Thursday, 20 October 2011

Greens Cakes Review

Our household LOVES to bake, especially sweet things, although as you can imagine in a family of eight, spare time is at a minimum.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to spend hours baking, but I just never seem to have the time. So I am always looking for a quicker alternative that will achieve the same results but in less time.

Last weekend, whilst Asa was away playing Rugby, the children and I had a baking day, with many thanks going to Greens.

We were sent numerous cake mixes to have a go with and the children were very excited.
Neva and Eowyn had a go at making Barbie Vanilla Cupcakes, Lochie baked the Dennis The Menace Chocolate Cakes, Kaide was very excited about the Thomas Vanilla Cakes and Xene was delighted to be able to test the new Strawberry Cupcakes..

Eowyn making the Barbie Cakes

Lochlan before he began the Dennis The Menace Cakes

Xene with the New Strawberry Cupcakes Mix
 All of the mixes had easy to follow instructions, the Barbie and Strawberry Cupcakes, used butter icing, the others were just water icing.
All required at least one egg, which is never a problem in this house, as we have eight free range chickens the only problem they had was deciding which chicken's egg they would use!

They took very little time to cook, and whilst the younger ones were waiting, they had great fun with the activity book and stickers that are included within the cake mix packets.

Xene really enjoyed the Cupcake Mix, which requires you to add jam in the middle, once they are cooked and prior to the icing being added. The kit also includes a piping bag and nozzle which Xene enjoyed using. The new Cupcakes also come in Blueberry and Lemon flavours too.

Neva, Kaide & Eowyn decorating the Thomas Cakes
Lochlan & Kaide Icing the Chocolate Cakes

The Finished Results....

Dennis The Menace Cupcakes
Thomas The Tank Engine
Strawberry Cupcakes with Jam Filling
Barbie Vanilla Cupcakes

All of the children had a great afternoon baking, and the only part I did was put them in and out of the oven!

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