Kids Baking Club is a children’s subscription box that helps teach kids (ages 4-13) how to bake and decorate via themed baking kits.
Each monthly kit will include a set of five illustrated step-by-step recipes, baking tools, decorating supplies, a baking lesson, budget-friendly shopping list, and gift stickers/tags to go along with that month’s theme. Subscribers also get online access to decorating videos, printable shopping lists, dietary modifications, and more.
Subscriptions are $19.99/month and all new customers get a FREE kid’s apron in their first box!
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Let’s see what’s in the March 2021 “Bake it Magical” Kids Baking Club box!
Everything was shipped in a bright red box with the Kids Baking Club logo in the center.
A peek inside!
An info card revealed this month’s theme — “Bake it Magical” — and included all of the things we’d be learning/making, as well as a visual key indicating recipe difficulty and the provided tools.
Each of the five recipes were printed on full-color pages with ingredients and tools need on one side, and step-by-step instructions on the other.
The recipes were:
- Rainbow Dreams Banana Cake
- Fantasy Chicken Tenders
- Unicorn Horns Pasta Bake
- “Show Your Sparkle” Shortbread Cookies
- “A Magical Day” Raspberry Cupcakes
Ingredients for ALL of the recipes were printed onto one helpful sheet with checkboxes for items you already have and those that you’ll need to purchase.
A handy substitution card was also provided in case you had to, well, substitute any of the ingredients for something else you already had on hand.
They even provided a guide to doubling any of the recipes, which could be helpful for younger kiddos.
The photo above shows all of the tools and supplies we received to go along with this month’s recipes.
- A unicorn candy mold
- Themed stickers for gifting
- Purple cupcake liners
- Piping bags/rubber bands
- Gem-shaped cookie cutter
- Violet food coloring
Also included was a bright red “Kids Baking Club” apron — which all subscribers receive as a FREE bonus in their first box.
For this review, we decided to make the “Rainbow Dreams Banana Cake” above.
First, we gathered all of our ingredients and set them on the kitchen island. — We substituted some of them for vegan versions (Earth Balance for butter, soy milk for regular milk, egg replacer for actual eggs) to make the cake vegan-friendly.
After preheating the oven, the first step was to smash up 3 ripe bananas. Needless to say, my girls thoroughly enjoyed this part and happily pulverized them. 😉
While the bananas got basically liquified, kiddo #2 poured the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon into a separate bowl.
Time to whisk it!
Whisk, whisk, whisk.
Next, we used an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar together.
Once properly creamed, we added in our soy milk & vinegar mixture (buttermilk substitute), flax eggs, and bananas.
All of that was blended together and then added to the flour mixture.
The batter was then spread into a pre-greased 9×13 inch glass baking dish and baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (which actually ended up being closer to 45 to fully cook through).
To make the cream cheese frosting, we combined 8 ounces of cream cheese (I used Tofutti brand), 1/2 cup butter (Earth Balance), 3 cups powdered sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
We combined all of the ingredients using our electric mixer and added a few drops of the violet food coloring to make a pretty light purple hue.
The baked cake!
We didn’t have any of the little candies to put on top, so we decided to make a simple (non-edible) decoration using a toothpick and some of the stickers that were included in the box.
…and delicious! — The cake was perfectly moist with just the right amount of banana flavor and the while the cream cheese frosting was a little runnier than anticipated, it firmed up nicely once refrigerated for a bit. 🙂
The March 2021 Kids Baking Club kit gave my girls and I a fun afternoon of cake baking, with more recipes to tackle at another time. The theme was perfect for my pair of rainbow/unicorn-loving 8-year-olds and the cake recipe was simple & straightforward to follow. I do wish that they would have included a few of the decorative ingredients (rainbow candy, white chocolate melts), but otherwise I thought it was a nicely put together box. 🙂 — Remember, if you decide to sign up all new customers get a FREE kid’s apron in their first box!