Mel’s Diner

Sharp Knives, Raw Meat and Fire


Yesterday, She Who Must Be Obeyed had to work, so the kids and I decided to make her a cake for Mother’s Day.  The kids did nearly everything (I only separated the eggs and frosted the cake).  We went to my favorite cookbook, The Fannie Farmer Cookbook for my favorite Lady Baltimore Cake and Portsmouth Frosting.  The only problem we had was instead of 8 inch pans, we only had 9 inch pans, so the cake is a little flat.


Here are the kids flouring the pans (we went outside to do that and that was a good idea)

Mixing and adding

Beating egg whites


Final mixing (by this time, flour was everywhere)


Final Cake

It was a lot of fun and Mom seems pretty happy with her cake.  Cooking with kids can be trying, but you need to accept the fact it’s messy and slow, but worth every minute.



May 11, 2008 - Posted by | Dessert

1 Comment »

  1. Look at those little chefs go! I bet the cake tasted fantastic. Have you set them up with their own blogs yet?

    Comment by Sara | May 12, 2008 | Reply

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