Saturday, July 7, 2012

My youngest daughter and I were baking!!

We were busy baking early so we didn't heat up the house to much. My apple chunk bundt cake sprinkled with powdered sugar.
My youngest daughter is 15 and wanted me to make cupcakes while I was making the apple cake so I told her to break out the cook book and make her own cupcakes using a simple basic cake recipe. She chose the yellow cake in the Better Homes and Gardens Cook book. She did such a good job measuring out all her ingredients. She couldn't believe how easy it was to make her own cupcakes from scratch.  
 I also made sweet corn bread for our dinner later. It looks burnt in the picture but I promise it wasn't. I use a simple recipe of 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup milk, 4 tsp baking powder, 2 eggs, stir with a fork and pour into a greased cake pan and bake at 425 for 20 minutes.
 My daughter decided she wanted to make icing to decorate her cupcakes. So she looked in the same cookbook and used the simple powder sugar icing recipe to create her adorable faces!!

I miss these days. The older they get the less they want to hang out in the kitchen with mom. I remember when the kitchen was full with all 4 and they each wanted to help do everything fighting over who got to lick the beaters.

12 comments:

Trace4J said...

Looks wonderful to me!
What time should I be there? :)
What wonderful new memories with your daughter. I love baking and makin memories.
Hugs
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Michelle said...

Cherry all of that yummy stuff looks great! What a creative little baker you have! Hope you have a great weekend.
xoxo

Sheila said...

Both look delicious, I love the little faces on the cupcakes! Enjoy your weekend.

Prims By The Water said...

What cool cupcakes! Your daughter did a fabulous job! Take care and stay cool, Janice

Lou said...

Hi! Ooh these all look really yummy,
George loves the funny faces too.
hugs Lou.xx

peggy said...

cute cupcakes and your apple cake looks good, but not as good as that cornbread!

The Slow Quilter said...

Your daughter did a great job on the icing, the faces look great. I wish I had stayed in the kitchen with my grandma to learn more about cooking.

Raggedy Creations said...

All your goodies look so good Cherry. Sounds like you all had a bunch of fun.

Felicia

Carrie P. said...

Oh, those goodies are making me hungry. what fun cupcake faces.
thanks for stopping by my blog for the RWB blog hop.
good luck in the giveaway.

Mary said...

Very Cute Cupcakes :o)

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I baked your cornbread for dinner tonight and it was a big hit! Thanks for sharing!

Skeeter said...

You are making memories that shall live with them forever....