During the Book Fair at school last week, I purchased a new book for each child. I surprised Savannah with a Disney Cupcakes and More cookbook…which she absolutely ADORED!
What a great opportunity to utilize her precious, cupcake apron from Auntie Teryn! (I just LOVE this picture of sweet Sav and her two chins…she is SO PROUD of her apron)
I let Little Miss Priss pick out any recipe in the book that she wanted to try and we made cupcakes together (a new weekly or perhaps monthly tradition). She enthusiastically chose the “Snowy Owl Cupcakes” (from Sleeping Beauty) on page 22.
And I have a sneaking suspicion it was due to the colorful gummy candies & jelly beans that serve as the owl eyes & beak---this girl LOVES candy.
Assisting my little baker…Mama is so proud! I tried to step in as little as possible.
We had a spy---peering from behind the bar (sweet Benny Boo was watching our every move)
This is what happens when you give Dad control of the camera for 2 seconds…
mixing it all together…
Absolutely priceless. LOVE this pic.
Sav was waaaay more interested in licking the spoon/bowl than filling the muffin tins. (Yes, I realize that there are uncooked eggs in the batter---but a little spoon-lickin’ never hurt nobody…)
peeking in on her cakes…
We have some verrrrry interested customers. The waiting seemed like eternity for these eager little mouths.
And after dinner, after finishing ALL of their vegetables (nothing wrong with the occasional bribe)---the children were able to decorate their very own owl cupcake!
Not only did we have fun baking in the kitchen together, but Mama was also teaching the kids some very important life lessons: doing things for others, sharing our favorite treats, surprising others for the fun of it, etc.
We packaged up some cupcakes, along with a cute little “OWL card” and made special, surprise deliveries to Auntie Liz, Aunt Ashley, and our wonderful teachers at school.
Nevermind that this hard-working-out Mama had a secret, ulterior motive:
getting those cupcakes OUT OF THE HOUSE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!!!