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Cool Homemade 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 a gingerbread man cookie cutter onto a piece of paper and covered it with parchment paper. I traced and filled in each “person” with nude colored royal icing (thinned). Once they were dry, I decorated each teacher.

Make about 20 mini apples (red hearts with green leaf pullout). Let thoroughly dry (48 hours) and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Attach each icing teacher to a stick with royal icing (on back). Make sure the cake is room temperature before putting the icing figures on. Attach apples with royal icing and let dry.

Teacher Appreciation Cake

6 thoughts on “Cool Homemade Teacher Appreciation Day Cake”

  1. Wow. This is a cool idea! You could make each teacher a cookie which is decorated to look like them. Unfortunately my teacher is much prettier than any cookie I’ve seen… Oh well maybe next year!

  2. Hi This is a lovely cake. Was wondering about how many servings this fed for your group. I am needing a similar idea for a teacher retiring. Please let me know about how many teachers this fed and any other concerns you ran into when making!! Thanks!

  3. This is soooooo cool, I was stuck for an idea for my daughters school, I hope u don’t mind me using some of ur ideas, as they are genuis, I love ur work,


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