Sunday, December 11, 2011

Do you know the muffin man?

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.

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