At 7:30 PM three children came bounding in the back door with a proclamation. "We have entered the Edible Book Contest at the library." "Fantastic! When is the due date?" I inquired. Tomorrow at 3:30.
Now that changed things a bit. After a hurried trip to the store, the kitchen came alive with the making of our very own "bookish" cake creations.
While three very large sheet cakes, in a variety of flavors were baking in the oven, the three amigos were making their very own marshmallow fondant.
As things bubbled and baked, book inspired designs were chosen, and all was tucked in for the night when we would work in earnest to prepare and ready things for the next day.
The Next Day.......were delivered two lovely cakes. One Peter Rabbit and one map of the Hundred Acre Wood.
The Very Next Day after that........the girls took second place for their Peter Rabbit cake.
Moral of the story.....you can have your cake and eat it too. My feet, however, still stick to my kitchen floor and yes, I would do it all over again. In fact ,we have already started thinking of next years master pieces.