Welcome to day four of our Hip Hip Hooray for winter series. Today's project is a very simple one, but a super fun gift for a little person to receive - a cupcake kit, complete with Mummy & me cooking invitation and a super easy cupcake recipe.
I bought a plain cardboard box from a $2 store and then popped in a few cute cooking items - sprinkles, pre made sugar flowers, cupcake wrappers, a cheap icing set, green sparkly icing in a tube and some cake pop sticks. The cake pop sticks were just an extra for another baking day - but I decided to include them for fun.
Type up your cupcake date details on a tag (see above photo) and also pop a little envelope in the box with the recipe written inside it. I know packet mixes are easy and fast (so you could include one if you wish) but seriously the recipe that I'm sharing below is VERY simple and equally as fast :) Bella cooks this all the time and pretty much knows the ingredients off by heart. It's a throw everything in together and just mix style recipe, which is perfect for little people.
Of course you can include anything you like in the cupcake making kit - for smaller children you could measure out the ingredients (ready to go) and pop them in some ziplock bags. I think the sprinkles are a nice touch though, because all little people love sprinkles!
Cupcake recipe to include:
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup caster sugar
125 gram butter (melted)
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pop the ingredients in a bowl and mix well for a couple of minutes. Cook cupcakes in a moderate oven.
Don't forget to pop over to Tamar's blog HERE to see her fourth tutorial for our series and check back tomorrow for my final do-it-yourself project :)
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