Eloise was joined by her best friend Ben for a cake making session this week. I purchased a Christmas cupcake kit to make the process super easy but in reality the kit was a bit lame.
The packet said it would make ten cupcakes but on further inspection the cupcake cases were minute - like petit four cases. The kids struggle to get mixture into normal size cases let alone aim at thimble sized ones so we compromised and used five standard fairy cake size cases instead.
Ben enjoyed pouring ingredients into the bowl while Eloise was a fan of mixing (and eating raw mixture...) The icing was a packet of icing sugar which we added water to. The kids were given free reign to ice the cakes and top with sprinkles. Their styles were quite different - Ben took a minimalist approach whilst Eloise just kept pouring it on, licking it off and adding more. In fact all she ate was icing! Ben devoured all his cakes so they must have tasted ok.
I doubt this kit will end up in my trolley again but the kids had loads of fun and that is what it was all about.