Did this for Mom for mothers day. I got wooden letters and painted them, then took photos and got them framed. I plan on doing it every few years as the kids grow up. Hint only buy one M. Or one D if your doing it for Dad. Wooden letters can be found here: http://www.craftcuts.com/wooden-letters.html.
Brownie in a Cup ~ Wipe the outside of the cup with rubbing alcohol. Use an oil based Sharpie paint marker, then write the instructions onto the cup. Let the Sharpie dry completely for 24 hours. Place your cup in a cold oven, then bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. Crack your oven door and let the cup cool down with the oven to prevent cracking. This would be great as a gift, add the dry ingredients and wrap.