Friday, February 13, 2009

Baking with a Buddy

Our children's ministry has an annual event called "Baking with a Buddy". The idea is for kids to con, er, I mean, invite their father, grandfather or other significant adult to bake a cake and then decorate it together. The actual baking is done at home, but the decorating is done at the church. Hallie loves this event and pestered Joel for days in anticipation. You know, the world wide web is a wonderful thing because you have the expertise of ultra-creative people at your fingertips. So yay for Al Gore...or whoever it was that really invented the internet.

Big Joel and Hallie eagerly awaiting the starting whistle with all the ingredients at the ready. Notice the cake--a strawberry bundt cake with a few "bites" missing. They say it was because they dumped the pan too early and it stuck...um humm *wink, wink*.

The work begins. They cut the bundt cake into 3 pieces and start frosting. Can you guess what it is?
(Notice Hallie "testing" the icing.)
Two gumdrop heart eyes and a tic-tac mouth...

Purple gumdrop feet and pretzel antennae...

It's a Love Bug! I do have to give them credit. The original idea online was a caterpillar, but they took the concept and made it their own to create a Valentine's Day masterpiece. They won the title of "Most Creative".

And unlike last year's red velvet fiasco, this one actually tasted great, too! I'm so proud of Hallie and her "Buddy".

10 comments:

Karen (KayKay) said...

Very cute! They did a great job.

The Shepherd Family said...

i love the "love" bug!

Kimberly said...

Very cute and it looks tasty!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Very creative and adorable family!

Jill said...

That looks great! What a fun idea! They look like they had a lot of fun and they seem to be good taste testers.. lol

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

That's adorable! I love the little garden they gave their love bug to frolic in, also! :-) I think I need to hint at this idea at my church! :-) What fun!

knit1kids4 said...

What a great cake! My dh and stepson did a cake contest with cub scouts years ago. They won a prize and their cake took in the most bids (they bid the cakes and money went back to the club). When the bidding was done we realized that Grandma was bidding against her husband on the other side of the room and they didnt' know it!

Cheryl Hyatt said...

This is the most adorable cake!! You go, Big Joel and Hallie Beth!! I am very proud of two very special people in my life!!

Rebecca Jo said...

it looks fantastic!!!! I bet it was so much fun!!!

Sturgmom said...

Cute idea! It looks like they had a great time! Can't wait to hear the red velvet disaster story one day. :)