When spring comes around, I am always looking for fun and inexpensive teacher appreciation gift ideas to make for my kids’ teachers to let them know how much I value all they do. A sweet miniature Bundt cake packaged in a fun box tied up with ribbon and a printable tag is a great option for a yummy treat teachers will love. This tasty teacher appreciation gift is perfect for teachers, coaches, principals and more. Scroll below to download these tags (for free!) and read all about how this idea comes together.
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Finding great handmade teacher gifts that teachers will love but that are also inexpensive and easy to make is something I always strive to do each year for Teacher Appreciation Week. Edible gifts are always a hit, but sometimes I like to go with something a bit more unique than just candy. Miniature Bundt cakes look fancy, but they really are as easy to make as cupcakes, and you can use any of your favorite cake recipes by dividing the batter up and adjusting the baking time accordingly. These little cakes were the gift I gave to my kids’ teachers this year for our Teacher Appreciation Week, and everyone absolutely loved them!
You can find miniature cake boxes in craft stores, or for an even more economical option, you can buy them in bulk online. You can even add a gift card to a favorite store or restaurant to make this gift even more personalized. There are lots of options!
Miniature Bundt Cake Teacher Appreciation Gift Supplies
- Miniature Bundt cake (baked in a fun pan like this one)
- Small cake box
- White cardstock
- Scalloped scissors
- Hole punch
Start by baking a batch of your favorite cake in the mini Bundt pan, allowing the cakes to cool completely.
When your cakes are ready, divide the cakes among the cake boxes.
Print the tags onto the cardstock, and trim around each one with the scalloped scissors before punching a hole through the top center of each.
Sidenote: I am so glad I kept all of my decorative scissors from my scrapbooking days! I find myself using them now all the time!
Tie the box up with a bit of festive ribbon…
…and then finish things off by adding one of the tags with a piece of twine.
To make this a truly on-the-go treat, you can even add a napkin and a fork so recipients can dig right in! If you don’t have a mini Bundt pan handy, these tags will work for traditional cupcakes, too, and the gift will be every bit as delicious.
If you’re looking for a great recipe to try, check out my Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake! That recipe is perfect for dividing up to make mini cakes (just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly).
Another yummy recipe that can be prepared in the Bundtlette pans are my Honey Bun Mini Loaves.
Looking for even more unique gift ideas for special teachers in your life? My friend Mique at 30 Handmade Days has a llist of fantastic gift ideas that are perfect for teachers!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.