Maybe it was watching all those episodes of Cupcake Wars or the Kid's Baking Championships...
It doesn't matter. The most important thing is that we have found the perfect child-friendly activity. She gets to be creative...and at the end of the day, it turns into a gift she gives to somebody.
A coupla Saturdays ago -- Virgil Grissom Elementary was having their annual fund-raising school carnival. Besides the usual suspects of kids' games and hot dog lunches -- there was going to be a "Cake Walk".
Perfect...that's a very good cause -- we can definitely make a cake.
|We put on our aprons and got busy...|
|Lilly knows her way around a KitchenAid...she was adding red food coloring and sprinkles to a yellow cake mix...|
|She picked out a few pans...we started off with round cakes. She loves using her star tip...|
|My plan was canned frosting...(which is actually cheaper than making buttercream from scratch -- and, hey -- IT'S NOT LIKE I'M GONNA BE THE ONE EATING THIS CAKE). But, we ran out...|
|Because, once she got going...there was one more cake...|
|And one more cake, because OF COURSE I have a cake pan in the shape of the United States of America!|
|And then, yet another cake, cuz Warren wanted to make a Rocket ship...|
|She used up all our red food coloring, trying to make the white frosting turn red.|
|But, hey -- it was beginning to look like the Space Shuttle...|
|Virgil Grissom would have been proud, Warren!|