Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Mind Like Her Mother's

Saturday evening I took Cookie to our Keepers Club Meeting. It is a sort of Christian Girl Scouts program that is run completely by the parents. A group of fellow homeschoolers put it together as a way for us moms to be able to bond more closely with our daughters. It has been a fantastic program and Cookie has already earned badges on Ice Skating, Insects, Letter Writing, Water Color Painting, and Horses. This last meeting was to help the girls with their Cake Decorating badge. Luckily I wasn't the one teaching because my idea of an ideal Birthday cake is some Little Debbie Snack Cakes with some frosting-from-a-tube decoration. Hey, don't knock it. Last summer we made a killer robot cake with Little Debbie's help. As I was saying, R was teaching the class and she did a great job! She baked up a bunch of 6" devil's food cakes, whipped up some raspberry mousse, Italian butter cream, and several pounds of fondant. Then she taught the girls how to assemble the cakes. I have never worked with fondant before and it was pretty fun, a lot like using modeling clay. Well, I helped Cookie lay the white fondant over her cake and then I stepped back and told her to just ask me if she needed help. She asked me if I could make some brown hair. I was thinking, "Oh she is going to make a girl's face, maybe even a mermaid." All around us the other girls were making fondant flowers, or fondant lakes and green grass topped with little ponies and red roses. Cookie looked at my hair and said, "No, mom, I need man hair. I will make the moustache." Uh, what? Her daddy does not have a moustache so my curiosity was peaked. I helped her build a man's face and then she proceeded to make a very looong twisty tongue come out of his mouth. "So, uh, sweety, what is this supposed to be, exactly?" She looked at me like it should be so obvious.

"Can't you tell??? It's a tongue twister cake." I was so proud I could bust. Turns out she thinks a lot like her ol' ma. This is just like something I would have done =)

I love how the tongue just keeps on going and goes all the way around the base.

We ate it tonight and everyone had to say a tongue twister, 3 times, fast before they could eat their slice. Thanks, Cookie!

19 comments:

Becks said...

Oh, my goodness. That is so adorable.

Sea Star said...

Wow.... what a talent. That is a really fun cake! Very creative mind!

Sonja said...

How FUN! I'm thinking of a few tongue twisters right now. I'm also thinking how nice it must have been to spend that time with Cookie. What a great cake!

Cocoa said...

First off, what an awesome club. Second, the cake is pure genius! Love when someone thinks out of the box.

An Ordinary Mom said...

This Keepers Club sounds like a fabulous idea, I love it!

And Cookie's cake is very impressive and creative, too :) !!

Tirzah said...

That is so cute!

Family Adventure said...

Wow...it is AWESOME! I love the tongue :)

And it looks yummy, too.

Heidi

Maria said...

That sounds like a really neat idea , and that cake looks great! Very creative!

Erika said...

so creative! I love it!
What a fun club. I don't want my baby to grow up but I am so excited to do things like this with him once he's older

Kim said...

Wow! Most adults won't even dare do fondant. I am impressed. The tongue twister is very clever!

Kim @ TheBitterBall

Lisa said...

How clever and cute!!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

what a fun cake! Love it!!!!

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Michal said...

wow. looks like lots of fun. my husband and oldest son are busy as we speak, working on a lightsaber cake for a cub scout dad and son cake bake contest. our son is loving the fondant--he is a playdoh wiz.
i am relatively new to your blog and didn't realize that you were a homeschool mom. one more reason i'll be checking back often.

Lei said...

Yummers! She's got talent!

mom huebert said...

That cake is a total crack up! I would have NEVER thought of that.

We still have our Keepers of the Faith book, and also the boys books (I can't remember what they're called.)

{Is this YOUR entry for the "Food Experience" giveaway?" *grin*}

Childlife said...

Too clever! I think you have a budding young genius on your hands :)

Misty said...

VERY adorable. And what can I say? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

teri said...

this is awesome!!
my daughter also comes up with these things, and i love it!