Heard in my house:
My youngest: "Is Mary (as in The Blessed Virgin Mary)going to come to our house to see her cake?"
Reply: "No, I don't think she'll be coming"
Again: "Is she going to come and eat a piece of her cake?"
Reply: "I don't think so, but we can sing Happy Birthday to her if you'd like."
Yesterday was Mary's birthday.We usually make some mention of it to our kids. Mostly we do it since my husband and I also celebrate our wedding anniversary on the same day. So, in our house it's kind of a special day. I decided to make a cake and although it was mostly for our anniversary, I told the kids that we'd use it to celebrate Mary's birthday. I don't always do this, but I had wanted to try my hand at covering a cake with fondant instead of frosting and seeing how that turns out. As you can see, it didn't turn out too bad. I used pre-made fondant that I bought at Walmart and it actually went rather smoothly. Unfortunately, I think my kids missed the taste of frosting and my daughter opted not to have fondant on her birthday cake later this month. Oh well, at least I know I can use fondant and know where to get it if the occasion ever arises again! You may also notice that we had to bring a statue of Mary to the cake and sing Happy Birthday!