Showing posts with label #bakingwithkids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #bakingwithkids. Show all posts

Friday, 29 December 2017

Festive Baking With Num Noms Series 4

The mini beasts were sent a festive baker parcel to keep us in the festive mood after Christmas.
In our parcel we had a stocking filled with series 4 Num Noms and a jar filled with scrummy cookie ingredients.


We were making rainbow cookies with our Num Noms.


The cookie mixture took no time at all mixing together but waiting 40 minutes for the dough to set in the fridge was the hardest part for the boys.
To keep them entertained we sat down and watching some classic Christmas TV.
We go so engrossed in the programme that we forgot about the cookies, so the dough had a little longer than 40 minutes,


After we had scooped out our cookie balls we sat down to find out what was in the stocking.
The twins picked first and then Ru had his turn.


The twins unboxed some new Num's which we'd never seen before,
Lizzie Lasagna 
Hearty Spaghetti
& some glitter Noms
Nana Swirl
Razz Cookie.


Ru unboxed his first ever polish it Nom!
Ru rather enjoys having his nails painted so was over the moon to finally have his very own bottle.
Ru's Num was Citrus Blizzard and Lime Polish it!

Baking up a treat.



Ru was more than keen to get his nails looking snazzy and made me paint them straight away.


Once all the nail painting was done our cookies were finally done, so we all sat down to enjoy the boys handy work!
They were extremely tasty and didn't take long to polish off!


Num Noms Series 4 available in most toy shops!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

In The Kitchen // With The Twins

It's half term for us and so that meant I was able to get the twins into the kitchen to bake up some yummy cupcakes with the help of Vivid Toys Real Baking sets.

To help make up our yummy creations we used the
and the

Inside the Great Baking Set was everything we need to make cakes from measuring spoons to an amazing egg cracker!
The boys always cracking eggs ..... why I don't know, but when they saw the egg cracker they thought it was the best thing on earth!
They were dying to have a go.



I have to say it is pretty nifty.
Easy to use and no mess, unless your like Alex and get a bit too enthusiastic with the cracking and it goes all over the table and mummy!
Oscar cracked a perfect egg!



The cake recipe is used it once again my go to cupcake recipe
4oz of Sugar,
4oz of softened butter,
4oz of self raising flour
2 eggs.

Once the cakes were in the oven we got on with our chocolate decorations.
I melted the chocolate chips in a jug of hot water and then we filled in the chocolate moulds then placed them in the freezer for 5 minutes.
I should have brought more than one bag of chocolate chips, as it didn't stretch that far, but we managed to make enough to cover most of the cakes.


The chocolate pen was easy to use, and there is a great selection of moulds, from boyish ones to girly ones, to Halloween and Christmas ones!
I can see us making some chocolate sweets to give as gifts for Christmas.

Once the cakes and chocolate were done, the boys got to decorate them.
They didn't do too badly, some cakes did get eaten in the process and this was the end result!


Scrummy cakes and great fun!


**I was sent the products for the purpose of this post, in return for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Getting Messy In The Kitchen With Vivid Toy's Real Baking Sets

Stained Glassed Biscuits!


I used to bake all the time when it was just me and Noah, but then when the twins came along I thought it was too messy and there was too many of them (children) and not enough of me.
I didn't want the mess.

When I did bake, I always usually end up buying one of the character cake mixes,
1 because I think they appeal to the kids more and
2 because I think its easier and less hassle.

When in fact, the kids don't really care about the character, they just want to have the fun of baking up something yummy with you and the pre done cake mixes really aren't  as fun, as they take next no time at all.
They also always end up tasting rather naff.

Baking should be about having fun and getting messy.
Baking from scratch really isn't that hard and it doesn't take that much effort to do.
You always have 100x more fun too.


We were recently sent the Vivid Toys new baking range

As Noah and the twins are now back at school I thought I'd have some one on one baking fun with Ru.
He loves getting messy so I knew he'd be game.

I picked out the Cookie Kit and searched the web for a recipe.
I came across a Mary Berry one -

What You Need:

175g Softened butter,
100g caster sugar,
225g plain flour,
20 boiled sweets.

How to make the biscuits:

Preheat the over to 160*C
Line two baking sheets with non stick paper,
Mix the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon until smooth,
Add the flour and use your hands to make the dough,
Sprinkle flour on the work surface and using a rolling pin roll out the dough until its around 1cm thick.
Cut out your shapes and place on the baking trays.

Smash the boiled sweets with a rolling pin and sprinkle into the middle of the biscuits.
Place in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes.

Take out the oven and leave to cool!


The Cookie kit, came with pretty much everything we needed minus the ingredients.

We had plenty of cutters to choose from and there's even a handy dough guide, so you can roll out the dough to the perfect thickness.
The rolling pin was easy enough for Ru to use with a little guidance.



It was great fun getting messy with Rupert and our biscuits turned out great!
I love how pretty they looked when I held them up to the window!
Something we will be making again.

They'd make lovely Christmas gifts for the grandparents.


You can buy the Vivid Toy Real Baking Cookie Kit from amazon for £14.99

Coming up - Twin Bake Off