What's more fun than muffins you ask? Muffin men of course!
This was Liam's idea entirely. When his advent calendar gave him
lemons, "let's make a gingerbread cake together," he turned it into lemonade, "gingerbread boys!" At first I had no idea how we were going to make this happen. But we just winged it. (Wung it? Oh, whatever, we didn't follow a recipe.) And they turned out great!
Now whenever we make muffins, Liam insists on making muffin men. Instead of pouring the batter into a cake pan or muffin tins, we just pour it onto a cookie sheet covered with tinfoil and sprayed with cooking spray. When it's done baking, I let it cool a few minutes then attack it with the cookie cutter (it's a little hot so the boys just watch). Then, as soon as the muffin men are cool, Liam takes over as head decorator (even some softened cream cheese in a baggie for piping makes a plain muffin seem like a party).
And Finn does his best to help out as well.
Oh, and all those little muffin scraps that don't make it into a cookie cutter? No problem. Just save them in a baggie and feed them to the baby.
He'll eat anything.