Saturday, January 14, 2012

Brooke and her 4H "Jamie's Coconut Cake"

My 10 year old friend Brooke simply amazes me.  We've been good friends since she was 1 1/2 years old.  She works alongside me as my photography assistant, and takes every picture I take on a scheduled shoot. She's won statewide awards in 4H with her photos.  Already.  I LOVE this kid.  And she's not (yet) too big to play in the mud.

This is the end of her first year to raise, work, and show lambs, and she is rockin' Texas.  She just won her 1st Junior Showmanship Buckle in the Texas Best Sheep Show Series.  And now,  we are currently in the middle of our Midland County Livestock Show, and she won some major awards yesterday. (See video!)

While attending school, AND getting her animals ready for the show, 3 days ago, Brooke began the process of baking her cake for her Culinary Arts 4H submission. (During this time, her mom had to go to San Antonio to be with Brooke's grandfather for his surgery.) And at 10 p.m. last night, I arrived with the cake board and doily and watched as Brooke put together the icing ingredients for her cake entry.  Everything had to be made from scratch.  And people, that was some GOOD icing.

Did I tell you that this child has compiled a cookbook that is currently in it's fourth printing?  Read about it here.

She's 10, people.  Ten.  1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Meet my friend Brooke.  She's funny, smart, and has a heart of gold.  I love this child.  Oh, wait.  I said that already.


  1. she's adorable - and obviously adored. :)

  2. Well done Miss Brooke, and good luck with your cake. But being a...uh...boy...I think the best way to put the coconut on the cake would be to put a handful in your mouth and machine gun sputter it all over.

  3. Amazing young lady! Lambs; cake; being a published writer. Yes, indeed; I think you'll keep doing well, Miss Brooke.

  4. If Fed-Ex could get it here safely, I would gladly critique the coconut cake & the icing. If it would help further Brooke's career and all that.

  5. What were YOU doing when you were ten? It's scary to compare MY activities at ten to your BFF.

  6. that is she is well accomplished for such a young age...and that speaks pretty highly of those involved in her life as well...very cool...

  7. What a great kid! You are fortunate to have her as a friend. :) And she looks so pretty and healthy all covered in mud. :)

    I'm a new follower, btw.

  8. A ten year old making me feel like an underachiever! :) Good for her.


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