Tía Silvia, our cook and housekeeper, at the baby home celebrates her birthday tomorrow. However, tomorrow is also Day of the Dead, and it's a holiday so she won't be working. We decided to celebrate today instead!
She has been attempting to teach me to bake a cake from scratch because she says I spend too much money on boxed cake and brownie mix. She had given me her recipes for chocolate and vanilla cakes, so I decided to use her chocolate cake recipe for her cake.
I was a little worried something might go wrong in the baking process or that I might burn it (I burn nearly everything I bake), but it all went smoothly!
Before enjoying some yummy chocolate cake for breakfast, Tía Lucy and I surprised Tía Silvia by cracking an egg and putting flour in her hair, a Bolivian birthday tradition! She suspected we might do it to her (apparently she's a big fan of cracking eggs/putting flour in the tías' hair on their birthdays) and had previously checked our pockets. However, right after singing "Happy Birthday," we got her!