Goose recently read It’s Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder.

Yes, another AR assignment. She really seemed to enjoyed this one. The storyline was more suited for her age level than some of our past reads. Amazon sums it up nicely.

12 year old Isabel spends her free time in the library, reading and dreaming about faraway places. When her mom decides to open a cupcake shop in their little town of Willow, Isabel feels just like buttercream frosting to a cupcake-stuck. It seems as if it will be another disappointing summer, until Isabel learns of a baking contest. If she can come up with a winning recipe, she might have a chance of competing in the bake-off in New York City! But Isabel’s best friend, Sophie, is also entering the contest, and things always seem to go Sophie’s way. To make matters worse, Isabel and her mom don’t exactly see eye-to-eye on the type of recipe Isabel should enter. In this sweet treat by popular teen author Lisa Schroeder, Isabel discovers that maybe it’s not about where you go in life as much as it is about enjoying the view from wherever you are.”

It was shortly after Goose finished this book that I spotted a Christmas ornament tutorial. Of course she wanted to make everyone in her class one, along with all the girls on her gymnastics team.. Here’s her list. 🙂

and here are a few of the cupcake ornaments. Pretty sure we made about 35 of these sweet things!

I think they’re adorable. The cost of making them turned out to be around 50 cents each. You can’t beat that!



Filed under Crafts, Reading

2 responses to “Cupcakes

  1. Those are super cute and look to be fairly simple. I am intrigued by the book, I need to find out how the book ends!!! I may need to order this on the pretext or ordering it for my grand kids!

  2. My only issue with this book is that the mother had depression/anxiety problems. She feared failure and because of it the rest of the characters walked around on pins and needles. In the end, she stepped up and did what was right for her child rather than herself. I thought that point would be missed on Goose, but she got it and really enjoyed this book.

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