This year Abbey and Robby made Corrie’s birthday cake. They are an interesting pair of cooks because Rob barely reads anything and literally tosses things into the bowl, and Abbey is a careful and cautious recipe-follower who keeps shrieking “Wait!”. But they manage.
We were out of canola oil, so they used coconut oil and it makes boxed chocolate cake taste deliciously of coconut. They dyed the icing blue, saved some to dye yellow, and cut miniature marshmallows in half on the diagonal to make petals for the daisies.
I think she was secretly SO FLATTERED that her two older siblings devoted that kind of attention and energy into something for her.
Presents, songs, friends, and curly-wurly candles to blow after we sang. Bring on being 9! – Katie