Having kids help in the kitchen is ALWAYS a good thing and something I encourage as much as possible! So when I asked my son Patrick, who will be 8 tomorrow, what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, he opted for his favorite cupcake recipe from Kids Cook Book by Pamela Gwyther - (we got as a Christmas gift from my friend Stephanie). He helped me make them this morning and he and his sister Cate decorated them with colorful icing and sprinkles - they did a great job. And he is really looking forward to eating one of his creations tomorrow!
So much of our history can be learned through food!