One way or another, they always end up having their cake and eating it, too. Might as well let your little gateaux lovers decorate their desserts while they’re at it.
Baker Sarah Lindsay shows kids 6 and up how with her whimsical cake decorating classes.
Think of it as a two-hour party. She’ll come to your home armed with 6-inch vanilla cakes and frosting for each student. (If you prefer, you can use her kitchen in Pacifica.)
Aspiring Betty Crockers learn basic piping techniques like Swiss dots and shell borders and create fondant cutouts (hearts, sea creatures, farm animals) using an assortment of cookie cutters.
As a final touch, kids take their masterpieces home in personalized pink bakery boxes.
The icing? Lindsay cleans everything up before she goes.
To sign up for a class, call 415-409-1242 or go to sarahlindsaycakes.com.
Great Backyard Bird Count
What: Download a checklist, tally all the fine-feathered friends you see in your nabe over a four-day period, then submit your results online.
Why: Way more fun than counting sheep.
Where: For more details, go to birdsource.org.
Breakfast with Enzo
What: Sing, dance, or sit back and let the hard-working music man entertain your brood.
Why: The jaw harp, the musical saw, and free parking.
When: Every Fri., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Presidio Dance Theatre, 1158 Gorgas Ave., at Marshall St. (415-652-2474).
Ses Petites Mains Spring Collection
What: Vibrant reds, pinks, brown plaids, and dark denim make the local label’s new gear perfect for V-Day.
Why: Spring for new duds.
When: Before it’s all gone.
Where: Fiddlesticks, 508 Hayes St., b/t Laguna & Octavia Sts. (415-565-0508).