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…
While traveling, we came across this little gourmet cupcake cafe in Fayetteville, Arkansas called Bliss. They were seriously some of the best cupcakes I have ever had in my life. They were so good, I had to write an article about them!
You can sit inside the cafe or choose to take them on the road. The small one in the middle is for our dog. (Yes, they even make cupcakes for the four legged family members!) Each day, the menu changes so if you ever get a chance to stop by, you may want to check their website located here.
Inside the box are 2 chocolate vegan cupcakes located in the back (my son has food allergies and he absolutely thought these were amazing and the fact that they even had a cupcake he could eat made him super excited.)
In the middle to the right is a S’mores cupcake (a graham cracker cake with a marshmallow filling, chocolate frosting, a mini marshmallow, and a piece of chocolate on top.) The one next to it is a gluten free Butterfinger cupcake (butterfinger cake infused with caramel and topped with a peanut butter frosting and chocolate drizzle plus more Butterfinger pieces on top)
On the bottom row, a Caramel Fudge Brownie Cupcake (brownie topped with caramel cream cheese frosting, caramel drizzle, chocolate drizzle, and chopped pecans) and a Cookie Dough Cupcake (vanilla Cake with cookie dough baked right in topped with vanilla frosting and a chocolate chip cookie)
Once back on the road, we began looking for other locations. Apparently they have two locations in Fayetteville, one in Rogers AR, and one in Jonesboro AR but franchises available. Hmmm……