Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cupcakes with kids

While I was back in Iowa for Thanksgiving, and I made cupcakes with my two great nieces.  Nine year old Starr and six year old Kylie LOVE to help out in the kitchen.  We made boxed cake mix and divided it into three bowls, each being a different color. 

Then I let the girls spoon the colors into the cupcake papers.  It was funny because Starr went to town with eleven of them, and Kylie used the tiniest amounts of batter and worked on one cupcake the entire time.   Oh my, how she loved making that one cupcake!

After the cupcakes cooled, I made some buttercream and then "painted" stripes of gel food coloring  in stripes along the inside of the piping bags.  When the bags are filled with the buttercream and piped on the cupcakes,

Happy girls and swirly colors!

Starr's favorite cupcake is on the left and Kylie's beloved cupcake is on the right.  They were soooooo proud of them!

And what is sweeter than cupcakes?

Big smiles and wonderful memories.


  1. Could they be any cuter?? Baking with kids is the best!! Fun is always had by all and everything is sweeter when you bake with kids. My kids have started holiday baking already. My daughter made peanut brittle today and homemade brownies yesterday! All I can say is yummy!
    have a great weekend

  2. How cute is this post! I love the look of concentration yet happiness on their faces and they look so proud of their beautiful creations. Bless them. Reminds of of my daughters' faces when they help create too. Too cute.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  3. It is so nice to see you are training a new generation of bakers and what a lovely job they did.

  4. How adorable are these two? So cute. I bet you had as much fun as they did. (Lisa, how is your niece that was in the hospital?) xo

  5. Hi Lisa,
    what a fun is bakery for kids. The two sweet ladies enjoy obviously their work. And the results are fabulous. It looks like a great baking party. Thanks for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. what a great time had by all. We always say that time spent in the kitchen is time well spent. They are gorgeous girls - - and the cupcakes, well pretty darn sweet!

  7. You are so good with kids and they seem to have a wonderful time. Maybe you should consider hosting baking events/parties for kids. Seems to be loads of fun for all!