Cake! A Dad’s ‘How-To’ Guide

I am not normally a cake person but when I know I can’t have it I crave it like crazy! Are you the same?

Sophia had a Frozen themed cake making kit for Christmas and we thought it was a brilliant idea. Not only do we get cakes but we get to spend time together as a family while we make them. This is my dad’s guide to making cakes. Also this is the very first ‘How-To’ article I have written so please let me know what you think.

To start with you will need a list of ingredients please see the below list:

  • A cupcake making kit.
  • Some water.
  • 1 Egg.
  • Cake decorations of your choosing.

First step is to buy the above ingredients. Once you have done that you need to find your child that you will be making them with and for. Sophia likes to run off and hide in her room. When you have successfully managed to bribe them to help you make the cakes you will have to wash your hands. (hygiene first people)

Pour the cake mix into a container, a bowl normally works. (I used a jug)

Cake mix poured.
That’s not a cake?

As soon as you have the cake mix in the bowl/jug then you need to add the egg and a bit of water. I highly recommend following the instructions on the cake mix box to get the best results, Dads I mean you! We all like to just give it a go first. Instructions are the enemy to most men.

Now that you have some random things in your bowl or jug hand it to your child to mix. Sophia is really good at this, She only tried to eat the mix twice! When you’re satisfied the mix is ready pour into those little paper cake holder things. You can then place them on a tray and put into the oven for about 7-10 minutes on around 180°C. However if you have a fancy little cake maker like Sophia you can place them in there.

Cakes are close to getting cooked.
Placed in the cake maker, Now what??

Now if you’re using an oven you close the door and wait. If like me you have one of these amazing things ,Turn it on and close the lid.

Cakes are cooking!
Cakes are cooking!

Congratulations! you’re almost there. All you have to do is wait for the 7-10 minutes and poke them with a knife. If the knife comes out clean they should be ready. Oh and they look something like this.

Six amazing cakes
Look at those cakes!

It’s that time your child has been waiting for! You get to decorate them!!

If you have icing I strongly recommend you start with that as it helps all the other bits stick. We opted for the easy squeeze kind.

Cakes getting decorated.
Easy squeeze icing. It was hard to get out!

Once all the cakes have been iced in all the different ways your wife can think of they will look something like this one.

iced cake
That’s the icing on the cake.

All that’s left then is to give your child the decorations you have and let them loose on the cakes. WARNING! – The decorations will go everywhere! Here is how ours turned out even though a lot of the decorations ended up under the chairs and all over the floor.

Mmmm Cake
These cakes are masterpieces!

If your cakes turn out good please send me a picture. I would love to see them!

Final step to this ‘How-To’ guide is eat the cakes. Afterall you didn’t spend all that time just to look at them. As a reward to yourself for all the hard work involved I say, Grab a cake sit back and put your feet up.

Filling her cake hole
Mmmm Cake!

Happy cake making!

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