Around Christmastime, my goddaughter comes to me and tells me what her thoughts are on her upcoming birthday in April. Every year, I’m amazed and excited for the challenges she presents to me with her ideas. Her creative mind never ceases to amaze me!
This year, she decided to pay homage to one of her favorite YouTubers, Nerdy Nummies (aka Rosanna Pansino). Nerdy Nummies came out with a new baking line that included a cookie stamp of what Rosanna calls “The Smart Cookie”. Essentially this is a chocolate chip cookie with glasses.
So my goddaughter decided that we were going to have a baking party, hosted by yours truly. Her and 14 of her closest friends were going to make these smart cookies.
WHAT A CHALLENGE!
I had never taught a baking class before, let alone with a group of girls aged 5-12. So planning went into effect.
There were a lot of things to think about….how long was this going to take? How much icing would I need? Each girl needed a cookie stamp, a rolling pin, a box to be able to bring all the cookies home, and so much more. Thankfully, with the help of my goddaughter’s mom and my husband, we got everything ready in time. My husband decided that we were going to be making the rolling pins ourselves! That sounded fun.
Of course, the cake was going to be a fondant version of the smart cookie. Nice and simple (or so I thought), but then I was told that the inside needed to be a pinata cake (aka have sprinkles that fell out when you cut it).
After months of planning, everything worked out perfectly. The girls all loved the class and they all did amazing jobs!
This was probably as fun for me as it was for my goddaughter.
Happy 11th birthday Caila! I wonder what interesting ideas you’ll come up with next year!
The smile makes it all worth it!