How does her garden grow?

I'm all kinda proud these past few days.

My kids never,  I repeat, never fail to amaze me!

Our church fair was this weekend and Maddy wanted to enter the bake off.

So we started thinking of how we could top last years cake.

After spying these sweet silicon cupcake flower pot holder thingamabobs...

She knew just where she was headed.

You can bake the cake right in those silicone pots.

How neat!

After she baked them, she cut off the top part leaving a smooth flat surface for frosting.

While her cakes were cooling, she started working on her veggies.

Who says you can't play with your food.. ha!

The carrot was her first attempt and was pretty easy.

And once she got the hang of it, she was on a roll!

And just in case the judges weren't sure what veggie they were about to eat, She made labels.

These were made by cutting out true seed packets and gluing them on label stakes.

We found our seed packets and stakes at Wal Mart in the garden center.

Oh my!

I think her sweet pea was my favorite!

A little onion.

And what garden is complete without a head of cauliflower?

This  was the tray she presented to the fair.

My heart about burst with momma pride.

I think she was pretty proud too.

And if the cupcakes were not enough, she baked some double chocolate brownies!

Have mercy!

After much hard work and a very messy kitchen,

It paid off!!

Our girl won 1st in the cupcake and brownie division.

Our friends at church wanted to know where she got her mad baking skills....

All I can say is it was not from me..LOL

I'm a break and bake cookie kinda girl ;)

xoxox Susie


  1. These are too cute! Congratulations Maddy:)

  2. Oh my gosh! The cutest idea!!

  3. So cute! Well deserved blue ribbons! Congrats, mama!

  4. These are the just the sweetest - love them! What a creative daughter you have.

  5. How creative she is!! Bet I know where that came from!! Congratulations to her - she certainly earned it!


  6. Congratulations to your beautiful daughter! I Love her garden!

  7. Darling cupcakes! Congratulations Maddy!

  8. I saw that little cupcake pot set at WM and was so tempted to get it but didn't. I could NEVER have been as creative as Miss Madison! So well done!!

  9. I used to love it when I was young, my Mom would give me the freedom to be creative...and the kitchen too. Wonderful to have a Mom like that...your beautiful daughter is so fortunate.

  10. Congratulatons Madison! They look so good. I wish more young people around here would enter things in the Fall Fairs' craft/home cooking sections.

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  12. (I really need to read my comments before I hit Congratulations, Maddy! Those look soooo cute! And yummalicious to boot! :)

  13. Maddy did a fabulous baking job!!!! Congrats on the 2 blue ribbons! I think we could all take a baking lesson or two from her!!!! Way to go!

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  15. These are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen! I am going to be on the lookout for some of these pots! I am not surprised at all at the blue ribbons.

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  17. Oh you have every right to be one proud momma! Such cre8tivity she has, those are just too cute, I'm telling ya she deserved those first place ribbons! Congratulations to both of you, Maddy for the determination to enter again and one up your last years entry, and you Susie for being such a encouraging proud mom,!

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