Emma on Thin Icing (Cupcake Diaries)
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When Mia asks the girls in the club to be junior bridesmaids in her mother's wedding, everyone is superexcited about the idea...especially when they find the perfect dress for the occasion! It's Emma's dream dress, except it's a little more than she expected. And with her mom now out of a job (she's been put on furlough at the library) there's not a lot of room at the Taylor's house for extras. But not wanting to disappoint her friends, Emma decides to take on a few more jobs and chores around the house to help cover the cost. Between babysitting her bratty brother, a dog-walking business, flute practice, the Cupcake Club--and oh yeah, being a typical tween girl--Emma may have bitten off more than she can chew. Can she handle it all?
was an entire row of mirrors so you could see yourself in all directions. Mona’s assistant handed me two cookies and tea, and it was a little weird to eat while I was staring at myself in all the mirrors. Mia was so excited, she was jumping around. She went to help her mom put her dress on in the changing room and the three of us were left alone for a moment. “Can you believe this?” whispered Katie. “I’m never leaving,” I said, nibbling on a cookie. “Hey, I wonder where they buy these
Jake, who was also quiet, and realized why: He had cake batter dripping all down the front of him from licking the spoon and the bowl. “Oh, Jakey, you need an apron!” I lunged across the kitchen for paper towels and an apron, but all I could find in the apron drawer were large, ruffled, flowery aprons. “I’m not wearing that stinky girl apron!” Jake was immovable on the subject. “No, sir!” He also refused to take off his shirt. “Jake, this is gross. And you can’t go sit on Katie’s mom’s couch
lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun. “So what are we going to wear?” asked Katie. Mia’s mom worked in fashion, so the question of the bridesmaid dress was sure to get a great deal of discussion. “Well, we just started talking about it, and we didn’t get too far before she had to leave for work,” said Mia. “She’s going to pick up some bridal magazines for ideas, and we can all look at them. Then we might go to the bridal salon where she got her dress and try stuff on.” “Fun!” said Alexis.
smug. She was so awful. “No, I’m fine,” I said, recovering. “It’s just . . .” I looked down at Jenner’s work. “I hate this part.” Sydney was still looking at me coolly. “We’ll leave you to it,” she said. “Tell your friend she only has a week to get her dress!” I felt sick. “Or actually . . . What am I saying? Don’t tell her! Then I can have it!” Sydney laughed and pedaled away with Mags. I stooped to clean up after Jenner, and he licked my hand. I patted him on the head. He really was a good
meeting, I decided to see how it would fly. We were talking about new ideas because we’re always trying out new things, depending on the event. I was a little nervous, but I decided to float the idea. “Okay, ready? How about . . . bacon cupcakes?” I asked. I spread my arms wide in an arc—like “ta-da”—as I announced my idea. I wasn’t sure how the others would react to it, but I thought it was pretty neat. And original. That was for sure. I just hoped they didn’t think I was nuts. “Ewwww!” cried