Monday, July 18, 2011

Tips for Baking with Kids ... and Nutella Cupcakes!

Have you seen this delicious looking recipe?


{Via Pinterest}

I found it on Pinterest and I've been dying to make it ever since.  Nutella is a staple in our house.  If you know me, you know that I am a cheapskate very frugal.  This is one thing that I will gladly splurge on.  

And after working up the nerve to bake with both of my children by myself {you have no idea how huge of a task this is}...we made them!

I do have a few tips on baking with two little ones.

Tip #1 - Make sure each child has a task to work on.  My biggest struggle is keeping my kids from fighting. So if they are each busy with a task, they can't be worrying about what the other one is doing.

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Tip #2 - Expect a mess.  And don't try to clean it up until the cupcakes/cookies/cake is in the oven.  This keeps mama from stressing.  Messes can be cleaned. {Easier said than done.}

Tip #3 - Let them try tasks that you think they are too young for.  They feel so big when they are doing it...and it prevents tantrams :) Ex. Grayson (2 years old) using the mixer above.


Tip #4 - Let 'em lick the spoon {no raw eggs, of course :)}


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Tip #5 - Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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3 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Those look really good! I've never tried Nutella, but the commercials on TV make me want to! Your kids are adorable - I love the shots you got during the baking! I could totally see them running off with the nutella all over their hands and you chasing them yelling, 'Don't touch anything!!' ;o)

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  2. Mmmmm Love Nutella. I will definitely have to make these with my kids.

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  3. Good tips...especially the mess part! =)

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