The Crazy Kitchen: Cooking With Your Toddler - Thomas Cakes

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Friday 23 September 2011

Cooking With Your Toddler - Thomas Cakes

Cooking with your kids is not necessarily about cooking everything from scratch, it's more about the experience and spending quality time together. Little ones don't always have the patience for long complicated recipes, they just enjoy getting involved .  However much I prefer home-made cakes over shop bought ones I'm still happy to buy box cake mixes to make with the kids and the taste of them has greatly improved recently.

When I was approached by Greens and asked if I wanted to try some of their boxed cake mixes out with the kids I nearly bit their hands off. Greens is a very well known brand and they have cake mixes for kids and grown ups alike as well as traditional products such as scones, dumplings and crumble mixes.


Jack was very excited about cooking some Thomas cakes for big Sister's birthday and as you can see from his face he enjoyed every moment. So this week there is no recipe, this post is to show how easy baking is and that anybody can do it, if a 2 1/2  year old can make cakes (with a small amount of assistance) then anyone can. All you need in addition to the mix is an egg, some butter and water.

The cakes turned out really well, and they had risen more than expected, in fact they looked like Yorkshire puddings when they came out of the oven. The kids loved them and for once I didn't get the usual 'I not like it' from Jack.

Jack was modelling his new Gingerbread Man apron and Chef's hat which comes complete with a tea towel (perfect for wiping eggy hands) from Dunelm for only £5.99. This polycotton 3 piece set is perfect for any budding little chef, and it does also look very cute.


We were provided with the cake mix from Greens and the Gingerbread apron set from Dunelm for the purpose of this review.

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  1. I'm going to do some cooking with The Boy this weekend and will link up then. Another fabulous cooking session from Jack.

  2. ah thanks.....its a busy time for cooking!!

  3. I tried a Greens lemon cupcake box today as it was half price somewhere, but I didn't really like it. I LOVE Jack's outfit though! Brilliant! If only I lived near a Dunelm!

  4. I have a lemon one to try, was yours the one with the icing nozzle? I think Hannas going to make them for her Brownie cooks badge. You can get the outfits online I think.


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