Surprise Car Cake

Today I am not sharing a recipe, but directions for making this cake. The Chiplet had a half birthday, and I wanted to make a fun cake with a surprise.

You can use any cake recipes you want, but I will say that don’t do what I did…I baked a half recipe of vanilla cake and I should have done the whole batch, but it was still okay. Basically, make more cake than you think you will need, and you will be fine.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: Shaving Cream Art

We wanted to make a special card for the Fudgelet’s teacher for Teacher Appreciation week, so we decided to try a craft idea that uses shaving cream. I got some cheap white shaving cream and it worked pretty well.

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Fudgelet and Chiplet Adventures (part 9): Welcome to 2021, Goodbye 2020

To welcome in the new year, I wanted to share some pictures from our end of 2020. Obviously so many of us are ready to be done with many things from last year, but I know that most of the bad stuff isn’t going to end with the calendar. If only it could work that way. I wish that we had set dates to know when some stuff will get better, when we will be able to see our families again, etc. Even though there are some bad things, there were some good moments for us.

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Dear Chiplet, Part 3

Dear Chiplet,

I am so excited that we have had three years with you! This year has been so different than anyone would expect, but you have managed to adapt.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Chiplet is 3 Years Old!

It’s so weird to think of the Chiplet as being a 3 year old. Sometimes I realize it when I look at him and realize he isn’t quite as little as I expect. It also happens when I look at videos from a year ago and realize he has matured in different ways, even if he still seems quite little next to the Fudgelet.

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Pumpkin Bread

The Chiplet has a Highlights Five magazine subscription. They have a recipe in each one, and most are fairly simple. This one was stepped up a bit with a pumpkin bread recipe. The Chiplet was really interested in making it, and I decided to try since I hadn’t made one in years. It actually tasted really good. I froze the second loaf for us to enjoy later this season.

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Fudgelet and Chiplet Adventures (part 8): Fall During a Pandemic

I’ve mentioned how we have been trying to keep certain things the same for the kids as we celebrate holidays. Sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge to find workarounds, but we have managed so far this year. With Fall and Halloween activities, normally I plan lots of crafts, as well as a visit to the pumpkin patch (does anyone else feel huge relief after that trip? I always worry each year that we won’t be able to find a reasonably dry day, and this year we needed to worry about avoiding people), and of course trick or treating. What have we managed to do this year? Continue reading…

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