What is a flower pot cake? It is a cake baked in a flower pot or similar containers, thereafter covered with crushed cookies (such as Oreo) to resemble the soil. This was my Teachers' Day project with my little girl for last year's Teachers' Day Celebration. Instead of baking the cakes in flower pots, I just baked them in muffin cases and drop each cake into a IKEA mug, i.e. my mini flower pot. My little girl had much fun stirring the cake batter, washing/drying the mugs and crushing the OREO cookies.
|My craft paper flowers|
To make it special, I made some paper flowers using craft papers and insert each flower into the mug. Attach a tea-bag with a little note "Teachers' Day Tea-Treat". So, the gift idea is: The teacher gets to enjoy the cake, along with a cup of tea (brew using the mug) and keep the paper flower as a gift.
|Flower pot cakes for all the Teachers & Staff|
We also made a Teachers' Day Card for her class teacher. On one side is a "crossword puzzle" made up of all the names of the students in the class (plus the teacher's name). I got this idea after my girl repeatedly asked me to spell the names of her friends (she enjoys writing little notes and drawing princesses pictures for her friends). I typed, printed and cut out the letters; while my girl carefully arranged her friends' names and stick them onto the card (based on the draft that I prepared for her). The other side is her class photo (taken during racial harmony day).
|DIY Teachers' Day Card|
Next week will be Teachers' Day again... how about making a card or DIY a gift to thank your teacher(s)?