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There is something special about baking with your children. I can remember being a little girl and baking with my Mum, helping measure out the ingredients, stirring it all together, licking the bowl out {probably the best bit!} and then being let loose with the decorations afterwards!

Now I’m the Mama and I love baking with my girls nearly as much as they love baking. While I could whip a batch of cakes far faster and with much less mess {and maybe a little more ‘professional’ looking} if I baked by myself, I think it’s a great bonding activity as well as teaching them an important life skill to bake together.

Even my youngest girl who is 6 can almost make these cupcakes from start to finish all by herself - she justs needs a little help getting them in and out of the oven. Her favourite part is decorating them, she loves picking out her favourite sprinkles and making each cake look just right. We whipped up this batch last week when she was expecting a friend around to play and needed princess cupcakes for a tea party.


For the cakes

2 eggs, beaten

125g self-raising flour, sifted

1tsp baking powder

125g butter, creamed

125g caster sugar


for vanilla and white chocolate cakes

1 tsp vanilla extract

75g white chocolate chips


for choc chip cakes

1 tbsp cocoa powder

75g chocolate chips


To Make

*Cream the butter and sugar together, then add in the beaten eggs. Mix until creamy.

*sift in the flour, baking powder, vanilla extract/cocoa powder, chocolate chips and stir until just combined.

*Divide between 6 muffin tins or 12 cupcake cases {depending on size!} and bake for 12 mins at 180C. Leave to cool

 

To Decorate

200g Icing Sugar

Edible glitter

Sprinkles

Princess Rings

*Mix the icing sugar with a few drops of food colouring and a tsp of water at a time until it is smooth. You want nice thick icing so it’s easy for your child to use.

*Let them spread a spoonful of icing over each cake and push a ring into the centre of each cake.

*Then it’s time to decorate! We used edible glitter and some princess sprinkles

These are perfect for your little princess and her friends. We often make them on a rainy afternoon and have a tea party with all of her teddies and dolls.


Polly Davies is Mama of four, she lives in North Wales and blogs over at Enchanted Pixie

 

 

 

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