I am such a sucker for children's art, that when Maia asked if we could bake a chocolate cake so that she could decorate it "like outer space", I had to say yes! Of course!
So this afternoon found us baking this chocolate cake, icing it, and walking to the store for a tube of sparkly decorator icing. Maia drew the planets from our solar system orbiting around a happy sun. She added an extra planet for good measure. And I haven't told her that Pluto's not considered a planet anymore -- it seems to be her favorite.
Maia used sprinkles to color in and decorate the planets and the sun.
And here is is, before we sliced it open to see what a chocolate version of the solar system tastes like.
After I posted about our plan to make this cake, Susan Marie Swanson sent me this link to a moon cake that Amy Karol at Angry Chicken made -- an ice cream bombe showing the layers of the moon. How cool is that! She made it after reading Midnight on the Moon with her girls, a book that we've read recently too. Like many kids, Maia loves the Magic Tree House books!