In discussing her birthday options, I asked Emma what kind of cake she wanted. “A rainbow cake,” she said. My mind wandered around thinking up designs I could do on a flat sheet cake and I wondered if I could get clear gel icing somewhere..
“No, Mommy, a rainbow cake like on ZOOM.”
And although it turned out rather cool, I hadn’t seen that episode and I never looked up the info until today, when the cake is pretty much decimated. If you hurry, you might get the last slice or two.
I made the cake my own way, with what Emma said. She was pretty much dead-on with the directions, but I swirled a toothpick dipped in paste food coloring throughout the batter, instead of dividing it up and coloring it. For the icing, I let her pick the colors (all we had except brown) and I let her ice the cake too. It was great fun. Yes, everything was homemade, and I used our new bubble gum flavoring in both the batter and the icing. It is especially good in icing.
Her day had started with a present left in the kitchen, because she wanted to open something first thing in the morning, since she missed her daddy. He got her Where The Wild Things Are, which I found great because it was odd we didn’t actually own it already. “Oh, and it won a shiny gold award too!” she said, when looking at the cover. Reading it has already given her strength against the monsters that lurk in dark corners.
At lunchtime, where Daddy was amiss because of the weather, she opened her presents from Sarah and Meaghan.
She said she had the best birthday ever, just like she said last year.