During this experience, kids will learn basic kitchen skills, use their imaginations, and gain a sense of accomplishment by seeing what they can create. They'll compete in Cupcake Wars decorating contest!
Ashley and Aspen will pre-make and bring to your home sugar cookie dough, baked cupcakes, and frosting. Kids will choose themes, and every child will get a portion of cookie dough with a variety of add-ins (i.e. chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.) to choose from as their base.
They'll be taught how to roll out and stamp cookies, and place cookies in the oven while talking about oven safety. While the cookies bake, kids will play a topping unwrapping game where each kid gets a pair of gloves and three small pieces of candy to unwrap with gloves on. After a brief lesson on flavor pairings, they'll get to choose a frosting and cupcake combination in the order they finished unwrapping candies.
While the cookies cool, kids will learn how to frost cupcakes, incorporating their theme into their designs. They'll present to Ashley and Aspen at the end, and win prizes for best taste, best decoration, and most creative. And, of course, get to taste all the yummy, creative contest submissions! What a treat!
Ashley and Aspen are two sisters on a mission to bring amazing, performing arts experiences and enrichment to your kids! Aspen is a theater director, home baker, and college student passionate about bringing quality educational experiences to kids. Ashley is currently a Sophomore at the University of Southern California studying writing and theatre.
Both originally from Colorado, they have lots of experience working and volunteering with kids in their community and youth organizations. Their personal experiences growing up led them to determine there was a lack of quality, affordable education for children wanting to learn the performing arts, and they often found themselves working with teachers they found intimidating. Instead, their goal is to create accessible arts education that empowers kids, makes them feel valued, and helps them find their passions in a supportive, encouraging, and fun environment.
Ashley owned and operated a home bakery for 6 years, and currently runs an online confectionary called LolliPopped. She is training in the culinary and pastry arts, including the Wilton Decorating Method.
Ashley and Aspen are vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.