One of my favorite things to do is cook with my daughter Kate. We've been hanging in the kitchen and making messes since she was big enough to walk. Baking with kids is super fun and helps promote creativity and helps build self esteem.
It's nice now because I can step back and watch her do her thing...I definitely get the, "Mom, I can do it" talk whenever I try to help. So this time, I sat back and let her go...and she made the most delicious cupcakes ever...all by herself. She started with her favorite Pillsbury Cake Mix and Frosting and was ready to roll...
I loved watching her add the cake mix and crack the eggs after carefully reading the instructions. I asked more than once if she needed any help and got the dreaded pre-teen eye roll.
She carefully mixed in the rest of the ingredients and gave me a big smile. I nodded and smiled back encouraging her to move forward. I think she was a little shocked that I didn't try to correct anything. This is where I could really see her confidence kicking in.
She used the scoop to fill the cupcake liners halfway and I put them in the oven. She set the oven timer and we both stayed in the kitchen chatting and looking through the oven door. I have to be honest, I teared up a bit. She's getting older and it's so wonderful to see her becoming more confident, but at the same time, it's a little tough to sit back and let her do things on her own. The struggle is real.
Once her cupcakes were out of the oven and had cooled, she went back to her baking station to decorate her cupcakes. This is when I got kicked out of the kitchen. Say what? Yep...she kicked me right out and said she wanted the decorations to be a surprise. When I was allowed back in my own kitchen, I was so delighted! She did such an amazing job and this mom couldn't be more proud!
Walmart is definitely our go to place to stock up on Pillsbury Cake Mixes and Frostings! We can grab all of our spring baking supplies in one place at a great price and head home to mix up a moment in our kitchen. I'm looking forward to lots of baking adventures with my girl, and can't wait to share the Easter Cupcakes we are whipping up using our Pillsbury Cake Mixes and Frostings coming soon on the blog! You will definitely not want to miss them! Discover more ways to #MixUpAMoment HERE!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.