I wasn't planning to post until Monday, but I wanted to share something sweet for a Friday morning. I had a birthday yesterday, and lots of friends wondered who would be baking my cake, since I'm always the one in the kitchen.
Well, I did get my favorite cake (and I'll share the recipe with you next week), baked by a special friend - and it was absolutely PERFECT, so I'm turning over the birthday cake baking to her from now on. But she also had the ingenious idea of giving my son his own ingredients to play with while she baked (instead of having him "help" her). Without measuring any of it out, she gave him some flour, sugar, milk, beaten egg, and 2 cherries - as he requested. He decided to add a little flour at the end, to make it just right, and then put the batter in the oven. When it came out, he made a "frosting" from confectioners' sugar and milk. It didn't rise, but it was entirely edible, and my son could not have been happier or prouder. I felt exactly the same.
Have a great weekend!