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Old 06-04-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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ISO good cake for 3-yr.-olds

im doing this cake for a party made for 3 years old kids...

i know it shouldnt be with much cream for kids ,,

any idea of a good cake that 3 years old love ?

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Old 06-04-2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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When my daughter was I think 3-4 my mom had given her a piece of pound cake w/whipped cream and let her "decorate" it w/ sprinkles, m&m's and chocolate sauce, etc. For years she loved it and thought that was birthday cake. We had many parties w/decorate your own cake and ice cream. Now, (she's 18) she wants souffle, lol.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:35 PM   #3
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mine always loved the ones that were, baseball mitt. or cinderalla, or whatever. wilton has the pans. simple decor with frosting stars. not rocket science but kids like em and do did my grandkids, and now a great grandchild.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:55 PM   #4
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In my experience, kids that young tend to like rather plain things and sweet things. Also, you should avoid nuts or raisins at that age as young children sometimes inhale them, which can cause severe lung problems.

This recipe might be a good choice:

BUTTERMILK POUND CAKE

3 cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
3 cups white sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 325. Grease one 9 or 10 inch Bundt pan.

2. Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until well creamed,
about 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Add the eggs, one at time, beating well after each addition.

5. Stir in the lemon and the vanilla extracts.

6. Gently mix in 1/3 of the flour mixture, then 1/3 of the buttermilk;
repeat until all the flour and buttermilk have been added; mix
only until blended, and do not over mix.

7. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

8. Bake in preheated oven for about 70 minutes, depending on
your oven and pan; check cake after 60 minutes; cake is done
when it begins to pull away from the side of the pan.

9. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack
and cool completely.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:58 PM   #5
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Check this out - it's great for kids. I've made this cake for adults, ie, without the Hershey's kisses and sprinkles, etc. (the sprinkles are not listed in the recipe, but are in the photo), and it's a delicious cake. I've also recommended this for kids' parties, and people loved it. Make sure you use greased and floured parchment paper if making it in two layers - otherwise, just make it in a greased and floured 9x13 pan. (I dust with cocoa powder instead of flour).
The photo of the cake is to the right of the recipe, it's not the one of top of the page:

HERSHEY'S KISSES Birthday Cake
HERSHEY'S Kitchens: Recipes: HERSHEY'S KISSES Birthday Cake
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http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/lib/...?id=183&size=l
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:00 PM   #6
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Scotch reminded me of another caution regarding nuts. Many children have nut allergies, especially to peanuts, so I'd definitely avoid nuts.

I think children are more in love with novelty shapes and the decorations than the kind of cake. I'd recommend something simple and mellow like a plain vanilla/white cake and have a ball with its shape and the decorations.

Go with color. Children that age love color, particularly bright garish ones. "Subtle" isn't in their vocabulary at this age.
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You could also make a "small" cake for the candles....but serve the kids cupcakes for their portions.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:37 AM   #8
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How about the Oatmeal Toaster Oven Cookies?

Ingredients:

* 2 1/2 cups Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
* 1 cup flour
* 2 large eggs
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 sticks butter
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/3 cup granulated sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 cup plump raisins

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter with the brown sugar, adding the salt and vanilla next. Now add the sugar, soda, the eggs and cinnamon. Mix altogether until creamy and mixed well. Add the flour a bit at a time until gone and mixed into mixture well. Now add your oats and mix thoroughly and then your raisins. Take a heaping tablespoon full of dough and drop onto your greased cookie sheet. Push down on them to flatten. Bake in toaster oven for about 10-12 min until brown on top.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:22 AM   #9
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my son had his 3rd birthday last Friday and this year I made him an
ice cream cake, which he loved. last year for his second birthday I
made a cake that looked like a pile of Lego blocks and it was so CUTE!!
it turned out great and all the kids at the party had a blast picking out
what color 'block' they wanted when we cut it. I have the instructions
and picture if you are interested.
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In my experience, kids that young tend to like rather plain things and sweet things. Also, you should avoid nuts or raisins at that age as young children sometimes inhale them, which can cause severe lung problems.

This recipe might be a good choice:

BUTTERMILK POUND CAKE

3 cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
3 cups white sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 325. Grease one 9 or 10 inch Bundt pan.

2. Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until well creamed,
about 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Add the eggs, one at time, beating well after each addition.

5. Stir in the lemon and the vanilla extracts.

6. Gently mix in 1/3 of the flour mixture, then 1/3 of the buttermilk;
repeat until all the flour and buttermilk have been added; mix
only until blended, and do not over mix.

7. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

8. Bake in preheated oven for about 70 minutes, depending on
your oven and pan; check cake after 60 minutes; cake is done
when it begins to pull away from the side of the pan.

9. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack
and cool completely.
imho, this is perfect for a birthday cake for a 3-year old. This is from my memory, as well as watching all the kids in our family go after cake.

You could drizzle some melted chocolate over it for "good measure," if you like.

Scotch, I want a piece of that cake NOW!
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