Cupcake SWAPS

I have already shared my Texas themed SWAP, now on to the SWAPS that match my classes. I previously shared that I feel like a honey bee flitting from flower to flower. The classes I taught are quite an eclectic mix. First up, Explorer Cake Decorating.

This is one of my favorite classes. It introduces the girls to basic skills everyone should have. In our busy lives, many people do not know any piping techniques and grab a cake from the bakery counter before they even contemplate baking their own. A basic shell border can make a huge difference between a homemade cake and a masterpiece. Piping is also used to make meringue cookies.

These adorable little SWAPS are made with Shrinky Dinks.

Frosted Shrinky Dink sheets
Permanent marker
Colored pencils
Hole punch
Cupcake SWAP tag
Cookie sheet lined with foil

Step 1: I began by drawing a 2 inch circle onto the Shrinky Dink film. Using a picture of a cupcake I found online I outlined the cupcake with a permanent marker on the smooth side of the film.

Step 2: On the rough side, I colored the cupcake with colored pencils.

Step 3:  Using a hole punch, create a hole in the top of each piece.

Step 4: Bake according to package directions.

Step 5:  Print the pdf tag found here. Cut on the dotted lines.  Write your name and troop number on the back.

Step 6: Assemble the parts with a safety pin.

Step 7: SWAP!





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