Here's a simple and fun cake we made last year, expert cake decorating skills NOT required! If you're thinking it looks like a two year old decorated it, that's because one did☺ I am not known for my baking skills so like most of my desserts, this one starts with "Open Box".
ER loves helping me make mix treats like cakes, brownies, and cookies. Because they are so easy I don't stress out about letting her help out. It's amazing how much little kids love things dumping out the contents from the plastic sleeve. Or adding the cracked eggs, that I've put into small glass containers just like on Food Network. Mixing and stirring can be highlights of the day.
I just have to remember to slow down and let her help me, instead of hurrying along and doing it myself. I think that's one of the hardest part of parenting sometimes, letting kids do things for themselves even if it means we have to start getting ready fifteen minutes before we leave because it takes her ten to figure out how to put her shoes and coat on.Okay, back to the main point of this post, so it's just a box cake, frosted with orange tinted from a can frosting. Then we added ghost peeps along each side of the "graveyard". I wrote things like RIP and Boo on the Milano cookies. Then ER went to town dumping a whole assortment of Halloween sprinkles and candy on it. I thought it turned out pretty cute. She was really proud of it and it was kind of like open ended art for a two year old. As you can see from the picture she couldn't wait to start eating!
This post is part of: Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Mondays, Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, and Food on Fridays.
It's also my contribution to the "Eat, Drink, and Be Scary" linky held at Better in Bulk, so I can share AND earn extra entries in their black Flip Ultra HD camera giveaway!