By Sarah Corbin
I'm a big fan of the annual Girl Scout Cake Bake that happens every March at Lincoln School in Oak Park.
The girls are asked to bake and decorate everything themselves. No parent help allowed. Exceptions made for in and out of oven "stuffs" with the youngest girls. Even for seasoned cake bakers decorating all by hand can be tricky. With this annual event - the girls get to practice for just practice sake. I love watching the planning process. I love the attention to detail. I've loved the extra effort I see each year. Everything on the cake has to be edible. They get judged. They get prizes. Not everybody wins.
We always need judges. It's fantastic to be able to use this small chance to introduce the girl scouts to great community leaders. But it's a Friday night and it takes up a good 3-4 hours of time. For someone who doesn't have a current Lincoln Girl Scout that's a big ask. Each one of our judges this year was wonderfully honored to come. They were completely gracious and the girls loved meeting each of them.
Kim Frost of Kim Frost Vocal Studios, Deirdre Hooker of Bladez Barbershop, Donna Fantetti Slepicka of River Forest Chocolates, Julie OShea (who started this fantastic tradition) and Kathleen Madura from Lincoln School. They are each some of my favorite people. I'm thankful that our Lincoln Girl Scouts were able to meet them.
Thanks to these great female leaders the Cake Bake was a success. Thank you.
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