One reason for doing a friend birthday every 4 years is it hits all the “big” ones – 8, 12, and 16. In our church, 8 is the age you get baptized, and we wanted to make everything special.
It’s become tradition in our building that the family serves a dessert after the service. Everyone always does a sheet cake from costco – yummy, but a little pricy and then someone needs to dish it up and you have to get all the supplies and the clean up and – I didn’t want that!
I was excited when I saw this:
but then bummed when I realized she didn’t offer it as a printable! But it’s so cute! The doughnuts make an 8, it’s self contained, no one needs to dish it up. Perfect! I figured I could make my own.
I found the bags at Joanns – wilton brand, mini size, in a package of 100. The are about 4 inches wide.
Then, using this tutorial, I spent a ridiculous amount of time making chalkboard looking toppers:
And printed and cut them out at fedex *TIP: it was cheaper to print them black and white, and the looked almost the same.
Then the assembling began – 1.5 movies later and I was done! in all, I spent about 5 hours working on this. Want to save yourself 3 hours of time? Download this picture and your toppers are ready!
The day was wonderful – and the treats adorable!
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