|TURKEY BAKES TERRIBLE MONSTER CUPCAKES...WITH FRESH STRAWBERRY BATTER, OF COURSE|
|PEACOCK CAREFULLY ADDS EYES TO HER NUTTER=BUTTER GHOSTS|
Baking is a family tradition, even with my grandkiddies. At a young age, they choose to spend a special baking time with me as their most desired gift from us...makes me feel pretty special. Turkey's birthday (4) was last month...I was privileged to get him for several hours right on his birthday, and Peacock's once-a-year day (turning 5) is tomorrow, Halloween. Since we did not want to compete with Halloween, we chose to spend the Peacock's day together yesterday deciding what to bake and then shopping for ingredients and then, BAKING. My Penguin celebrates her day (turning 9) just before Christmas...wonder what she will choose to do with me? Even though she is older, I don't know if she can focus on baking projects for hours at a time like her younger siblings...she'd rather beat me in a game of chess.
Peacock made Lolipop Ghosts, Nutter-Butter Ghosts, and a beautiful Pumpkin Cake baked and frosted as a Candy-Corn, and then decorated with RIP Tombstones...everything except tying the knot around her lolipop ghost's heads was totally done by my sweet turning five Peacock...even made her own cake plate.
Sorry, sweetie, but I did not get your tombstones with RIP writing and your finished cake...it was so bootiful!
Turkey used candies and cookies and frostings to decorate his birthday monster cupcakes. He worked hard for hours to complete his baking...made the cupcakes and frosting and everything. He was unbelievably focused and creative. Even when his grandpa, Papaw, tried to get him to take a break to go out for ice cream, he just put in his order and asked Papaw to bring it back for him...he could not take a break, he was busy doing important work.
Even when we went out for a family pizza dinner later that evening, Turkey continued to bake, this time, with pizza dough.
I've posted all the photos I have so that my kiddies can copy whichever ones they want for their own use. I had just as much fun as they did on their special days!