[I]Caked Out[/i] But Need Something!

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 19 Aug 2010 , 10:50pm by still_learning

cakesrock Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 3:57pm
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I am really caked out right now, busy and the thought of the work involved in making yet another cake does not inspire me (need a cake break)! But I really need to make a thank you something for my kids daycare staff, as we are leaving in 10 days and I have already committed to making something.
I wanted to do little hearts with all the staff names on them and handprints (got edible images of my kids handprints made.) I was thinking of doing cupcakes instead, as they are so much easier and quicker! Maybe I could put them all in the shape of a heart with little hearts in fondant on top with them names, and one with thank you. I do have the 1/2 sheet cake made already, but it is the decorating that takes sooo long! There are about 15 staff.
Any other ideas? TIA!

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kger Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 5:30pm
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Cupcake or cookie bouquets or cake pops or cake balls might go over well.

mgigglin Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 8:17pm
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Well, if you already have the sheet cake done... can you take the hearts and make them into the shape of a schoolhouse? Are they small enough that you can do something like that? then just put grass around it for the yard, a sun, clouds... I can picture it, but not sure if it makes sense. Good luck, I'm sure what ever you do will be appreciated!! icon_smile.gif


still_learning Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 10:50pm
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I'm all for cupcakes - so much less stressful than a cake! I always want to do too much when I do a cake and then the nice gesture of making something makes me miserable. I love the idea of hearts with individual names and maybe the 'Thank you' heart can be a bit bigger/different color so it really stands out. The individual cupcakes are easy for them to eat, serve, take home at the end of the day. If they aren't having a special party where the cake will be served then cupcakes are definitely the way to go.

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