The Crazy Kitchen: How to decorate cupcakes when you're 3

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Sunday 17 March 2013

How to decorate cupcakes when you're 3

Having fun in the kitchen with your kids doesn't have to be stressful, hard work or particularly messy. You don't even need to have any cooking skills as you can decorate ready made fairy cakes, from the supermarket, with ready made butter icing. I baked some cakes and the next day Jack decorated them.  I didn't have time to make icing for a cake I needed Saturday night so bought a tub of Betty Crocker chocolate fudge frosting and Jack used the rest for his cakes. He decorated these all by himself, with no help from me, apart from filling the icing bag and tying a knot it.

Whilst I pottered around the kitchen I left him to it, armed with an icing bag full of frosting and a selection of sprinkles and decorations.

A good tip is to place the cakes on a tray, this way you don't end up with as many decorative balls on your floor!

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perfecting his technique
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too many sprinkles!
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a few more
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ta da
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and some more
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so proud

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new Peppa Pig rocket cake stand

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here goes
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cute cases from TK Maxx


  1. Ahhh, I bet he had a lovely time. He definitely looks very proud of himself. He's clearly been watching Mummy in the kitchen and picking up some tips. X

  2. Elaine Livingstone18 March 2013 at 08:46

    that is brilliant, funnily enough I worried more about mine making a mess with paint and glitter that I did with flour sugar and sprinkles.

  3. he's a natural Lucy, both boys are - he absolutely loved it & was so proud x

  4. I don't have glitter - I can just about cope with the edible stuff but glitter is for using at school only! ;-) x

  5. They look great! clever boy. Fab photo's too Helen. xx

  6. I've missed that little face of his, he's so lovely! We've got that Thomas vest too, one of The Boy's favourites.

  7. Danielle askins18 March 2013 at 17:39

    Looks like he had a great time and was very proud of his cakes. :)

  8. jennifer taylor18 March 2013 at 22:30

    Hi have only just found your blog you have some fantastic recipes. Your little boy looks like hes having a wonderful time.

  9. thanks much easier to take photos now the days are longer! x

  10. thank you..funnily enough he doesn't like watching Thomas but likes the vest! x

  11. thank you for stopping by & I'm glad you like the recipes x

  12. well done that boy! Burton loves cake decorating too although i havent let him use a piping bag yet. And Jack is eating them!!!!!! excellent what a result x

  13. What gorgeous photos! Thanks for entering the range cooker comp ... Love Cass and Becky


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