Emily had a special day at school today. They were having a Caribbean Festival as a reward. She was on the planning committee and has worked really hard for weeks decorating the halls at lunch time. She wanted to do a cake so we google imaged a "palm tree cake" and came up with a picture we thought we could reproduce.
Here she is decorating the cake.
It was a little crooked but she loved it and I loved that she did it herself. She has a hard time finding her niche. We are looking at Wilton classes at JoAnns to further her interest. I think it'll be fun. There are Teddy grahams in the pool on top and colored Goldfish along the sides. It really turned out cute.
I baked palm tree and angel fish cookies to go along with her cake. I was so glad when she said I could use colored sugars on them instead of frosting all them. She can be quite finicky when she has an idea about how something should look or be done.
I had already made and frosted heart cookies for dessert for Bible study and to send to Iraq for my nephew.
So it's off to the post office to get them mailed. It will be way past Valentines Day when he gets them but I doubt he'll care.