Five Ways The School Holidays Are Better With Cake

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Five Ways The School Holidays Are Better With Cake



When it comes to the school holidays I love to treat the boys and what better than with cake! Mr Kipling have challenged bloggers to share how the holidays can be better with cake and it got me thinking about how cake can cheer us up on the school holidays.

Making Cake.

My boys love baking and as it has been Easter then we had to make some chocolate nests. We just melted some Easter eggs, added Rice Krispies and some chocolate eggs. Messy but fun!

making cakes



A Teddy Bears Picnic.

Even big man is happy to play along with this idea. Setting out an afternoon tea with the soft toys makes the boys happy especially as they know it is not just the teddies (or no necked giraffes) that will get to enjoy it.

soft toy picnic


Making a Pudding.

This is an activity that I used to do at Guides and my boys always enjoy this. Get some cake, jelly, squirty cream, custard and sprinkles and let the kids get creative and make their own desserts.

making pudding


trifle

Decorating Cakes.

Ok, this is bakewell tart, but big man enjoyed icing a face on it all the same. Buy some tubes of icing and decorations and the children will happily decorate themselves a treat.

clown bakewell tart


Go on a Picnic.

If the weather is bright then a picnic in the park is always fun. I love these individual packs to take on a day out. If the weather is rubbish we sometimes put the pop up tent in the garden and have it there instead.


Film and cake.

If all else fails then why not put on a film, enjoy the piece and quiet. If you are anything like me, enjoy a fondant fancy and a strong coffee!

coffee and cake


Do you find the school holidays are better with cake? What do you do?




This post is an entry for #betterwithcake Linky Challenge, sponsored by Mr Kipling. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/mrkiplingcakes.



We received some Mr Kipling products for the purpose of this post but also had some we had bought ourselves.

55 comments:

donna hale said...

make cakes at home and share them with family

Tracy K Nixon said...

We make and buy cakes! We all love them in our house! But homemade taste better!

ashleigh allan said...

Looks like fun and homemade cakes taste the best!

Louise Fairweather said...

They do - but I can't knock a fondant fancy!

Maggie Lee-Roberts said...

Definitely making cakes. I'm making a lemon cake tomorrow, requested by my husband for his birthday.

Harley Richardson said...

Everything's better with cakes x

AndiG said...

We took some lemon Bakewells to the farm today v good

emma j lowe said...

cakes with the afternoon tea is a must during school holidays

jackie Chapman said...

Everything is better with cake! We always have a some angel cakes to hand for a snack wherever we go.

Susie Wilkinson said...

I think during the school holidays cake serves as comfort food to get me through the day!

Louise Fairweather said...

That too!

Louise Fairweather said...

I've just packed some for going away

Louise Fairweather said...

lucky husband x

james rowlands said...

My Daughter loves baking cakes

Lisa Everaert said...

I make alot of cakes at home as the kids (and partner) love them. That being said though i do sneakily buy the odd few xx

Claire Blaney said...

Everything is always better with cakes your right :)

Georgia Norton said...

Ooh the school holidays are always better with cake-keeps the kids entertained!

Sara Janeg said...

Great easy ideas!

Claire Nutman said...

Love the face design, cool x

Claire Woods said...

When the weather isn't very nice making cakes keeps them busy.

❄❄️️Kate Cass❄️❄️ said...

I have to say Dominic and Lydia love baking and cooking generally but cakes and buns are definitely their fave things to make, anything where they get to control the decorating or even some of the ingredients like with muffins and buns. They love to draw faces or just pile every imaginable decoration onto a cake. If it's for grandad then they've even been known to use liquorice and toffees! They also like making flans using ready made sponge flan dishes, this is great because they add chopped fruit, berries etc and their fave jelly. It's definitely fun, can definitely be messy but most importantly gets a lot of giggles and they are so proud when they've finished!

Scott Walliss said...

I love making decorated cup cakes with the kids

Angie McDonald said...

This is such a fantastic idea! Keeping the kids busy in the kitchen I think shows it can be enjoyable as they get older! I love being creative and there are definitely some ideas here I might adopt!

dorothy cavender said...

the kids enjoy making cakes in holidays so it great

Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid said...

the kids love baking cakes and decorating them

✰★ღ Kayleigh ✰★ღ said...

I love baking with the kids!

lynn heath said...

Rice Krispie cakes are one of my favourite things ever! I think I know what me and the kids will be up to this afternoon if the sun doesn't come out to play!

crazyvicky said...

i love getting the kids baking, they gain so much from it, and its true, everything seems better with cake!

Angela Campbell said...

Mmm yes we do all these - roll on the summer holidays...never thought I'd ever say THAT! Ha ha

Vicki Hennie said...

my kids love baking

Jo Carroll said...

Baking with kids helps them so much to develop confidence and gets them to be creative at the same time

Amanda Walsh said...

I cant think of one single thing that wouldn't be better with cake

Jean Vaughan said...

Baking cakes is such a social activity involving lots of new vocabulary, hand and eye co-ordination, creativity, measuring so maths and nutrition when you eat the cakes. What more could you want? Oh,yes, lots of fun!!

kim neville said...

Great ideas. My kids like baking and a great way for family bonding too

Gill Mitchell said...

Some fab ideas here, will definitely be putting to use in next holiday :D

Robert Price said...

it is a good idea

Ellie Spider said...

everything is better with cake! We sometimes decorate plain rich tea biscuits with melted chocolate, marshmallows and sprinkles :)

Colin Anderson said...

i could'nt agree more

Agata @BarkTime said...

I have to agree; everything is #betterwithcake

Kim Styles said...

everything is better with cake, especially the holidays not just for the children but to up my own sugar intake for my energy level

Eve Burke said...

I love making cakes with my kids but I always go wrong! Without fail - i fail!

Kazz Usher said...

My mouth is just watering looking at the yummy cakes! Life is better with cake!

soneailiami said...

yummy! i have to try it with my som #betterwithcake

Sandy Ralph said...

ohh cake, i love to make them with my grandson

Sarah Evans said...

everything is better with cake :)

Minnie Beth said...

Wow these look great - wish I had the skills! :) x

Jo Snook-Abbs said...

My husband & the boys make awesome fairy cakes!!!

Rebecca Cleary said...

Its a good way to use up the easter eggs that have been piled onto the children in bucketloads #grrrrgrandparents :)

Becci Cleary

Catherine A Bell said...

This has made me very hungry

purplevamp said...

Looks like I chose the wrong week to quit sugar!!!

Terrie-Ann Wright said...

i think baking is great it teaches children great life skills.

Vickie Jackson said...

I love baking with my kids :) we may not be very good at it but we have a blast :)

sasofsussex said...

Yes! I love the holidays, I made a nice sponge cake for today after we had played in the garden. It's only a bank holiday but it's lovely to spend some more time together.

Tina Lighten-Duncan said...

Definitely better with cake, Baking is a great way to teach kids and spend some quality time together, whilst making them then enjoying them, whether it's on the sofa watching movies or a picnic in the garden =D

Crystal said...

My boys and I would agree that everything is better with cake too. We do have some disagreements when it comes to baking though, mostly about the amount of icing and cake decorations that are required!