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.
This year, instead of making our cake, we ordered one from our local bakery. Since our troops are multi-level, we wanted something to represent everyone. Harps, the bakery that made the cake, had made a similar cake for another troop in town. We took the picture in and they went to work. The finished product was amazing! The full sheet, 1/2 chocolate, 1/2 white, was enough to give everyone a piece that they could enjoy.
Since we meet at a local school, we usually use the stage to bridge our girls. A co-leader decided to hand make a bridge that the girls could actually walk across. The result turned out amazing and our girls loved it! We even bridged our first group of seniors!
Looking for a fun snack for your Girl Scout bridging ceremony? These cupcakes were super fun and easy.
About 2 years, my co-leaders and I went all out and made the Bridging Cakes (already listed). Last year, we wanted to do something different and someone gave us the idea of cupcakes. It didn’t take as long but turned out super cute and the girls loved them.
First, make cupcakes (box is fine)
Add blue and chocolate icing in a different icing bags or ziplock bags with a corner removed
Add the icing, using 1/2 blue for daisies and 1/2 brown for brownies
add 2 mini marshmallows to each side of the bridge for clouds
add 1/2 of one piece of Airhead extreme for the rainbow bridge.
The result- Super cute little bridging cupcakes. For the other two (Brownie to Junior & Junior to Cadette), use the same instructions, just vary the icing colors. Enjoy!
During one of our bridging ceremonies, we decided to make cakes to represent each level. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun creating the cakes. The girls loved them!
cake mix to make 4 cakes
blue, brown, green,white icing
fondant & piping bags
different colors of sprinkles
We started out by making 4 cakes and iced them different colors. To make the khaki color, we mixed some of the chocolate into the white icing. Next we used fondant into piping bags and decorated the cakes. We used pictures from the Girl Scout books to attempt to make some badges on each one. We also added sprinkles in parts like the flag and daisy petals.
To make the badges look 3-D, we used frosting underneath each badge to make it a little higher than the rest of the cake before decorating it with fondant.
Finally, we connected each of the cakes together using the mini marshmallows and rainbow colored airheads. The result is above. This was our first attempt, so we were quite proud that they turned out. If you do something similar, we would love to see it.