Friday, May 30, 2008

A Sweet Tale

Did you remember that I was going to tell you a story about two little girls and two batches of cupcakes? Well, here goes... Once upon a time there were two little girls who were assigned by their fifth grade teacher to do a demonstration in front of their class. Let's call the first little girl "The Chef" and the second little girl "Her Friend". Well, The Chef and Her Friend decided to demonstrate how to decorate cupcakes. After all, that is one of The Chef's favorite things to do. The Chef and Her Friend went through my pantry and decided that they would decorate lemon cupcakes.
While The Chef and Her Friend were at school, I baked the cupcakes.
The secret to this recipe is to add a 3 oz. package of lemon Jell-o to the cake mix and then follow the rest of the directions on the box. This makes a very moist lemon-y cupcake.
The Chef suggested that I add a bit of lemon zest to the frosting. How many eleven year olds do you know that would suggest a bit of lemon zest? That girl certainly knows her stuff! LOL!
Here are The Chef and Her Friend decorating some of the cupcakes for their classmates. They used both a star tip and a round tip.
They left a few of the cupcakes undecorated so that they would have something to demo in class the next day.
Ahhh...look how cute! Little Lemon Heads on top of the lemon cupcakes. Don't they look tempting? Trust me, they were GREAT!!!
But wait! Something's missing!!!
"Mom...would you make aprons for us to wear when we do our demonstration?" "Please?"
Now who could resist a request like that? Not me! So off to Broadbent's I went.
I worked up this pattern as I went along. Yes, I took the easy road and used grosgrain ribbon for the ties. This is The Chef's apron. Her Friend's apron had orange trim with yellow rick rack on the pockets and yellow ribbon ties.
How sweet! Don't you think the pearls add the finishing touch to this delicious tale?!

17 comments:

Jeanne said...

The cupcakes sure do look delicious! The girls did a wonderful job and DD look so cute in the apron you made. I hope they got an A.

Libby said...

When your fifth grade teacher gives you a lemon *assignment* Make lemon cupcakes *s*

Nan said...

Such a "sweet" post, Kairle! The girls are adorable, the cupcakes look delicious, and the aprons are to die for! I do love the Fresh Squeezed fabrics. And yes, the pearls are the perfect touch. Kudos to all of you!!

Kathi said...

Aren't girls fun! Those look delicious. Once I show my 12 yr old, she'll be begging to do the same thing.

Julia said...

Oo, those cupcakes look so yummy!!! Great job girls!! Mom aren't you just the sweetest to make them each an apron. I am sure that they will treasure them forever.

happy zombie said...

That's the sweetest tale ever! And do worth the wait!

happy zombie said...

Ooops. SO worth the wait!

Thimbleanna said...

That's WAY more than a sweet tale! How cute! Those cupcakes look fantastic and the aprons are adorable. What a great idea on all or your parts. Very, very clever and I LOVE the touch of the lemonheads on the top of the cupcakes. I'll bet the classmates thought that was the best demo ever!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG Kairle!! The apron is adorable as is the chef and her friend. The cupcakes look yummy of course. My mouth is watering. Great job!!!

Kim said...

Yummm, those cupcakes look delicious and the aprons are oh so cute. I haven't been to broadbents in a while either. (I've told myself I have to finish some projects before I can buy any more fabric. We had a quilt meeting today and I found a temptation I couldn't pass up. Wish I had my camera so I could have shown it to you. It was yo yo's made out of a variety of black and white fabrics added to a white made-in-China quilt. I loved it.) The July Quilt fair is in Provo the third Wednesday in July at the Eldred Center. Very fun...you should come. Hugs and Kisses, Kim

BusyLittleQuilter said...

How sweet! The cupcakes look delicious (lemon zest sounds like a great idea!), the aprons are adorable, and the girls are beautiful!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh yummy...my mouth is watering! And those aprons are sooo adorable! I love Fresh Squeezed.

Simply This That and the Other said...

Love it! I just bought this fabric! LOL. But shhhh. It's for a birthday present I'm making. LEMON. It's one of my favorites! I think those should be served to blogging friends when they come to visit. hint. hint. LOL. What a great mom. And I too hope they get an A. Yummy. xxoo~jodi

Anonymous said...

I bet she'll still remember this 50 years from now! You're one smart mom to drop everything and make this something special for her and her friend. The world needs more moms like you! Patty

Eileen said...

I want a Lemon cupcake, they look soo good and what an adorable apron you made for the chef. She has a great beginning.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That apron is to die for. Love it. And the cupcakes look delightful.

Darlene said...

Adorable - absolutely adorable! Yes, everything but especially the cutie in the apron and pearls. :-)