We have reached a new phase in life in our family... our oldest daughter just began Kindergarten! It is strange to have her gone for part of the day, and also to have somewhere that we have to be every day. She is loving school, and really loves her teacher. For a back-to-school teacher gift, I made a small, 6-inch cake for her teacher. White cake with vanilla Swiss buttercream frosting, dyed in two shades of purple. It was just a simple little cake to say thank-you for her hard work. I used to be a teacher... it is not an easy job! She really loved the cake, and said the other teachers were jealous!