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Tuesday
Dec162008

Tele-Graham Crackers: Sweet Treats in the Mail

Tele-Graham Crackers

Though Cakespy Headquarters is based in Seattle, we're originally from a magical place known as New Jersey; as such, at this time of year, we really start to miss friends and family back East. And while certainly a holiday card is a sweet gesture, this year, if we may put modesty aside for a moment, we had an idea that is really pure genius: the Tele-Graham Cracker. These sweet little treats in the mail give a shout-out to a lost art of communication and offer sweet (or not so sweet) greetings for the holiday season.
What do you need to make them? We made ours into little sandwiches, using Honey Maid Cinnamon Graham Crackers and cream cheese frosting; for the outside messages, we used gel frosting (and we're gonna be honest here, we bought the little gel writers). 
How do you make them? Oh please, it's easy. Split a graham cracker in half; frost one side and adhere the top layer to form a little sandwich. Using your gel writer, write in the message of your choice.
May we make suggestions? We tried to personalize them for various friends in various places and states; for a friend who has promised to pay a visit but hasn't in four years, a "Visit Soon" Tele-Graham was in order;
Visit soon!Feel better

 

 

for Rakka, who has been experiencing some aches and pains, a slightly mangled "Feel Better" Tele-Graham complete with injured Teddy Graham seemed appropriate;

Suck it Tele-Graham Cracker
for the friend who disappeared after we loaned him 50 bucks, we made an extra-special treat (kidding); 

Mr. Cakespy loves pugsURAQT
For Mr. Cakespy, our own live-in Chia Pet, "URAQT" seemed to fit the bill;

Tele-Graham Crackers
and as general greetings for family and friends go, you can't miss with "Miss You" or "Love You" . 

Tele-Graham CrackersTele-Graham Crackers
How to Pack them Up? We packed ours up using waxed paper, with an outer layer of tissue paper to buffer the edges and protect the little Tele-Grahams. We then packed them in perfectly-sized kraft jewelry boxes purchased from U-Line, taped the edges and simply addressed and sent. Will they arrive OK? Only time will tell, but certainly the sweet sentiment will be appreciated. 

Cuppie has a moment

 

Reader Comments (44)

you never cease to amaze me jessie!

December 16 | Unregistered Commenteralicia

Very fun! Love the concept.

December 16 | Unregistered CommenterDana McCauley

What a cute idea! perrrrrrfect for the holiday season!

December 16 | Unregistered Commenterellecupcake

This is just SO sweet!!

(btw...totally unrelated to this...I made your oreo truffles for a cookie swap party this past weekend. They were a big hit! And my family loved them too. My 11-y-o daughter proclaimed, These are wonderfully delicious! Thanks!)

December 16 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl Wray

I'd even be delighted to get the "Suck It" graham if it meant receiving a package from Cakespy!

you are the sweetest, cakespy! my mangled spine thanks you very, very much! :D!

December 16 | Unregistered Commenterr4kk4

What a cute idea!! I hope they arrive safely :-)

December 16 | Unregistered CommenterVegan_Noodle

your friends and family are so lucky to have you! I love the SUCK IT one, personally.

Genius! It would be so fun to receive one of these (except the suck it one! LOL)

December 16 | Unregistered CommenterFunky Finds

I don't know why this amuses me so much, but it does. amuse so much!! I am so trying this!

December 16 | Unregistered CommenterLiz²

Too Cute...Love the idea!!

December 16 | Unregistered Commenterjordan and aja

Too cute for words (or should that be words that are just too cute) - love it either way :)

December 16 | Unregistered CommenterDaily Spud

Clever is your middle name, right?

December 16 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Did you eat any of them? They look...interesting.

December 16 | Unregistered Commenterfeathermar

Coolest idea EVER!

Adorable! And how thrilling it would be to receive a l'il Cuppie in the mail!

December 16 | Unregistered CommenterRicki

These are awesome. If you find out how they held up during shipping, let us know!

December 16 | Unregistered Commenterbretsgirl

so cute! I love the little Teddy Graham

December 16 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Ingenuity like this can only come from a New Jersey Girl named Jesse! I'm sure they will all make it safe & sound until noshing time begins...then, every word for itself, YUM...

December 17 | Unregistered Commenter~~louise~~

How wonderful! And, how nice of you to say NJ is magical. :)

December 17 | Unregistered CommenterDeb Schiff

So awesome! If I hadn't already shipped out the gifts I'm sending by mail, I'd have done this, too.

Oh, wait. I'm going to a party on Saturday...

muahahahaha! Thanks for the inspiration!

December 17 | Unregistered CommenterOwl Chick

"Mr. Cakespy, our very own Chia-Pet"...LOLZ! He is starting to look kinda Chia Pet-like (in a good way, of course).

December 17 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

You are just so freakin' creative. :)

My Mom used to make these when I was a kid with the left over frosting after making our birthday cakes. They are even better after a day or two when the graham cracker gets soft. But I never thought of decorating the outside! What a great memory these inspire. That's Cakespy!

December 17 | Unregistered Commenterapril

What an amazing idea...fun & more fun! Happy holidays to my fave 'spy'...of the cake types! xoxo

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