Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Eclipse Cake

I wasn't exactly planning on celebrating the recent solar eclipse. This will be our first official year homeschooling and I've been super busy planning and organizing. We don't technically begin until September, but what kind of homeschool mom would I be if I let such a momentous day go by without including a little last minute learning (and baking.) 

First, I had to admit my ignorance. I know next to nothing about space, so we watched an episode of "Bill Nye the Science Guy" to jog my memory on what exactly a solar eclipse is.

After that, I searched Pinterest for a craft that we had all the supplies for on hand. We stumbled upon this and it was a fairly simple art project involving coffee filters. 

For our "out of this world" dessert, I was inspired by this cake. First, we baked a chocolate cake and covered it with chocolate buttercream. Then, I took a small Mason jar and placed it on the center of the cake. After that, I gave the kids tiny brushes and let them apply gold and white petal dust around the jar. It got messy fast, but I resisted the urge to take over and they had a lot of fun.

How did you celebrate the eclipse?

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