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« on: December 28, 2004 12:46:36 PM »

For my coworkers this year, I made them each a little card and a mini 4" double layer chocolate fudge cake. The cards were really simple to make, but the cakes took FOREVER. (I'd never baked/frosted cakes before, and ironically, I thought it'd be a piece of cake. hardy har har)

The front of the card featured an embossed snowflake and the recipient's name.

The inside. blah blah blah.

This is what each of the cakes looked like (placed inside the box already)

...and this is the whole finished package, yay!

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2004 12:49:56 PM »

Soooo cute!  I'm going to have to remember it for next year!
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004 12:51:23 PM »

that is such a great idea!  and the packages look so cute and professional.  hopefully i can remember this a year from now....

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2004 02:00:35 PM »

thanks! the white cake boxes were from michael's, and the ribbon was from jo-ann's. they were sort of well-received. the cards actually garnered more attention than the cakes, but oh well.

« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2004 07:21:00 PM »

How did you make the cards? The embossed part?

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2004 01:37:32 PM »

This would make a great Valentines gift for my co-workers!  Cheesy  Thanks for the idea!

« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2005 05:00:20 AM »

Do you have somthing that made the embossed snowflakes. And if so where did you get it?
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2005 02:18:23 PM »

David, mrstama:
my sister is an avid scrapbooker, and i used her embossing tools: a stylus, and an embossing plate (i think that's what it's called?), to make the snowflakes.

this is the stylus.

this is the plate thingy.

basically, you hold the paper over the design plate up to a window (or use a lightbox) so you can see through the paper, and follow the grooves on the plate with the stylus. incredibly simple. i cut around the snowflake, adhered it to the front of the card. i traced around the white square with a black pen, and wrote the rest of the card with a metallic pen. soooo easy. Smiley

i think you can pick up these tools up at michael's, in the paper crafts aisle.
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2005 07:54:54 AM »

Those cards are beautiful and look professional.

This may be stupid of me, but I'm wondering how you did the cakes.  Do they sell 4" cake pans?  I've seen little heart-shaped cake pans, but not normal ones that small.  How do you know how to adjust baking time--do you just have to watch carefully and test with a toothpick?  I was just wondering because this seems like a good special occasions cake for dieters, people who live alone, or people who have sugar issues.


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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2005 09:43:32 AM »

wifeofbath: thanks Smiley

i found the cake pans at michael's, in the cake decorating aisle. they were hanging at the way end, next to mini loaf pans. wilton makes them, but when i tried to find them on their website, they weren't listed. they sold in a set of 3 for about $4, if i remember correctly. i used a betty crocker cake mix, and i just used the time listed for cupcakes. it took about 25 minutes at 350 degrees, rotating once half way through (because i'm paranoid). i did test with a toothpick before taking them out though. it was really a trial and error thing. good luck with the cakes! they were fun to make, but after the 6th or 7th one, i was so sick of frosting. Wink

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