Price: Around £1.50 to £2.00
Age Range: n/a
Manufacturer’s Description: Our love of baking dates back to 1907 when Horace Green opened his bakery in Brighton. We’ve been baking naturally ever since, using only the best ingredients. Your children will love our baking kits – they’re quick, easy and packed full of good, honest family fun.
Hello Kitty – Vanilla flavoured cakes and strawberry flavoured topping and waferettes. Mini Daisy Cakes – Ready to mix vanilla flavoured cakes topping mix & ready to use icing. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Vanilla flavoured cakes with green colour, strawberry flavour icing and waferettes.
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: We were sent 3 cake kits to review from Greens, and had great fun mixing up the kits, baking & decorating. Georgie loved the character kits and thought the daisies were really sweet.
The first kit we tried out was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake kit. The kit contains almost everything you need to make 12 turtle cupcakes; you just add one egg and a little tapwater. Traditionally Georgie’s first job when making cakes is to put the cake cases into the tray (I am not allowed to help until right at the end if there are some stuck together!), so they were they first thing to be grabbed from the box.
Georgie enjoyed mixing up the cake mix, and spooning it into the cases. She used her small children’s whisk to mix the egg into the cake mix, and with a little adult help it mixed up easily by hand. It is a little bit skimpy to fill a dozen cases, but the cakes rose fairly well to fill about 2/3 of the cases.
Our little baker was amazed to watch the white icing sugar turn green magically when water was added and mixed in… although the green isn’t nearly as vibrant as the picture on the box which was a little disappointing. She loved the different mouths and bandanas to add onto the cakes though, like a puzzle. Taste tests by the two girls (and the adults!) came back with a resounding yummy verdict.
Next up, we tried the Mini Daisy Cakes kit, which makes 24 mini cupcakes decorated with yellow icing, topped with daisies. It comes with a super cute teeny daisy cutter for the icing, which is a nice addition to our baking cupboard, so that’s a bonus. This is a kit from their adult range so has more complicated steps than the kids kits we were sent, and I had to do a lot more “helping” Georgie than with the other kits, but that’s what I would expect.
The instructions were really clear and easy to follow. We were short one cake case so we only made 23 cakes in the end. The cake mix uses 1 egg and some water. The instructions say to put the cases on a baking tray; we used the mini muffin tray we have and the cases fitted in perfectly.
You mix up the cakes, bake them, then use the time while they are baking and cooling to roll out the white icing and cut out your daisies. This was quite fiddly as the petals are so small and broke/bent easily. A little of the white icing is set aside to be mixed with the yellow icing and made into the centres of the flowers.
Some of these little cakes were gobbled up at our Sofia the First twitter party, and the rest taken into Georgie’s preschool and reportedly very much enjoyed at snack time.
Our third and final kit was the Hello Kitty cupcakes. It makes 12 vanilla cakes, topped with pink strawberry flavour icing. The cupcake cases were a bit squashed but they soon rounded out when the mixture was added in.
As with the other kits, the mixture came together fairly easily by hand with a small whisk. The cakes rose to about 2/3 of the cases and then the strawberry icing, this time requiring some butter to mix up, is piped on top through a snipped-off corner on one of the plastic bags.
The odd thing with the Hello Kitty wafer decorations with this kit was that it included a small Hello Kitty face, and a pink bow. The Hello Kitty face had a bow on it as well though, so Georgie laid the bigger bow over the smaller one instead! The icing was a little less vibrant than on the box, and more sloppy, but it tasted good!
All three of these cake kits were fun to bake and even more fun to decorate! All three kits tasted great and they are a great way to keep Georgie entertained in the afternoons while Lydia naps. We give these kits 4 stars. Yum!