Sunday, October 28, 2007

Now a Teenager

Little Sister turned 13 this month. We had a family party for her last night. Patrick and I usually make her birthday cake, and in the past she has wanted a strawberry cake. This year she surprised us by asking for a giant chocolate chip cookie.

I went online to search for recipes. Normally I hate Emeril, what with his spices bamming all over the place, but I decided to give his recipe for a chocolate chip cookie cake a try. It was fantastic! The only change I made was to pour the batter into a 9-inch round cake pan (thanks for the wedding present Marc!). You should give it a try.



My friend John got me a subscription to a magazine called Craft, which is always full of neat ideas. Sis loves to look through it and bookmark projects. That's how we found out about this cute bunny made of felt. Patrick's mom and I each made one and incorporated them into our gift wrapping. Each bunny is about 3 inches tall. Part of my gift for Sis was a copy of the designer's book, The Cute Book--and it really is cute!



The in-laws leave tomorrow. They've been such a huge help to us this visit. The wall sconces are now installed, and the exhaust fan is pretty close. Soon we'll be able to paint!!!

4 comments:

hunnybunny said...

That cake looks delicous but what I really want is that bunny. It's so cute.

Traci said...

Your blog boring?? Blah -lony! Patrick are you there...

Stacey said...

Ha! Traci's trying to tease Patrick out from the woodwork!

Stacey said...

Hunny--the book is dangerously cute. There are patterns for frogs, kittens, squirrels, dogs, etc. Before you know it, your house will be taken over by felt!