Life Skills

Cool Kids Kitchen: Super Easy Cakes, Muffins, and Cookies! [Ages 8-12] (FLEX)

In this 4-week FLEX class, make a fudgy ice cream cake, pumpkin spice muffins, soft lemon cookies, and a fluffy pineapple cake. These EASY recipes use 5 or fewer ingredients—perfect for beginners who want to learn baking and cooking!
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Class

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks

8-12

year olds

1-5

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Description

Class Experience

Kitchen safety
Basic hygiene
Clean as you go
Following a recipe
Following directions
Measuring ingredients
Using a stand mixer and/or hand mixer
Using basic utensils and baking equipment (measuring cups, spatulas, cookie sheets, muffin pans, etc.)
Using parchment paper and baking cups
Using an oven
Checking for doneness
Being creative with a recipe
Food storage
I have been cooking and baking for my whole life! I especially enjoy creating new recipes. As a two-time winner of the Duncan Hines Festival Create Your Own Recipe contest, I have demonstrated some of my recipes on a local news show.      
 1 file available upon enrollment
Each week, I will post a detailed list of supplies and ingredients needed for the coming week. (For week 1, the supply list will be in your welcome letter.) Supplies/Appliances needed: - Oven - Freezer - *Electric mixer (a stand mixer is ideal, but a hand mixer will do). Please see note below! - Baking sheets (I do not recommend insulated baking sheets. If that's all you have, though, that's okay.) - Muffin tins (regular or mini — preferably NOT the insulated kind) - **Mini loaf pans or plate for ice cream cake - Toothpicks and plastic wrap may be needed for storing the ice cream cake - ***9"x13" baking pan (metal or disposable ONLY—glass, ceramic, or stone will be too heavy!) - Large mixing bowl - Small cookie scoop (about 1 tablespoon size) - (If making regular-sized muffins) Large scoop — about 3 tablespoon size, similar in size to an ice cream scoop) - Parchment paper (found near the plastic wrap and foil, or in the specialty baking products aisle); you could also use silicone baking mats, if you have them - Cupcake liners - Dry measuring cups - Measuring spoons - Small bowls - Rubber or silicone spatulas - Spoons - Small serving spatula (such as one for serving brownies) - Scissors for opening bags and packages - Containers or zipper bags for storage - High quality oven mitts (not potholders) are highly recommended. Look for these features: - Heat resistant to 500 F/260 C - Long cuffs to protest wrists/arms - Silicone, textured grips - "Puppet"-style gloves (easier to control) - Soft, non-stiff fabric I did hours of research, but couldn't find oven mitts designed for children. These are the closest I could find: First choice: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cuisinart-Silicone-Oven-Mitts-2-Pack-Heat-Resistant-To-500-Degrees-Handle-Hot-Kitchen-Items-Safely-Non-Slip-Grip-Gloves-Insulated-Deep-Pockets-Hangin/637828414?athcpid=637828414&athpgid=AthenaItempage&athcgid=null&athznid=si&athieid=v0&athstid=CS004&athguid=Kbq8fFQAORUUkVcFJhKcHua3sGCADV9L8Clk&athancid=null&athena=true&athbdg=L1700 Second choice: https://www.amazon.com/Resistant-Degrees-Grabber-Kitchen-Cooking/dp/B08CN4JCHT OPTIONAL This gadget can be helpful to push oven racks in and out: https://www.amazon.com/Fox-Run-9120-Kitchen-Ruler/dp/B000BRNF7M/ *It is VERY important to have an electric mixer (either a stand mixer or a hand mixer). Two of the recipes (the pumpkin spice muffins and the lemon cookies) have a very stiff batter/dough. **You will also need space in your freezer for storing the ice cream cake. ***The cooling process for the pineapple cake requires it to be propped up upside down. Heavy cake pans are too difficult to work with.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
For your learner's safety, please supervise. Learners will need assistance with opening cans, using a mixer, and using the oven. 

This gadget can be helpful to push oven racks in and out: 
https://www.amazon.com/Fox-Run-9120-Kitchen-Ruler/dp/B000BRNF7M/

High quality oven mitts (not potholders) are highly recommended. Look for these features:

- Heat resistant to 500 F/260 C
- Long cuffs to protest wrists/arms
- Silicone, textured grips
- "Puppet"-style gloves (easier to control)
- Soft, non-stiff fabric 

I did hours of research, but couldn't find oven mitts designed for children. These are the closest I could find:

First choice:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cuisinart-Silicone-Oven-Mitts-2-Pack-Heat-Resistant-To-500-Degrees-Handle-Hot-Kitchen-Items-Safely-Non-Slip-Grip-Gloves-Insulated-Deep-Pockets-Hangin/637828414?athcpid=637828414&athpgid=AthenaItempage&athcgid=null&athznid=si&athieid=v0&athstid=CS004&athguid=Kbq8fFQAORUUkVcFJhKcHua3sGCADV9L8Clk&athancid=null&athena=true&athbdg=L1700 

Second choice:
https://www.amazon.com/Resistant-Degrees-Grabber-Kitchen-Cooking/dp/B08CN4JCHT

ALLERGEN INFO: All the recipes used contain wheat. The lemon cookies and pineapple cake contain eggs. The ice cream sandwiches contain dairy. Nuts are optional. We will be using many packaged foods. Because ingredients vary from brand to brand, please check package labels for allergen information. The ice cream sandwiches and/or the cake mixes could possibly contain nuts, dairy, eggs, or soy. We will be using:

Spice cake mix OR yellow cake mix
Lemon cake mix
Angel food cake mix (the one-step kind)
Whipped topping, such as Cool Whip
Chocolate fudge topping (ice cream topping)
Canned pineapple
Canned pumpkin
Optional: 
- Canned mandarin oranges
- Maraschino cherries
- Coconut

Teacher

Laura Rupers, M.Ed., Certified Reading Specialist
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Lives in the United States
High energy and enthusiastic! TESOL-certified
42 total reviews
81 completed classes

About Me

Five years ago, after many joyful decades of teaching children and teens of all ages in a wide variety of settings, I ventured into the world of online teaching. WOW—It has captivated me like nothing else! Teaching on Outschool is especially... 
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