Following on from our previous kids baking it was time to let P2 have a chance to create something delicious. We ended up using the remaining Real Baking sets for our baking session. The sets that we used were the Great Baking set, Cake Pops set and Chocolate Pen. All of these sets come with super easy to read instructions however do not come with a recipe so we had to search for our own recipes.
We planned to make cake pops and some cupcakes which both use the following and there actually was lots of mixture left over.
- 120g Butter
- 150g Caster Sugar
- 1tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Medium Eggs
- 180g Self-Raising Flour
- 3 tbsp Milk
- Divine Baking Chocolate
- Sprinkles to decorate
To make the mixture you simply mix the Butter with the Caster Sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Then add the Vanilla Extract and Eggs. We used the Real Baking Egg Cracking Tool from the Great Baking Set which absolutely blew my mind and will be my new favourite baking aid ever! It cracks the egg perfectly each time with no shells escaping into the egg. Then slowly add the Flour and the Milk and mix until smooth.
P2 really enjoyed mixing all the ingredients together. Unfortunately I ran out of self raising and ended up using half plain flour which resulted in the cakes turning out a little muffin like, but still quite yummy surprisingly. Once the mixture is all ready you divide it up into the various silicone moulds, the cake pop one and then the cute cupcake one too. We then used the left over and put them into cake cases which are also provided in the Great Baking Set.
Whilst the cakes were baking in the oven for 15 minutes, we began melting the delicious Divine Baking Chocolate to make the cones for our cake pops and to use to decorate the cakes/cake pops too. The Chocolate Pen comes with really useful bags to pop broken bits of chocolate in and then you simply melt them using warm water. So much easier than microwaving and risking burning the chocolate. You then fasten all the piping nozzles on and put it inside the pen. The pen is battery operated and pushes the chocolate bag down to release the chocolate from the nib.
Once the chocolate cones were set and the cakes/cake pops all cooled down. I let P2 use the chocolate pen to decorate them all. She absolutely loved the Chocolate Pen and was in hysterics every single time the chocolate came pouring out. I think she did a pretty good job and the Real Baking sets are so easy to use and follow with the picture diagrams.
We have really enjoyed having our own baking sessions alongside the Great British Bake Off.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post