I’ve yarned plenty about my three-year old’s love of baking and decorating cookies. She also loves all arts and crafts, yes, but even though there are hints of me in her, for the most part, she’s entirely different. So different in personality, I almost don’t know what to do with her. My niece also loves baking and decorating cookies. And all arts and crafts. But she actually reminds me of my childhood me in a way my own kid doesn’t even touch. This discrepancy is hard to articulate, and based purely on the wonderousness that lies in distinct kids’ characters. (And please, anyone about to respond with harsh critique on my mothering, understand I’m not saying I don’t adore my own child’s uniqueness in her difference, all I’m saying is I feel a special connection of similarity with my niece.)
So I wanted to get her a baking kit for her 6th birthday, and I searched and searched for just that perfect kit. Since it’s kinda my field, I paid particular attention to what was in any kit I found and I just wasn’t impressed. So I decided to make my own. (See tips for making your own kit at the end of this post. Warning: This will not save you time and money, but it does allow you to personalize the gift.)
Oh my… this is a dream baking and decorating kit!!!
Theresa (Miss Charlotte) says
Brilliant!!! I love it…and am now considering altering my birth certificate to reflect you as my next of kin…my birthday is coming up. I love baking. And sewing. And cooking…and, and…I'll share cookies if you let me be family.
i love it!! what kind of box/container did you use to put everything in? So cute!
Chic Cookies says
thanks! Theresa, I'll contact my lawyer and start doing the paperwork on my end and get it to you ASAP. :)Ashley, I found a box at Home Goods. It was very inexpensive, cardboard based I think. It's not very kitchen-friendly (not waterproof) but it held everything so nicely and it was pink.
This is fantastic! Your niece is very very lucky!
Your niece is going to flip over your baking/decorating kit! The box is so pretty too! In all your "spare"time(ha ha!), maybe you can start another business venture:)
Kate H.(www.sprinkletherapy.blogspot.com) says
That is plain awesome!
Great kit. And I totally understand what you were talking about with your niece, I have the same connection with one of my nephews. It also makes a difference that he was around long before I had children of my own!
Anilu F says
oh my!, what a great kit!!!… is it for sale???? I live in Perú, and I just love baking!, but i can't find those items here…
Janie B says
OMG! What a wonderful gift! Your daughter will be thrilled.
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Thats the dream baking kit box! I would be over the top if I received this special gift.Thats so sweet of you, your niece gonna remember this special thought for a very long long time..:)
I love your kit. I would love it for myself! I think it's a wonderful idea. I am sure your niece will love it. Hope you are doing well with your new book. I cannot wait for it. I have a new FB page while I am still in the process of getting my webpage designed. If you'd like to check it out it is under: Lorraine's cookies. Thanks so much.
Chic Cookies says
Thanks again everyone! Anilu, it isn't 🙁 so sorry! It's way too big and pricey to be able to sell, I think. Lorraine, I "liked" you on facebook! It'll come up as my name, though, since I only have a personal page, not one for the blog. I know ,I have to get on that.
which store did you find the scraper spatula (the one with the wooden handle and pink silicone top)?? I have been looking everywhere for them after seeing them on sugarbelle's blog…
Julie, I think that one was part of a set of kid's baking tools (the other ones shown, not the measuring spoons though, which I got at Sur la Table) from Barnes and Noble. In the kid's section, not the cooking section. But with the kid's cookbooks in the kid's area.
Chic Cookies says
once again I forgot to sign out of edible crafts. That's me above!
that is a great idea, making your own kit. I agree that it is hard to find a kit that really fulfills all I am looking for.
oh this is an absolutely fab idea! How I wish I got a kit like this for MY birthday 🙂