A Magnificent Cake

 

When Drama Princess was ten, she started to show interest in cake decorating. She wanted to thoroughly explore it. A friend kindly came and gave her a lengthy lesson in our living room. At the age of eleven, she created this fun cake for a friend’s sixth birthday. It was her idea and she did it all herself!

Drama Princess used cake pillars to add extra excitement to this cake!
The eyes and nose are large, inverted chocolate chips. How cute is that??!!

It was almost too cute to eat.

Almost.

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Science Experiment. Eh-hem.

In our recent study of rocks, we learned about the different types, layers and so forth. We decided to try this recipe to illustrate that. It had layers, including cookie, nuts, caramel and chocolate. Can’t go wrong, right? Eh-hem.

Cookie Base
We heated the white sugar until it was carmelized. Fascinating to watch!
The end result is not as distinct as I would have liked, but it was fun.

The finished product was nearly impossible to cut, chewy enough to pull teeth, with way too little chocolate! So, definitely not a recipe we’ll repeat, but we sure had fun!

Cavern Art

In studying caves and caverns lately, we did this experiment to illustrate how the mineralization process could occur quickly. Seems it’s possible it could have taken less than millions and millions of years after all.

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Egyptian Shepherd?

One of the great things about homeschooling is the time and opportunity to more freely explore interests within an area of study. During a recent exploration of Ancient Egypt, Eddi fashioned this lovely paper headdress for the dog.

She wears it with dignity, don't you think?