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By Alison Chew
Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
Baketivity delivers kid’s baking kits filled with tasty recipes, quality ingredients, and unique learning experiences so that you can spend quality time with your loved ones. Each baking kit, recipe, lesson, and activity are created for children age 4-10 and can be modified up or down as needed. Baking with family is a great way to reconnect, away from screens, work, and school, and spend meaningful time together making sweet (and delicious) memories.
For our Baketivity reviews, we purchased the Swirling Cinnamon Buns baking kit. This baking kit included a recipe booklet with clear, child-friendly steps with pictures, pre-measured dry ingredients, a lesson on synonyms, and a matching game to practice what we learned. We paid $32.95 with free shipping for the kit.
Baketivity recipes are very kid-friendly with step-by-step easy to read illustrated instructions. Our recipe had 15 steps with an optional icing with 2 steps. The estimated creation time was 2 hours with 25 min to prep, 1 hour to rise, 25 min to bake, and 10 min to cool.
I was a little concerned with the 2 hour time estimate because my son would not want to bake for that long but then realized that you are only really actively baking for about 15-25 min with plenty of time to do the lesson and activity while the buns are rising, baking, and cooling.
The Baketivity Cinnamon Bun ingredients that were included in our kit were flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, dry yeast, dark brown sugar, and cinnamon mix (cinnamon, sugar, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla sugar). We needed to supply 1 egg and oil. We also used butter versus oil in one of the steps as we felt it would give a richer flavor to the cinnamon buns.
Note: Baketivity offers both wheat-free and gluten-free options and all baking kits and ingredients are certified kosher.
My son, 9, was able to easily read the recipe and follow the instructions with little help from me. He enjoys baking, but is often intimidated by the steps and measuring everything correctly. Baketivity baking kits take those fears away and allow children to follow the easy recipes and build confidence in the kitchen. Along the way, I was able to explain how yeast works, why you knead the dough, and why the dough needs to rest twice prior baking so that he could understand the science behind the recipe. It would be great if the Baktivity lessons included the “why” behind baking so that kids can better understand the basic concepts.
The activity included with our Swirling Cinnamon Buns kit was called “Sticky Synonym Buns” and was all about synonyms. This lesson was a good reinforcement of a concept that my son was already familiar with and could easily be taught to younger kids with ease.
Cinnamon Buns: Finished Product
I really enjoyed my time in the kitchen with my son baking the Baketivity Swirling Cinnamon Buns baking kit. My son was apprehensive going into the activity as he lacks confidence and experience in the kitchen, but by the end, when he was enjoying the fruits of his labor, he asked when could we do it again. It was great to see this kit boost his confidence! And the cinnamon buns tasted great 🙂
Baketivity baking kits can be purchased individually or via a subscription with prices ranging from $25.95 to $32.95. And all come with free shipping.
With a Baketivity subscription, you will receive a new baking kit on the 10th of each month and every subscription includes a FREE apron along with free shipping. Subscriptions auto-renew unless canceled in advance. Subscription baking kit prices are as follows:
Baketivity individual baking kits range in price from $24.95 for the Positivity Baking kit to $45.95 for the Kids Birthday Party DIY Baking Kit with most kits priced at $29.99 or $32.95. All come with free shipping.
New! Face-Bake Baking Kit! This kit allows you to customize your cookies with a picture. It could be of you, your friends, your family, even your pet! This baking kit allows you to not only send personalized cookies but a personalized cookie baking kit. And at $44.99, we think that this would make an amazing gift!
We especially love the Seasonal Baking Kits by Baketivity like the Halloween baking kit below as well as the Back to School baking kit with an anti-bullying lesson.
One of our favorite baking kits, and one that we will try next, is the Baketivity Posi-tivity Cookie Kit. This kit focuses on teaching kids about cultural diversity and equity and encourages conversations around inclusion and friendship through colorful cookies.
Baketivity would make a great gift! Do you have a child in your life that likes to bake, wants to help in the kitchen, or simply loves sweet treats? A Baketivity baking kit is the perfect holiday gift or birthday present. They even have a DIY Birthday Cake Kit!
Gifting a baking kit is simple. To gift a subscription, select the subscription plan that you would like to order and check the “this is a gift” box at checkout and enter the recipient’s email address. If you want to gift a single box, check the “ship to a different address” at checkout and enter the recipient’s shipping address.
If you are looking for a fun and tasty activity for you to do at home with your little one or the perfect gift for a child in your life, Baketivity is a great option. The Baketivity kid’s baking kits allow children to gain experience and confidence in the kitchen as well as spend some quality time with a parent or loved one. We especially liked how easy the recipe instructions were to follow, the pre-measured ingredients, and how yummy the final product tasted. We highly recommend Baketivity kids baking kits as a fun family activity and think that they would make a great gift!
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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