April 20, 2012

Carrot Cupcakes

I'm taking that look on his face as pride!
It has been school holidays here in NSW for the past two weeks. Nic has been able to look after the boys while I keep on feeding the masses at work, however, yesterday I gave myself an early mark to come home and knock up a few ideas for my new website. I have decided to embrace kids classes and perhaps even do a kids 6 week cooking course for term four........work in progress!
Anyway Alex was at a mate's house for a good chunk of the day and when they came to drop him home I sat to have a cup of tea with his mate's mum while the kids went a bit manic. The two older siblings were bored, hungry and, well, looking for something to do without really talking to each other (10 year old boy and girl). What better way to keep the noise down and them occupied- bake a cake.

Straight out of the oven
I was going to make a carrot cake at some stage and then thought this would be a great way for them to test out a recipe for me. I wanted to see if it was going to be a good one for me to teach the kids in my up-and-coming classes. They were eager, excited and, before we knew it, talking to each other about how they were going to do this (I told them I wasn't going to help and that they needed to read the recipe and figure it out).

You can understand why the older kids wanted to get into the kitchen
I have to say the kitchen looked like a bomb (actually 3 bombs) had gone off in there, but the carrot cupcakes actually looked and smelt fabulous! They were proud as punch that they made them from scratch, by themselves and even more excited that they worked. Now I just have to get them to test about 10 more recipes and I'll be good to go!


Anonymous said...

Kids classes sounds great Camilla! I wish I had your patience to have my children cook with me. I had never thought a way of calming them down was through cooking, I normally use classical music! I will try cooking with them again this weekend. I hope life is treating you well Camilla.
Gillian Kirby

Camilla Baker said...

Hi Gillian- If your ok about the mess then it is a great place for them to hang out....just don't do it around dinner time otherwise you could go bonkers!

Choc Chip Uru said...

I love your inspiration to cook with kids - I am a 16 yr old blogger also from Sydney Aus so it is very nice to meet you :D
These cupcakes are insanely divine - I love carrot cake!

Choc Chip Uru

Susie said...

mmmm, just thinking about what to have for breakfast, and don't these look like they will fit the bill!? There is a spring chill in the air here (welcome, for sure) and something with spice would make my house warm and inviting!