Goody Bag Goodies

Decorating By Shazzicakes Updated 5 Aug 2010 , 2:45am by sillywabbitz

Shazzicakes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 2:14pm
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I hope someone has a brilliant idea for me....

Every 4 years, we have a National Show, and every branch of our Guild is asked to donate items for the Goody bags which entrants receive. It doesn't have to be expensive (you have to send about 350 items), but it does have to be something novel which a cake decorator could use. Some past examples are a "puff" bag for your cornflour, a holder for your paintbrushes, etc.

Has anyone got any suggestions? I would really like to send something special and different, but obviously budget is an issue!


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SBaker Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 2:29pm
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My most useful new gadget is a water pen for my fondant. I found mine in the scrapbooking section at Michael's.

all4cake Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 2:36pm
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make-up brushes (or similar. for applying dusts to flowers), stamens (bought in bulk then sub-divide), tip brush (for cleaning icing tubes)....350, huh? Geez....

cutthecake Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 2:56pm
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That's a lot of favors! Something made of paper or plastic would probably be the least expensive. Disposable pastry bags? Cupcake papers? A paper template for something (maybe cupcake papers)? Doilies?

luvmysmoother Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 3:02pm
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Disposable icing bag filled with sprinkles or m&m's or dragees?

all4cake Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 3:28pm
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Originally Posted by cutthecake

A paper template for something (maybe cupcake papers)? Doilies?

thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif from me! Print two at a time on cardstock (maybe even more per sheet...I don't know for sure). That's a daggum good idea!

SBaker Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 4:37pm
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Cupcake wrappers is a good idea. If you have access to a Cricut and have one of the wrapper cartridges, you can just cut them all out with no effort.

Shazzicakes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:13pm
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I like the paper template idea for cupcake wrappers - Unique but not expensive! ... Unfortunately we don't really have Cricut here, so it will have to be done the old fashioned way...

Thanks for the good ideas so far, please keep them coming - I knew I could rely on CC icon_smile.gif

sillywabbitz Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:39pm
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What is a water pen?

cutthecake Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 12:06am
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Buddy used a water pen to attach fondant pieces in a video for Satin Ice. It looks like a glue pen, but it's filled with water. It's a scrapbooking tool. You can see it on the table when he makes the pink bow on the heart cake, then he uses it.

cutthecake Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 1:36am
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Shazzi, You don't even have to cut them out. Just provide the outline, maybe printed on fancy paper.

sillywabbitz Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 2:45am
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Thanks CuttheCake, I think I'm going to have to go get me one of thoseicon_smile.gif I am also spilling my water. I wonder if it would be useful to have 1 with water and 1 with vodka for removing oops...Hmmmmmicon_smile.gif

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