Saturday morning, Emmy burst into tears. Ed was going to a weekend bachelor party, and Emmy just couldn’t understand why she couldn’t go with him. Or why there wasn’t going to be cake at the party. After all, it isn’t a party without CAKE! I stopped the flow of tears with the promise that while Daddy was gone, we would make cupcakes. PINK cupcakes. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Pinkalicious is the perfect book to read when you’re baking pink cupcakes! And you’re right, but we’ve already done that. So I wanted to find a different book to read with the girls.
After we waved goodbye to Ed, we got in the van to take a trip to the library. We had some books due anyway. We have really been enjoying Cynthia Rylant’s books about Mr. Putter and Tabby, and so when Lily found this book, it seemed perfect for a cake-baking day. Mr. Putter wants to find the perfect Christmas gift for his neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry. Mrs. Teaberry like nothing better than a good, heavy fruitcake at Christmastime, so Mr. Putter resolves to make her a light, airy cake. A cake that “would not break a person’s toe.” One problem…Mr. Putter doesn’t know how to bake a cake! I just love reading the antics of Mr. Putter, and so do the girls!
After we read a short stack of books, we set out to bake.
Cupcakes may not be a perfect substitute for Daddy, but they sure help when he’s gone!