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.
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.
This could have been described as a partial fail, but it was a way to bake with the Chiplet. Possibly some decisions I made to make baking with him easier led to the not perfect result, but it still tasted good. Another reason the cookie might have been a bit different is because I substituted Smart Balance for the butter to make it dairy free.
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.
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.
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…