The Kids Who Baked A Chocolate Cake

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This new year -as with most years- I listed as one of my resolutions to capture life more, in both pictures and stories, so I grabbed my camera and have it sitting in the kitchen.  As with most kitchens, much of life happens around this, the center of the home.  So a camera handy here makes sense.

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Truly enjoying the amazing feature of her cup: a removable straw, which allows her green smoothie to decorate everything…

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Little baby toes.  My favorite.

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Mr. Exuberance

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Brian was going through the computer, cleaning up the hard drive, and ran across a bundle of videos of the kids from years ago.  It was a riot, and so sweet hearing the 2 big kids with squeaky little voices and seeing their wild hair blowing in the wind as they played outside.

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Waverley and I started watching The Great British Baking Show and we agreed a cake must be made.  We used this vegan chocolate cake recipe and everybody got involved.  I set up the tripod and let the camera snap away for a good portion of the cake making, then grabbed some details at the end.
When she grows up (in like 5 minutes) Waverley wants to be a baker, a farmer and an artist.  She plans to have a house with her husband and kids and Wilder will live there, too.  He’ll hang out with the kids while she goes to work.
She has ideas.

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I adore her heart and spunky spirit.

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We tried a recipe for frosting with canned coconut milk, but I realized after I got started (classic Kelly) that I didn’t have all the proper ingredients OR substitutes, so off to the store I went.  When we got back, we used this vegan chocolate frosting recipe and it turned out quite nice

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Tennyson waiting to lick more things and making as much noise as possible, because that’s his job as a three year old.

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(I love the little smile on his face as he’s enjoying spreading!)

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As I was piping the frosting in sweet little stars along the bottom, my icing bag BURST.  So: Poop decoration.  It looks *horrid* but it actually tasted quite lovely.

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The kids insisted on sprinkles for the finishing touch. Good choice kids, good choice.  Looks less like poop that way.

3 thoughts on “The Kids Who Baked A Chocolate Cake

  1. I am laughing hysterically…………….
    What a wonderful experience, so glad I be part of it, even though I am so far away.
    I love you all, Grandma


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