Today was a switch up. Today was about being a meaningful auntie. My niece had anschool assignment to make an edible book report. She was excited to ask for my help, and I was thrilled to be able to help her. We had a lot of fun. My sister took my kids and her other daughter to the park. Emma and I went to work on her cake. She had a design in mind that she had drawn out. She had read “Everything on a Waffle,” by Polly Horvath. I have to give a shout out to her teacher because this is such a fun way to approach a book report. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to see the final product because her second tier is made up of waffles stacked and a few other figurines she sculpted, and those additions need to happen the day the book report is due. What you see here is mostly Emma’s work. I was there to guide. I really helped with the sugar and some of the purple fondant work. She did all the cutting out of shapes, drawings of the silverware, sculpting the people and accessories and dealing with design layout. She is amazingly artistic and has an interest in edible designs (cupcakes or cakes), so this project was right up her alley. I appreciate a teacher who is willing to let kids develop a variety of skills that tap into all kind of learning styles. I was excited to have my first successful sugar work experience. I will add my recipe in a post because I’ve tried a number of recipes, and this is the first that has worked for me. Great work, Emma! Updated picture attached to the end of the post…
Great idea! And Emma is looking so mature and grown up!!
She’s totally growing up. She’s super smart and talented too. She’s a sweet girl.
What a wonderful way to share a book! The cake looks amazing!
I would love for you to link this post to Read.Explore.Learn on my blog!
Done. Thanks so much.