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If you’ve been at home for a few weeks already, ideas for keeping your little ones entertained might be beginning to run dry. Whether you’re home-schooling, working from home or simply trying to survive being stuck inside with the same people every day, it’s no surprise if keeping kids busy is becoming increasingly difficult.
Some of the best fun can be had in the kitchen these days – and one easy way to keep kids busy with a sense of productivity is doing a bit of child-friendly cooking and baking. Whether it’s helping with breakfast, pulling together a delicious lunch or combining ingredients for dinner, spending more time in the kitchen with little ones is a great way to both keep them busy and teach them about food.
One of the most fun kitchen activities is baking a cake. From whisking together dry ingredients to doing the final stages of mixing, kids will love the hands-on nature of baking a cake. What could make it even better? Baking mini cakes in fun shapes. Enter the Holstein Housewares Fun Cake Maker.
What is it?
Taking the oven out of cake baking, this compact cake maker is a great alternative for child-friendly baking. With six mini cake moulds in three different shapes, you can bake delicious bite-size cakes in just seven minutes.
Simply mix up your favourite cake batter and ladle into each mould, bake and decorate! If you want to make this activity truly fuss-free, simply use a boxed cake mix for ultimate ease. Quick to bake and easy to cool, these mini cakes will be ready for little ones to get creative decorating their edible masterpieces.
While baking a cake can upwards of a half hour, this tool promises perfectly-baked cakes in just seven minutes. A non-stick coating means its easier than ever to make delicious treats with your little ones.
SHOP IT: Wayfair, $62
What people are saying
Loved for its easy approach to baking at home, this appliance is praised for its child-friendly nature.
“This is so easy to use and makes nice looking mini cakes. As promised, cakes do not stick. It’s easy to clean, and a relaxing activity for a hectic day,” reads one review.
“This item is great for making small cakes and muffins. It takes little time and makes small, cute bundt cakes. My kids love it!” adds another.
“Seems to be well built. Easy, clear directions. You can make a single-serving bundt in a fraction of the time a traditional bundt cake takes to bake. Mix your batter, fill bottom portion of mold and bake according to directions. You can make a lot of mini cakes to suit the tastes of your guests. Then decorate how you prefer, and you are ready for all of your guests!” suggests one customer.
Whether you’re planning ahead for an isolation birthday party with everyone in your household or simply looking for something to keep kids busy, this Holstein Housewares Fun Cake Maker is a great alternative to arts and crafts. Encouraging kids to get involved in baking a cake, they get to see the results of their hard work and decorate their cake according to how they like.
SHOP IT: Wayfair, $62