When 'For Small Hands' got in touch with us and asked if we would like to test their baking kit, the kids were super excited. 'For Small Hands' was set up by the wonderful Alice, mother of three and chef Alice - Alice has worked in many kitchens and was also the pastry chef at 'The Lanesborough Hotel' - London - need I say more? (Spoiler - she is fab, the biscuits are fab!) When it came the kids really enjoyed seeing what was inside the box. Each ingredient was measured and packages in paper bags, tabled and colour coded to fit with the instructions! This little detail was great, It meant that even Nola (at 2) could tell me what ingredient came next she really felt involved. We all found the egg packaging genius - a cardboard roll with wool! Amazing - it worked a treat!
In the kit was : All of the ingredients weighed out correctly (including egg and butter!), a cookie cutter and a selection of beautifully selected sprinkles. Our theme was mermaids. We got a shell shaped cutter and sea themed sprinkles along with blue and purple icing!
The children had SO MUCH fun. Nola found unpacking fun and all of them enjoyed just being able to tip the whole pack of ingredients in without it being 'too much'. They all helped each other and felt really grown up not needing as much help. We got absolutely loads of biscuits out of the dough and according to the kids they tasted delicious! (I don't eat egg/butter so I couldn't try). This was such a lovely treat, especially during lockdown. I would defiantly consider sending one of these boxes as a gift.
The instructions kit has great tips on how to make your cookies look super stylish. My kids couldn't resist getting stuck in and drizzling and sprinkling their treasure everywhere! Although ours have a definite 'homemade' look, they are still beautiful and the kids were so proud of their creations!
Thank you so much for sending us this to test out! We had lots of fun!
Vitis 'For Small Hands' here to order your box. They have baking boxes and jammy dodger boxes available. There is also a subscription box option too as well as baking add on, like extra cutters or cases. How fab would these be, I love the idea of taking a little jar of biscuits for the children's new teachers in September as a welcome back! These would be a great gift for a child in the family too.