Today was a big day. The little man lost his first tooth, proving that he is indeed getting to be a big kid and bringing a tear to my eye. Last week he asked for a WWE wrestling poster for his room. This week it's teeth. I shudder to think what could be coming next...Thankfully he still enjoys doing silly things like throwing birthday parties for new grown-up teeth being born and making crafts and cakes with his Momma. For now.
We started by making candles. These particular beeswax candles were easy for the kids to roll themselves and were quick to make. Just place a piece of wick along the edge of the beeswax sheet and roll until it creates a tight taper candle. Similar kits can be found on Etsy here with everything you need for under $10. These candles will be great for many birthdays to come!
(or tooth birthday parties, if the kids want an encore)
To go with the candles, I chose to borrow this recipe for healthier banana cake with greek yogurt and cream cheese icing. I liked it! Make sure you don't over mix the batter. I just made sure the ingredients were barely combined and then stopped mixing. Have I mentioned I'm a chronic over-mixer before? It's a bit of a problem. So just don't treat them like brownies, ok? You'll be fine. The icing was awesome, my only addition was to add some vanilla beans-- basically because I had them on hand. I order mine online here because they aren't always available at my grocery store.
So, for the record, we don't always bake cakes and make candles for occasions like lost teeth. But with a free day ahead of us and school starting soon it was the perfect way to spend a morning together.