A Pixie in the Kitchen.
Today my youngest pixie (8) got to use the baking set I got her for christmas. I was a little worried when she decided on a Devils food cake. I've never attempted this cake before so if she ran into trouble i wouldn't be much use. But she wrote her shopping list out and we went to get her ingredients. I let her take charge of the whole thing so I was just there as the walking bank and bag lady. she stuck to her list and even managed to work out how to save some pennies without my guidance at all. Once we got home and into the kitchen I fought the urge to take over and just helped where i was needed so I only got to put the cake in the oven.
Oh she did so well, she followed the recipe, cracked eggs, sieved, mixed and poured like she had been doing it on her own for years then helped with the washing while the cake cooked. It wasn't long until we turned out 2 perfectly cooked cake sections and 4 cup cakes onto the cooling rack. And I have to admit none of my efforts have ever come out of the oven looking so good.
we decided to cheat with the icing and brought a tub of chocolate fudge icing just because she loves it, so I sat back and let her cover the cake and put some white chocolate shavings on top. she struggled a little getting the curled shavings with a peeler so rather than let me take over she opted for white chocolate chips instead. We had the cupcakes with a cup of tea and they tasted amazing everyone pestered her for a slice of the big cake but she is saving that for when her grandma comes home from work.
I'm so proud of her, and amazed at how well she did on her first by herself bake. She is already planning next weeks Victoria sponge cake.