Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Baking with kids

MMMM cake!!
This week I have a few baking projects to do. I have a cake for a church function happening today, cupcakes for my sons kindergarten class Valentines party, and a B-day cake for my friend and fellow etsy artist Elaine aka Tooaquarius.
Last night I started making the cake for the church, angelfood cake hollowed out and filled with chocolate mousse. My daughter age 7 wanted to help sooo badly. I made the cake and she made the mousse, measuring out and adding all the ingrediants, and using my hand mixer like a pro. Actually her mousse was as good or better than mine! And the best part for herwas licking the beaters off! For me the best part was cooking with my daughter, like my mom used to bake with me. Oh the memories, and lessons learned, baking is a fun way to begin teaching the kids to cook, and they are so proud of themselves! At moms hip was where I began my passion for cooking, and I think my middle child here has it too. One of my goals as a mom is to ensure all 5 of them can cook. At least enough to feed themselves before they leave home. Mac n cheese are all well and good on occasion but I don't want them to have to live off of it. Here is the final result--> She did a great job!
Tonight I make the cupcakes and I will be getting my boy to help me with them as well, at 4 he could flip pancakes, so mixing up cupcakes should be no problem! Now, who to help with Elaines cheesecake...

6 comments:

Elaine said...

I'd come and help build Elaine's cake - and eat it too :p

The Musings of The Momma said...

My kids love to "help" me bake. Which usually turns into them fighting over who gets to dump what in the mixing bowl. But all is forgiven when it's time to lick the beater!!!

Winklepots said...

Can I be the official Taste Tester? Yummy! :o)

Crochet by Momma J said...

Oh that looks yummy!

Marianne
www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com
http://crochetbymommaj.blogspot.com/

Klymyshyn Design said...

Whose kids don't wanna crack an egg open? Cooking with kids is fabulous...I always feel like my girls will be one up on all the others for spending time on family dinners with me! (though they REALLY WANT fast food BAD)

ElegantSnobbery said...

She did an awesome job!! My two girls LOVE helping me bake. It isn't easy trying to mix a batch of brownies with a 3.5 and a 2 year old at the same time... but worth it because they love it so much. I only hope they keep it up so they can bake me all sorts of goodies when they grow up :)