Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dump Cake: An Easy Toddler Activity

I had originally found this idea as a "toddler activity" from this book...




This book is great....it even has some ideas for 1 year olds. As I have gone through it...I find that I wish I had found out about this book when Parker was younger.

Anyway....

They have a section in the book called "Kids in the Kitchen"....and they had this "Dump Cake" idea in there. I had marked it something I definitely wanted to try with Parker. I had never heard of a "Dump Cake" before.

Then...a few weeks later....Bakerella posted a recipe of a dump cake! As it turned out...I liked the stuff that you 'dump' into the cake that Bakerella posted much better....so that's the one we (they) did.

I think they both had a good time.....and more importantly....it was SO good. Seriously! You almost think that it couldn't be that good....but it is! :)

Dumping in the peaches....

Parker watched as Geoff cut them in half....

She attempted to help shake the cake batter out...but.....


She could not help herself. She would stick her finger deep into the batter mix....place it in her mouth...then she would say, "MMmmmm...that's delicious!" It was cute...but especially funny because she would say it with almost every bite.

She did a great job laying out the butter....


Then helped some with the sprinkling of the brown sugar....but again....was more interested in eating this...




Then the walnuts....

I asked her to show me her messy hands. The adorable face was an added bonus. :)

So at the end...I told them both to look at me and say "Cheese" by their dump cake....

And they were definitely "cheesing" it....almost like they were patronizing me! Haha! :)

5 comments:

Kristin said...

Wonderful idea!!!

It is SOOOOOOOOOOO yummy too!!!

Jodie said...

That is so funny because I just saw this recipe on Bakerella the other day and bought the stuff to make it. I thought it look good and easy for the kids to help with it!

Megan said...

Yummy! We used to make these a lot minus the walnuts and brown sugar, but that sounds sooo good!

Love that last picture!!

Jamie said...

She is so cute! Christina makes a dump cake, but she makes it with either cherry pie filling or pineapple (I think) and it is really good! I should try to make it with Abby this weekend! But then I am afraid I will eat it all! You still have that nursing metabolism! Lucky girl!

Monica Jackson said...

Abbey and I did this yesterday, and it was so much fun! Now we can't keep from sneaking bites out of the dish... Thanks for the fun idea :)

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