There’s one activity that my two children just love to do, and that’s baking. They jump at every opportunity so when Wilko sent over some of their home baking accessories to try out over the school holidays their eyes lit up and they couldn’t wait to get started.
Wilko has a great range of their own brand kitchen utensils as well as branded options. I particularly love the Mason Cash range with it’s retro feel in soft pastel colours. I love the designs on the sides of these products and they are really good sizes too, the 29cm Mason Cash mixing bowl (£15) is large, perfect for stirring up a cake batter in and the Mason Cash measuring jug (£10) can hold up to 2 litres of liquid.
Well the kids couldn’t wait to get started, begging me everyday to bake, so we started off with some simple chocolate chip biscuits, and seeing that it was just after Easter we decided to break up a leftover Easter egg for the chocolate chips. 5yr old Mister B took charge of the Wilko Oink Oink silicone spatula (£1) and 8yr Miss M was head of mixing with the Oink Oink mixing spoon (£1). We also used the Wilko Mini Scales (£2.50) to measure out the ingredients.
After mixing the ingredients, it was then for Miss M’s favourite part, getting her fingers stuck in, turning it into a ball of doll and rolling it out using the Wilko Revolving rolling pin (£3.50) made from Beech. They then used the Wilko Heart Shaped Cookie cutters (£1.50) to cut out their biscuits before we baked them in the oven.
And don’t they look pleased with the results!
A few days later, my children were eager to bake a cake, and we are all rather fond of the chocolate variety here, so the children whipped up a basic sponge mix. Miss M absolutely loves doing this by hand, while Mister B whisked the eggs up using the Wilko Silicone whisk £1.25 and poured the ready weighed out ingredients into the bowl for her to beat together.
As you can see they had so much fun producing this cake batter and finished by licking the spoons and bowl whilst the cake baked in the oven, in the Wilko 9 inch sprung form cake tin (£6) which is completely non stick and released the cake beautifully when baked. We repeated this process twice as we wanted to bake a two layer cake and the children got to mix the ingredients up all over again, so double the fun!
It was then time to decorate the cake which I did help them with by quickly mixing up some butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder to give them some chocolate buttercream. I placed this inside a little squeezy tube with an icing nozzle to make the application simple for them. Miss M was so excited at icing a cake herself and tried her hardest as well as teaching her little brother how to do it. Mister B however became the chief strawberry placer, and decorated the top of the cake in strawberry halves.
I have to say the finished cake was utterly delicious and we invited the grandparents over for a cup of tea and slice of cake in the afternoon. We loved baking with Wilko, the products are great, the cake tasted scrummy, the children had a really fun afternoon – what more could we ask for!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received some Wilko’s baking goodies in order to write an honest review.