It is a great activity with little ones as they get to know all about measuring (numeracy) ingredients(knowledge and understanding the world) talking (communication,literacy and langauge) and small motor skills(physical Development)
I know everyone has their own way of making cupcakes however here is mine:
makes 24 cakes
100grams caster sugar
100grams unsalted butter
1tsp Vanilla Essenes
Pre-heat the oven for 180c
Using a teaspoon add mixture to the cake cases trying not to go over the half way mark
Cook for 15/20 minutes till golden brown and a cocktail stick is inserted and comes out clean
3/4 cup of icing sugar
1/2 tsp of food colouring
Add the cold water a drop at a time not much is used to achieve a stiff paste.
Let the kids loose with the icing and toppers
Most of all have fun!