Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Baker boy {Ordinary Moments 14}

When we were struggling to have a family, and secretly making promises with the Universe to please bring us a child of my own, one of the things I used to picture me doing as a mother was baking with my little one.
And, happily, it turns out that the First Boy absolutely loves making cakes.
This week, when I asked him what he wanted to do with his 'Mummy and Me' day he looked hopefully up at me and said 'Baking?'  How could I refuse this little face?

So off he ran to get his favourite recipe book, 'Easy Baking', and took himself off to the sofa to peruse the recipes, concluding that he'd like to make a Lemon and Blueberry Drizzle Cake.  Slight problem. We were fresh out of lemons and the blueberries were looking on the dodgy side, so instead we opted for some good old cupcakes.
I'd bought him a new oilcloth apron with little rockets on it, which went down very well.

Increasingly, the First Boy is interested in maths and numbers, so baking is the perfect chance to talk about measuring, the concept of more and less, and timing.

To liven the cupcakes up a bit, I thought we'd make them multi-coloured, so we split the batter into two and coloured half pink and half yellow, dolloping one spoonful of the yellow on top of the pink batter once they were in their paper cases.  Of course, that meant food colouring went all over his face!

When they were baked, we made a suspicious looking green buttercream and smeared that on the top, along with the obligatory sweetie decoration.  Actually, they did taste rather nice!

It's just lovely that he gets so much pleasure about the most simple of activities, and I get so much enjoyment from seeing him so happy. 

I'm linking up with MummyDaddyMe and the Ordinary Moments linky for this post.

1 comment :

  1. Ah what lovely photos and it looks like you had a great time baking together. Those cakes look so yummy too! x