Most kids love cake! So why not involve them in baking?
That’s exactly what I did when Itsy Bitsy, the hobby megastore in India launched a Kid’s Baking Kit – this cute kid’s baking kit has been designed to not only keep the kids busy but to entertain them and develop a liking for baking. It contains three silicone moulds, a measuring spoon set, a basting brush, a spatula and a whisk.
Here is the unboxing video
My son enjoyed baking a cake for the very first time and as a parent, I discovered that baking with kids can be lots of fun and there are many benefits that kids gain from the whole baking experience.
Baking can give your child lots of opportunity to develop and use the hands in a coordinated way:
- Pouring ingredients into bowls and jugs, and pouring batter into tins are all good ways for kids to practice their eye-hand coordination.
- Decorating cupcakes with chocochips also uses eye-hand coordination.
- Letting your kids bake with you will help them learn about measuring and about number concepts in real life.
- Counting out eggs and cups of flour, measuring liquids and use measuring spoons expose them to the concepts of math in real life. I recall that years ago my maths teacher had cited examples from baking, while teaching us about proportions.
Bake your cake and eat it too, here’s the recipe:
Chocolate cake recipe
Flour: 1 cup
Cocoa Powder: 4tbsp
Baking Powder: ½ tsp
Butter:1/2 cup + 2tbsp(120g)
Powdered Sugar :1 cup +3 tbsp(180g)
Vanilla: ½ tsp
Salt: a pinch
Warm Milk: 1/3 cup
1. Sieve Flour, cocoa,S alt and baking powder thrice
2. Cream butter & sugar till light & Fluffy
3. Beat eggs with Vanilla to stiff froth/Add beaten eggs to the creamed mixture little at a time
4. Fold in flour/Add sufficient milk to bring to a dropping consistency
5. Pour the mixture in to the moulds and bake at 180 degree centigrade for 15-20 mts
Have fun baking!
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