The day Savannah was born was the day that my life changed forever. She immediately made me want to be a better woman. Even though she was just a baby there was something about her that inspired me to pursue my goals and live my best life.
Savannah is full of dreams too. When she grows up she wants to own a bakery. These days she's into soccer and baking. Savannah has the most kind loving spirit. She has a whimsical imagination and she loves to talk. I hope she keeps the heart she has her whole life. It's so caring. She's an excellent big sister and friend. I'm so glad that she's my daughter.
Like most little girls Savannah enjoys watching Disney Princess movies. Her favorite is The Princess and the Frog. She loves the fact that Princess Tiana has her own restaurant. I often remind Savannah of Princess Tiana's determination and work ethic when she's learning something new or overcoming an obstacle. When she's working hard to achieve a goal we sing, "Almost There" from the movie. Singing that song encourages Savannah to keep trying even when she feels like giving up.
Savannah has used that strong willed determination to become a pretty good soccer player. We are so proud of her.
At home Savannah enjoys cooking with me. Any time she gets a chance to get in the kitchen she's happy. Last week her goal was to become better at cracking eggs so she practiced every morning to get it right. The look on her face when she cracked the first one without getting shell in the bowl was priceless.
She knew she was ready to move on to bigger and better things. We decided to make cake pops to celebrate her knew skill.
Her cake pops turned out so good. I was very impressed. She accomplishes everything she sets her mind to, my girl. You can make these cake pops by following Savannah's tutorial.
First she baked a cake by following the directions on the box. She is very excited about working her way up to baking from scratch.
Once the cake is done you'll need to crumble it up. It was hard for me to watch a perfectly good cake get broken into pieces but the outcome was so worth it.
Next you'll want to add some icing and roll the cake into a loaf. I don't have an exact measurement for the icing. It will look like a ball of dough when you've mixed in enough.
Now you can begin making the balls for the cake pops. Savannah used a cookie dough scoop to make sure her pops were all the same size. Roll the balls, dip the sticks in chocolate (Sav used candy melts that she popped in the microwave) and insert the stick about halfway into the mini cake ball. Place the cake pops in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
Now it's time to decorate your cake pops! Use candy melts, sprinkles and whatever else you'd like to cover the outside of your pops. Savannah wanted to make pops to match her favorite Disney Princess gowns and that's exactly what she did.
The Disney Princess Royal Shimmer Dolls are available at Toys "R" Us. All eleven Disney Princesses are available for your little Princess to choose from. Savannah loved the removable shoes, ombré colored gowns and the sparkling glitter on each doll. She also loves that Rapunzel sings "I See the Light" when her jewel necklace is pressed.
Savannah has had a blast playing with Little Kingdom Ariel's Sea Castle. She's had Ariel sliding and swinging, so cute. This set is compatible with the entire Little Kingdom line. Savannah is already asking to add to her collection.
I am so proud of the little girl that she is and the woman I know she'll become. We will continue to help her explore and pursue her dreams. I am learning so much from her.
How do you help your little one dream big? Will you be giving these cake pops a try?