Last week, I had a baking day with my friend Laurie's two kids, and we had such a great time! Laurie had mentioned to me that Bebe, Henry, and their friend Ella love the show Cake Boss, so I offered to come over and have a baking day with them. I prepared nine different colored fondants (tutorial here) and brought rollers, cutters, frosting, edible ink pens, sprinkles, etc. plus two dozen unfrosted cupcakes (due to a time restraint).
We had such a great time! I covered their table with a vinyl tablecloth in an attempt to contain the mess, showed the kids how to roll and cut out fondant, and then let them at it:
Here are the final cupcakes - aren't they fun?
Then we molded chocolate bonbons and tulip lollipops (tutorials here). This required a bit more supervision because it involved the microwave, and the chocolate was fairly hot - but they quickly got the hang of it:
It was a fantastic day, and I strongly encourage you to do some baking with the children in your life. Honestly, I think I had more fun than they did!
- Sugar Baby