Baking

Mami & Daughter baking

Mini Cupcake Making!
Tonight was the first time we finally used the mini cupcake maker my daughter received for her sixth birthday back in January. 
I set my daughter up w/all the things she needed, I measured out the water to make positive it was indeed the correct amount, she grabbed two eggs I cut the corner of the cupcake mix open, and we melted two tablespoons of butter because we did not have vegetable oil. She cracked the eggs into the bowl with out getting one single shell in the dish, then she whisked the eggs (she felt like doing so) and added the remaining ingredients. I walked away for maybe five minutes to do something else. As I walked back into the kitchen she is attempting to get the beaters in the mixer.
However, she was unable to. They are even tricky for me to get locking in place correctly sometimes. After I help her get the beaters locked in place, then I look over at the batter and there is no need to even hand mix anymore!! She did an amazing job. 
 Next, came trying to figure out how to use the brand new mini cupcake maker. Lets just say I did NOT read the directions before doing anything with the device. I immediately plugged in the device and THEN I picked up the directions. Well I soon found out I missed TWO steps!! Step 1: Wipe down the cook surfaces with a damp rag and dry. Step 2: Lightly grease the cook surfaces with vegetable oil on a piece of paper towel or a non-stick cooking spray. .... well, now what? As we know from making the batter, we do not have oil nor do we have spray! So I unplug the device, attempt to wipe it down with a damp rag, but the cook surface is already HOT! The water from trying to wipe it down dries as soon as I touch it, so I take my left over stick of butter and grease the entire cook surface. 
 NOW it is ready to be PREHEATED! So I plug it back in, close the lid and wait about five minutes, as the directions (which I am now following) state to wait a minimum of three minutes to about seven minutes, so I figured five was fair. Well the GREEN light comes on after about a minute or two of having the lid closed and the device plugged in. 
So we wait... 
  After the five minutes I add batter to each of the seven cupcake wells. My daughter wants to help, but just with using a long tablespoon, the heat from the cooking surfaces is rather hot on my hand. So I fill all seven wells, under her "coaching" ;) Close the lid, make sure it locks shut. While waiting my daughter and I chit chat a bit and after five minutes I open the device and we have seven beautiful mini cupcakes!
After I remove them, I "stuff" the icing thing. This is a bit messier then I had thought it would be.... Can't really see all to well in the photo below, but there is frosting all down the "handle" and around the bottom of the frosting holder thing.
  She decorates some cupcakes and then it runs out so as I go to pull the handle back to take the handle part off... the pusher part falls off INSIDE of the frosting holder thing! 
  







Below: Jada frosting with no problems.
 Above: I "broke" it after holding it for all of two seconds!
Well I fixed it and she continues to frost as I continue to make cupcakes. With a box of cupcake batter we made nearly three "batches". I was one scoop of batter shy on the third batch. So we had a total of 20 mini cupcakes made in about 30 minutes. Not bad! By the time I was done making cupcakes and the batter was gone, Jada was about done with frosting so she handed it over to me. I "stuffed" about six of the cupcakes with the frosting. Honestly, I was waiting for the cupcake to explode from me putting too much frosting in it, but none of them exploded. 
Four of my stuffed cupcakes and two of Jada's already frosted and decorated cupcakes. Lots of GREEN on the one cupcake as that was the first cupcake she sprinkled and forgot to put some in her hand and then SPRINKLE them on. There wasn't a big mess, no biggie. 

 By the time she finished frosting and decorating half of the cupcakes it was way past her bed time and I guess cupcake making is super exhausting.

121 comments:

  1. Lmao! Aw, that is so cute. I love how she passed out before she even got to eat a cupcake. I bet she was really happy when she made them :)

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    1. She was happy to be finally making cupcakes after having to exchange the first one because the frosting tips were not formed correctly. I went to get Cade from my mom's and came back down and she was passed out... I had planned on painting her finger and toe nails and eating cup cakes...

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  2. Well there is always next time :)

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  3. Adorable! I can't wait til my little one is old enough to bake with me

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  4. Yummy! These look so good right about now! I am hungry!!

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  5. Looks like fun. She must have worked hard making them! Thanks for the comment on my blog about the bedroom. I like your site. I have entered some of your giveaways. New follower, tootsabellarose.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the idea of the cupcake maker... I have a daughter also and easy bake ovens just don't do it anymore, lol. Where can I find a cupcake maker similar to the one you have?

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  7. That is really cute. Your daughter is really cute and I'm glad you can do the Mother-Daughter thing with her.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  8. Rebecca Xavier: I love that you and your bake together! The cupcake maker looks great.

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  9. This is so cool! I love the icing tool!

