The first idea was to make cookies. At this point I confused the heck out of them.
Me: What kind?
Me: My favorite to make are peanut butter cookies. There's also chocolate chip.
Students: Cookies have KINDS?
Me: Or oatmeal cookies...
Students: What's oatmeal?
Me: <by now I'm simply being evil> Or gingerbread...
Students: Just NORMAL cookies!
Me: What kind is "normal"?
Students: ...Normal cookies are normal cookies. They're just...cookies.
Anyway, in the end, they decided upon Baby Castella, a type of cake made in a takoyaki pan.
This is the cover page as it currently stands. I wound up adding flowers after all. Most of the decorations came from the Photoshop shape tools, but the camellia and rose I converted to CG from scans out of my sketchbook. This is, of course, a reduced-size/low-res version...it looks much more impressive in the original.