Need Ideas For Teacher Appreciation Cake Or Cupcakes

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tsal Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 6:43pm
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I'm trying to come up with ideas for a Teacher Appreciation cake or appliques for cupcakes for my son's elementary school's Teacher Appreciation week.

I'm drawing a blank. Aside from an apple, what else would be really cute? Fondant kids holding hands around the bottom tier of a round cake with crayola crayons surrounding the second tier and a big thank-you banner on top?

Too cliche?

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ponderiffic Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 6:58pm
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Cupcake would be easier since most teachers don't have time to sit still long enough to eat a piece of cake with a fork. It's the perfect get it and go treat!

Anything school would be perfect: crayons, scissors, glue, kids, apples

Even something fall themed would be good!

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GanacheCakeBoutique Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 9:39am
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This was a relatively easy cake. I made a sheetcake that said thank you in various different languages in the centers of gerbera daisies.

the cake is here

the word in the center says thank you in Hebrew as I live in Israel and this was for teacher appreciation day (the last day of school icon_sad.gif )

you can do the same in cupcakes where each cupcake is a gerbera daisy and the center says thank you in a different language.

you can get a list of how to say thank you in different languages here at this link:

Enjoy and good luck!

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lyndya Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 10:45am
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A colleague of mine did the cutest cupcakes for school : each had a small apple, and a rectangle chocolate covered cookie or cracker to look like a chalk board, and she did the whole alphabet in upper/lower case: Aa, Bb, Cc, ect. she included a gumpaste 'chalk stick'. Darling.

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pattycakesnj Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 10:51am
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I did an open book for teacher appreciation week. I then got a picture collage of all the teachers that the school had and printed an edible image for one side. On the other side of the book, I took a picture of the front of the school, made an edible image and put it on. It came out great.

Another year, I made a giant box of crayons, I think there is a tutorial on CC. That was a big hit too.

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AmysCakesNCandies Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 11:45am
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For my son's preschool teacher appreciation lunch I did a 2D shaped fondant covered replica of the schools logo with individual cupcakes below it with fondant letters spelling out "Thank You"

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Kiddiekakes Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 12:09pm
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I did a two tiered one last year for the teachers in my kids school..They loved it!!..It is in my photos..sorry it won't let you post pic on the threads..some glitche...Check it out!

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tsal Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 7:41pm
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So many great ideas! I love the Hebrew idea because my kids go to a Jewish dayschool!

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