Alexa got a new apron for Christmas. I made it for her. I guess you could say I cheated. Okay, I cheated, bigtime. It was an already sewn, denim apron. I just "customized" it for her, but she appreciates it like I sewed every stitch myself.
Nevermind that it was from a box. She still cracked the eggs (which was hysterical to watch because she was so grossed out by the "gook" inside), and measured the oil and water. She mixed it all up with the beater and helped me pour it into the pan.
We went a little "fancy" with the bundt cake pan. It turned out to be a pretty, tasty cake.
We made a glaze from scratch using vanilla, milk and powdered sugar. We kinda guessed with the measurements on that.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some snowflake sprinkles were added for a finishing touch.
I thought that was the finishing touch, but apparently Alexa decided it needed some color and pizzazz and glammed it up a bit with green sugar sprinkles when my back was turned. "Now it's finished!" she declared.
We managed to save some for Taylor.
I've missed these relaxing Afternoon Teas. And so have the kids, apparently. Of course who am I kidding? They are crazy for cake. They like hearing an interesting story or two about a Saint, but everything is better with cake.
We didn't do a craft with this Teatime. I was trying to keep it low key. I was pleasantly surprised by how much Evan remembered about Saint Agnes. I have been reading to him every day....one Bible Story and one Saint Story, but I wasn't sure just how much he was retaining (or even paying attention). The girls each knew a bit about her, too, so we discussed her heroic life during the Caketime.....I mean, Teatime. ;)
Alexa's handmade (....ahem....) apron held up very well, and she can't wait till we bake again!
Have a pleasant week, everyone!