3.11.12

405. Halloween treats & baking with a toddler.

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For Halloween, we had a little party with some of Daniel's friends. Nothing big, just cute kiddos in costumes, spooky snacks and a chance for us Mum's to catch-up. I was excited to start baking, and Daniel was eager to help. In the pictures above, we were using a packet mix, because I ran out of butter and it was easier to get Daniel really involved - he gets impatient waiting for me to measure things out, cream butter & sugar, things like that. He liked pouring the water and mixing, in fact he was upset when I poured the mixture into the cake cases, because he wanted to do more! I made green cupcakes too (though I don't think my food colouring was top notch because they just looked a little off-yellow after baking!), and chocolate, and decorated them with orange, chocolate and vanilla buttercream icing! Yum!

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Our next tasty treat was biscuits. Originally, the idea was that Daniel would help me cut the sales out of the dough, but he wasn't interested! He was excited to help decorate them though, I gave him a few pumpkin biscuits and a bowl of orange icing and let him go to town. We used citrus sprinkles too, thou I helped him with those because of the open top. I put Daniel in his highchair (for the first time in months!) to contain the mess, but it was easy to clean with a wet cloth! He did nearly all the pumpkins before getting bored, so I did the ghosts and bats myself (and had great fun doing it too!)

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I also made orange jelly in individual cups (I planned on drawing Jack O Lantern faces on them, but my pen wasn't up to the challenge!) and mint chocolate chip cookies. I had a green tablecloth from Daniel's party, black and orange cutlery leftover from last year's Halloween, and I used Daniel's painted pumpkin as a centrepiece. I had fun planning this little party, and I think everything looked quite cute! Oh, and the kiddos liked it too!

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

2 comments:

  1. Cute! I can't wait until Ruby is big enough to bake with me. I love Daniel's decorating! =)

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    1. I wish I'd tried sooner (actually, I did when he was around one, he just ate everything haha!) it was such fun!

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