Illustration: Maya E Shakur for FREDERICK & SOPHIE
Here’s what we like to do. Fly our magic treat truck to Somewhere-Over-the-Rainbow and bring ice cream, cupcakes, cookies, Lego brownies, rainbow-chocolate bars, crepes, chocoloco milkshakes, unlimited toppings, and other sweet treats to all the monsters, fairies, dolls, knights, dinosaurs, unicorns, and animals living there. They absolutely love sweets!
Here’s how we make Lila Boubou’s favorite sundae. We take 3 scoops of pistachio ice cream, 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream, 3 scoops of chocolate ice cream, 3 scoops of mint ice cream, add whipped cream, 12 strawberries, 5 maraschino cherries, two banana slices, 17 M&M’s, 12 brownie bits, monster cookies, and a big splash of chocolate, caramel, and raspberry sauce. It’s mucho grandioso and delicioso!
Choukette likes blue cookie-obsessed monsters like him. That’s why he always wants us to bring him an XXXXXXL bag of Cookie Monster popcorn, thank you very much.
Mrs. Fairy picks one whole cookie cake. She says that’s simply the way the cookie crumbles. We think that sometimes the only thing to do is eat a gigantinormous cookie and move on.
When you like to sail the Seventeen-Seas like Lucas, you must eat a terribly good breakfast with sun visors on. Here’s what’s on the terribly good breakfast menu: five chocolate cornflake cakes, two slices of chocolate bacon, and waffle pops.
Toutou rushes his feet off to the beach because that’s where he can dig for treasure. He immediately dug his nose into a giant bowl of Beach Parfait!
Puppy Alaska lives in an igloo and absolutely loves the cold. We give her frozen banana pops to cool down.
When the phone rings, we pick up and say, “Magic treat truck, how can we make your day a bit sweeter?” Jade says, “I’d like to have some peanut butter and jam crêpes, s’il vous plaît.” We say, “PBandJ crêpes coming up. Bon voyage and thanks a lot.”
When you make beaucoup de crêpes, you must speak French and be an enfant terrible.
Tinou lives in a shop and she twirls around when we bring her Umm Ali. It’s her favorite dessert! Who wouldn’t absolutely love super creamy bread and butter pudding with puff pastry layered with pistachios, dried coconut flakes and sultanas or dates? Tinou likes a bowl or three. You must always save room for dessert.
You absolutely have to have lots of sweet recipes ready at all times. If you don’t come up with any of them then a super-awesome, crazy-fun, best-ever cookbook helps.
And when you bake your favorite snack, and you spill or make a mess…Don’t worry, snaccidents* happen!
Frederick & Sophie
*Snaccident: eating all of the cookie dough out of the bowl entirely by mistake.