So baking a cake is easy some would say. If baking comes easy to you that is.
But what about baking a cake with the kids? Now multiply that to 5 kids!
Now there are two ways of doing this in my opinion.
1. Get 5 bowls, 5 whisks, 5 spoons…..you see where this is going.
Now this idea seems like the fairest way but what about you?
Can you really watch as 5 children do 5 things at the same time? Not to mention how you then turn this all into one cake..or are you planning on making 5!!?
2. The sharing method which your kids love to hate. Which comes with its own set of complications…”Can I go first?” “He’s already had a turn, can I go now?”
“She got to mix for longer than me, I wanted to do the egg!” You get the drift. (Although in my world there is no egg as we’re vegan)
So you get through all that and survive, the kids haven’t killed each other and the cake is sufficiently burned (sorry i mean cooked!)
Now it’s time to decorate it!
Decorating a cake with 5 children is most parents idea of hell. Until i came up with this life saving tip.
Divide the top of the cake into however many sections there are children. In this instance 5. Using either an icing pen or food colouring pen.
Share out equal amounts of the topings and icing to each child and mark their section with their name if you like.
All of a sudden you have 5 happy children all decorating the same cake at the same time with no fuss, no arguments and no issues!
Whats more is once they have finished they each know exactly how much is theirs. No arguments over which slice of the cake they get to eat either!
All that’s left to do now is relax with a cuppa….. whilst thinking Why didnt I divide it into 6 so I could have a piece!? 😄
And to tidy the kitchen of course…suddenly 5 little people are not so keen on hanging round.