If you have been following me here long you will know I am the ultimate cupcake queen. I could eat them everyday of the week and any flavor goes. If there is an excuse to have a little tea party there will be cupcakes present.
I was ecstatic to team up with BKD-LONDON to test out their Little Monsters Cupcake baking kit. Whilst I love cupcakes I have never made monster ones before.
Before you say it, yes, Halloween just went by but these would be great for a monster themed birthday party or to make with the kids anytime of the year. What kid doesn’t like monsters, besides the ones under the bed.
It was a gloomy day, hence the darker photos but it meant it was the perfect baking day! Buba set out to roll all the fondant for me while I got to work on the batter. He was so excited to be up on a stool, in the kitchen, helping Mommy make monster cupcakes.
I never really baked with Buba when he was younger and part of me feels bad about that. It was not because he was a boy either I just never have been good at letting the kids get messy and involved in it until recently. When I had Missy Moo I vowed to change this and so when it came time to stir the batter I let her right in there to give it a few whips herself. She did great too and loved helping us out. It truly was a family team effort and the very first time I have baked with both of them. It won’t be the last though I really enjoyed watching them get so into it and the smiles were enough to say we need to do this more.
You are probably wondering why on earth are some of the tops on my cupcakes cut off. Well, if you have been reading here long you will also know I am a bit ocd and I wanted them all to be the same height and level. A few of my lovely cupcakes puffed up creating great bubbles in the middle, still absolutely tasty, I didn’t waste them, don’t you know me at all?
Then I made the icing and prepared the piping bag. It was great that the kit came with so many tools as well. I could use this piping bag again and it was very user friendly.
Overall, the kit was really easy to follow instructions and there were so many little things the kids could do. The frosting tastes yummy and I cannot HIGHLIGHT enough that the actual cake was absolutely scrumptious. It almost looks like dark wheat here what ever was in the recipe it is perfect. I would love to actually have it to make future cupcakes. I guess that’s why I will be buying more from BKD-London. They are so clever. A lot of baking kits don’t taste homemade and these I am not just saying it, tasted amazing. I may have ate two in one go while the kids were napping. Shhhhh, don’t tell on me.
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BKD-London really thought of everything when they put these kits together. Not only did I REALLY enjoy eating them with the kids afterwards (sorry no photo – we were diving in too much to find a camera) but it really made me realize how much fun it is to bake with my kids. I should do it more often. I sometimes forget they are both not babies anymore. They understand and can do more than I give them credit for sometimes.
A huge, huge, huge….Thanks to BKD-London
* we were sent this product for the purpose of this review but all photos & opinions are my own.