Whilst Katie brings her maybe-someday stepsister to Cupcake membership, she will get her first style of sibling rivalry—and it’s no longer very sweet!
Katie’s mother asks Katie for an immense want: will she spend a while with Emily, her boyfriend’s daughter? Katie consents and brings Emily to a Cupcake membership assembly. issues pass well—almost too good. every body likes Emily a lot, Katie wonders if her neighbors like Emily greater than they prefer her! And if her mother marries Emily’s dad, will Emily develop into her favourite daughter? Katie is an purely baby, so all this sibling stuff is new to her. She’s ranging from scratch!
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I suggest, sheesh! Why did she need to make one of these enormous deal approximately every little thing? whilst Jeff got here to choose Emily up, he had a few information. “I’ll manage to take Emily domestic tomorrow,” he acknowledged. “And via Friday, her mother should be again. ” Emily’s face lit up. “Really? whilst is she flying in? ” “In the morning,” Jeff advised her. “And she stated she’ll decide you up from college. She’s neglected you. ” “I leave out her, too,” Emily acknowledged. till then, it hadn’t even happened to me that Emily may be feeling unhappy approximately being clear of her mother. I didn’t recognize what that used to be like. My dad was once by no means a part of my lifestyles, so I didn’t need to trip backward and forward among mom and dad, like Emily and Mia did. Mia stated you get used to it, yet nonetheless, it needed to be challenging, correct? Then Emily grew to become to me. “Thanks on your support, Katie,” she acknowledged, and that i may perhaps see that mother was once absolutely beaming at Jeff, like glance! Isn’t that candy? once more, sheesh! or even although i used to be getting over the complete being jealous of Emily factor, i used to be relieved her mother was once again. For something, that intended she wouldn’t be at our Friday evening baking consultation. It was once going to be a sizeable one, simply because we needed to bake ten dozen cupcakes for the expertise exhibit on Saturday evening. Alexis stated lets bake at her apartment, due to the fact that her kitchen has a massive island in it that offers us plenty of room for making batter and filling up pans. we wanted to get an early commence, so we have been all going to Alexis’s condo after tuition. mother and that i had shopped for the elements the evening sooner than after which dropped them off, in addition to additional cupcake tins and two-toned cupcake inserts. We additionally wanted dozen eggs, additional flour, butter, and sugar, and we have been out of vanilla back. Mia took care of having the fondant and the tiny star-shaped cutters. “So I’ve labored out a strategy,” Alexis stated, after we have been accumulated in her kitchen. “Let’s all begin on batter and filling the baking cups. as soon as everything’s within the oven or able to pass into the oven, Katie and that i can do icing whereas Emma and Mia minimize out the celebs. Sound stable? ” “How approximately Mia and that i do the lemon batter and also you men do the vanilla batter? ” I requested. “Sounds like a plan,” Emma stated. “I introduced over my stand mixer a good way to whip up batters instantly. ” Emma has this notable crimson stand mixer that she kept up for. It’s very cool. in the event that they nonetheless made one in crimson, i'd most likely purchase an identical one. So we set to work, cracking eggs and measuring flour and squeezing lemons. Alexis acknowledged, “It’s too undesirable Emily’s now not right here with us. lets use a few additional arms this night. ” you are considering that I freaked out back while she acknowledged this. good, I virtually did. and that i observed Mia examine me like Uh-oh. yet I remembered what George had acknowledged, and that i stayed calm. in reality, I did anything that I must have performed before—I talked to my buddies approximately how i used to be feeling. “Um, listen,” I stated. “You men may possibly most likely inform, yet this complete Emily factor is more or less weirding me out. ” Mia nodded. “I inspiration so, yet you weren’t announcing something, so I wasn’t convinced. ” “It’s just—” I positioned down the measuring spoons i used to be conserving.