How to Make Cupcakes with Baby and Toddler
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands and then eat just one of the pieces ~ Judith Viorst
We are the biggest fan of chocolate 😉
I always vote for dark chocolate as my favorite, my hubby loves white chocolate plus our kiddies adore creamy milk chocolate!
Today, I like to share some tips on How Make Cupcakes with Baby and Toddler and together with Chocolate Cupcakes recipes:
Decorating cute cupcakes with your toddler; besides being great fun – is a great way to introduce math and science concepts.
Scoop, pour and crack your way to a tasty baking moment 😉
p/s: We baked our cupcakes at my grandma’s house last Saturday.
My kiddies, me n my sis: Mea
Things You’ll Need:
- 250 gm of flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tbsp. cocoa
- 250 ml milk
- 90 ml corn oil/veggie oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla esen
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 175 gm sugar
- 150 gm chocolate rice/chips
- Topping: Cooking chocolate cocoa/milk + butter (used double boiler method)
- 50 gm chocolate rice/chips (sprinkles)
Step by step guide:
- Step 1:
Have your ingredients and supplies ready.
Keep dangerous or complicated ingredients and utensils out of your toddler’s reach.
I used to spend hours when I was little in the kitchen baking with my grandma~
- Step 2:
Start your toddler with a simple task.
Tasks that require simple steps like scooping or mashing are best for first-time helpers.
If your toddler has cooked with you before, you may want to experiment with pouring and cracking eggs.
A lil boy with measuring cup~
Girls in actions!
- Step 3:
Follow a simple recipe. Stick with simple muffin like chocolate or blueberry muffin.
In medium bowl, combine all the ingredients.
Stir in egg, milk and oil just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be lumpy).
- Step 4:
Guide your toddler to using electric mixer.
Stir until all mixed but if stirred too much it will not rise!
Handle with care~
- Step 5:
Preheat oven to 350°F (180C) degrees.
Line or grease bottoms of 12 muffin cups. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Delicious muffins that the kids will love!
Setting up the heat~
- Step 6:
Decorate after cooking. Show your toddler how to squeeze the frosting out and let the decorating begin! Add sprinkles or other small baking candies after you are done with the frosting.
Our homemade chocolate cupcakes 😉
- Expect a mess. And have a plan.
- Let your toddler be the artist – encourage creativity.
- Make sure your toddler has a safe place to stand and work at the counter.
- Talk about the cooking process and what will happen next.
- Watch for hot surfaces, dish towels hanging off of counter tops and sharp objects. Little hands move fast.
- Make sure the muffins are cool enough to eat.
Ma, I’m so thirsty!
It’s super-duper yummy!
One more muffin, please…
Alhamdulillah, my kiddies loves their baking class very much 😉
I hope you could try this activity with your little ones too.
Never give up, gambatte ne!
May Allah swt always rewarded the best for you. Amin~