Monday, November 29, 2004

Those infamous teacakes

We were 16 and 17 and working to complete the "Creative Cooking" Girl Scout Interest Project Award (badge). Per one of the requirements, we were planning a theme party for a couple of our best friends and all our mothers. The theme we had chosen? A mad hatter's tea party.

Ahead of the event we researched recipes and planned menus, trying to make healthy choices, and made our budget. Then came the prep. We worked together in my friend's kitchen to make our teacakes from one of her recipe books. Once they were finished, we decorated them with icing and were ready to serve them.

The party started. Sitting around her family's dining room table were four moms and our two best friends--all wearing ridiculous hats. We brought out the teacakes and they started to laugh. The moms were laughing even louder than our friends. Why? Keeping to the theme, the teacakes had "Alice"-appropriate messages on them; the predominant message was "Eat Me."

Dirty minds.


My friend is getting married next summer and, as requested, those teacakes will be making an appearance at the bachelorette party.


At 4:11 PM, Blogger Laura said...


Perhaps we can stop at Joe's Cafeteria as well. You know, for old time's sake.

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Angie said...

Everyone knows Joe's has the best hot chocolate in the world--with mountains and mountains of whipped cream.

Perhaps hot chocolate from Joe's might seem a little odd to most in Iowa in July, but we know better. :)

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

We will never live that down. Ah, the glory days of Girl Scouts, when we all wore stupid hats and laughed together. And Laura refused to join but came to most of our events anyway.

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Ah, but I can still say that I was never a girl scout. Somehow this is important to me.

At 2:46 PM, Blogger Angie said...

Another "eat me" story--the sorority chapter was doing a special activity for the ceremony. They read a (very much) abbreviated version of Alice in Wonderland--drawing a parallel between her journey down the rabbit hole and their impending graduation--and presented each of the seniors with a cookie in a vessel that said "eat me".


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