Thursday, December 27, 2012

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #33: Birthday Cake for Jesus

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky where you can share your special time in the kitchen, such a great place for learning. You can also link up Kid-Friendly Recipes)

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This week the girls and I made a Birthday Cake for Baby Jesus. This is a Christmas tradition I would love to keep. I planned on having it Christmas Eve after dinner, before our Candle Light service at church. As we ran out of time we ended up eating it with our snacky lunch on Christmas Day. I think it worked out great.

We just made a simple white cake using a mix as I wanted it to represent Jesus' purity and holiness.

Pouring in the mix.

Adding the water.

Hannah helped add the oil then I added the egg whites. That was something new I showed the girls, how to separate egg whites from the yolks. 

They all took a turn mixing.

Got the pans ready and Miss Hannah thought she would touch.

After the cake was done I used my Magic Bullet to grind up mini candy canes. I used 13-15 but didn't need near that many, maybe 8 would suffice, I am not sure. 

I used it to sprinkle over the first layer of white frosting.

Then I added the second layer, frosted it and added mini candy cane decorations. I used one candy cane for the "J" in Jesus name. 

We used the candy canes because one other tradition I wanted to start was to read the book The Candymaker's Gift and focus a bit on candy canes. They received one in their stocking too. You can find out more about why I decided to do this in my Legend of the Candy Cane 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare post.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

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  1. Hi! Stopping by from the Crew to follow your blog. Have a great holiday season!

  2. Hi this is a great Christmas tradition. Wonderful photos.

  3. How adorable. My kids loved helping in the kitchen growing up. My son cooked Christmas dinner this year. So proud of him.

  4. My boys love to help me in the kitchen! I love the idea of making a birthday cake for Jesus! I do believe we will start this tradition in our family next year. Thank you!

  5. I should use my magic bullet to grind up candycanes, they would be fun on all kinds of things!

  6. I think it's so important to get kids in the kitchen early! It teaches them so many important skills!

  7. I don't have any children but I definitely remember helping my Dad and both my Grandmothers in the kitchen--My Mom was not much of a kitchen person!!

  8. That is the cutest and easiest looking idea for a Christmas cake! Thanks!

  9. I love this idea and it's such a cute cake too! My kids would love this. I'll have to keep it in mind for next year.

  10. Looks like they had a lot of fun..

  11. That is so great! I love that you added candy canes! Thank you for sharing :)

  12. GREAT IDEA on the Candy Canes..Might have to steal that idea!!!

  13. You have so much patience. Your girls are so cute and I'm glad they like to help you in the kitchen.


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