I’ve had lots of nominations for teachers, even entire schools. How do you pick just one? Or even two or three? Teachers are what make the world go around and Batter Up can’t possibly reach all of them. CAKE! A TEACHER WEEK is where you come in. Bake a cake for your favorite teacher during teacher week and share your photos and stories.
Keep in mind that the definition of a teacher can be loose. Perhaps it’s your favorite teacher from when you were a child or all of the teachers at your kids’ school. Maybe you batter your old tennis coach who is now retired or your 8th grade piano teacher who is in assisted living. Going through physical therapy? or recovery? Then batter your therapist or sponsor. The interpretation is completely up to you. People have taught you a great deal throughout your life—so batter them with cake!
WHOM SHOULD I BATTER?
Anyone who has taught you something that you would like to recognize and honor with a cake.
HOW DO I DO IT?
Sometime during the week of April 21–27 bake a cake and go surprise someone with it. It’s that easy!
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO BAKE. IS THAT A PROBLEM?
Before starting this project I could count on one hand how many cakes I had baked by myself. If you can follow directions, you can bake a cake. You can always consult my Batter Up Pinterest Board that has hundreds of cake recipes ranging from difficult to easy. Also, an Easy Cake Recipe Pinterest Board has been created with super easy recipes and other tips and tricks just for those who are intimidated. Some are easy from scratch recipes and some tell you how to jazz up a boxed mix from the grocery store. If jazzing up a recipe is still intimidating, just make the recipe as it is on the box and buy a can of icing. It’s the thought that counts! (And please note, I’ll be adding more recipes throughout the weeks. Check back often!)
WHAT IF SOMEONE HAS FOOD ALLERGIES?
I have a card that goes with every cake I deliver. It tells the recipient all about the project and I list all of the cake ingredients. If anyone has allergies, they’ll know what is in the cake. Download this DeliveryCard that I’ve made just for you, print it, cut it out, and deliver it with your cake.
WHAT DO I DO DURING THE DELIVERY?
Some of my deliveries last five minutes, some last an hour. Spend as much time with the person as you’d like. Before you leave make sure you take a picture that you can share on the Facebook Event page, along with as much information as you’d like to share about the recipient(s) and your experience surprising her/him/them with a cake. I’ll be collecting all of the photos and stories for my blog post at the end of the week. If you don’t want to put the picture or story up on Facebook feel free to send everything to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IF YOU HAVEN’T ANSWERED MY QUESTION?
Send me a message through my contact form or directly at email@example.com.
HAPPY BAKING! I’m looking forward to seeing all of your pictures and reading your stories!