Making a Cake for Mommy and Daddy on a Sunday Morning
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Making a Cake for Mommy and Daddy on a Sunday Morning
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When I was 4 or 5 and my brother David was 2 or 3, we decided we would make Mommy and Daddy a cake for when they woke up on Sunday morning. We lived in Wakefield, Massachusetts at the time and I think
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Making a Cake for Mommy and Daddy on a Sunday Morning

posted at 9/19/2008 3:32 PM EDT
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When I was 4 or 5 and my brother David was 2 or 3, we decided we would make Mommy and Daddy a cake for when they woke up on Sunday morning. We lived in Wakefield, Massachusetts at the time and I think it was Mother's Day. We wanted to surprise them so we were very quiet so they could sleep late as we were 'baking' our wonderful cake. We got out the flour, sugar, baking chocolate, milk, a bottle of ginger ale (I have no idea why) that we shook up really good, a dozen eggs, vanilla and every spice we could find, and all the ingredients we thought should go into a cake (except we forgot the mixing bowl and the pan to cook it in)! Also, neither one of us had any idea how to make a cake so we dumped the flour and sugar into a pile on the kitchen floor and made a hole in the middle for the liquid ingredients and everything else that we had taken out. We also cracked the eggs and added them in the middle (along with the eggshells too, of course) and mixed it up really good! Before we were done 'mixing up our cake' our parents got up and saw what we were doing -- the kitchen was completely covered (from the ceiling to the walls and all over every counter, the kitchen table and the floor) with flour, sugar, and everything else we had added to our cake -- it was everywhere, and to this day I have no idea how it got all over the whole kitchen, even my brother doesn't remember! Our parents didn't know whether to laugh, cry, or smack our bottoms! I think they did all of the above and made us clean up the whole mess. I do remember that it took all day (at least until almost bedtime to clean it all up)! My mother must have realized that both my brother and I really wanted to learn how to bake, so the next day she took us to the store and bought all the stuff to make a cake for that night's dessert and she taught us how to "correctly" make a cake (without mixing it on the kitchen floor in a huge mess)! My Brother and I had a wonderful time learning the correct way to bake, but especially spending 'fun learning time' with Mom -- both my Brother and I still love to bake today (about 50 years later!!) which I think is the best part of that day. I can bake almost anything and it comes out perfect, except baking an Apple Pie and I don't know why. I've tried different recipes and apples, 2 or 3 special baking apples mixed together, etc. -- maybe someone has a "No Fail Apple Pie" that they would be willing to share with me. My family would really appreciate it since the only time I made a homemade apple pie it was everyone's opinion that it tasted "GROSS"; what they didn't know was that for years I had been using a brand of apple pie that came frozen and after cooking it, I would put it in a beautiful pie baking dish! I had to tell them the truth this time and they begged me to find an Apple Pie recipe that tasted as good as the frozen one I'd been 'baking' for years! Either that or go back to using the frozen pie and NEVER baking the kind of pie I made last Thanksgiving!

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