I am so excited about guest posting on La-La’s Home Daycare today. As the host of Read.Explore.Learn., I have been stopping by to visit and comment on the wonderful posts they have shared on my blog carnival. I am very thankful for the opportunity to visit with you.
Today I am going to share a wonderful children’s book called Cupcake I have come across and a cooking project my son and I did based on the book.
The plain vanilla cupcake featured in the book was very friendly and loved being a part of family of cupcakes. Each cupcake had been decorated with frosting and decoration of various kinds except him. He had no trouble with that. He loved being who is was.
When the day came to an end, he was the only one left on the platter. He is devastated that he has been left behind. He starts to wonder if there is something wrong with him.
Thankfully a plain green candle hears him and hops over to try to help him. The candle listens to his frustration about being plain and ordinary. Then the cupcake listens to the how the candle isn’t as fancy as his siblings either. They are various shapes and colors. This leaves them both sad.
The candle is a real problem solver and he decides to cheer the cupcake up by giving him various toppings like spaghetti, pickles, and pancakes. Each of the toppings he suggests is just not right.
Finally the candle hops on the cupcake to clear away a nut left behind from a topping test . The cupcakes realizes the candle belongs on top for now. The candle on the other hand thinks maybe they will try other things tomorrow. He believes a potato would look dandy.
I love that a plain cupcake and plain candle are just right. Nothing fancy needs to be on the outside to make them better or more appealing. There is an amazing life lesson in this revelation.
After discussing this lesson, we decided to make plain white cupcakes with white frosting.
JDaniel helped with the mixing.
While I put the batter in the liners, JDaniel sampled it in his own tasting bowel. If I give him a tasting bowl, he doesn’t dip his hand in the mixing bowl until I am done.
Despite the knowledge that plain cupcakes are just right, we decorated ours with sprinkles.
I think they turned out well!