Kids In The Kitchen? Sounded Like a Good Idea...
Dec. 6, 2011 3:20 pm
Updated: Dec. 8, 2011 6:43 am
Last night before I went to bed, I scoured over the pantry contents to figure out the next "freezer fix" for our family get together. I'm in charge of the desserts this year and I already have, cream cheese pound cake, and carrot cake in the freeze...
so next on the list is the old cake balls!
In my obviously over-tiredness or maybe that one extra glass of wine... Made the grand statement .." now... that is something AJ and Audrie, 3 years and 2 years respectivily, would have a blast doing tomorrow..."
The kids arrive at 6:15 and 7:30 , we eat our breakfast. Next is a little Disney Jr. while Oma does the dishes. A little lap time with each, often both together on my lap... reading thier favorite books for the 200th time. I really don't mind...I've memorized
most of them by now!
It's 10:00 and I start pulling out the baking stuff... I turn around... and there my litlle loves where already dragging thier chairs across my kitchen floor... to assume their position at "OMA's" Counter!
The cake baking part proceeded fairly usual, as we have done this part numerous times.. My Kiddo's are old pro's at this baking gig! As for the next step of mixing the cooled cake with the icing... not so smooth!
When I said the kids would have a blast.. I didn't think I would need an actual sand blaster to remove all the baking love frome thier little cheeks, hair and forearms! It took me a total of 5 minutes to realize... What were you thinking?
Needless to say, Oma put the cake and icing mixture and placed it in the fridge to be rolled into balls at a later time... Like Nap Time!
I never realized how messy this process was...next time I'll know... Right? All in all they did have fun and that's what really matters!