds will be THRILLED with this activity. My daughter's friends are 14-15 years old and they still love to hang around when I decorate.

My suggestion... I'd pick up a set of these for them to use with the fondant.

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=4F56A02A-423B-522D-FEFFAF043009B1E0&killnav=1

Lcubed82 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:30am
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Thanks! I actually have that set, and alot of others. On a 4" cake, I was planning to take all of my mini cookie cutters and fondant cutters.

LadyKinster Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 3:02am
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For future refrence in case you do this again, Wilton has an Icing Fun Workshop where the girls get to earn a Wilton badge. (Girl Scouts LOVE to earn badges.... Leader for 4 years and with the program for a total of 9.)
http://www.wilton.com/classes/icing-fun/
You teach basic tip techniques, different icing consistancy, etc.. The Juniors had a lot of fun with this and of course getting their badge. I did the workshop with Cadettes and also brought them fondant to play with. They really enjoyed it. I also did this with a Brownie troop, they needed some extra help, but they did well. (I took some of the Cadette girls who I had just taught and they helped the Brownie girls) The Leaders went to the link above and were able to order the patches and tip/bag kit for each girl.
You don't have to be a Wilton Instructor to teach the workshop, nor order the supplies... it's for any and everyone.
Just thought I'd toss that out there.

jillangeles Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 5:48am
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I did not know about the wiltons cake decorating badge! Shounds like fun. My daughter is a troop and I think this would be a fun end of the year thing to do!

Lcubed82 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 4:00pm
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Thanks for the information! So you don't have to be a Wilton instructor? That's great! I will certainly look into this for next time. Apparently the girls are so excited, that a repeat just may have to happen.

lis73 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 4:11pm
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My daughters are 9 and 11 and they absolutely love to "do cakes" with me. I am also a veteran scout leader, and am thrilled by the poster who mentioned the Wilton class. How fun! Gues I know what we are doing for this months meetings. Thanks CC'ers.

CakeMakar Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 4:44pm
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We've been looking at this program for our girl scouts, but can't get the patches. Wilton will not sell them separately and I can't justify the expense of the kit against our limited budget. The girls don't need a kit to take home - it's a waste of money. They can easily share supplies.
We've gotten several quotes from patch makers, but they all want $100+. Thankfully, the cost change is minimal whether ordering 20 or 200. It's just the initial investment.
Has anyone had any luck getting the patches?

cownsj Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 5:01pm
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Originally Posted by LadyKinster

For future refrence in case you do this again, Wilton has an Icing Fun Workshop where the girls get to earn a Wilton badge. (Girl Scouts LOVE to earn badges.... Leader for 4 years and with the program for a total of 9.)
http://www.wilton.com/classes/icing-fun/
You teach basic tip techniques, different icing consistancy, etc.. The Juniors had a lot of fun with this and of course getting their badge. I did the workshop with Cadettes and also brought them fondant to play with. They really enjoyed it. I also did this with a Brownie troop, they needed some extra help, but they did well. (I took some of the Cadette girls who I had just taught and they helped the Brownie girls) The Leaders went to the link above and were able to order the patches and tip/bag kit for each girl.
You don't have to be a Wilton Instructor to teach the workshop, nor order the supplies... it's for any and everyone.
Just thought I'd toss that out there.




I added this link to my favorites. I think this is a great idea, and for groups other than the scouts, they have a downloadable certificate. I'm sure I'll be using this in the near future. Thank you

bisbqueenb Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 5:37pm
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Originally Posted by CakeMakar

We've been looking at this program for our girl scouts, but can't get the patches.


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Back in the olden days, when Dinosaurs roamed...Scout supply had blank round 'badges' that could be hand embroidered...do these still exist? I remember having to design and make our own for several activities...and even earned another badge for doing it!

