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Over the years, the kids (three girls and a boy) have enjoyed baking cakes together. We used boxed cake mixes, but then "built" our cakes, designing everything from Mother's Day hats, to Easter basket
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Making Cakes

posted at 10/10/2008 7:16 PM EDT
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Over the years, the kids (three girls and a boy) have enjoyed baking cakes together. We used boxed cake mixes, but then "built" our cakes, designing everything from Mother's Day hats, to Easter baskets, to witches for Halloween, to turtles, dogs, mermaids, angels and Santa at Christmas. Generally, the cakes were for special occasions, like holidays and birthdays, but as the kids got older, and their talents developed, we began making them for fun and for friends. Eventually, the cakes became more elaborate, including a 2-foot tall castle, complete with draw-bridges and moats, princesses in ball gowns, fishermen sitting atop hills with fish swimming in the stream, etc. Always a two-day project - one to bake and design, another to decorate, we all looked forward to the finished product. No one complained about the mess in the kitchen or the cleanup afterward. It was a lot of work, but it always felt like such an achievement. The kids' faces were beaming at their work. Then we dug in!

Now that the kids are in highschool and college, they still talk about those cakes and every once in a while, will ask for a special cake, "just for fun". I kept a little photo album just for our cake projects. It's amazing how the skills improved over the years, and just how many cakes we made! The best part was the time we put in together, how much fun we had doing it, and how proud we were when we were finished.

Making Cakes

posted at 10/10/2008 11:52 PM EDT
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How Blessed you were to not care about the mess! The memories are what is important that ever mother should learn from your story. That is what my children and I learned and share today as well. I see families where this practice was not done and I think of the fun times that were missed.

Making Cakes

posted at 10/10/2008 11:53 PM EDT
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great story

Making Cakes

posted at 10/11/2008 12:27 AM EDT
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This is a great memory. You should do it again and never let the tradition disappear!

Making Cakes

posted at 10/11/2008 2:33 AM EDT
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terrific memory....

Making Cakes

posted at 10/11/2008 2:37 AM EDT
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wow!

Making Cakes

posted at 10/11/2008 2:37 AM EDT
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wow. the castle one sounds awesome!

Re: Making Cakes

posted at 7/5/2011 12:33 PM EDT
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What a wonderful way to spend time with your kids.  I hope they do the same with kids of their own.

Re: Making Cakes

posted at 10/4/2011 5:40 AM EDT
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Good story and good memories!

Re: Making Cakes

posted at 10/6/2011 1:17 AM EDT
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How great that you thought to take photos of your creations.

Re: Making Cakes

posted at 10/6/2011 8:42 AM EDT
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Wonderful memories....a picture is worth a thousand bites some times!!

Re: Making Cakes

posted at 10/6/2011 8:46 AM EDT
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You started my day with a smile. Thanks for the memory.