If your Mother’s Day lunch plans are all set and your day out is already planned, you probably still have some time to spend with the kids – I mean, we know how early those guys wake up! So why not enjoy some quality time with your kiddos in the kitchen, with some simple, kid-friendly Mother’s day baking ideas.
Kids love to bake. And, although we all know it has more to do with the licking of spoons and sneaking of choc-chips than anything else, it is an activity that gives children a sense of autonomy and accomplishment. Don’t be afraid of handing them the spoon and letting them take over.
Bring on the sprinkles and treats with these fun Mother’s Day cake recipes. And don’t worry about the mess; remember, it’s Mother’s Day, which means dad will perform all clean-up duties.
Here are Our Top Mother’s Day Baking Ideas:
These can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. Start with the basic sugar cookie dough recipe, and then get out your cookie cutters. If you don’t have cookie cutters, simply use the top of a drinking glass for a circle or a knife for more complex ideas and designs. Once your shapes are done, add royal icing in as many colors as you wish and get decorating. Why not make a school of colorful fish? Only have a circle cookie cutter; make emojis! Make doughnut-shaped cookies and top with royal icing, sprinkles, chopped pecans, or drizzle with chocolate.
Take your cookies to the next level by turning them into fun ‘sandwiches’. There is, of course, the classic and delicious ice cream sandwich. Make your cookie from scratch; choc-chip, M&Ms, and sprinkles make fun cookie ingredients. Once baked and cooled, add your favorite ice cream to be sandwiched between the cookie pieces. For a plain cookie, go crazy with an outrageous ice cream flavor. For a decadent cookie, go with vanilla in the center. Remember to put the ice cream sandwiches in the freezer until you’re ready to eat them, so they stay solid. If you’re not in the mood for ice cream, use marshmallow creme as the center of your cookie sandwich. And if you’re in a rush, fill ready-made cookies with cream cheese, dip in melted milk chocolate and sprinkles, and freeze. There are just so many options!
The cupcake is a classic that can be dressed up or dressed down. It can be something formal or something fun and silly. There really is so much you can do with cupcakes; the sky is your limit. We have a few Mother’s Day cake ideas here for you:
• Drop a favorite chocolate drop candy treat in the middle of your cupcake cup while in the oven
• Pull out some of the center, once baked, and fill with candy of your choice. Replace the pulled-out cake to cover the treats and frost the cupcakes
• Top buttercream icing with thinly-sliced strawberries
• Decorate the top of your cupcake in the form of simple animal faces
• Add sprinkles to the batter and the frosting to delight the kids with a fun confetti cake
Chocolate chip cookie pizza
Yes, you read that right – a chocolate chip cookie pizza. Cookie dough is easy for children to make by themselves, and the recipe usually calls for mixing to be done by hand. And what more do little hands like than getting dirty? Once the dough is ready, spread it thinly in a circle-shaped pan and bake. When it’s ready, you can let the kids get creative with the toppings, use colors reminiscent of a pizza or cut toppies into fun vegetable and meat shapes. Or you can instead top with the usual trimmings and trappings of fun, colorful sprinkles. For your trimmings to ‘stick’ on the ‘pizza,’ add a thin layer of frosting or use royal icing as ‘glue’ for the toppings where needed. For a recipe and more ideas on this topic click here, to see a previously featured cookie pizza recipe.
Individual heart-adorned brownies
Why not create an elegant dessert with your kids for the big Mother’s Day lunch if you’re hosting it at home. Place brownie mixture into individual ramekins. Once they are baked and cooled, use a heart-shaped stencil and sprinkle powdered sugar on each individual brownie bowl. The simple beauty of a white heart on a chocolate dessert will never go out of style. And your children will feel very proud to have added this special treat to the main event.
Choc dipped ice cream cone cupcakes
A little trickier in application but beautiful in the presentation are chocolate-dipped cupcakes served in an ice cream cone. Bake your small cupcakes. Once cooled, spread some frosting on the bottom of the cupcake and attach the cake to the top of the ice cream cone. Frost the rest of the cupcake to make it look similar to the top of an ice cream cone. Put them in the freezer for about five minutes to ensure the frosting is firm. When this is done, it’s time to add the chocolate to the top. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Once it’s smooth, dip the tops of the cones in the chocolate and decorate with sprinkles and toppings of your choice.
Mom, you deserve the best! And if you love baking, with or without the kids, you deserve the best sprinkles, cupcake liners, edible glitter, and party supplies around for your Mother’s Day cake.
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