The first project she worked on was a "Bouquet" that she thought Bob would enjoy. She talked about the act of giving flowers and how it was mostly females that were the recipients of these lovely gifts. Then she talked about her Dad. She said the only bouquet he would truly appreciate was one he could eat, so she made one.
This simple act of love was made with brownie bites covered in white candy melts, dipped in colored sugars and attached to lollipop sticks. She added some tissue paper flowers to the back and stuck the sticks into a styrofoam ball that had been placed in a small wooden bucket. She also added some Tootsie Pop flowers, a few silk plant leaves and a bow to complete the look. Simple, yet loving.
Next she decided to make him a Father's Day cake. She settled on a Smiley Face. Remember how I told you we like to use M & M's to decorate, well, that's what she did. Check this out.
Her patience in placing all the M & M's on the cake gave me a new respect for my daughter. She's growing up. Seems like priorities are now slowly beginning to change. Slowing down that hectic pace she's kept up for so long (and that got her ill) is finally beginning to subside.
The cake is a simple vanilla cake with some chocolate chips added in for good measure. The frosting is a vanilla buttercream. The side (small) smiley faces are Oreos dipped in white candy melts with a smiley face imprinted on the top with mini M & M's. It took her all day to complete her gifts for her Dad, but it was worth it. She was quite proud of herself, as were Bob and I. Happy Father's Day!
In honor of Father's Day, this is Bob's favorite joke.
Why don't cannibals eat clowns???
Because they taste funny!!!