It’s nearly the end of term so that means Christmas is just around the corner. I’ve been busy teaching kids the art of making mince pies. I know quite a few of my pupils have asked for food/cookery related things for Christmas and here is what I think is some of the best items out there at the moment for children with an interest in food.
Silicone cake cases – Silicone cake cases come in a multitude of shapes and sizes and are not only great for baking cakes in, but also for sorting ingredients along with making food like mini frittatas in.
Roald Dahl’s Completely Revolting Recipes – In my opinion one of the best cookery books for children out there. It’s especially popular with boys. All of the recipes featured in the book are based on food that is mentioned in Roald Dahl stories. Scrumdiddlyumptious Scrambled Dregs and bellypopping Butterscotch anyone?
Lego ice cube tray – although I’ve put this in the kid’s pressie section I know many adults, including me, who would love to find this in their stocking. Like the silicone cake moulds they have a multitude of uses. How about Minifig chocolates?
Funky Lunch – This is the brain child of Mark Northeast after wanting to make his children’s lunches more exciting. This book shows kids how they can make their sandwiches look like their favourite characters/animals. My pupils love looking at this book.
Natural History Museum Biscuit Cutters – You can never have too many biscuit cutters, but the hard part can be finding great cutters in interesting shapes. The Natural History Museum currently have a superb selection in stock along with Cake, Cookies & Crafts & TK Maxx.
Edible glitter – or Cake Makeup as Cam calls it. Glitters and lustre are popular at the moment for decorating cakes. Kids love using it. Edible glitter is non-toxic but it is still recommended just for decorating and not for eating in large amounts.
Childrens Garden Gift Voucher Rocket Gardens is a fab company that posts out baby plants to help you get on your way to growing a veg garden.
Percy Pig Apron – it’s Percy Pig, need I say more!
Jigsaw sandwich cutter – These cutters don’t just come in jigsaw shapes, but also dinosaurs and dolphins. Not only for sandwiches, but could be used with toast and biscuits.