Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake, Baker’s Man

One of my favorite things about being home with Baby Gray is that we can try pretty much anything he wants to try. This weekend, he decided he wanted to make cupcakes. We didn’t have time that day, but I told him we could get stuff to make them when we went to the store Monday. Then I completely forgot about it.

Luckily, an elephant never forgets (yes, I just compared my son to an elephant), and he reminded me as we strolled through the door. I wanted this to be a project for him, so I opted for a cake mix and soda cake* instead of taking the time to do it from scratch; his attention span isn’t quite that long just yet. He got to pick the cake mix he wanted and everything.

When we got home, the first thing he asked to do was bake. So, we did.

 Getting Ready

He helped pour and stir; he loved it! He especially liked picking out the cupcake liners (I have quite an array to choose from) and putting them in the baking tin.

We popped them in the oven, and he could hardly wait to enjoy.

Baking
When it was time to frost them, I just whipped up some whipped cream and added food coloring to tint. He chose green to match our St. Patrick’s Day flag at the front door (somehow we decided these would be St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes along the way). He wasn’t too sure about putting the sprinkles on; he kept worrying they were too messy (he might be mine).
Cupcakes
His favorite part, of course, was eating his cupcakes! He was so proud.
Proud
Green Tongue
It was such a fun afternoon. We will definitely be baking again!

*Choose a box of cake mix and any flavor soda. Mix one box of cake mix with one can of soda and bake at 350 degrees. Baking times vary based on pan size.

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