Our Principal’s 58th Birthday Cake

Blackboard tier with apple, books and pencil top

I live in the very small town of White Pine, TN. I am considered a “half-back” since I was born and raised in MI then lived in FL for 25 years and now I have found my little piece of heaven in this small town of White Pine. I am a Special Education Aide at … Read more

Coolest Topsy Turvy Bookworm Cake for a Teacher

Coolest Topsy Turvy Bookworm Cake for a Teacher

This Topsy Turvy Bookworm cake was made for an elementary school teacher who just graduated from college. The night I was to start the cake I had a fall. I was hurt too bad to stick to the original plan, however, I love the final product. The books are ABC’s and 1,2,3’s  and the other one is Nursery Rhymes. … Read more

Coolest Chalkboard Cake

Homemade  Chalkboard Cake

I had some issues in the beginning with this Chalkboard Cake, but in the end I was satisfied with the result. When this cake was ordered I did not have the correct size pan, so I tried using two 9×13 pans pushed together, but the icing fell in the middle and it was not pretty. … Read more

Coolest Teacher Appreciation Day Cake

Homemade Teacher Appreciation Day Cake

I needed a cake for my granddaughter’s kindergarten class. The cake was for teacher appreciation day. After checking this and other web sites and not finding the exact cake I wanted, I borrowed several different ideas from different cakes and came up with this Teacher Appreciation Day Cake. The cake is a 1/4 vanilla sheet … Read more

Coolest Teacher Cake

Homemade Teacher Cake

My son nominated me to make a cake for his Grade four teacher. Initially I was going to just make a rectangle cake, ice it white and draw on some lines. Well it got away from me and I ended up with this Teacher Cake! He taught for 36 years, 35 of them in our … Read more

Coolest Teacher Appreciation Cupcakes

Homemade Teacher Appreciation Cupcakes

I made these homemade teacher appreciation cupcakes for my son and daughter’s preschool for Teacher Appreciation week. The apples are Oreo truffles (pack of Oreos processed into fine crumbs mixed with one pack of cream cheese), shaped into rudimentary apple shapes, 1/3 of a pretzel stick stuck through the middle, coated in red candy melts.

Cool Homemade Teacher Appreciation Cake Design

Homemade Teacher Appreciation Cake Design

This Homemade Teacher Appreciation Cake Design is yellow cake. I froze them first. Then tinted buttercream frosting blue and red. I covered the top and one side (the back of the books). Then I let them set for 30 minutes and then took a paper towel and smoothed very lightly the frosting to make sure … Read more

Coolest Teacher Appreciation Cake Design

Homemade Teacher Appreciation Cake Design

This Teacher Appreciation Cake Design was a cake I made for my daughter’s preschool teaching staff during teacher appreciation week. Being an educator myself I wanted to do something special for the ladies. It was a cookies and cream cake (vanilla box mix, eggs, sour cream, and Oreos) with a butter and whip cream filling. … Read more

Cool Homemade Teacher Cake

Homemade Teacher Cake

I used two Duncan Hines yellow cake mixes. I made the cake as directed on box. Separated the mix into 6 different bowls and colored each. Using a 14 x 14 pan I poured the cake mix one color at a time in the center of the pan rotating the pan (in case of an … Read more

Cool Homemade Teacher Appreciation Day Cake

Teacher Appreciation Day Cake

I was asked to make the cake for our school’s teacher appreciation day. The vanilla globe cake (using Wilton sports ball pan) sits on top of a 14″ round two-layer chocolate mousse cake covered in buttercream. I decorated with pullout grass tip, royal icing flowers, and royal icing “teachers”. To make the teachers, I traced … Read more

Coolest Teacher Appreciation Cake

Teacher Appreciation Cake

I wanted to do something for the teachers that was different. I looked at many on line photos to get this idea. I used a 9×13 pan for the bottom book and cut another cake the right size to “look” right for the top book. It needed a little something more so I made a … Read more