Soooooo….long time no chat? Yeah, I know. It has been two months since I have blogged. This is how my life goes sometimes…in spurts! But it is for a good reason. I have been super busy since summer hit. The family farm has been in full swing and while it is amazing, it is a lot of work. More on that in a later post. Today, I am backing up to where I left off in May. In our house, May is my hubby’s birthday (and Indy 500 Race month). This year, it fell the week after we got back from a Disney Vacation ($$$$) and he had an uber busy week at work. We didn’t even get to see him on his birthday. This actually worked out okay as the kids and I spent the evening making his birthday cake.
I let the kids drive on what they wanted to make for the kids. I made the cakes and icing of course, but they picked out the colors, mixed the colors and told me how to help them decorate it.
After getting out all the colors, they chose nearly all of them. Then realized they looked like a rainbow and Daddy needed a rainbow cake! Not by hubby’s style, but it was kids choice and I knew he would eat any design they came up with. I put 6 dollops of icing in 6 bowls with a color and let the kids mix them up.
Once we had our icing, I asked what they wanted the cake to look like. All I got was rainbow. After giving them 5-6 ideas of what rainbows could look like, they decided a rainbow that wrapped around the cake and in the middle. So I applied the icing as instructed (even though I thought the red should be on top).
After the base layer of icing was on, the rest was up to the kids. They decorated, fought, disagreed, whined a little, laughed, and decorated some more. My oldest was becoming disappointed that the younger was not following his design and complaining that it was not pretty anymore. Regardless, we got through it and in the end, the kids were happy.
The next night, Daddy was home and we got to have our little celebration and eat cake! Daddy didn’t mind at all that it was rainbow colors and said it tasted wonderful. Now, my oldest wants to be a baker….which I would LOVE.
Until next time,