Full Disclosure: I was provided with an EZPZ Mixes set to try out and review for this post. All opinions are my own and your views may differ. Mom's Gone Bronson is not responsible for prize fulfilment, nor are any participating bloggers.
EZPZ Mixes: Bubble Yummy Cake Mix and Baking Tools!
These EZPZ Mixes give children the opportunity to learn to bake with real equipment, but in a smaller, more child-friendly size, which you then help them place in a real oven to finish their experience.
We popped on her new child-sized pinny/apron and unwrapped the smaller mixing bowls, which are just the right size for little fingers and not at all too heavy like a regular one might tend to be. Those, plus baking pans and mixing tools, and oven mitts and measuring spoons all combined to make everything as fun, colorful and easy to use as possible for my daughter.
The cake mix, itself, is simple to use - you just have to add water to the pre-formed packets of mix, so the process doesn't confuse anybody along the way, yet the end result is a real treat!
I opened the packets one-by-one when instructed and my daughter did the rest. She added the water and stirred the ingredients, she poured the cake batter into the mini-pans and she walked them to the oven with me, although I placed them in, and removed them from, the oven for her!
Once baked, the little rounds were set out to cool and we cleaned up in the mean-time. There wasn't very much mess and so this didn't take more than a couple of minutes, but once we were done (and when the cakes were cool enough) Autumn, my daughter, started mixing up the icing/frosting.
Within a minute all the icing was ready- you might want to wait a little while to frost if your cakes aren't yet cool, but not to mix up your icing too far ahead of when you actually need it or else it won't work as well when you get there!
Autumn had zero problems with icing her cake and placing both layers on top of one another. She finished it off with a bubblegum cake topper and some colorful sprinkle!
The cake itself was about 4 inches around, and a few inches high, which is more than enough to half between 2 people for a treat, or to indulge in the whole thing, if you want to let the child bake and keep it to themselves, without feeling overly guilty about it!
Overall, the experience has been great! The baking equipment is of good, sturdy quality and well made with the children in mind, and the concept is simple and easy to understand. My daughter very-much enjoyed herself and the little bit of independence this kit gave her was a great learning experience and would make a cookery lesson at-home very easy to incorporate on a regular basis without getting overloaded with a few dozen random cupcakes or a layer cake that will never get finished!
I am very impressed with EZPZ Mixes, and would definitely pick up more in the future, which is why they are making an appearance in Mom's Gone Bronson's Holiday Gift Guide for 2015! You can follow our list of goodies on Twitter this year, as always, with the hashtag #MGBHGG!
Why not head on over to EZPZ Mixes website and see all of the delightful flavors and styles of cakes available, today - and if you can't wait, why not scroll down to the bottom of this post and ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!
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- Bubble Yummy Layer Cake Kit
- Set of Layer Cake Pans
- Set of Mixing Bowls
- Baking Tools/Set of 3
- Child's Oven Mitts
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All that said, I hope you have fun baking this season, and with your little-one, too!
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