Did you know the Gallup Organization estimated that there are approximately 22 million unengaged employees costing the economy more than $350 billion dollars every year from a lack of productivity? These expenses come in the forms of illness, absenteeism and general malaise on the job.
This is all the more reason to invest in morale-boosting activities such as acknowledging birthdays, special events and company anniversaries and milestones with a cake-filled celebration.
Let’s take a look at 10 unique design ideas for your next corporate cake.
1: Multi-Layered Story-Telling Corporate Cake
For any corporate event, you want to make sure you get a high-quality cake. But have you ever considered telling your company’s story with your cake?
Every business has a story to tell of how it got to where it is today. You can use 3 or 4 layers of the cake to tell a story, with each subsequent layer getting closer to what your company has become.
The story could begin at the bottom on the largest layer. Because this is the foundation for everything else. You can get creative with words or pictures on the cake, as well.
Your Company’s Journey
For instance, let’s say your company is a technology company that began when two college roommates were brainstorming in their dorm room.
The bottom layer could be silhouettes of the two roommates/founders talking to each other, images of the college campus and their school colors decorating the remaining parts of the layer.
The next layer could represent the next step closer to your final company. Maybe the two founders began their business in a small office building. This layer could have images and symbols of this part of the journey.
Just make sure to evenly divide your business’ journey into however many layers of cake you have. You don’t want to have 6 parts of the journey in mind for a 4-layer cake.
2: The Optical Illusion Cake
If you opt for a corporate cake with an optical illusion tied in, you’ll probably want to go for a simple black and white design.
Colors in an optical illusion can become over-stimulating. But having 4 or 5 layers that alternate with white and black backgrounds can add a unique flair to your corporate event.
3: Cupcakes With the Company Logo
To keep the positive employee morale at its highest potential, you can try a more individualized cupcake approach.
Request cupcakes with plain white or black frosting with the company’s logo in the center. You can even ask them to use candy or chocolate bar pieces to create the unique design.
4: Spell It Out Cupcakes
While we’re on cupcakes, you can ask for beautifully designed colorful cupcakes, each with a different letter of your company’s name. You can use solid or sprinkle-decorated color cupcakes for the spaces between words.
You can also use images to spell out a company message, as well. Try vivid colors and expressive themes for your cupcakes.
5: Use the Company Colors Cake
You can order cupcakes with the company colors with different candy pieces on each one. You can have each candy piece symbolize a different aspect of your business.
To add a little more spice and depth, you can use the company colors to create an image for your company’s long-term or short-term goals.
For example, let’s say your business is selling local beer, and your short-term goals involve adding 2 more specialty beers to your offerings.
You could create a cake decorated with “mystery brews” with a question mark on the bottles. You might even want to hold a contest for the best ideas for the next 2 brews.
6: Spread It Out Corporate Cake
For an event like fundraising or birthdays, you might want to choose an extended cake rather than layered.
You can make your fundraising cakes depict the cause for which you’re raising money. Or you can use colors or a message that promotes your fundraiser.
7: Little Figurines Representing Key Players
For your corporate cake, you can use little figurines to portray different people in your company such as the founder/s and other critical players.
You can depict the company’s CEO, supervisors, and employees on the cake. Have an uplifting business scene where everyone is interacting well and supportive of each other, from the CEO to the IT department to the janitorial staff.
Communicate that every role is important, and everyone is valued for the part they play to keep the company running smoothly. This sort of encouraging scene can support company morale, as well.
8: Shape It Up Cake
Try ordering a cake in the shape of your company’s central theme.
For instance, if you own a sewing factory, your cake can be in the shape of a giant needle and thread, sewing machine or the types of clothes or items your company makes.
9: Fun and Useful Items For Your Employees
While investing in a creative corporate cake works to build employee engagement, you can also include fun and useful trinkets on your company’s cake.
Some ideas for cake toppings include:
- Bracelets with the company logo
- Pens with motivational sayings
- Characters or animal toppers appropriate for the occasion
Your goal with this unique cake design is to communicate that each employee adds value to the company and deserves a little trinket for their office.
10: Print It Out Cupcakes
You may be able to request a custom-printing of your company’s symbols to put on your cake or cupcakes.
You send the ordering service a copy of your logo or other company symbols, and they can either print them out and design your cake with them. Or if the symbol is simple enough, they might be able to use frosting to create your design.
Finding Your Own Corporate Cake
These are just a few of the ideas you can choose from for your next corporate event. The possibilities are absolutely endless if you’re willing to get a little creative.
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