Wednesday 16 November 2016

Packet Mix Baking!

Ok, ok, I know baking isn't overly complicated, especially when you're whipping up a dozen fairy cakes but throw a toddler into the mix and it can easily be a recipe for disaster. Imagine trying to measure out ingredients whilst trying to stop your little hurricane from cracking/dropping/kicking/eating the eggs. You've really got to have your whits about you. If you've haven't got the time or patience to measure out the ingredients beforehand what is the alternative?

A week or so ago we were in the baking aisle of our local Tesco when babs spotted one of those packet mix boxes.

Fairy cakes being decorated

"Chase cake" he called and called and called. He voice getting deeper with each demand so he sounded like a cross between the girl from the Exorcist and the Hulk. The Paw Patrol packaging had well and truly lured him in!

I don't tend to give in easily but as he had the attention of most of the shop and as I had promised to do some baking with him after he tried it at nursery, I gave in. 

I was super pleased that I did. It was our first go at baking together and it was a great experience. Joseph was so good, only touching the ingredients or utensils when I said he could.

So, if you want to try it yourself this is what you'll need.

- A packet mix and the additional ingredients it suggests (it can vary between packets)
- A bowl
- Whisk
- Baking tray
- Spoon

Follow the instructions and away you go!

Here's a few pictures from our most recent baking session with a Toy Story mix!

The contents of the box, including ingredients and cupcake cases

  A toddler putting the cases into a tray  Mixing bowl with ingredients  A child putting cake mix into cake cases
Freshly baked fairy cakes

            A child decorating cakes   A child decorating cakesA child decorating cakes

A child decorating cakes

They're not quite Instagram ready but hey it was fun! Why not give it a try?

Mummy Snowy Owl

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