Yesterday the Catholic Church celebrated the Queenship of Mary (and the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the extraordinary calendar.). Earlier this week I posted a recipe (for a Cookie Crown Cake over at Catholic Cuisine) that I had hoped to make. I ended up making it Thursday night, after the children had gone to bed, and they were all so excited when they woke up to find the cake on the kitchen table before we left for Mass and Benediction. (I overheard Twinkle Toes waking the boys up to, “…and there are even M&M’s on the very top!!!”)
It was actually very easy to make, though it did take a
LOT little bit of time. 😉 I am a total amateur when it comes to cake decorating, so it didn’t turn out anywhere near perfect, but my children LOVED it, and that is what matters!
The cookies were the hardest part… The rest was a breeze. First, I forgot to sprinkle them with the yellow sugar, until they were half way done baking… oops!! I wasn’t able to find “Stardrop” candy either, so I cut some dots in half and used those instead. They aren’t as pretty as the Stardrops, but it worked… Then I wasn’t the most patient person when it came to the frosting… I guess it must take lots of talent, or maybe just a steady hand and lots of practice.. I don’t know. I just quickly squeezed it on (unevenly to say the least), and left it at that. 🙂
It was so nice to be able to attend Mass and Benediction. The boys were able to serve, and afterwards we went out for coffee and snacks with Father and some friends. We had such a nice time, as usual! Last night, after the children were in their pajamas, we said our family rosary, and then we (or rather they) ate the cake! I was told that it was very yummy!
I hope you all had a lovely day as well!