To me, there are many wonders that take place in a Kindermusik Village class. More times than I can count, I find my self thinking, “this is amazing, and I get to be a part of it!” Even though I have a carefully thought out lesson plan each week, I can never account for the magic and unexpected moments that inevitably arise in class. More often than not, these organic moments are the most delightful and memorable.
One such moment arose about a month ago in my Tuesday Village class in Kirkland. Toward the end of class we were discussing birthdays, since little Kaitlyn was about to have her 1st birthday party that weekend. The discussion turned to birthday cakes and which bakeries in the Kirkland area people had used and liked best. This led to the ever popular topic of cupcakes. Everyone was quite enthusiastic about which bakery made their favorite cupcakes.
Before I knew it, someone proposed that the group have a cupcake tasting and suggested we could do it after class the next week. I was happy to facilitate. It was agreed that each grown –up would bring cupcakes from a different bakery and we would rate which ones we liked best. Judy, Kaitlyn’s Mom, wondered if anyone in the group blogged since this would make such a great story. I immediately volunteered to write about it for the Studio3 Blog.
Later that week, I received an email from Judy saying that a friend of hers from Currently Kirkland TV thought our story was so cute that she wanted to come film a piece about it. What began as a simple unexpected conversation in Village class grew into a full-fledged media-covered cupcake extravaganza!
The following week, all were assembled dressed in their finest daywear; ready for the camera, class and, of course, the very serious business of cupcakes. Camera Man Mike filmed us in all our Kindermusik glory. Throughout class, every one beamed in delightful expectation of things to come.
Once class time was over, out came the cupcakes. We ended up with confections from eight different bakeries. The contestants were Trophy, Lisa Du Pare, Pasta & Co, NY Cupcakes, QFC, Cupcake Royale, PCC, and Pinkabella. Many had other places and appointments to get to soon, so a frenzy of cupcake tasting, judging, and interviews by Reporter Pamm ensued. Participants were allowed to vote for both favorite cake and favorite frosting. After many sugary sweet samples and all was said and done, the clear winner of the day was, ahem, drum roll please, Pinkabella cupcakes, in both the frosting and cake categories.
After the sugary bacchanalia of it all, I was left feeling a bit woozy. Quite frankly, I don’t care to look at another cupcake for a long time, but I am boosted by the fact that every one, both babies and grown-ups, were in high form that day, and I couldn’t possibly have been more proud of them or more delighted with what was born of one magical moment in Village class.
-posted by Miss Meresa, who is looking forward to the next spontaneous and unexpected magical moment in class.