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  10. I think my favorite part (and the one that applies to me most) is "I 'broke' it after all of 2 seconds" That's SO me!!! :) I love the mom-daughter thing. I wish I'd had that when I was a kid, and now, as a parent of 2 boys, mom/daughter doesn't apply..and boys do NOT like the same things I do!! lol I love that you posted a pic of her sleeping... looks like it took a lot out of her!

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    1. I love the mom and daughter things as well, but I don't do make up and that kind of girly stuff that she likes... :/ I probably have more I could do with my boys.

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  11. I Love Baking With My Kids! Always So Much Fun !:)

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  12. That is so sweet. It looks like she did a great job!

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  13. This looks like a blast! The cupcakes turned out great too. jj250@aol.com

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  14. "Sweet" post! I have a lot of good memories baking with my mom growing up, and I can't wait to make more memories baking with my daughter.

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  15. Wow, that is so cute. I love how it wore her out. lol
    Baking with the kids is so much fun. Thanks for sharing. ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

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  16. Awww... fell asleep before she could even sample them :) I have some good memories of baking with my daughter when she was about that age.
    Sherri L

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  17. You can't spend more quality time with your daughter, than to spend it cooking together. The memories she will have when using your recipes as a wife and mother are never ending.

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  18. This is so cute. Baking with my granddaughter is one of my favorite things to do. We spent days making cookies for Christmas. We even tried to make cake pops.

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  19. I love baking with kids. Its always so much fun! Looks like she really enjoyed herself as well. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us! :)

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  20. I used to bake a lot of sweets and cookies, but now my stomach cannot handle it. Starting to bake for others.

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  21. She's so cute. I remember setting up my kids to bake. The kitchen was a mess.

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  22. I so love cooking with kids, they feel so rewarded when they see the finish product and then get to eat it. I hope see got to eat some when she woke up.

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  23. I can hardly wait until my granddaughter is old enough to help me with baking Greek pastries. It's so time-consuming and I want to make sure I can hand down the tradition. Her dad loves my baklava!

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  24. She loves helping mommy. How I miss those days. I will have to get some grandchildren into my kitchen, lol.

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  25. I know it's been said again and again, but children look just like angels when they are sleeping! My son is 24 and we still love getting in the kitchen cooking and baking! I hope that this is something he will pass down to his children and I can share with any future grandchildren. For now, I love to bake with my 4 yr old niece!

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  26. I love to cook with kids. Mine are not around to do it with but I hope I have grandchildren soon.

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  27. Very cute, love to bake with my kids!

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  28. This is so cute especially the last photo!

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  29. Wish I had a little girl. Don't get me wrong I love my boys. Girls just seem to be much more affectionate then boys when they get older. With a girl I would of loved to have a tea party or a "little girl time" where I would paint her fingers and toes.

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  30. That is so awesome that you have a lil helper!!! My 2 year old granddaughter is already like that!!

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  31. I love mother, daughter time, and what better way to spend it then baking :D

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  32. Sounds like quite an experience! I've seen so many of these kitchen devices that are made to cook one specific item....even a churro maker! We have a quesadilla maker:)

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  33. Love it! my oldest son is just getting to the age we can start baking together, its such a fun age!

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  34. What a great way to spend quality time together and tire out the kiddos. My daughter is a little young for baking but I look forward to teaching her how to bake all of our favorite treats. Thanks for the great post.

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  35. How fun! I'm not good at baking with my kids as they make everything so messy and it takes twice as long, lol. ;)

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  36. my kids have been wanting one of these and it does look like a lot of fun for them to use thanks for the step by step to show us how!

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  37. those little appliances are so useful! We have about three of them.

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  38. looks easy to use. thanks for the review :)

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  39. Well, despite the trouble with the mixer and the froster, it looks like you had a good time baking together, and your daughter got to learn how to improvise. She sure looked like she was doing a great job frosting that cupcake! Adorable that she fell asleep before even getting to eat one.

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  40. This is too cute! Can't wait for my daughter to be old enough to bake with me.

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  41. This is such a cute post. I have never used a cup cake maker before but it looks easy to use. The cupcakes look great too, I might go buy one to try out myself

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  42. This is a very sweet post with you and your daughter baking - I have been teaching my granddaughter to bake and so far we've made cupcakes and a birthday cake - The Christmas cookies will be challenging but she enjoys baking as much as I do.

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  43. I love to bake with my 2 year old granddaughter!!! She has her own mixing bowls and spoons and we bake together!!! Love her so much!!

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  44. Awww. I bet she had a great time. These look good.

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  45. Lol. She must have had a blast to have zonked out like that!

