Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Making Birthday Cupcakes with the Kids

This Sunday is our momstown Winnipeg Birthday Party so of course this months momstown curriculum is all about Birthday! So for our Junior Chef's program the children are learning how to make cupcakes and will get a chance to decorate cupcakes too!

I decided to practice my recipe to see if it was kid friendly and kid approved (for taste)! Well okay, I was just in the mood for a cupcake, but use whatever excuse you need to make! :)

My daughter helped measure, pour and stir. There may have been some finger licking happening!

The best part was decorating the cupcakes!

The end result!

Here's the recipe that we found online.


  • 1 1/2 Cups Cake Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
  1. Preheat the over to 400 degrees F. Add flour, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl. Beat in the butter (bits at a time) using the electric mixer on low sped. 
  2. Beat in the sugar and eggs. Add the vanilla and milk and beat on medium to hight until blended. Do not over beat.
  3. Divide the batter into 24 mini-muffin or 12 large muffin pans. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let it cool. 
  4. Place icing of your choice. My secret icing recipe is called Betty Crocker. Do you know it? It's fabulous! :)  To make it go to your local grocery store and place it in your shopping cart. And there you have it! One fabulous icing for your cupcakes.
  5. Sprinkle with your candy / sprinkles of your kid's choice. Be sure to involve your kid in the shopping experience and let them have a say in the toppings. They will remember that experience just as much as the baking portion. 
  6. And most importantly have fun! Don't sweat it if some egg shells fall into the batter. It's about the kids learning how to bake. It will be messy! Be prepared for them to wander away half way through leaving you to finish the baking. They'll still be proud and remember the day that they made cupcakes!

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