While cooking is an art in itself as has been showcased, since time immemorial, by the professionals in the field with chefs of distinct caliber at various grades fleshing out entire exhibitions to flaunt their skills at blending flavors and knowledge of spices, at its very core, cooking is a basic but an equally essential life skill that should be inculcated in and practiced by every person, suitable to the age and irrespective of gender.
By instilling a habit of fixing simple meals for themselves from a young age in your kid, you not only make them take a step towards self-sufficiency should such a need ever arise but also teach them that gender roles have absolutely no significance when it comes to life skills which is perhaps a very important modern lesson to impart.
And how do we do that? The answer is quite simple. Start with the snacks that your kid likes. It’s the easiest way to get them interested in cooking. And once you show them how it can be equally fun, there’s no looking back.
For the sake of examples, let us see a few ideas to make the simplest of cakes and cookies that you can make with your kids for evening snacks.
Snack Cake Crafts For Kids
Fun Snack Cake Ideas For Kids
Here Comes The Fire Truck – Or Perhaps, The School Bus
Nothing delights a child more than miniature versions of real-life objects that they see around them every day. Bonus if that miniature is simultaneously edible. And a big, fat bonus if it’s a cake! Because who doesn’t like cake? So bake these small school buses for supper someday. You can use a mold or simply cut small cuboids out from a big block. In the end, use white cream and chocolate to get the desired final product which can be anything from a fire truck to a minibus to a school van, the choice is all yours.
Vampire Swiss Rolls – Or Bat Cakes
These mythical creatures have been a part of children’s stories as far as one’s imagination can stretch, especially since the advent of animated media. And these teasing bats are just as delicious as they are cute! You can either bake a swiss roll or purchase it from the market and then use white and dark chocolate for wings and eyes and tongue. Have fun baking these cryptic treats with your kids.
Mr. Grumpy Sausage Cake With Noodle Hair
This sausage roll might look angry but it’s extremely artistic and fun to make. Why? Because you get to use so many scrumptious goodies in it. A bread loaf or cake for the body, food color and chocolates for the shirt and tie, marshmallows for eyes, twisty wafer fingers for hair, and perhaps, a large besan laddoo for the nose? So you see, you get the best of sweet goodies in one single assortment that is not just delicious to taste but also so much fun to make.
Chocolate Tarts For The Fussy Eaters
Whip up flour, sugar, milk, and eggs with drops of vanilla essence and you’re good to go. Bake these mini treats as cupcakes or cookies or tarts and decorate them with crackers and some homemade jaggery bites. To add to the health quotient, you can always switch the all-purpose flour with wheat or all-grain and carb sugar with protein ones and done! Extremely healthy and extremely delicious mini bites for you and your child.
Monkey Poppers & Lollipops
This grand set-up of entirely monkey-themed goodies is actually really simple to assort. Use the molds to bake various shapes and then cream cheese and chocolates to decorate them. Yellow chocolate pops can be bought from the market or made at home using white chocolate and yellow food color. Once you’ve laid the table, let your kids have their own tea party with the monkeys and enjoy a fun, delicious supper with friends.
Tiny Doggo Choco Bites
Whether it’s a pet dog at home, scooby doo on screen, or simply a litter of tiny puppies in the neighborhood, kids fall in love with them easily. So these little cupcakes made with cocoa powder, iced with liquid chocolate, and adorned with choco chip cookies for ears and nose will be nothing less than a delight for them to indulge in. Make them, decorate them and then savor them.
Eclair Cake Bunnies With Whiskers
These eclair lookalike cakes can be baked easily using molds and then turned into bunnies using cheese slices and white chocolate for those large ears, noses, and those cute whiskers. You can also use edible wafer sheets to make them more colorful or add a punch to them. Extremely simple to bake, fun to shape, and absolutely delicious to gobble.
Frankenstein Monster As A Twinkie pop
Within the classic literature, the legend of Frankenstein might be that of a grotesque monster but who says it’s not a concept that can be had fun with? A twinkie pop, some cream cheese, green food color, and dark chocolate, that’s all you need and you’re good to go. Make these monster pops with your kid and have fun bonding over stories. Alternatively, you can always switch it up and go for a different character, or shall we say, a different monster?
Red-nosed Chocolate Reindeer For Christmas
Christmas isn’t just a festival. For kids, it’s an entire extravaganza, a feeling, an entire month of fun, games, and treats. And what better way to celebrate it other than by making chocolate reindeer with your kids while the carols play in the background? Chocolate rolls, colored gems, candy cane sticks and that’s it. Your child has their own array of tiny Rudolfs all ready to pull the sled or perhaps, be devoured.
