Children's Lemon or White Cake Mix
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon-flavored unsweetened drink powder -- like
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and drink powder. Stir
with a wire whisk until blended. With a pastry blender, cut in shortening until
evenly distributed and mixture resembles corn meal. Spoon about 1/3 cup mixture
into each of 10 small containers or ziplock bags. Seal bags tightly. Label with
date and contents. Store in a cool dry place. Use within 12 weeks. Makes 10
To Use: 1 pkg. Children's Lemon Cake Mix + 4 teaspoons water. Preheat mom's oven
to 375ºF. If using an Easybake oven, follow directions for baking cakes. Grease
and flour a 4 inch miniature cake pan. In a small bowl, combine cake mix and
water. Stir with a fork or spoon until blended and smooth. Pour mixture into
prepared pan. Bake 12 to 13 minutes in mom's oven or as directed in play oven.
Remove from oven. Cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Invert cake onto a small
plate. Remove pan. When cool, frost with Children's White Frosting if desired.
Serves 2 children. NOTES: Any flavor of Kool-Aid powder can be used for a wide
variety of flavors. For a white cake mix, omit the powder. If you like, a drop
or two of vanilla may be added at the time the cake is prepared.
White Frosting Mix:
2 cups icing sugar -- sifted
3 tablespoons instant nonfat milk powder
6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
In a medium bowl, combine icing sugar and milk powder. Stir with a wire whisk to
blend. With a pastry blender, cut in shortening. Spoon about 1/3 cup mixture
into each of 8 small containers or ziplock bags. Seal bags tightly. Label with
date and contents. Store in a cool dry place. Use within 12 weeks. Makes 8
packages of Children's White Frosting Mix. To Use: 1 pkg. Children's White
Frosting mix + 3/4 teaspoon water.In a small bowl, combine mix and water. Stir
well with a spoon until smooth and creamy. Makes about 1/4 cup frosting. A drop
or two of vanilla may be added if desired.