Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Liam makes cake

Tonight after dinner I wanted to make a pineapple upside down cake. I put the butter in the pan to melt in the oven. I then started to crack the eggs, etc. I realized Liam was in the living room misbehaving for his dad. So I called him in to help me make a cake.

He ran right to me all excited to do something fun!

First, he stirred the cake batter and did pretty well. He kept the whisk in the bowl and batter didn't fly. Yay!

I took the pan out of the oven with the melted butter. I told Liam that the blue glass was HOT. Do not touch the blue.

I showed him how to place the pineapple in the pan. The first one he tried made some butter fly, but I showed him how to do it with no splashing. He placed all of the slices so perfectly! I was so proud of him for that and NOT touching the blue pan in the process.

I opened the Marciano cherries. I showed him how to take off the stem and place the cherry in the middle of the pineapple. He then took the stems out of each cherry and placed them as I had directed! Wow! I didn't even flinch when he would squeeze each cherry and get the red juice dripping down. A mess I could worry about later so he could focus.

I got out the brown sugar. I would give him about a tablespoon at a time to dump on each piece of fruit. He'd notice that he was missing the target each time, so he took it upon himself to spread the sugar around with his fingers. It was so precious how focused he was on his job.

Next he helped me pour the batter (and that is when Ian came in with the camera). When we got it all done, he licked the whisk and loved it!

I thanked him for helping me make a cake. He excitedly skipped around saying, "Hep make cake! Hep Mommy Cake!"





DELICIOUS! Awesome work, Liam!

15 comments:

Robin said...

What a handsome little chef!

Sandra said...

Yummy! I think I might just have to make one of those tonight!!

Alice Wills Gold said...

I need a recipe...looks awesome. Way to go mom, I usually don't have the patience for stuff like this! Fun fun.

hillsmithfamily said...

What a great way to occupy him! And, his future wife will thank you for having him help you in the kitchen!

(That reminds me, I need to go thank my mother-in-law for making certain I don't live on frozen pizzas...) ;-)

Beth said...

That sounds like so much fun! I totally want to go and bake with Sam now. And I want cake...

Klin said...

Did you save some for me? That's one of my favorites.

Daisy said...

I have been wanting to make one of those too lately. What a cute little helper you have too!! Cameryn always has to help when I bake too.

The Goddess said...

What a little baker in the making. How cute. Good job Liam.

Ok, and I SO need a pineapple upside down cake now. That sounds SO good. I love them however my baking skills are lacking. Ok, not really lacking more like NONEXISTENT. LOL

Carrie said...

How fun. You're great to be that patient while letting him help. I'm not usually that patient. Looks like a yummy cake! :)

Aly said...

Usually when Emma is misbehaving, she is just bored. It is messy and takes longer, but it is definitely worth getting them involved in activities like this. I'm impressed that he didn't burn his little fingers. Usually when I say don't touch, that's the first thing Emma does to verify it for herself!

asiangarden said...

Yummy! Liam sure is a good cook!!

D said...

Such awesome Mom and Son time! They start turning into better helpers about now. Kaden and Matt made brownies for my primary class this morning (one of my students has a b-day tomorrow). Kaden loves to help stir and it is so cute to hear him in the kitchen- first it's "need chair" then it's "need fpoon." Then he tells himself "good boy" since he is helping so well. :)

Stepherz said...

Ok, ok. That's all fine and good to tease us with delicious photos. Even Liam seems to be teasing us in that last pic.

"Nanny-Nanny-Boo-Boo-I've-got-more
-upside-down-cake-than-you-do."

Where's the recipe!? :-)

MileHighMommy said...

So glad to hear you and Liam had such a fun time baking together! It's one of my favorite things to do with my Liam too. Such a pretty cake - mmmm, yum! And I LOVE the action shot of Liam taste-tasting it!!!! :)

Yvonne said...

What a great (and patient) mom! How fun for him and you to do that together. I love the picture of him eating the finished product.