Being Brickner : Baking with Kids

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Baking with Kids

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We absolutely love baking around here, I've loved it since way before I was a mom and appreciate it even more now as a way to make memories with my girls.  There's just something so sweet about being in the kitchen with kids, Waverly has adored it since she was really little and likes it even more now than ever before.  It helps her practice some independence, to follow directions, and is such a great way for us to bond!  Sometimes we do it as a "big girls" only activity and other times Avalon joins us in the solly wrap and loves to watch, a win-win for everyone!

We recently teamed up with Pillsbury to practice our baking game and try out their new Pillsbury™ Girl Scout™ Baking Mixes, which are inspired by girl scout cookies.  You guys, is there anything better than combining the taste of all-american, delicious girl scout cookies with brownies & cupcakes?!  Um, no.  They are so, so good, we absolutely loved them (and of course loved making them, too)!


When it comes to kids and baking, the biggest thing I have learned along the way is to really let your little one take part in every step.  Sometimes the end result doesn't look as perfect (or maybe even taste as good, or good at all) as it would have if you have taken charge more, but that just adds to the sweetness, right?!  The good news with these is that it was so easy that Waverly really got to be involved and they still tasted good.  We chose to make the Girl Scout™ Thin Mints™ Cupcake Mix, and it was basically like following any other box recipe for a cake, and then adding the topping on at the end.  Waverly helped with every part, even adding the topping part, and both girls loved eating them. :)

These new Pillsbury™ Girl Scout™ Baking Mixes are available at Target, in addition to the Girl Scouts™ Thin Mint™ Cupcake Mixes, we also got the Girl Scouts™ Brownie™ Baking Mixes. There are also other flavors as well!  There is currently a cartwheel offer to save 20% off purchase of product from 7/31 to 10/1.


Happy halfway through the week, friends!
XO

7 comments:

  1. Yum! Those look absolutely amazing. We love baking too and I have to work on not worrying about messes. Ha ha!

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  2. Noah loves to help me bake too. Often it's easier to do it alone but now it feels weird to bake without my helper :). And these sound amazing... How can you go wrong adding Girl Scout cookies to cupcakes!

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  3. Thin mints...yesss. Aria loves baking and I always have to remind myself to let her help. I'm not brave enough to let her scoop batter into cupcake holes yet, but I should work on that lol.

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  4. I cannot believe Avalon still fits in the Solly! What a peanut!

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  5. You girls make baking look so beautiful!!!

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