Make it a Splendid Week: Dear Cupcake

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While spending more time at home, many people have taken up the hobbies of baking and cooking! (Or at least attempting it!) From homemade bread, to new recipes, to beloved family favorites – the art of cooking and baking can be both creative and comforting.

This week’s edition of Make It a Splendid Week features Alianna’s poem, “Dear Cupcake” and Jada’s artwork, “Jada’s Creation”. What have you attempted to create in the kitchen lately!?

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Jada’s Creation
Jada, age 8

Dear Cupcake

Dear Cupcake,

I love your blue frosting.
It tastes just like blueberries
and a little bit of sugary.
Your bread is chocolate flavor
and tastes squishy and fluffy.
I put my lips on the frosting
and it gives me blue lipstick.
Eating you, cupcake, makes me feel crazy!
I hope I don’t get more hyper
because today at school I ate a cupcake
and did crazy dances
because it was so sugary.
I can’t wait to eat you, delicious cupcake!
Delicious and chocolatey

-Alianna, Age 8

If you are in need of a break from cooking (or doing the dishes), consider supporting local restaurants providing to-go orders and dining room options! Here is a list of 2019 Iron Sommelier and Iron Bartender participating bars and restaurants in offering a variety of menu options, as of May 4, 2020.

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.


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