Not a whole lot of help really!
November 30, 2017 7:16am CST
Earlier this week Little One had a day off school (teacher training day). In the morning I planned to make pear upside-down cake, so I asked her if she would like to help me make a cake. ‘Yes!’ she replied, seeming very keen – but then she added that she didn’t want to make that cake, she wanted to make little cakes. So I started preparing the ingredients for two different kinds of cake (I still wanted to make the pear cake anyway because a friend had given me a big bag full of pears!), and we mixed up the mixture to make fairy cakes. Then she said she wanted them to be chocolate cakes, so I adapted the mix to suit. Then, once they were cooked, she wanted to ice them, and not just plain icing but in several different colours. So I mixed up some icing and divided it into little batches and she added food colouring and decorated the cakes. Of course all this meant that doing what I had originally intended to do took about three times as long… and then guess what? Once the cakes were made and baked and decorated I suggested she might eat one, but she said ‘Oh no, I don’t like cake!’ At least Big One and various visitors all liked them – and I guess making them provided some entertainment! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2017.
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The 'experts' often say you should involve the children in cooking so they will be more likely to eat what they have cooked. Obviously they haven't met my daughters - they still won't eat what they have made, not even when it includes chocolate!