Wednesday and Thursday I worked on a cake for our book club Christmas potluck(thanks Gina for the inspiration!).
While I was decorating, Charlie dragged a chair over to the counter where I was working, climbed up and asked, “Mommy, is this cake for someone else?” Most of the cakes that I make are for, ‘someone else’ and even though I’m commonly asked who it’s for, this day in particular, I was touched by his inquiry which made me put myself in his shoes. I saw a little boy who watches his mom make pretty cakes, and then sends them off yet he doesn’t get to enjoy it himself besides eating part of the top that I cut off so that the finished cake is nice and flat; but it is far from anything pretty especially since I just mix together the various colors of left over frosting.
So anyways, I decided to make a special Santa cake for the kids too, and Elisabeth got to help a little with smoothing the frosting and filling in Santa’s clothes and hat with stars. She did an excellent job!
And here is our happy little Annabelle!