Shaving Cream Bakery

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With leftover shaving cream in the can from our shaving cream paint earlier this week, today we turned our kitchen into a shaving cream bakery!

All you need to set up a bake shop for your tot are large kitchen sponges, a few kitchen utensils, and a dose of imagination.

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Travis really enjoyed smearing the shaving cream onto the sponges with a plastic utensil:

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Then I showed him how to layer two sponges together to create a layer cake.

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For an extra realistic effect, I added a drop of red food coloring to sea salt and put it in an old spice shaker, which meant Travis could add sprinkles!

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After he made a couple of “cakes,” he simply enjoyed shaking the sprinkles directly into the tray of shaving cream I had set out, and stirring all that together into a big mess.

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Other than layer cakes, what would you make in your bakery? I’d love to hear about any cupcakes or frosted cookies that your kids create! Please share in the comments.

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Blueberry Lassy Muffins

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Whip up a batch of these molasses-infused muffins for breakfast or snack time.

Ingredients:

  • 2 and 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup nondairy milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, ginger, baking powder, and baking soda; stir until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the molasses and applesauce, then add the milk, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and then fold in the blueberries.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly among 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 23 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool.

We like them best warm with a little pat of Earth Balance butter!