CakeMakar Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 5:46pm
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I think they do have one! Someone mentioned to me they just decorated it with fabric paint, but I didn't think of embroidering it. We also have found a patch that just says "cake decorating" on the GSUSA site, ebay and a few girl scout patch sites, so we may go with those and skip the Wilton route altogether.

here's the patch on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/girl-CAKE-DECORATING-Patches-SCOUTS-GUIDES-HOMESCHOOL_W0QQitemZ110466088854QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item19b84abf96

and here's a site with over 2500 patches for future resource if you like:
http://www.basicsclothing.com/fun-activities-patches

LadyKinster Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 8:05pm
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Hey CakeMakar, I didn't realize they didn't sell the patch on its own icon_redface.gif
I did find this patch that's really nice: http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=3951381
Also when looking around, I came across this: http://www.kyanags.org/pdfs/096.pdf
It's a cake decorating patch through Kentuckyana Girl Scouts. It looks to be one of their council patches. I'm sure if you contact their council they'd be able to send you patches once the girls did the requirements. (It's for Juniors and Studio 2B)

When we were stationed in England, if my girls picked something that we didn't have a patch for, ie. Archery, I'd look up stateside councils to see if they had a council patch and order from them. We did a candy one too, and got to go to Cadbury World. icon_lol.gif

I hope this helps out on patches, or at least give you all some ideas. How I miss the the Girl Scout days.... my DD is 15 and has decided it's not "cool" to be a G.S. anymore.

High School days and the teen years, gotta love 'em! icon_razz.gif

CakeMakar Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 8:50pm
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Thanks, that is helpful. I'd seen them before - the first one we like, but weren't able to find someone who had more than 8 - this one does, so thanks! I've forwarded them to my troop's leader.

Too bad about the Wilton patches - I really want to do that one - it seems more "real." Silly, I know. But at $6 per girl, not yet including cake & icing...

Allaboutjo Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 5:08pm
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This is all great information. My wife and myself are looking at making 2 sheet cakes, fondant covered, for our daughters service unit bridging ceremony. I am wondering if anyone has had luck finding girl scout cake toppers. Instead of making a sash to go across the cake, we would love to do a scenery across the cakes.....
What we have in mind:
Sheet cake on left has trees, ponds, and pebble trails......Having a group of scouts walking on the trails (going towards the bridge that will connect the two cakes together). Then a group of girls crossing the bridge (to symbolize the bridging to the next level.). Then on the right cake have troops waiting to welcome their new members.

If anyone knows where I would be able to find the pieces for this it woudl be greatly appreciated if they could supply a link as we can not seem to find anything online.

LadyKinster Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 6:00pm
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That sounds fantastic!

You may find yourself making all the pieces. Trees are pretty easy to make... use ice cream cones or pretzel rods for your base and add green leaves; the pond you coud carve out some cake and fill with gel; the pebbles you could make out of fondant/gumpaste or buy rock candy. The bridge could be made edible or use popsicle sticks (that's what my friend did for our bridging cake).
What I would personally do, I'm not really good at making gumpaste people (yet), would be to make "paper dolls" out of gumpaste to represent each level that's bridging.
These are just my ideas, I'm sure a lot of people on here have some more/better ideas.

Allaboutjo Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 6:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyKinster

That sounds fantastic!

You may find yourself making all the pieces. Trees are pretty easy to make... use ice cream cones or pretzel rods for your base and add green leaves; the pond you coud carve out some cake and fill with gel; the pebbles you could make out of fondant/gumpaste or buy rock candy. The bridge could be made edible or use popsicle sticks (that's what my friend did for our bridging cake).
What I would personally do, I'm not really good at making gumpaste people (yet), would be to make "paper dolls" out of gumpaste to represent each level that's bridging.
These are just my ideas, I'm sure a lot of people on here have some more/better ideas.




All of these ideas sound great. My wife and I are amateur cake decorators. We have made on fondant cake for our daughters birthday which turned out great, so we figured we would donate the time, energy, and materials to the service unit. I like the idea of carving the pond out and filling with a gel type substance. we were originally going to cut out blue fondant to make the lake look.

I have looked into the cost for having polymer figurines made, that is going to add up quickly. We have about 6 weeks to plan before we start making, this should be plenty of time to figure something out.

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