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Teacher present - homemade cake?

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PassTheTwiglets Fri 15-Jul-11 09:53:08

Teachers - do you like homemade cakes or do you jsut think "urgh, I wonder if Little Johnny has been licking his fingers and sticking them in the mixture?" smile

And if I made one cake between 4 of them (1 teacher, 3 TAs) would it just be awkward 'cos they've got to cut it and take it home?

PassTheTwiglets Fri 15-Jul-11 10:02:03

I am quite excited about this thought now, so please say you don't hate homemade things!! smile I make novelty cakes so thought I would do a cake of something like a pile of books with the names of all the topics they've done this year, or something.. A bit like this

pinkgirlythoughts Fri 15-Jul-11 10:10:07

I like homemade things, but do occasionally wonder if little hands have been washed before they went in the mixture etc!

If you make one cake between four, I would suggest sending it in a day or two before the end of term, to give them a chance to eat it at break times, rather than try to cut it up to take home.

pointydog Fri 15-Jul-11 10:15:33

Yes, hand it in three or four days before end of term so it can be shared in teh staff room.

Awkward to cut and share, some people just don't have enough people around the house to eat a whole cake, some going on holiday so no time to eat it, some not keen on lots of cake.

PassTheTwiglets Fri 15-Jul-11 10:16:12

Oh good idea, thanks pinkgirly! I usually take things in before the last day anyway, so that they don't too much to take home in one day, but hadn't thought of leaving it there and eating at break. Thanks!

Henwelly Fri 15-Jul-11 10:25:27

Ummm - my friend wont eat cakes brought in from home, she is very polite and would never say, she also appreciates the thought.

Unfortunately just cant bring herself to eat them!!

FebreezeYourJeans Fri 15-Jul-11 10:27:43

I'm a teacher and would love some cake to get me through the last week of term. YUM!

PassTheTwiglets Fri 15-Jul-11 10:29:48

If it were me I don't think I would eat a cake that a child had obviously made (as nice as the thought is) but I was thinking that because it'll be very obvious that my DD didn't make this one it might be better...

LeonieDeSaintVire Fri 15-Jul-11 17:56:16

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emptyshell Fri 15-Jul-11 19:24:46

I'll be honest... it depends on the family/child (the comment I heard about from one somewhat manky junior kid telling his teacher with relish how "I love making bread Miss, it gets the underneath of your fingernails REALLY clean" kind of adds a dimension to kid-produced cooking). If it's a nice, kids well-presented and relatively clean (when they go IN the school building, usually not when they leave) family then cool - I used to have a parent helper who regularly brought cake in and we all scoffed with relish, but some families - would smile politely but not risk it.

letthembe Fri 15-Jul-11 20:13:59

In my current school the children often bring me cakes, biscuits and flapjacks that they have made - I eat them all!! (It's a very nice, in a very nice area.) I think a cake is a great idea, especially a few days before the end of term - we are always looking for cakes and biscuits in the staffroom!

2kidsintow Fri 15-Jul-11 22:00:06

There is a member of staff at my school who categorically NEVER eats anything made by a child, or anything sent in that is homemade.

I use my discresion a bit more. If it is from the family of a child who has seemed clean and organised all year, then I'll go for it (depending on what it is that has been made), otherwise I'll smile politely and then bit it discretely later.

I did enjoy one cupcake sent in by a little girl in my class (ate it quickly without looking too closely while on way out to playground duty)...but when the same girl gave another one to a colleague, there was a cat hair on hers. Made me feel a bit queasy for a while.

If it has been sent in by a parent, then I usually assume it is safer. lol

Malvapoeding Fri 15-Jul-11 22:04:55

I made very grown up cupcakes for the teachers at DD's nursery this week all individually boxed and made it known that DD's hands had been no where near the cakes apart from licking the bowl at the end. I know I had issues eating things children had made when I helped at school - licked fingers/noses wiped on backs of hands etc. made me shudder.

Lis4 Fri 15-Jul-11 22:38:40

Why don't you put a little note 'saying no child has been allowed near it' on the cake? Would make the teacher laugh! And she would most prob eat as well!

cat64 Fri 15-Jul-11 23:27:48

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nappysan Thu 04-Aug-11 23:56:31

Love home baking, esp when child feels so proud of their input and there is one for everyone in class.
For your teacher a home made card from child and thoughtfully written letter from parents is best end of year gesture.

MoaningMcMyrtlepants Fri 05-Aug-11 01:00:45

I sent in boxes of a selection of home made biscuits this year (DC3's at nursery so that was 9 boxes and DC1&2 each had one for the teacher, TA and the parent who helps with reading for the class, 6 more.) The DC helped measure and pour the ingrediants into the processor and turn it on, I made the biscuits and cooked them. They then told me which biscuits their teachers etc. would like in their box.

Lizcat Fri 05-Aug-11 13:20:30

I have used a very old cordon bleu recipe to make some incredible adult and fab with coffee biscuits which I send in wrapped in lovely bags with ribbon and labels attached listing ingredients. I have always had really good response to this and I do send them in about a week before the end of term.

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