Before the children start baking, they will be shown visuals of a variety of cakes from the simplest to the most extravagant, from superhero cakes to wedding cakes. This will get the children’s creative juices flowing because a cake can be any shape, colour or size. They then will get to draw what they want their finished cake to look like plus the ingredients they want to use.
Then we will all have a group discussion to decide on ingredient, flavours and the end product. Understandably, there will be children that shy away and keep to themselves, so they will be encouraged with support, to say what they want in the cake no matter how silly or outrageous it is. They will be encouraged, supported and praised throughout the activity to boost their creative confidence.
Then they will get to dress up as chefs and begin to bake. The size of the class will depend on the teaching support available. Each child will be closely supervised, advising them what needs to be done and how to go about it whilst incorporating their ideas. Constructive praise and encouragement will be dealt throughout the lesson especially for the ones who are inclined to shy away. Once they have completed the cake, each child will be asked to stand in front of the class, show their drawings, explaining the layout of their cake and why they choose those flavours, remembering to help the less confident children when and where ever they need it .