Need Ideas For A Cake Decorating Cub Scout Activity

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itsmylife Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 2:55am
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My son is in cub scouts & we were talking about doing some sort of activity with them to teach them about cake decorating. I've got loads of supplies to share with the boys..... I just need some ideas.

There are about 10 boys in the group & we would have about 1 hour for the activity. I can pre-make small cakes or cupcakes to bring in, along with the frosting, & I've got plenty of bags/tips/etc for all the boys to use.

Has anyone done anything similar or have any ideas that you think would be cool for a bunch of 7-8 year olds?

Thanks in advance!!

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 3:16am
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Most Boy Scout activities revolve around acquiring a skill. This is a good one. I would teach what the traditional parts to a decorated cake are. Have them plan it out in a drawing. (You could have photo copies of cakes for them to plan the decoration.) Then have them execute the plan.

Normally, with my kids, I sort of let them have at it. But that usually isn't the point of Boy Scout activities. Ten minutes welcome and explain. Ten - fifteen minutes drawing/coloring. Half hour decorating(pre frosted). Rest of time - clean-up.

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poohsmomma Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 12:16am
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I worked with some 9-12 year olds at a "Saturday College". I had two hours with them. I had already iced the 6" cakes, and I took enough icing, tips, and bags for everyone. I taught them how to do some simple piping, how to mark a simple design on a cake and fill it in with stars. I took some simple shapes they could transfer to the cakes like butterflies, small flower, and shapes. Everyone left with a finished cake.

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itsmylife Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 1:52pm
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Thank you both for the replies! It definitely gives me some ideas to focus on. I guess it would be better to have everyone have their own individual cake to take home.

@matthewkyrankelly...thanx for that timeline - that is a big help.
@poohsmomma...I like the simple shapes/fill it in with stars idea.

I just need to think of something other than butterflies & flowers (otherwise my boys might revolt....although we do have one girl who is the sibling of one of the scouts & she would probably love that idea haha)

Maybe this would be a good thing to do around Halloween. Then we could have spiders, webs, skulls, etc.....

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