Birthdays for one small Two
and two big Sevens
all in one whippy whirlwind of a week.
With such a mouthful of birthdays,
we partied nice and mellow...
except for... the big girl cakes...
A few words to the wise:
invented cake mix for a reason.
She had twins plus two toddlers
and could not juggle kids and kitchen.
My attempt turned out two overly dense
six-layer rainbow pink berry chocolate cakes
with floppy, sloppy frosting...
I have learned from my mistakes.
From now on, I will stick to wordy, artsy things
and leave baking to the Big Whisks
and their foodie blogs.
Goodbye, high rise glorious
skittle skat roarious.
It's cupcakes from now on.
What else does a newly two need?
A frilly dress-up,
a home-sewn crown
fuzzy old chenille in a soft new quilt,
and some really easy cupcakes from a stress-free mama
Yummy Cake Books:
High Pie Angel Food Cake - Nancy Willard, Richard Jesse Watson
The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies - Heather Forest, Susan Gaber
Round is a Mooncake - Roseanne Thong, Grace Lin
Clever Jack Takes the Cake - Candace Fleming, G. Brian Karas
Mud is Cake - Pam Munoz Ryan
Thunder Cake - Patricia Polacco
Moon Cake - Frank Asch
Babycakes - Karma Wilson, Sam Williams
The Fairy Tale Cake - Mark Sperring, Jonathan Langley