Yesterday, Chickpea and I baked a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. I'm really trying to get better at letting her help in the kitchen, so I decided to let her ice the cake. (I admit, I "helped" at the end.) In order to let her go at it without me freaking out behind her, I actually left the room.
The Works for Me Wednesday part is the way I kept the plate clean: Before frosting the cake, I slipped strips of parchment paper underneath the cake to cover the exposed parts of the plate:
Chickpea did a lovely job.
Now this was where I "helped" by smoothing out the frosting. And then I pulled out the strips of parchment to reveal a nice, clean plate underneath:
Maybe next time I'll let her frost it all by herself...
Labels: Works for Me Wednesday