I hate to be the bearer of bad news but July is to be the wettest July in years!!
So what else to do but make yummy cup cakes with your littlies. My daughter had her pre school injections, so as a special treat I let her choose a yummy toping from the shop to decorate her cupcakes.
Easy Vanilla Cupcakes
Measure out the ingredients into individual bowls so your child can pick the ingredients and put into the mixing bowl all by themselves.
110g icing sugar
1/2tsp vanilla extract
*Put the butter and sugar in the bowl and mix until light and fluffy.
*Mix flour and baking powder into the butter mix.
*Beat the eggs and vanilla extract together then add to the bowl, beat until all combined.
*Spoon the mixture into the cases, filling them just over half way.
*Bake for 18-20mins until golden brown and firm to touch.
*Cool in the 10 for 10 mins and then transfer onto the wire rack.
Whilst they are cooling let your child make the icing and then when the cakes are ready let them decorate with butter cream and toping of their choice, they are particularly nice with a summer strawberry on top or if you are feeling naughty a little chocolate treat is always tasty if you have a sweet tooth!
We had a lot of fun making our cakes together, when I asked what Willow liked the best she replied, ‘licking the spoon of course Mummy!’…that was always my favorite part as a child to!!
Baking is great for your child’s hand eye co-ordination and basic math’s and language development. You can count spoonful’s of ingredients, how many eggs you need and cupcake cases etc. When you read the recipe together, your introducing new words to your child’s vocabulary and when they have to follow the steps of the recipe they can work on their listening skills. Learning the fun way!