Cupcakes Help

Saturday morning, Emmy burst into tears. Ed was going to a weekend bachelor party, and Emmy just couldn’t understand why she couldn’t go with him. Or why there wasn’t going to be cake at the party. After all, it isn’t a party without CAKE! I stopped the flow of tears with the promise that while Daddy was gone, we would make cupcakes. PINK cupcakes. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Pinkalicious is the perfect book to read when you’re baking pink cupcakes! And you’re right, but we’ve already done that. So I wanted to find a different book to read with the girls.

Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake (Mr. Putter & Tabby) Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake by Cynthia Rylant

After we waved goodbye to Ed, we got in the van to take a trip to the library. We had some books due anyway. We have really been enjoying Cynthia Rylant’s books about Mr. Putter and Tabby, and so when Lily found this book, it seemed perfect for a cake-baking day. Mr. Putter wants to find the perfect Christmas gift for his neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry. Mrs. Teaberry like nothing better than a good, heavy fruitcake at Christmastime, so Mr. Putter resolves to make her a light, airy cake. A cake that “would not break a person’s toe.” One problem…Mr. Putter doesn’t know how to bake a cake! I just love reading the antics of Mr. Putter, and so do the girls!

After we read a short stack of books, we set out to bake.

Cupcakes may not be a perfect substitute for Daddy, but they sure help when he’s gone!

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16 Responses to Cupcakes Help

  1. OK – we picked up the books this afternoon and read them promptly when Gabriel returned from school. He LOVED them! Great reccomendation!

  2. Yay! Another book-excuse to make cake! We've already done Pinkalicious and Bunny Cakes… it was high time to find another. 🙂 Hope the girls saved Daddy a cupcake.

  3. Aw, so sweet! I wish I could make cupcakes and blame them on Xander, but he's young enough that it's pretty obvious who they're for 😉

  4. How fun! 🙂 We don't eat a lot of sweets around here (at least the KIDS don't), but I've been wanting to make some cupcakes… Maybe we'll make some this week and freeze the extras for another time!

  5. Those adorable faces say it all! How precious…Thanks for the book "reviews". I'm inspired to get our the old favs and start reading them to my grandchildren! Have a great week!~Mary

  6. A book I've read! Yeah! OK. I haven't read this one, but I have read Mr. Putter and the Pear Tree. That book is seriously so cute! And this one sounds great too!

  7. Ahhh! It's so true! Mommy's make it all better. Way to go mom! Look at those smiles. I bet there was one behind the camera too. We have the best job!

  8. We just requested 6 of the Mr Putter books from the library and guess what? this is the same author that writes the Puppy Mudge books that Gabriel likes! Wow!

  9. Gabe's kinder class went on a field trip to see Pinkalicious the play! He loved it! I would have gone with If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Joffe. You are so much more clever than I!!! We are going to check out Mr Putter. Still waiting on the library for The Steven Kellogg book!

  10. Sorry to hear it was such a traumatic parting on Saturday. Cupcake making & reading with mommy sounds like a great way to make things better. The party without cake was wonderful by the way. 🙂

  11. A party without cake? Who thinks those things up? It can only be a party with a proper cake, preferably pink! Mind you, I bet that husband of yours (and his friends of course) wouldn't really care about the cake. At all. Unless it was beer flavoured or came with fishing rods or something. Just a guess here…

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