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  46. They still turned out fine and I am sure tasty. Good bonding experience for you two!

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  47. What a fun activity. Love the final picture of her sleeping on the couch! I can't wait until my little girl is old enough to bake with!

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  48. That cupcake maker looks really cool and a lot of fun! Looks like you two had a great time together!

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  49. I remember when my mother and I baked together when I was very young. We had a great time together. It brought us closer and those memories have lasted a lifetime. It is nice to see that this tradition is being passed down between Mami and daughter.

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  50. She will remember helping mommy. How cute she is. Don't you just love the bonding time.

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  51. This brings back memories, although since I was always baking for events (tumbling meets, Nutcracker performances, school bake sales) I often waited until my girls were in bed before heating up the oven and then stayed up FAR too late getting things done. My oldest has developed an interest in cooking, but not so much baking. My middle daughter bakes, when she wants to do something special for a friend. And my youngest bakes when she's feeling a little "low" - she says the memories it brings back to her makes her happy. These days most of what I bake is homemade dog "cookies", but still love my cranberry/orange scones when it's not scorching outside and the oven won't bake the people in the house, too. Baking is one of the best ways a parent can bond with their child(ren). I'm glad to see you're baking with your daughter. She looks like she's having the time of her life, and the memories it's making for you are priceless!

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    1. Baking is definitely amazing and most definitely great for bonding and building memories to last a life time! I've been interested in baking homemade dog cookies and even have a dog bone shaped cookie cutter, but have been too chicken to try it out yet. I have some baby food meats I was going to use as flavoring for them.
      Thanks for sharing! :)

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  52. How fun! Putting the frosting on cupcakes or cookies is always our favorite part of baking together...of course, we like eating the goodies together too!

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  53. This is so cute especially the last photo!. Good bonding experience for you two

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  54. Nana is the one who generally cooks/bakes with my son. It is there special time together.

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  55. That looks like it was a lot of fun. I can't wait until my son is big enough to help me bake and make candies.

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  56. I love baking! Can't wait until my daughter is old enough to help.

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  57. I love this, I never saw a cupcake maker in action before! It looked like great fun. My daughter likes to make brownie cookies or any kind of brownie with me, that's her favorite.

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  58. It would be great to think that when your daughter woke up she had a deeper respect for all that you do as her mommy, But wait, that must have been me who fell asleep and was dreaming. I do want you to know that one day she will praise you for everything and prayerfully you will be good friends with your grown up daughter just as I am with mine.

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  59. That is cool doing mommy/daughter baking. I learned how to bake by helping my mom when I was little. After she passed away in 1987, if I wanted anything baked, then I HAD to bake it myself, so I kept on baking and learning. Now my fiance loves baking so she does most of the baking in our home. Right now, she is baking some pumpkin quick bread. I wish you and your daughter many happy baking days.

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  60. That's adorable. I love that you spent time with her :)

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  61. Very sweet. It makes me want a cupcake cooker. Your little one is adorable.

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  62. Too cute, the miniature baker!

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  63. Lol, this sounds like me! Instructions? Who needs instructions? Ha!

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  64. LOL, my niece and I made a pizza once and it was really fun too.

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  65. These turned out great!! I love seeing little ones being able to help in the kitchen. I like not having to turn on the oven too! :)

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  66. I need one of these cupcake makers. Looks so easy and cool. I love cooking with my daughter too!!

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  67. I never had such convenience's when I did baking
    with my daughter.

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  68. What a great little helper you have! I enjoyed reading your blog!

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  69. This looked like so much fun! I love to bake and can't wait until my little girl is old enough to bake with me! The mini cupcake maker is too cute as well!

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  70. Too cute! She passed out after all that hard work! I love having ours in the kitchen with me. So much fun!

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  71. Looking forward to doing some baking with my little one. The mini cupcake maker is a neat little kitchen gadget to have...

    And that very last photo....PRICELESS!

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  72. This looks like it was so much fun. My granddaughter likes baking with me also. Hopefully it will be a good memory she always has of me

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  73. This is so neat. Mom and daughter cooking together. She is so serious too. What a wonderful memory you have created too. I had boys and didn't experience this part. I can say my son did cook with me some. Thanks for sharing. Rita Spratlen

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  74. I love seeing parents teaching their children to bake. I could not do this much because my job took much of my time traveling. However, my mother spent a lot of time teaching my daughter to back, and she is very good at it. Honestly I am not good at bakig

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  75. I love seeing photos of children learning to cook and bake. It reminds me of the early photos of my daughter covered in flour baking pies with me in Germany.

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  76. Thank you for showing us how to bake mini cupcakes. Its beneficial in my life.

