"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 =)
Sunday, February 24, 2008
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.