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Monday, 31 August 2015

Baking With A One Year Old!


Something we have recently started doing is baking.

I am not a baker in the slightest, I haven't baked since school I would say!  I am the worst at measuring out ingredients and I usually get more of that ingredient over the counter rather than in the bowl. Oh and if I even got as far as putting them in the oven at the correct temperature they would come out burnt to a crisp with no one sampling my hard work!

As it was the holidays (yes, every day is a 'holiday' as I do not 'work' - I feel I need to put the speech quotes as some people get these mixed up!) and Granny was off  we decided it would be a good idea to bake some cupcakes!
We included Elliott in every single step - if they turned out bad who would mind, they were made by a 1 year old after all! He loved it, sifting the flour was lots of fun when it was up the walls... but we eventually made the cupcake batter. Once they were in the oven we made a start on the icing. This was by far Elliott's favourite bit! He loved stirring the water into the icing sugar and it was soon in his hair and all over us! We tried to keep the icing spoon away from his mouth as we didn't want him bouncing off the walls but we soon gave up as he was having none of it!

Once the cakes were out the oven and cooled we iced them - although not before Elliott decided each cupcake required an Elliott sized finger poked into them!

They were the best tasting cupcakes ever and he proudly showed off his work to Grandad, who ate two in a row!

I think I will start baking more regularly with Elliott, he had a blast and could eat his hard work afterwards which made a good incentive for him! After all we found out that having fun is the best ingredient to add!

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24 comments:

  1. That's fab-I hadn't even considered baking with my one year old but will give it a try. When I can stand the mess...

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    1. Aww do it! Its so much fun!! Granted a bit messy - but like i said fun is the best ingredient! Thanks for commenting x

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  2. That's fab-I hadn't even considered baking with my one year old but will give it a try. When I can stand the mess...

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    1. Aww do it! Its so much fun!! Granted a bit messy - but like i said fun is the best ingredient! Thanks for commenting x

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  3. I was not brave enough to bake with my eldest when she was 1, and remain sceptical now she's 2! #babybrainmonday

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    1. Haha!! I was the same but it was all good fun! Granted a bit messy - but like i said fun is the best ingredient! Thanks for commenting x

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  4. Baking, what a brilliant idea! My little boy is just 3 weeks shy of being 1 years old and he's increasingly interested in anything messy. I hear that 'messy play' is something that they do at the play centre anyway, so I might just introduce him to a spot of 'messy baking'

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Lovely post.
    BC

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    1. Oh you should defo whip out the baking tools and get started! Its lots of fun! Thanks for commenting! x

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  5. You have guts. Real guts. I still have a stair gate on the kitchen and Dex is 3!

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks! it wasnt that messy to be honest! Thanks for commenting! x

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  6. I am an awful baker too, Oliver loves to bake though. I have taken to buying packet mixes as at least they are edible afterwards. I am so glad he enjoyed himself xx

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    1. Haha are you! Oh thats what we bought - do be fooled, we are amatures! Haha! Thanks for comemnting x

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  7. So cute! Both my boys still love baking with me but I really need to try and do it more often!
    Stevie x

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    1. Aww do they! Yes you should, its great fun! Thanks for commenting! x

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  8. So cute! Both my boys still love baking with me but I really need to try and do it more often!
    Stevie x

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    1. Aww do they! Yes you should, its great fun! Thanks for commenting! x

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  9. we love baking in this house. D can even now tell me what ingredients we need to make cakes!

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    1. Aww how cute is that!! I cant wait for Elliott to be able to do this!! Thanks for commenting! x

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  10. Aww we tried this the other week too, apart from i didnt give Penny real ingredients, i gave her a bowl of dry coco powder and flour instead haha! Mean mummy? x

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    1. Hahaha! Not at all, its a learning curve for sure! haha! It was a packet mix - dont let me full you that we are full on bakers! Thanks for commenting! x

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  11. This is lovely - I love baking and I occasionally do it with the boys. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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    1. Its great isnt it! Defo be doing it more often! Thanks for commenting! x

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  12. Oh how fun! My little is almost 1 and I can't quite see us baking yet, mainly cause he just sticks his hands in stuff but doesn't really get it yet. But I'm looking forward to being able to do that and have him enjoy mixing bowls and licking cookie dough :)

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    1. Hahaa, it would be pretty messy then! Yeah maybe wait until he has the best fun licking the bowls and spoons! Thanks for commenting! x

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