If there’s one thing that I love about this season is that it brings families together with an array of holidays. Even better is all of the fall baking that I get to do with my family. The month of October marks National Bake and Decorate Month and it’s a great kickoff to the holiday baking season.
As I mentioned, seasonal baking and decorating has always opened the opportunity to bring my family together for some fun. It’s a time to hang out and converse while keeping our fingers busy with sprinkles and icing. Many times we are decorating cookies but there have also been instances of cakes, cupcakes, pies…you get the point. If you are looking for an activity to do with your children you can also pick up plain sugar cookies at your local grocery store for a simple solution. The sky is the limit.
Today I’m opting to bake and decorate donuts. Delicious fall donuts. While I don’t advise that you eat donuts every morning for breakfast, I have managed to cut out a few of the calories by baking them. You can make these with your kids and allow them to decorate their donut how they would like including sprinkles, icing, Litehouse Low Fat Caramel or a drizzle of Litehouse Chocolate Dip.
The next time you’re sitting around on a cool Saturday and your children are looking for something to do, try bringing them together around the table for some baking and decorating fun. Now is a great time to collect seasonal decorating items such as colorful sprinkles and candies and get your practice in for Christmas cookies. Let your kids help with the mixing and baking and then have them each decorate their own donut to eat. They will love drizzling the icing onto the donuts and watching their handfuls of sprinkles stick to their creations!