Written by James Pinniger
As the Great British Bake Off returns to our screens, we love nothing more here at Student Nannies HQ than getting our kids into the kitchen and baking. It’s great fun and is also an entertaining way for them to learn about numbers, shapes, textures and the world around them. Plus hopefully the finished products taste great, too!
Here are six great ideas to get your kids baking…
Make a whole solar system from your kitchen with these super cute planet cookies! The baking and decorating will keep even the most energetic children busy for a few hours.
This colourful spongecake is sure to delight. Six different colours of cake batter are mixed together to create this rainbow cake. You can also use this recipe to make cupcakes. Top with your favourite frosting.
This easy recipe for gingerbread men is great for baking with children and a firm favourite with our kids here at Student Nannies HQ – they particularly enjoy the decorating bit!
These mini pizzas with funny faces are ideal to make with the kids over the Summer Holidays, and they’re so much fun to do. Try creating you own with your favourite toppings.
The base of these pots is a squidgy chocolate pudding. Add a layer of wild coconut grass, jelly snakes and chocolate trees for an edible jungle.
Of course what bakeoff would be complete without the “showstopper”……
The piñata cake is named after the Mexican party centrepieces made from papier mache and filled with gifts, and has a hollow centre which is used to hold your favourite sweets. We’ve got a confession, we haven’t tried this one yet but the children are nagging us and keep showing us the picture, so the challenge is on for this weekend. Let’s hope our efforts don’t fall flat.