I've often talked talked about my grandmother and how she home cooked everything, and was always glad to let me help. Though I'm sure my 'help' was not really so helpful, she never let on and I never realized it until I was grown. Furthermore, it did just what I suspect she wanted it to do, and that was make me feel special, helpful and loved. We made some great memories in her kitchen, and now it's my turn to pass that sort of kindness on to my own children.
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Betty Crocker realizes how special cooking with kids can be, and just in time for summer they've compiled a list of Summer Birthday Cakes that can easily (and fairly quickly) be made in the kitchen with the kiddos. Check out some of these great recipes found here.
My favorite is the watermelon cake:
My daughter is fond of rainbows and butterflies, making this the perfectly predictable (& scrumptious looking!) choice for her:
And my little one 'ohh ohh oooohed' at the ice cream cone cakes below.
There are many other great summer cake ideas too, many of which would work well to foster the bond between you and your precious littles (or not-so-littles) in the kitchen this summer.
Children do remember the fun things they consistently do with their parent(s). Why not make one of those memories this summer, be filled with the goodness of cake?