Due On Or Before 2/16: Bake A Birthday Cake For JFK

This project has something for everyone!

Is baking your passion?  This project is for you!

Do you prefer crayons and paint over flour and frosting?  This is the project for you!

Would you rather turn the treasures in the recycling bin into a masterpiece?  This project is for you!

We can't wait to see what you create to honor John F. Kennedy!

Activity Available as a Printable PDF

The 100th Birthday Cake Challenge Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018

  1. Research the life of President John F. Kennedy. Read books, watch videos, and search for information online.
  2. On a piece of white construction paper or graph paper, carefully plan you cake. Incorporate some of President Kennedy's interests and/or the major events from his life into your design. You may choose to focus on just one important event in his life or highlight several of them on your cake. Take your time. Planning this cake may take more than one piece of paper. This is a very special cake.
  3. When your plan is just the way you like it, you may create your cake in one of three ways:
    • Work independently, with a partner, in a small group, or with your class to create a 2-D or 3-D colored drawing of your cake on a piece of white construction paper , cardboard, or poster board 12 x 18 inches or larger. If you are working in a small group or as a class, please create your cake on a piece of poster board so that multiple people can work at the same time. You may use crayon, colored pencils, markers, or paint. You are welcome to glue images to your cake and enhance it with words, quotes, construction paper cutouts, ribbon, etc. Be sure to include at least one candle. Include the words JFK 100 somewhere on your cake. Make sure that your cake is neat, colorful, well-organized, and worthy of honoring our 35th President Of The United States.
    • Work independently, with a partner, in a small group, or with your class to create a 3-D non-edible cake using a inverted shoebox or cardboard box of any size. Paint the box or cover it with paper. You may wish to decorate your cake with images found on the internet, quotes by John F. Kennedy, words, dates, or names of special places. You may also use cloth, paper, ribbon, buttons, yarn, etc. to make your cake shine. Don’t forget to decorate the top of the box and each of the four sides. Be sure to include at least one candle. Include the words JFK 100 somewhere on your cake. Make sure that your cake is neat, colorful, well-organized, and worthy of honoring our 35th President Of The United States.
    • Work independently, with a partner, or in a small group to create an edible birthday cake of any size. You should have adult supervision. Choose frosting colors that are patriotic or enhance the other decorations that you plan to add. You may wish to use paper, cardboard, and toothpicks to add images or words that will pop off the cake. You may also choose to add non-edible decorations to recreate a major event in President Kennedy’s life. Be sure to include at least one candle. Include the words JFK 100 somewhere on your cake. Make sure that your cake is neat, colorful, well-organized, and worthy of honoring our 35th President Of The United States. (Don’t eat it before completing Step # 4).
  4. Take one photograph of your plan and at least two photographs of the finished cake.
  5. Email your photographs to ftv@maritime.edu on or before Friday, February 16th. Your email should also include the first name, only of each artist/baker, your school name, your grade level, your teacher’s name, and the city/state where your school is located.
  6. You are welcome to include a paragraph that describes your cake and explains why you chose to decorate it the way that you did. This is not required, but will be very much appreciated. We may included your paragraph when we display your photo-graphs. Please send your paragraph as an attachment to the email.

 

You may submit your entries anytime before the due date.

 

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