I love my homeschooling groups. We have such a nice time baking together. In our homeschooling series I let the kids decide what we bake each week. I feel like it is a good way for them to think about what they want to put in their body and what they are inspired to do. Also it gets them thinking about recipes and possibilities and some of the time crazy recipes show up that even I had never tried making before. I encourage creativity and brain storming.
Some of our cakes.
Before we parted, the kids tasted each flavor of the cakes and we discussed the difference. This is important to me, because I want the kids to become aware of flavors and mouth feel.
And if you need proof.... yes your kids do the dishes here too! :)
I can't wait for next week. We will start making Fairy houses!
Today we made petit fours.
Petit fours are sweet little cakes, decorated with a poured icing and in this case marzipan flowers.
One of the cakes the kids made was chocolate and the other one vanilla.
We filled the cakes with raspberry jelly and butter cream, cut them into 1.5" squares and cooled them in the freezer for a while so that they became hard.
Here the kids are making little delicate flowers out of marzipan that we dyed with food coloring. The smaller the decorations the fancier the petit fours look.
Very carefully the cakes are drizzled with a poured icing and then decorated.
I think they turned out really nice! Bon appetite!
Before founding Bake Austin, Pascal Simon earned her degree as a Pastry Chef from the prestigious Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. A mother of two, Pascal is passionate about cultivating the next generation of bakers and welcomes children from all schooling backgrounds, whether public, private or homeschooled.