We decided for our Girl Scout bridging ceremony to try cupcakes again this year. Instead of spending hours decorating and making the super cute double colors and bridge cupcakes, we decided to create a rainbow out of the cupcakes. Click here for my post with the super cute double color bridges.
My co-leaders and I started the process by using empty cupcake wrappers to create a visual of what a rainbow would look like if we had 60 cupcakes. This helped us to figure out what colors to use and how many of what color to order. (You can do this with any number of cupcakes that would fit your troop. We chose 60 because the bakery sold them in sets of 30.) We then ordered the cupcakes from Sam’s Club (30 for $15 – which was a great deal and we didn’t have to spend hours baking and coloring them) and then arranged them on bridging night in our rainbow design. Our girls wanted to try different icings and were sharing with each other to “taste the rainbow”, which sounds like a Skittle commercial. The cupcakes were a huge success with the girls.
I would definitely do this again given the chance. However, it was interesting to me that most of the adults and siblings wanted one also. Next time, I will definitely bump the order up to accommodate the adults. If you plan on doing this for your troop, you may want to order more than what you need as some of the girls wanted seconds in order to try a different color.
For other Girl Scout bridging ideas, please check out a few of my other posts…