The thought of baking with kids can be scary, but these simple solutions will make it easy and stress free!
Start with simple recipes such as Cornflake Cakes, so kids can learn the basics such as mixing, portioning and decorating.
Baking can also double up as a maths lesson! Smaller children can count the eggs or cupcake cases and bigger children can help with weighing out ingredients.
Following a recipe is great for getting kids reading and listening to instructions so get them to read the recipe to you or read it with them if you have smaller children.
Involve them in every step so they stay interested, even if it is just something small like passing equipment or laying out cupcake cases.
While your baking is in the oven get them involved with cleaning up – they can help with washing up and wiping the surfaces.
Get children baking for an occasion such as a party or for visiting their grandparents, so they can show off their bakes to an appreciative audience.
Allow extra time, baking with kids takes much more time than baking alone.
Have fun! Don’t get too stressed about mess or what the final product will look like and enjoy your time together.