I love those old fashioned hand mixers. The ones with the double turning beaters. I can close my eyes and hear the click of the beaters releasing as my mom finished mixing the chocolate cake.
It was time to lick the spoon. Never mind a puppy trying to get peanut butter out of a kong, a kid wrapping their tongue up and down and all around a beater is some fun watching.
Tis the season for baking treats and whether you’re bringing them to friends, or just leaving them on a plate at home, getting the kids involved in the process is always a wonderful time to see their eyes light up when it’s time to lick the spoon.
It was Charlie’s turn this time.
In the blender was a batch of Betty Crocker Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes for a dinner party at a friend’s house. While I was on air for the afternoon, Jen and the boys donned their aprons and whipped up some wonderfully gooey cupcakes where the icing comes right in the box!
Convenient, because cupcakes are really just an excuse to eat icing, but these were moist enough to stand up on their own once the top was gone.
Dozens of cupcakes were made, but now what? Back in the day it would be a nice serving tray with toothpicks in each cupcake covered in plastic wrap. Eventually the wrap would cling to the cupcakes and a mess would be made. Jen found a very cute cupcake tray that was shaped like a cupcake to carry our treats along the way.
There was some lemon cake left over, so jen grabbed some of our loaf pans and made some lemon loafs to pass around the neighborhood this week. These PC Baker’s Gift Loaf Pans are, simply, the best way to give baking as a gift. The cardboard pans are lined with a silicon material, so they’re non stick, re-usable, and they come with ribbon and cello to make them look beautiful.
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