Every year my sons’ school does this fund-raiser where they raffle off Easter cakes that have been made by parents. It’s a sweet deal for the school – all they have to do is photocopy raffle tickets and draw a bunch of names (and they don’t even do that themselves; there are two moms from the home & school association that take care of it). The parents do all the baking, and the kids buy the raffle tickets. Cha-ching.
Last year I made this cake, and my son won one in the draw. He chose a store-bought coconut cake that tasted rather like cardboard. Most of it got thrown away, ’cause no one really enjoyed it.
This year, I made a vanilla sheet cake, let it cool, then cut it into an egg shape. (While it was cooking, my husband asked what smelled so good. When I told him it was cake, he asked, “You made it from scratch? Like with flour and stuff?”) Anyway, the cake was frosted with buttercream icing, and then I decorated it with coloured stripes of jelly beans, smarties, and tinted frosting. It turned out really nice!
Oldest son and I walked to school this morning, cake in tow, in the rain. The cake made it there intact, I dropped it off, and just kind of hoped whoever got it would enjoy it. Go to pick son up this afternoon, and he won a cake again. Guess which one he picked? Yep, got my cake back. And now we’re all about to have a piece. 🙂
At least the boy has good taste!