I love cooking and baking with my daughter, but whatever we make has to be easy easy easy. Toddlers just don't have the patience for recipes that involve a lot of waiting around, or that has a lot of steps which they can't be involved with (ie, lots of stovetop cooking, chopping and dicing veggies, etc). Easy recipes rule the roost when is comes to cooking with littlies, and you can't get much easier than pre-mix cupcakes.
Donna Hay does a delicious choccy cupcake mix, which Eden and I tackled just after she turned two. I like to keep a pre-mix box in the pantry as a rainy day activity; nothing better than spending the time with my beautiful daughter, teaching her new skills, seeing the pride on her face when the cakes come out of the oven, and then enjoying them together with a glass of milk.
Chocolate may not be the best flavour for my daughter though....
Eden before eating cupcakes: Eden after eating cupcakes:
This blog is dedicated to sharing ideas for creative play for toddlers, for those times when toys just won't cut it (and there will be those times), for when you've had enough of the telly on in the background, and for anyone who has forgotten what life was like pre-Wiggles. If you're searching for inspiration or resources to occupy your pre-schoolers (especially aged 1-4), I hope this blog can help!
Loving wife of B. and mother of three; preschooler Eden, toddler Ava and baby Zac, and both are roles which tend to keep me happily busy. Moments for 'me' tend to revolve around reading or re-reading my books (which B. refers to as my 'other children').