My children are fairly skilled in the kitchen. They've baked many times by themselves. But I simply had no idea just how far their skills had advanced.
They made cake after delicious cake. They knew just the right ingredients to make them divine. Alyssa did struggle at first with the proper ratio though when she ran back to the pool to get yet another bucket of water. Jake straightened her out and said matter-of-factly, "Alyssa, you just don't know how to make a nice mud cake." It's a good thing she has a caring big brother who can help her with such things.
Jake informed me that it was "the best cake ever! Well, maybe not as good as Aunt Dawn's cakes." Do you remember some of the cakes that my sister-in-law has made for the kids? A fire-breathing dragon for Zac, a caterpillar, Elmo, and Strawberry Shortcake for Alyssa, a train, a firetruck, and Batman for Jacob. They are always perfect and bring the kids such joy. She is very talented. If you ever need an extra-special cake, she's the one to see. And tell her that I sent you. You won't get a discount, but tell her anyway.
But, if you want an extra-special cake for free, I know just the ones to make it. Come on over. I have two kids who would be delighted to whip up a cake just for you.