On May 1st, kids were invited to bake with KD inside of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SOFAB). This was such a long awaited experience as classes have been temporarily postponed due to The Pandemic.
Kids of all ages, ranging 7-16, were grouped in teams and given ingredients, baking tools and a recipe card to make their very own baked cake donuts.
Measurements may have been a bit tricky at times. There was only one 1/8 cup and no 1/8 teaspoons so kids either shared or approximated using a 1/4 cup or teaspoon. Most of the groups’ donuts came out perfect except for one group who may have added too much baking soda. It was completely obvious after that first bite that there was an imbalance of ingredients lol. The reaction was not only funny but priceless.
The older kids were allowed to use KitchenAid Mixers to mix the donut batter while the little ones prepared the ingredients.
Kids were shown how to fill and pipe batter into prepared donut pans. Each group timed their donuts and notified KD when their donuts would be ready.
KD passed out an activity titled COGS Guestimate to calculate out how much is costs to make one donut. Chaye Lynn (age 11) came the closest to the total, just 2 pennies off! How impressive is that?
Parents provided many healthy snacks and bottled water for kids during class.
While making the colored donut glaze, kids were told to use the “eyeball effect”, to make a thick glaze with a consistency similar to Elmers glue. Once their glaze was just right, they colored their glaze and dipped the donuts. Most kids went with a galaxy design, which is a technique of mixing food coloring slowly to create a swirl-like glaze on the donuts.
Others topped their donuts with sprinkles, cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, crushed cookies, and drizzled glaze.
At the end of class, kids boxed up the donuts to take with them.
Enjoy more photos from the event: