Friday, 19 September 2014
Last day of school!
Today was the last day of Term 3!
While sometimes I stop to wonder where 2014 has possibly vanished to, today I instead decided that it's a great opportunity to bake for the various schools' staff, as a small way to thank them for all that they do during the year... It also helps to distract me from reminiscing about the past, and worrying that there's only one term left of school, which means there's only one term left of my youngest being in preschool, which means that next year all of my children will be in the one school, which means I need to buy his school uniform, which means that high school is rapidly approaching, which has more expensive school uniforms, which means that I need to get a job, which means that I will have less time to clean the house, which means that I should probably stop baking which makes more mess to clean up!
It's a vicious cycle.
But because I do have this minor addiction to baking and being creative, I finally attempted a 100s & 1000s cake for the school staffroom.
It was tricky, it was messy, there's 100s & 1000s all over my house; but it was definitely worth the experience, and I'm pretty sure there were no complaints from the school office about being my guinea pigs whenever cake is involved.
Initially, I wanted to make a miniature bunting to go across the top of the cake, with the words "LAST DAY OF SCHOOL", which would have looked really cute, but I ran out of time... We were already late to school when I'd settled with rushed scribble on a plain piece of paper taped to some wire.
And because I have anxiety and didn't want anyone to feel left out or think I was purposefully forgetting about them - I made cupcakes for Ben's class, Tamara's class, and Jonathan's class. Matching the cake, of course ;)
After filling up multiple trays with mini cupcakes topped with 100s & 1000s, there were 8 leftover that I wasn't sure what to do with... I could have had them for breakfast, but instead I added them around the cake :)
The "ooh"s and "ahh"s at school made me feel better about it's many flaws that I knew were there, but was unsure of how to fix in a really short amount of time. Nevertheless, there were certainly many smiling teachers' faces, thanking me at the end of the day when I collected my children from school in the afternoon... But, perhaps that had nothing to do with cake, and everything to do with it being the last day of school, and I was taking children away from them!
Finally, because sometimes I like to pretend that I'm, you know, tall, I took a photo looking down onto the cake:
Happy last day of school!
Have a great break from packing lunches every day :)