Simple And Delicious Snow Donuts
How to make donuts look like fluffy clouds of snow? Simply dab them in ground processed sugar and some white icing. And then go wild with making them look prettier. Colored icing or sweet jellies, whatever you like. Sweet, delicious, and savory donuts are what you’ll get as the end product. Uncomplicated enough to give your child some fun pastime.
Mickey Mouse Pop-cakes
If there’s one Disney character that kids of every generation will find relevant is probably also one of the oldest. Mickey mouse! You can use molds to bake them or simply cut out shapes of them from a fully baked cake. Insert the straw and there you have it. Call them Lolli-cakes or pop-cakes, your pick. Not only will it be fun for your kids but also, having practically grown up with Mickey mouse, it’ll be a nostalgic experience for you as well.
Minion Tarts – An All-Time Favourite
The takeover of minions in the kid’s market has truly been astounding. From apparel to lunch boxes to water bottles to pencil pouches to socks to almost anything you can think of, a minion version of it can be found. So why not delicious minion treats? These fun-looking minion cakes can be a true delight not just to taste buds but also to every kid’s playful heart.
The Mummy As A Minion Roll
Because who said you can’t mummify a minion? When you can make literally anything and everything out of them, why leave this one stone unturned? After all, all you require to make it happen is a cone of whipped cream and some sugar. Go wild drawing those lines, covering your little minion cakes into edible white bandages, and then, have fun devouring your self-created mummies.
Edible Pencil Cream Rolls – With Back Erasers
As mentioned before, nothing delights a kid more than an edible version of some real-life object. And if it happens to be one they use on an everyday basis, it’s almost like a dream come true. These pencil cream rolls, for instance. These wafer wrappers are filled with sweetened cream cheese and finished with maple syrup and of course, pink marshmallows for the erasers at the end. An absolute banger of a snack for a kid.
Chocolate Sausage Penguin Cakes
Chocolate rolls, marshmallows, and dark and white sheet chocolate. That’s all that’s required and there you have your penguins waddling around the kitchen. Use crystallized jellies to make the nose and feet and some finger wafers for the hair and done! Penguins are no longer restricted to Madagascar. They’re at your disposal. And what’s more, is that they are delightfully delicious when bitten into.
Perry The Platypus – Edible And Sweet
Among all children’s favorite cartoon shows, Phineas and Ferb are probably one of the dearest ones. Kids have loved it for a long time for its unique concept and fun approach. And among the characters of the show, secret agent Perry the platypus is probably the most loved. So bring your kid’s favorite platypus out of the television and onto the plate, better yet, in the form of a pretty and scrumptious pastry.
Sushi Cupcakes And Fish Jellies
If there’s one thing about Sushi, it’s that it’s a really pretty dish. A dish is known by one and all, nevertheless, owing to the abundant love people have for Japanese media, anime is most of all. And while sushi might be an acquired taste for people outside Japan, we can indulge in lookalike sweet dishes. These Sushi cakes and fish jelly wraps, easily made using food color, cake ingredients, molds, and jelly pearls can definitely be a fun replacement.
Snowman Cookies For Summers
These extremely pretty and deliciously sweet snowmen can be made either on large cookies made using cookie dough and white sugar or on a donut. Use moldable marshmallows to form the snowman and give it the look using a tiny carrot for a nose, Hershey’s syrup for the eyes, and red liquid candy for the muffler, and you’re set. So is your delicious summer snowman cookie.
Spaceships And Alien Pastries
These single-eyed aliens with limbs and antennas can be easily made using eclair mold and desired color of icing. Use candy sticks to make the appendages and then let your kid draw the eye and the lips. Super fun and super delicious alien eclairs for evening snacks to accompany a spaceship picture book session.
Happy & Sad Rice Cakes
Sweetened rice cakes are one of the healthiest evening snacks. And if you can teach your kid to make it themselves using fun ways, you’ll basically be instilling a healthy habit. Use grated coconut for the sweet flavor and maple syrup for drawing the eyes and lips. You can actually make an entire array of rice cakes with various expressions, sad, happy, angry, etc., and make the entire process even more interesting and fun.
It’s always the little things, the little steps we take that go on to culminate into bigger habits. And teaching kids how to fix small snacks will certainly be a step toward self-dependence. Not only that, this can very easily be a fun, bonding routine as well. We have more such articles full of ideas on our website, all under the click of your finger. Do explore and let us know what you think of them.
Food is one of the most diverse things on the planet and snacks and sweet dishes are perhaps more so. Everyone has a twist they add to their snack or a little hack they’ve self-discovered to make the cakes and cookies more delicious. At least say, we’re sure you have your own unique ways of having fun while making snacks and we would love to hear them. Feel free to drop them in the comments below.
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