12 September 2014

Little 2 bakes cakes

This morning while doing the shopping Little 2 piped up from the pushchair 'Mummy can we make cakes today?' Why not I thought. We used to do a lot of home baking in our house, the girls helping to make various biscuits and fairy cakes almost on a weekly basis but over the summer we hardly did anything except a packet cake mix that didn't work out. I think we were too busy out and about or in the garden to be in the kitchen.

Little 2 hadn't yet had the opportunity to bake with me by herself, Little 1 has done this lots of times before her sister was born and when she was too little to join in, recently it has always been the two of them helping so with Little 1 at school it was the first time Little 2 had baked with me by herself. 

As soon as we got home we set about making some cakes. Little 2 wanted to make some for Little 1 when she got home as she misses her sister now that she is out every day. She was very good at listening to the instructions and doing as she was asked. I made it a little educational too counting out the cake cases, how many more do we need, weighing the ingredients etc. Although she is only 2 years and 7 months she was very good at this and surprised me at her level of mathematical knowledge already!

She helped to weigh and mix the sugar and butter and then we made a bit of a mess with the eggs, she liked tapping them on the side of the bowl and then preferred to give them a good squeeze rather than breaking them open, luckily pretty much all the shell stayed in her hand rather than going in the mix, she then helped to count out the spoons of flour, I loved the look of concentration on her face as she kept them steady.

She was very good at mixing and very patient waiting for the cake to come together, it was lovely to watch and spend some one on one time with her.

We had a little fun spooning the mix into cases taking it in turns to do the dolloping and scraping it off each others spoon, we then put the cakes in the oven and set about licking the bowl clean!

I hadn't realised I didn't have any icing sugar to make any icing so we found some white chocolate in the cupboard and melted that which I spread over the cakes and Little 2 chose marshmallows to put on the top. Can you guess which cake she said she had chosen to have for her self?

Yes the one with twice as many marshmallows on the top! Little 1 and Daddy were impressed with the cakes when they got home, Little 1 ended up eating 3 throughout the afternoon off the rack before I caught her helping herself and put them away in a tin!! I guess they were very yummy!!


  1. Haha love this post, sounds like she did so well at actually helping the baking! Monkey so far just likes scoffing the ingredients rather than actually helping! Hopefully one day he will actually help! I love that she gave herself so many marshmallows on her cake, and that big sister cheekily helped herself to so many cakes, made me chuckle! Xx #minicreations

  2. You can tell that she loves baking a lot. So nice to her in her element =) #letkidsbekids

  3. It really does look like she is loving that activity, totally absorbed in weighing the ingredients. It is lovely spending one to one time with kids.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids


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