It's been a while since I posted about my 101 in 1001 project. It's still ticking along, slowly but surely! I need to do a mass post some point in the near future to cover a bunch of things that are in progress or not really worth an entire post to themselves. But for now, I've crossed off number 33 - teach Little Miss A to bake.
Sure, this was only her first attempt at baking anything, so I imagine it'll be a long road. But hey - I'm crossing it off anyway! It was all thanks to me showing her a photo of the very first cake I ever made, and her getting incredibly miffed about the fact that I did that when I was six, and she's currently seven, and how come SHE hasn't made a cake all by herself yet????
So when she was here the other day, I took her down to the supermarket, and we bought a gluten free packet mix. I helped her with the more complicated words in the instructions (like 'margarine'), and she did everything herself (except the oven related stuff), including measuring the milk and cracking the egg and chopping the butter. Warning: if small children wielding sharp(ish) knives makes you nervous/think I'm an irresponsible aunt, look away now:
She was super excited about the fact that a) she was baking and b) I let her use a knife:
Okay, so she didn't make the icing all on her own - buttercream is kind of tricky when you're seven, you know. But she'll get there soon enough!! The decorations, on the other hand, were all her. And she was incredibly proud:
Understandably - they're pretty impressive!!
When we'd finished, she told me that next time, she wants to make a recipe that doesn't come from a packet. I think this whole "teaching Little Miss A to bake" thing is off to an EXCELLENT start!