It can be hard to decide how to entertain the kids for a couple of hours when you are babysitting. They can get bored easily, so you need to think of something fun. Baking cakes is a fantastic way to keep them occupied while they are at your home. Here is everything you need when you are baking cakes with the grandchildren so it all goes smoothly!
Plenty of ingredients
You need to purchase plenty of ingredients when you are baking cakes with the grandchildren. It will ensure they get a chance to make a few cakes. Also, if the first load go wrong, then you have the ingredients to make more. Also, having plenty of ingredients means you get to experiment with different flavors. You might want to make a chocolate cake, and then make a carrot cake for a healthier option. You should talk to them before you go to the store about different ideas they will love to make. Here are some fun cake ideas you could bake with the grandkids!
Some good aprons
Another thing you need when you are baking cakes with the grandchildren is some good aprons. The kids are bound to be messy while they are making the cakes. The flour will go everywhere, and they could easily get it down their clothes. You don’t want to send them home covered in ingredients. Therefore, buy them some aprons which they can use to protect their clothes while baking.
A washable table cloth for the table
You also need to put a cloth on the table when you are baking cakes with the grandchildren. Unless you want to spend hours cleaning after, you will need to protect the table before you start. After all, they will be mixing and decorating the cakes on there, so there is bound to be some spills. You should get a washable tablecloth which you can easily wipe after.
A great mixer
You also need to get a great mixer when you are baking with the kids. You want this part to go as quickly as possible as kids can easily get bored. To make it easy, you could get an electric hand mixer which you can just hold to make the mixture smooth. You can even make the process quicker by getting a stand mixer. That way, you won’t have to do any mixing yourself. You can look online to find the 10 best kitchen stand mixers.
A decent baking tray
Another thing you need when you are baking cakes with the grandchildren is a good baking sized tray to put the cakes on. If you are making cupcakes, you could get a cupcake baking tray which will help them make accurate shaped cupcakes. It makes it easier for them to understand where it needs to go when pouring the mixture in. Make sure you grease the baking tray first so that you can remove the cakes quickly.
And if you think the baking day is going to be stressful, you could just skip to the end, and all just decorate cupcakes! You can buy some ready-make, or bake some before they come, then they can just enjoy decorating them!
Life as a grandma.. it's no 'quiet, restful days in the rocking-chair'. It's filled with activity, excitement and lots of family fun. Please share it with me.