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Cooking set for 9 y/o?

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JesusDontWantMeForASunbeam Mon 10-Oct-16 13:07:16

I'm putting together a baking/cooking hamper for DSD as part of her presents.

The plan is to buy funky coloured bits and bobs- utensils, nice bowls, chocolate moulds etc and a few cookbooks.

So far I have:

Nadiya's kids cookbook
Heart shaped moulds
Assortment of cutters

What would be good for a 9 year old? She enjoys helping to cook but hasn't cooked anything unattended. Trying to boost her independence and get some key skills. also I like cake

Pantsalive Mon 10-Oct-16 13:12:31

An apron
Ready cut circles of baking parchment
Edible glitter

RB68 Mon 10-Oct-16 13:31:32

whisk and spoons, decent spatula. Cake cases in funky colours, some packet mixes she can do herself - ie add egg or oil etc Cookie ones are quite good as don't need much. Some disposable icing bags and a nozzle or two

akkakk Mon 10-Oct-16 14:09:01

Something like these are fab:
magnetic measuring spoons - so they snap together into a little stack for storage, and have one round and one oval end for ease of use in little pots etc. - and they are cheerful and funky...

Sgtmajormummy Mon 10-Oct-16 14:12:52

I got a traditional Mason Cash bowl decorated with gingerbread men and women, a cutter and rolling pin in a gift box for DD about 5 years ago from Amazon. I'll check if they still do them.

Sgtmajormummy Mon 10-Oct-16 14:19:41

Ours is the traditional beige colour but I'm sure it was much cheaper than THIS!
Maybe shop around... confused

Sgtmajormummy Mon 10-Oct-16 14:23:26

Frilly jam pot lid covers with matching labels from Poundland went down very well, too. You could make Nigella's mincemeat (no suet, just butter, apples and cider with dried fruit) about now and give it as pre-C***** gifts.

JesusDontWantMeForASunbeam Mon 10-Oct-16 14:30:58

£45 for a bowl?! For a child! Go home Amazon. You're drunk.

Some great suggestions. Thank you. Hadn't thought of packet mixes.

I'm going to hit up pound land on payday.

ShowMeTheElf Mon 10-Oct-16 14:33:27

Have a look in Wilkinsons for baking equipment. Really good value.

WorkAccount Mon 10-Oct-16 14:45:35

Can I ask a really old farty question?
is this for storage at your house or elsewhere?
if it is elsewhere is there space in the kitchen to store extra baking stuff?

JesusDontWantMeForASunbeam Mon 10-Oct-16 14:49:24

At our house. We have a spare cupboard in the kitchen so it can just be her stuff and not mixed in with what everyone else uses.

WorkAccount Mon 10-Oct-16 14:55:08

that is cool then, I was just imagining all this stuff turning up at my kitchen and the WTFing that would ensue

JesusDontWantMeForASunbeam Mon 10-Oct-16 15:45:51

grin no we buy for our house. She's allowed to take things to her DMs but not if I think it's going to annoy or take up space.

Popsicle789 Mon 10-Oct-16 18:46:22

MrsPear Mon 10-Oct-16 21:56:24

Can I just say that my late grand parents made one of these for me as a child and it was by the far the best present I have ever received! They put in a big brown box which my nan covered in paper and inside was loads of little presents. Bowl, tins, cutters, scales and spoons and an apron and a stork cookbook -which I still have - are what I remember. Probably not chef quality but brilliant.

MakemineaGandT Mon 10-Oct-16 21:59:28

TK Maxx is great for this sort of thing - great bargains on biscuit cutters, aprons, fancy paper cake cases etc. Also vastly reduced cookery books!

Whyamihere Tue 11-Oct-16 12:31:13

I did this for my dd last year and she loved it (she was 11), some things she really liked and gets used all the time was a double timer, a mat that you can roll up and has measurements round that you can use for rolling out pastry, also a pair of silicone oven gloves which are really good and even I use, this year I am going to get her a Joseph and Joseph rolling pin (recently moved and no longer have one) and maybe a blow torch as she is very sensible and wants to try some more advanced desserts. She cooks a lot and has got a lot of use out of most of the thinks I bought

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