Sunday, March 22, 2015

Like I mentioned in the last post, my granddaughters and I attended a "Sweeter Then
Pie" girl's baking contest, yesterday morning, at their church.  It was the first event of
it's kind and I must tell you, it was very well organized, and decorated beautifully!

As you can see, the contest was broken down into three categories. 

My granddaughter chose the "cake category", and knew that the recipe she wanted to
make.  The full name of the cake is "Grandma Wright's Light Lemon Cake".
Thanks to this recipe, that you might want to try sometime.  You can find it here;
With the original credit was given to Mindi from Home Grown Beets blog.

After school on Thursday, she came to my home and we baked the cake.
She had done a trial bake earlier in the month, and the taste was one that she really liked.

It was a light, refreshing cake, using lemon pudding and whipped cream for the icing.

Pink, green, white were used in decorating the church social room.

A fun, festive atmosphere was immediately evident, when we walked in.

Bingo, or as they called it "Bake-o" was a popular game with the young girls.
Sugar cubes were used as the chips on the square, and the words were baking
terms written on a big chalkboard at the front of the room, that each girl
chose to write on her paper.

Here the vivacious, young hostess, did a talk comparing the
the ingredients of a cake to the ingredients that go into individual lives.
She did a good job and held the attention of the girls in the room.

While she was doing her talk, the judges were carefully taste testing and doing their
judging.  One prize only for each category.  Eagerly, the girls waited to hear the results.

In the cake category, this creatively done cake bouquet took the prize. I loved seeing the radiant
smile on this sweet girl's face.  While disappointment can present itself to those who don't get the ultimate prize, neither did it take long to get back "on track"..........

Their disappointment quickly turned to joy, when they discovered that chocolate milk
was being served.  Doesn't take much to put a "loss" behind you, does it? :)

I wholeheartedly support any event that brings together, mothers and
daughters, or grandmothers and granddaughters.
Thanks for the privilege of sharing our fun Saturday event with you.  Now
I wish I could share a piece of our cake with every one of you, because
it really is delicious!


Sonja Goodson said...

What a precious memory for both of you to put into your 'books'. I love the whole idea. :)

Lea said...

What a cute, cute event. And, what a sweet memory for you and your Granddaughter. Happy week!

debi said...

What a sweet event and another memory for the books! Love the idea for bringing the ages together.


Liz said...

What a fun and imaginative event for those young ladies! I love that it gets our girls involved in making things from scratch! I bet all of the girls and (moms, grandmas, aunts) had a day to remember!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a fun event...and most special that you could partner with your granddaughter! Her cake looks like a prize-winner to me!

lindsey said...

This is such a great idea! I may steal it sometime for our church :) those cakes look wonderful and a great way to encourage young bakers!

Anneliese said...

What a great idea for a girls' party! I love it! And between you and me... my taste buds would prefer that light lemon cake to cake pops anytime! =)


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