The teacher gifts came our very pretty this year. Take paper lunch bags, tear off the top and spray gold, load with cookies and tie off. I put the cookies in a plastic bag so the paper bags don't get greasy. Usually I tie them with raffia, but I tried something different this year and used curling ribbon. I get the christmas picks at Michaels for cheap and just fold up the pointy part. Tie the ribbon around the bag and pull tight with the first part of a tying your shoes bow, add the pick with the ribbon through half of it, re tie the same motion than put loops for a bow. Cheap, easy and impressive.
This cake was made for a beautiful women who at age 89 had cataract surgery. After the procedure she went 4 times a day to the local heath center to have drops put into her eyes. This is the thank you cake for the nurses who helped her.