Friday, February 4, 2011

Kitchen Transformation

We have been working in the kitchen the past 3 days. It's been a lot of work. And with preschool this week at our house, and then all the kid activities and jazz. But it was well worth it.

It has been transformed into a Panda Refuge.

Today is Master J's birthday. He is 7. He was trying to decide what kind of cake to have. He wants Chinese food for dinner. I told him to go look at our book to see what he wants his cupcakes to look like. (we don't do a party every year. We save it for the special years. 8, 12, 16, and sometimes 5. So I will make a treat to take to their class.) He saw the picture of the panda cupcakes and HAD to have them. He has been checking out panda books from the library. And any shows about pandas he loves.

The one thing I will say is that it did take a long time. I started yesterday. And got all the white frosting and cookie crumbs on. Then was working on the faces this morning. I wish I had thought about the fact that the heads wouldn't stick very well, since the frosting wasn't sticky after sitting all night. So we had to add extra frosting so the heads and arms would stick. But hey, the kids will like extra frosting, right?

One tip we have learned for getting black (having teenagers, black is a requested color for many things) is to start with chocolate frosting. Then you don't have to add as much black, and it IS black, not gray.

I did let Master J help with the process. He was in charge of cutting the Oreos in half. Then he helped with the frosting of the cupcakes. It was fun. And I'm sure he will remember this for a while.

Now to get off the computer and go clean the kitchen. There are crumbs, frosting, and stuff EVERYWHERE!

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Jocelyn Christensen said...

Awesome job, Mom!

Patty Ann said...

Those are amazing! I totally love them. You are super talented.

Katie said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog today :) You'll have to let me know if you make my Valentine Applique t-shirt :) Those cupcakes turned out great!


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