I just read the most adorable book called Bake Sale by Sara Varon (First Second Books, 2011). Although it’s marketed as a children’s book, ages 8 and up, I intend to give this as a gift to a number of (my adult) friends, namely my sister who’s a pastry chef.
It’s about a cupcake, named Cupcake, who owns a bakery and has a best friend Eggplant. It’s about baking, yes, but also following your dreams, friendship, consideration, hard work, disappointment, and perseverance. Lastly, it’s about baking and trying new things. It has 5 recipes in the back. So along with life’s lessons, it can teach your kids how to bake…..Sweet. Click below for my favorite banana cupcakes from relish.com