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  77. Sounds like a typical day in my kitchen! I am always breaking something. The husband thinks it's funny. Such a precious way to spend time with your daughter, I'm hoping my son will love to cook!

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  78. I think this is a great bonding activity to do with your child. My kids love to be in the kitchen making food with me, and I am not only teaching them to cook, but involving myself in their daily lives!!

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  79. Looks like fun, and it's wonderful that this wore her out. I am always trying to figure out ways to keep my kids occupied and moving so that they do not have excess energy at the end of the day...

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  80. We love cupcakes and these mini's are perfect snack. Want to try making them some time.

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  81. I love baking with my daughter as well! These mini cupcakes look delicious, and I love the little frosting device that she was using! I will have to try something like that the next time we bake. We usually just use a spoon, and it can get quite messy!

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  82. That's a cool method of cooking and frosting! And what an adorable little baker you have!

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  83. I loved baking with my mother growing up. My favorite would have to be cobblers. We would adventure out and pick buckets of wild berries and come back to make up some delicious cobblers. I look forward to passing on that tradition!

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  84. How sweet to do something together. I like the cupcake maker- any time I bake with the kids around I fear them getting to the oven as I'm opening it and burning themselves. My daughter is still too young to help but I can't wait to do this kind of thing together.

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  85. That is awesome that you bake with your child...my kids never stuck around the kitchen long enough to learn anything. Somehow they all learned how to cook and do very well. Thank you!

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  86. That looked like so much fun!! I had a son & he was just interested in baking.

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  87. I bet she is having fun with mommy. Thank you for the information.

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  88. lmbo, this is something my granddaughter would do, have fun making and baking and fall asleep on the couch loll, love the little muffin pan..

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  89. My son is 18 and he likes to cook still. I think it is something from cooking with me.

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  90. Looks like she is having fun. Thank you for the information.

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  91. I have never seen a cupcake maker.

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  92. This looks like so much fun. I missed out on this having one son that was not really interested in baking.

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  93. Oh I really admire your Daughter for the initiative she takes while making and frosting her cupcakes.. I know you both had fun doing this together. I really enjoyed reading this Post.. Thankyou for sharing!

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  94. look like she got wore out. this is what my wife does with our daughter

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  95. I used to love baking with my kids... and had the grandsons help me make rolls last night.

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  96. This looks like so much fun.

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  97. I just bought one of these and have not used it yet . My kids cant wait to try it out. We bought 2 one for gluten free to use for my son he has Celiacs disease ,and one regular for the rest of the family.

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  98. haha, she is so tired after baking like my niece. I have started my niece her own children's recipe book collection. She loves to bake so far.

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  99. My kids always wanted to help. I am glad that we did bake together when they were young.

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  100. This is such a cute post! I cannot wait to bake with my baby girl when she gets a little older! Precious<3

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  101. It looks as though you put your heart and soul into these cupcakes. Oh what a fun time it has to be.

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  102. They came out cute. I really love to bake with my girls.

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  103. I am in the process of teaching my 5 yr old Granddaughter old school cooking. Baking bread from scratch, cookies from scratch. Trying to teach her the old ways.

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  104. What a Cute little Cup Cake maker! I Know you and your Daughter were both excited about making the cupcakes. They turned out good!! I am sure they tasted awesome. I never tried stuffing a cup cake with anything! Good Idea.

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  105. DELICIOUS...but I would need about 60 of these while watching TV

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  106. Baking with little ones is always a challenge, but you didn't need the extra challenge of the tool breaking!!! What memories are made in the kitchen with mama!!

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  107. Looks so much fun! I definitely want to have cooking traditions with my kids one day (once I have them). Looks like you made tons of yummy treats!

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  108. They look delicious, she did a great job!

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  109. I love how easy those baking machines make it for us to make a cupcake or muffin in, I don't have one but I do have a friend that does, I think its also wonderful to allow your children or grandchildren to cook or bake,

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  110. You know too many mothers are not teaching their children to cook. When my brother first got married his wife did not know how to boil water. Thank goodness my mother and her husband, my brother knew how and took the time to teach her. She has since passed her knowledge on to her children. It is gratifying to see a daughter being taught how to bake.

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    1. I'm always blown away by the amount of parents who do not teach their children how to cook, even basics of cooking. I love to cook and I'm so pleased that all three of my kiddos love to help me cook and bake. It's such a great bonding time for us. Thank you. :)

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  111. You know too many mothers are not teaching their children to cook. When my brother first got married his wife did not know how to boil water. Thank goodness my mother and her husband, my brother knew how and took the time to teach her. She has since passed her knowledge on to her children. It is gratifying to see a daughter being taught how to bake.

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