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Top Tips for Baking with Kids

The thought of baking with kids can be scary, but these simple solutions will make it easy and stress free!

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Start with simple recipes such as Cornflake Cakes, so kids can learn the basics such as mixing, portioning and decorating.

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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.

3

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.

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Involve them in every step so they stay interested, even if it is just something small like passing equipment or laying out cupcake cases.

5

While your baking is in the oven get them involved with cleaning up – they can help with washing up and wiping the surfaces.

6

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.

7

Allow extra time, baking with kids takes much more time than baking alone.

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Have fun! Don’t get too stressed about mess or what the final product will look like and enjoy your time together.