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The Crowe’s Nest

My oldest daughter is very happy to know that we are witches. She isn’t really all sure what that entitles her to, but she is happy to tell the world about it. I often find myself telling her that it isn’t the best to tell people we are witches. It isn’t like the Halloween witches she is used to. People aren’t all nice and friendly.

To her, witches are like mommy. They are special people in your life that have the ability to kiss away the bad things and know how to bake sweet treats to ease the rest of the pain.  They are healers and magic beings that can talk to the grass and trees and know how to make them grow. Witches are nothing to be afraid of, only people who worship life and the living beings within their world.

So, when she goes to school and tells Josey that she and her mommy are witches, she doesn’t understand why the kids don’t want to play with her. She doesn’t understand how the teachers think that it is best that she doesn’t talk bad about her mommy like that. To her, we are normal, everyone else is acting strange.

When she tells me all her ideas for what we should do with the world it makes me proud. It is one thing to have those ideas as an adult. I love knowing that she is growing up in my foot-steps with the ideals that this world does need to be changed. It needs a reboot. She wants to be the one to help in that change.  As her mom, I am very proud.

So, for her birthday, I decided that I would throw her and her sister a party. I have an amazing chocolate cake recipe that I wanted to use to make a princess castle cake. It turned out to be one of the best cakes I have ever tasted. I thought I would share it with you today.

First, you are going to need the following ingredients.

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

½ cup butter

½ cup unsweetened cocoa

1 ½ cup milk

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 ½ teaspoon  baking soda

2 eggs

You will want to add all your ingredients excluding the eggs into a bowl. Mix for about two minutes.  Then add the eggs. You will want to mix again for two minutes.  Once you have finished mixing you can either put into cupcake papers or a 9×13 cake pan. You will bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

This cake turns out very moist and very tasty. My little witchlings love it.