Fun Friday: Cupcake Baking with Kids

Third Friday of the month:  Recreation / Kids / Fun activity

Getting kids involved in baking and cooking have always been fun, messy, and educational at the same time.  When this cupcake baking kit was sent for us to try, I excitedly scheduled a 'bake date' with my girl who loves to whisk, and eat cakes.

"Bright Bakers Baking Kit gives you the joys of baking professional grade cupcakes, with recipes inspired by pastry chef and top cake-maker Penk Ching, in the convenience of your own kitchen. We make things simple while still preserving that one-of-a-kind baking experience....and to make things even better...no leftovers!"
SRP @ P350 per Kit
You may be wondering why this food feature is on today's Fun Friday. Well, this is actually not a recipe post, but rather a photo essay of our kitchen activity with the Bright Bakers Going Bananuts kit. My girl actually ruled over this one.

This is more like cupcake-baking for dummies! See how we did it:

Each kit contains the following packed ingredients and materials:
  • Ingredients good for 9 cupcakes
  • Pretty and reusable box to fit 9 cupcakes, convenient packaging and ready to give as gift
  • Icing Ingredients
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Cupcake baking handbook
Going Bananuts also include crushed walnuts and rainbow sprinkles.  
We only provided the wet ingredients -- cooking oil, eggs, and mashed bananas, plus a pinch of salt. The booklet features clear illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

After preparing the baking implements and setting the oven to the required temperature, it's now time to mix!

Whisk, whisk, whisk away! This is her favorite part in any cooking/baking that involves mixing.
Egg, sugar, and bananas... I took the liberty of adding a few drops of vanilla extract for that extra flavor.

While she's mixing, I prepared my muffin pan with the cupcake liners.

By this time, we already incorporated all the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, then I carefully poured into the cupcake liners.  Bake and wait for 25 minutes.

Ding! Done.
Out came these freshly baked banana cupcakes!!! Smells sooo good...

Still warm, lined up, and boxed... she can't wait! One down, 8 more to devour.

Now she's excited to add sprinkles, but we were about to prep for dinner so we postponed frosting the following day.  The girl can't wait and went ahead to eat the sprinkles, leaving only a few for topping.

I have a confession:  I forgot to add the walnuts into the mixture!!!  It would have been perfect.

The walnuts were not mentioned in the procedure so I completely missed it.  So I decided to just use the nuts as topping.  In the end, this mis-step was a blessing in disguise because the kids told me they don't like nuts in their cake.
Sprinkles, mix of powdered sugar and cream of tartar, walnuts
Frosting time: Beat egg white until stiff, then added powdered sugar and cream of tartar.

I used my hand-held mixer to achieve the consistency and fluffiness.  My boy wanted to try the mixer and this is his first time... and as expected, I needed to clean up a few splatter here and there.

I simply put a dalop of frosting. Sweet, yes... but certainly delicious!!!

Bright Bakers come in three flavors:
  • Choco Blast - Moist Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Going Bananuts - Banana Walnut Cupcakes
  • Warm Cinnaple - Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes
I congratulate the creative students who came up with this novel idea of a gourmet cupcake kit. This is a wonderful starter set for those who want to try baking. With the easy-to-follow instructions and pre-measured ingredients, and even the little ones can confidently whip up a batch in no time!

We're so glad we got the banana flavor since they loved it so much -- even without the frosting! In my book, this is a winning project and a viable business.

Such fun! I think we'll do this more often. :)

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Check out my last attempt aoatmeal cookies, in Rediscovering Baking.

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