Bake and Decorate Cupcakes
Kids will enjoy honing their piping and cake-decorating skills on devil's food cupcakes. Fill several pastry bags with Swiss meringue buttercream, which can be left white or tinted (each bag filled with a different color). Have assorted decorating tips on hand so kids can experiment with a selection of piped designs. Before they decorate the cupcakes, have them practice their designs on pieces of parchment paper or aluminum foil.
1,10: Leaf tips for foliage and blooms
2, 6: Petal tips for flowers
3, 4, 7, 8: Star tips for rosettes and borders
5, 9: Round tips for writing and fine lines
11: Basket-weave tip for lattices and fancy edging
Good Things for Children
1. Make a peanut butter log cabin.
2. Shape extra pie dough into tartlets.
3. Cut out sandwich shapes.