Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vanilla Cake and Marguerite's Sugar Frenzy

Mark and Marguerite's birthdays are in September, so I'm trying out cake recipes to see which ones will serve well for their birthday cakes. Yesterday, Marguerite and I got to work on a simple vanilla cake with orange vanilla frosting. She stirred and beat, as well as greased the cake pan. Fortunately, she was already off elsewhere when it was time to frost the cake. It turned out okay, although my sister said she preferred the cake spongier. It was a hit with Marguerite though. I gave her a small piece, the frosting of which she promptly polished off, her little index finger making various inroads on the surface of the cake. She did eat the cake itself as well, but not before she went on a sugar-induced frenzy, running through the house, screaming this song that she made up (about vegetables too - the irony, huh?). That went on in full force for a solid hour, with further bursts of "aftershocks" afterward, lol. I finally got her settled down at 9:30. We had said our prayers and I had read her three books before I turned out the light. With just the night light on, Marguerite kept on calling out titles of books she wanted me to read to her. I told her it was already too dark and I'd just tell her a story. I began to narrate the story of Goldilocks but she interrupted me right at the beginning and began to tell her own made-up story (about bears too, but it was pretty hard to figure out what was going on in that story). She fell asleep doing that. Ah, sugar - a true force to be reckoned with.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks yummy! -gerald

The Kano said...

Whew! We have a three-year-old and four-year-old living with us, thanks for the sugar warning! Very funny story!

spinninglovelydays said...

@Gerald: Thanks!

@Dave: No problem. Sugar highs and lows are something we should all look out for. Adults get them too. :)

chipi said...

i will have to disagree with the first comment...it tasted yummy but it didn't look it! i'm just saying! wehehehe!

yme said...

yum!!!

Vera said...

I think i can imagine that sugar-induced frenzy you talk about. hehe :) Napapadalas ang baking nyo ng daughter mo ha. sarap! :)

spinninglovelydays said...

@Chip: I wasn't really concerned about the way it looked. I just wanted to slather the icing on.

@Emy: :)

@Vera: She loves it. She was asking to do it again today, but I couldn't hack it. And the cake wasn't finished yet besides. :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I've never been sure that sugar really did that. But I can't disprove it either, haha!

spinninglovelydays said...

It was either sugar or the food color and I used only a tiny drop (I think it was natural too, but I'll have to go check again)