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Posted on Friday 5 December 2008 at 4:04 pm

I has cakes!

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I volunteer at a local elementary school on Fridays. This morning the teacher I work with informed me that I would be baking gingerbread cookies with the kids. I guess this really is a baking week for me ;) The cookies were almost as big of a disaster as some of the stuff I've done here because the teacher thought there was an oven in the teacher workroom and there wasn't. So I had to go to the cafeteria and beg them to let me use one of their industrial stoves. They were very nice about it and the cookies came out fine. And the kids had a lot of fun. Apparently they usually have fun with me. At least, the teacher said that when they did their "What are you thankful for?" discussion on the day before Thanksgiving break, half the class said they were thankful for Ms. Rachael, which gave me all kinds of warm fuzzies.

Anywho, on to the cakes. They are frosted and came out OK, I think. The trees are fine but the eggnog frosting is way too runny and is going everywhere, even on the cakes. Oh well. As long as it tastes yummy, I don't care. I've got the snowmen in the fridge until I'm ready to go to try to keep the frosting as solid as possible.

I'll let y'all know tomorrow if people like the cakes. Right now I need to clean my kitchen a bit then go change for the party. After it, several of the grad students are going to a concert in Virginia Beach so I'll be out pretty late and won't feel like posting an update when I get back.


train_lindz at 9:28 pm on 05 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
They look yummy Rachael! The snowmen are so cute ;)
bratty_jedi at 6:22 pm on 06 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks :)
lady_bracknell at 10:59 pm on 05 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, they're too cute! I love the little trees. You've really put me in the mood to make some festive shortbread this weekend....
bratty_jedi at 6:23 pm on 06 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks :) I love baking, holiday or otherwise. My big problem is just that I certainly don't need to eat it all and I seldom have enough people to foist it off on.
littlepixiechic at 11:34 pm on 05 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
They look even better with the frosting on them!
bratty_jedi at 6:23 pm on 06 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. :)
Wild Magelet
wildmagelet at 12:49 am on 06 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I think they look awesome. You've put me in the mood for festive baking too. At the moment, I've got next weekend marked out as Massive Amounts of Baking and Dirty Dishes Weekend. I love the decorating part; it's just making all of the naked cupcakes, biscuits and truffles first - and washing all those dishes - that starts to get a teeny bit less fun after the first three hours or so!
bratty_jedi at 6:24 pm on 06 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks :)

I don't mind the baking and I love the decorating. The dish washing is the one thing I could seriously do without!

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