Friday, December 28, 2012
3,2,1 Cake Gifts
I've written about 3,2,1 cake before HERE, but I thought I would share how I put it together for an easy gift idea. I gave 3,2,1 cake mixes to my kids' teachers, the bus driver and the room moms in my class. I put the mix in large mason jars. I tied a ribbon with a tablespoon to the jar and included the following poem for my room moms (unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures...)
I made it in a cute card but unfortunately can't access it from my home because it was a publisher file (I'm on a mac now). I hope to remember to save it as a PDF so I can put it on here later to save you some work should you want to use it.
Below, is the poem I made for the teachers and bus drivers (and then I had the "What you do:" part too). I also gave them some candy and gift cards.
I wanted to give my mother-in-law some 3-2-1 cake too since I had been talking about it and I think it's perfect for someone who wants a taste of cake (without baking the whole cake).
For her, I bought a plain white mug and drew on it with Sharpie markers. I then baked the mug at 350 for 30 minutes so that it would never come off. I also liked how I packaged her cake so thought I would share it.
I got a little jar pictured above from Meijer (Target stores have them as well). Then I used clear contact paper to cut labels. The reason I did this was because if she wanted to change the flavor ever, she could just peel off the label easily (without that yucky stickiness that comes from stickers!). I used Sharpies on these labels too so the writing wouldn't come off. There were four sides on this jar that just seemed to need something to me, so I made the following labels.
Have fun! And if you haven't tried, 3,2,1 cake... I still think you should! :-)