Tuesday, March 8, 2011

king cake and art supplies

How is that for a random title?  

Do you know what a king cake is?  I saw them at Wegman's this weekend and decided to try to make my own.  I found the world's easiest recipe and gave it a go today.  I love the fact that it's supposed to look like a 3 year old decorated it!  And my 3 year old loved decorating it!  

Not only did it turn out super yummy, but it was also super fun.  Tradition says you are supposed to hide a trinket, like a plastic baby or a nut inside the cake.  So I stuck a nut in the cake before baking it.  Just as I was about to cut into it, I explained to Poppy and Marc that there was a nut hidden in the cake and whoever got it was the big winner of the day.  Poppy was intrigued.  She declared that she wanted the first piece and told me exactly which piece to cut.  Lo and behold - she got the nut!  She was soooo excited!  And I love the fact that she never even asked if there was a prize, just the title of "winner" was more than enough of a prize for her.


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I also spent the day running around getting supplies for our upcoming online art class!  It starts next week and we are so excited!  And if I'm being totally honest, I think I am way more excited than Poppy is.  I've always wanted to paint with acrylics and use oil pastels.  I seriously can't wait!!!

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Mmm... any cake is fine by me! I love that Poppy picked THE winning piece! Enjoy the days of the title of winner being good enough :)

Christine said...

I can't believe she got the nut! Her face must have been priceless!! (As was yours I bet!)

Michelle said...

That class sounds awesome but I don't think C could handle this yet and please keep information like this coming. Where do you find all this cool stuff online? I am finding no time to function over here lately.

I also cannot believe she found the nut! Way to go Poppy!

Beatriz said...

I have to admit that I have never understood the baby thing... but the cake is hard to argue with even with all that color. YUM!

Krista said...

That cake is so festive! It would be great for a birthday!

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