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 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!!