Even though I'm not really a baker, every year I try to make special cakes for the kids' birthdays. Last year, I made my daughter a doggy cake, and throughout the years I've made my son a Motherboard cake (a character from PBS's Cyberchase), a Wubbzy cake, and a Pooh cake. My daughter's cake was the subject of my 100-words exercise this morning:
Growing up, I had birthday parties every year, but I had only one "official" party, complete with friends and games and party favors. I can't remember how old I was, but the pictures show that I was probably turning seven or eight. That year my mom asked her friend to make me a Barbie cake, and I remember how excited I was when I saw that cake for the first time--Barbie looked beautiful in her purple cake dress! Tomorrow I'm going to bake a similar birthday cake for my daughter. I hope she'll be as excited as I was.
So that's what will be happening at our house this weekend: lots of stressing out, but lots of celebrating, too! What do you have planned for your weekend?
I can't wait to hear how the cake turns out! I think it's really special that you make sure your kids have a special cake made by mama every year :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Caitlin. It was a great weekend--busy and exhausting but great! The cake turned out pretty well, despite the fact that my oven didn't work and I had to bake it at our church. My daughter loved it, though, and had a lot of fun with her presents. :)ReplyDelete