Winter cooking with kids – snowmen cupcakes

With all the snow outside and T being unwell we’ve been in the kitchen cooking some treats for ourselves with some snowmen cupcakes.

Simple Snowmen Cupcakes

Ingredients for Snowmen Cupcakes

125g of unsalted butter or margarine
125g of caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 large eggs
125g of self raising flour sifted
2 tablespoon of milk

To decorate

Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
Small Candies
Raisins
Half a square Cookie
Water

How to make the snowmen cupcakes

cooking with toddlers

As this time I decided to cook with both J and T I prepared all the ingredients in advance and then divided into 2 bowls so they could each have a go at the mixing stage themselves.

making cupcakes with kids

Adding the margarine and sugar they mixed them together. J is getting quite good at this but T needs a lot of help so she does a mix and then I do a mix (a great tip for cooking with young toddlers is to make this a fun take turns game). We then added the eggs and milk and mixed the mixture together with the vanilla and again mixed them together.

Once it was mixed the flour was added and J and T went mixing mad to get a creamy consistency. Then we had a lot of fun transferring the cake mix into the cake cases.

cooking with toddlers

I preheat the oven to 180C and bake the cupcakes for 15 to 20 minutes. Once cooked remove and place to cool. Whilst they are cooling J and T played and I mixed up some icing – simple icing sugar and water – I never know exactly how much water to add so do it gradually each time adding a little water till I have a smooth but quite thick consistency.

decorating snowmen cupcakes

When the cupcakes were completely cooled we set about decorating them. Pouring the icing on it filled out to the edges of the cupcakes and then adding a half a square cookie to make a hat J and T set about adding eyes with coloured candies and mouth with raisins as J decided that these looked the most like coals.

snowmen cupcakes for toddlers to make

The taste test and they were LISHOUS according to T.

eating snowmen cupcakes

Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

3 Comments

  1. Very lovely! Baking cup cakes is our favourite past-time and now my eldest is baking on her own (she’s almost 9). Lovely to see 🙂

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