Our 3-year-old Elly loves all things Hello Kitty. So, when I saw that there was a Hello Kitty Cake Baking Workshop for kids, conducted by Genius R Us, I immediately signed her up for it.
As Elly was below the age of 5, she had to be accompanied by a parent for the workshop. I was more than happy to go along with her. It was a great chance for some parent and child bonding!
Few days before the workshop, I had told her that she would be baking a Hello Kitty cake. Little girl was so looking forward to it. She even had a special request, “If the cake is a big one, I will share it with everyone. But if it is small, can I eat it all by myself?” That’s how much she adores Hello Kitty… and cake. :)
The day finally came for Elly’s cake-making experience.
When we reached the venue, Elly was given an apron and a chef’s hat. Looks like a real chef, I’d say!
The workshop facilitator went through the list of ingredients with the class. Once everyone has checked that we had all the necessary ingredients, the baking began!
I helped Elly pour the ingredients into the mixing bowl, and she stirred the mixture. She was really focused.
Soon, the mixture was ready to be placed into the oven. As the baking time was about 30 minutes, the children were each given a cake box to decorate. I think that was a great way to keep the kids occupied while waiting for the cakes to be baked. Otherwise, sitting there for 30 minutes would be a sure torture for the kids!
Elly spent the next 30 minutes doodling on her cake box. I only wished that more markers could be provided for this activity, as some children were waiting for the same coloured markers that they needed for their drawings. Moreover, some of the markers had already ran out of ink.
Anyway, 30 minutes passed rather quickly, with the kids engaged in doodling amidst the background music of Frozen soundtrack . The aroma of the cakes filled the room, and some of our tummies were already rumbling. Mine certainly was!
We sat in anticipation as the workshop facilitator handed our cakes to us.
The next step was to cream the cake. This was fun! But a little challenging for Elly. So I helped her with it.
Finally, Elly’s Hello Kitty cake was done.
Presenting her masterpiece….
Not too bad for a first-timer, don’t you think so?
We tasted the cake and it sure was delicious!
Most importantly, Elly had a wonderful time during the workshop and she wanted to return for more baking classes.
Here’s the recipe for the Hello Kitty cake, for those who might be interested to try it at home if you have a Hello Kitty fan too.
Hello Kitty Cake Recipe
68g melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1. Whisk all the ingredients (except melted butter) in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
2. Add melted butter and mix well.
3. Pour mixture into Hello Kitty moulds / baking tins and bake at 180 degress C, for 25 to 30 minutes.
4. Decorate cake with freshly whipped cream.
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. We paid for the workshop with our own money. All opinions are entirely my own.