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:

  1. make cakes at home and share them with family

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

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  3. Looks like fun and homemade cakes taste the best!

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  4. Louise Fairweather10 April 2015 at 10:15

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

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  5. Maggie Lee-Roberts10 April 2015 at 16:37

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

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  6. Harley Richardson10 April 2015 at 21:14

    Everything's better with cakes x

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  7. We took some lemon Bakewells to the farm today v good

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  8. cakes with the afternoon tea is a must during school holidays

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

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  10. Susie Wilkinson11 April 2015 at 08:05

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

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  11. Louise Fairweather11 April 2015 at 09:11

    That too!

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  12. Louise Fairweather11 April 2015 at 09:11

    I've just packed some for going away

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  13. Louise Fairweather11 April 2015 at 09:12

    lucky husband x

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  14. My Daughter loves baking cakes

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  15. 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

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  16. Everything is always better with cakes your right :)

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

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  18. Great easy ideas!

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  19. Love the face design, cool x

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

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  21. ❄❄️️Kate Cass❄️❄️12 April 2015 at 09:40

    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!

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  22. I love making decorated cup cakes with the kids

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  23. 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!

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  24. dorothy cavender13 April 2015 at 18:44

    the kids enjoy making cakes in holidays so it great

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  25. Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid15 April 2015 at 00:28

    the kids love baking cakes and decorating them

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  26. ✰★ღ Kayleigh ✰★ღ17 April 2015 at 11:52

    I love baking with the kids!

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  27. 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!

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

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  29. Angela Campbell21 April 2015 at 21:04

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

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  30. my kids love baking

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

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

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  33. 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!!

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

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  35. Gill Mitchell1 May 2015 at 21:34

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

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  36. it is a good idea

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

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  38. Colin Anderson3 May 2015 at 08:27

    i could'nt agree more

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  39. I have to agree; everything is #betterwithcake

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

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

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

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

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  44. ohh cake, i love to make them with my grandson

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  45. everything is better with cake :)

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

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  47. Jo Snook-Abbs3 May 2015 at 23:15

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

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  48. Rebecca Cleary4 May 2015 at 11:37

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

    Becci Cleary

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  49. Catherine A Bell4 May 2015 at 12:34

    This has made me very hungry

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

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  51. Terrie-Ann Wright4 May 2015 at 16:30

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

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  52. Vickie Jackson4 May 2015 at 18:34

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

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  53. 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.

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  54. Tina Lighten-Duncan4 May 2015 at 21:27

    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

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  55. 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!

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