My oldest two kids have always helped around the kitchen, but it wasn’t’ until this year, that they have really taken an interest in actually making meals. Gabriel, the youngest of my three, is only 3-years-old, so he is still at the stage where baking is what he prefers to do. He’s obsessed with the Minions, so naturally this Minions Cookie Baking Set from Zak! Designs was a huge hit!
Having made cooking videos with Gabriel, I can tell you that he is the life of the party in the kitchen. He has a curiosity for learning how to make food that his siblings never had.
Gabriel likes to get involved in all things food, so when he received a box from Zak! Designs filled with Minion plates, storage canisters, the cookie baking set, fun confetti mixing bowls, and measuring spoons, he immediately knew that the shipment was for him. Because surely no one else in the house could be as big of a Minion fan as him, right? LOL.
In case you are wondering, I don’t have a lot of “fun” kitchen tools. My mixing bowls are pretty plain and I don’t have kid-size kitchen tools. Until now, I thought that the kids could just use what I have around; but something I’ve learned from this recent order is that having fun tools like confetti colored bowls, colorful measuring spoons, and colorful storage canisters is that the kids feel like they have their own “stuff” to work with in the kitchen. Immediately the tone of the baking session got more fun, and if you can imagine, Gabriel was having his own measuring and scooping party.
Sometimes, we have to let our kids be kids and explore new things in the kitchen. It makes learning kitchen skills more fun. And clearly, having the right tools that are practical and fun, encourages their creativity. These are the kind of birthday and holiday gifts I love to gift and receive.
By the time the cookies came out of the oven, the word had gotten out that cookies were being made. Of course, his sister volunteered to man the piping bag and everyone helped make the frosting. To be honest, It’s been such a long time since art class where I studied the color wheel that I had to look up how to make black food coloring!
Apparently, it is an exact science and even then, my natural food colorings weren’t strong enough to make a full black. That’s ok, though. Good thing the piping bag, the cookie cutter as a guide, and the nozzles made filing the slots super easy!
ZAK! PROMO CODE TO MAKE YOUR OWN MINION COOKIES!
Since my kids and I loved the fun and practical nature of the Zak! products, I’ve teamed up with them to offer you a bonus gift with your purchase. Exclusively for LauraFuentes & MOMables readers they are offering:
- A free colorful measuring spoons set (like the ones you see Gabriel use) with a $20 purchase on Zak.com with the coupon code: “MOMABLES”
- Also, orders over $50 receive free shipping (no coupon necessary).
PLUS $100 GIVEAWAY TO ZAK! FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER
We are also giving away a $100 coupon code to use at Zak! Designs towards your favorite items! To enter:
- Head over to Zak.com and browse their awesome products.
- Leave a comment below with a hyperlink to some of your favorite products (perhaps the ones you would purchase with your $100) and you could win!
- Giveaway ends, 10/23/2015 11:59pm cst.
Good luck and remember to share with friends!
And, should your kids decide they want “pirate” Minion cookies… that works too. Enjoy!
From time to time, I work with awesome companies to develop recipes for this website. Today’s post was brought to you by Zak! Designs. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that encourage my creativity.