My girls have been cultivating their baking skills with great passion. It has been a pleasant surprise! It seems that our 5 year old is getting the bowls and ingredients out every day recently. At times, it is pretty inconvenient. Like, bedtime or 6 in the morning. I do see us investing in a culinary arts school in her distant future. My 7 year old does quite a bit of participating, but she usually will flee the scene until it is time to test out the product. She is right there for the first bite!
Drum roll please……
For your baking pleasure, I introduce Sugary Carrot Cake. Named by my 5 year old. Another mix of ingredients recipe gone right. Measuring cups are a thing of the past. Adding the sugar granules on top gives it just the right touch. What is anything without some sugar sprinkled on?
Sugary Carrot Cake would not be complete without a touch of frosting. She is very focused on her work. Check out that expression.
A quick tasting for good measure. Oops, you caught me. Hee.
And after you frost, well you need to light the birthday candles. Of course. Singing Happy Birthday is also a requirement. To each other. The neighbors. The cousins. Their friends. The dogs. The list goes on indefinitely.
Let your children experiment with all the elements of baking. Let their imaginations go wild. I am talking flour on their shirts and in their hair! It is so much fun! My girls love the feeling of accomplishment. The sense of pride in what they have created. Here is the recipe for their blue ribbon banana bread. Happy baking!
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