I was also approached last week by a chef instructor, asking for help with making cakes and cookies for a campus event that happens tomorrow, so I spent six hours in the kitchen today putting icing onto shortbread cookies. See!
The ones with wooden skewers in them are cake toppers. The rest are representing the majors offered at this school (Culinary, Baking&Pastry, Criminal Justice, Business, and Fashion), the school's organized sports, some party/spring themed designs, the Johnson & Wales crest with its griffin mascot, and, by request, Snoopy and a camel.
I'll get photos of the cakes tomorrow when everything is set up.