A tale of two cakes.

The first week of sophomore year is in the books.  Sophie wore her new skirt and carried her new backpack and an old lunchbox.  I was allowed ~3 seconds of time to capture these photos.

Another blurry first day of school shot.

Another blurry first day of school shot.

New backpack.  I give it a month.

New backpack.  I give it a month.

The weather was unseasonably mild until the cross-country team's "runathon."  I made a couple of cakes this week: the apple graham coffeecake from "Good to the Grain" for breakfast and the Texas sheet cake from "Vintage Cakes" for the runathon.  Guess which one I had to throw away the leftovers and which one Maddy and Spencer ate out of the pan when they got here on Saturday?  It was not the whole-grain, fruit-topped number. 

Apple Graham Coffee Cake: delicious but didn't age well.

Apple Graham Coffee Cake: delicious but didn't age well.

Much to Sophie's consternation her teammates kept referring to it as "brownies."  It is most definitely a cake--sloppy and gooey in the afternoon sun..  I wish our pies had pleased the judges like this cake pleased a bunch of teenaged runners.  Spoiler alert, there were no blue ribbons for the Lees at the "Bake Bethesda a Pie" contest. 

Texas sheet cake.  Charmingly unsophisticated.

Texas sheet cake.  Charmingly unsophisticated.