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

Oh, chocolate!

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.

Cupcakes Team
Wipe, wipe~

Cupcakes Team
Helping hands~

Our Uci
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.

Cupcake Boy
A lil boy with measuring cup~

Cupcake Girls
Girls in actions!

Cupcake Girl
Future baker~

  • 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).

Cupcake Ingredients
Mixed up!

  • Step 4:
    Guide your toddler to using electric mixer.
    until all mixed but if stirred too much it will not rise!

Mixer Time!
Handle with care~

Mixer Time!
Young heart~

  • 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!

Heat the Oven!
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.


After finished:

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~


About MamaFiza

Born in 1984. Family 1st; living in boulevard of peace, loving my treasured family, fully breastfeeding my precious 4 kids (tandem nursing) *30 months duration for each of 'em*, homeschool advocate, book writer, Work-at-Home-Mom (WAHM), certified Lactation Counselor (LC), official ZIN, yoga + pilates enthusiast, no pacifier & no maid rules! [Praise to God]

16. February 2008 by MamaFiza
Categories: My Fun Homeschool | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. Cup cakes satuuuu….

    Super duper yummy…

  2. oh my…cuppycakes gumdrops!

  3. hehe..amat best ari tu..thanks krn mengajarku juga 😀

  4. syioknyaa… i wanna join!

  5. Waaahhh

    Nampak sonok sangat2! I might try this activity with my kids!

    Even the cup cakes looks reaaaaally yummy! Funtastic!

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