If it wasn't for Batter Up Kids owner/writer/chef/teacher Barbara Beery, Ella's Eco birthday bash wouldn't have been half of the success that it was. Some of you might have seen Barbara Beery's amazing kid cookbooks like the Green Princess, Pink Princess, Fairies Cookbook, Mermaid Cookbook, Pink Princess Tea Parties and Sensational Snacks at your local bookstores. She has quite a few more, but those were my favorites!
Barbara Beery began Batter Up Kids in 1991. It started as a child cooking school and turned into a huge cooking store success! Barbara has become a nationally known best selling children's cookbook author and after trying out a few recipes I completely understand why! Batter Up Kids also sells amazing cooking gear for children and they even have a Eco-friendly section with some fantastic gear.
Batter Up Kids sent us a Eco Friendly Kids Cook and Bake Set for the party. The kit comes with the Green Princess Cookbook, a Silicone Baking Set, Bamboo Utensil Set and a Eco friendly apron. I just happened to be at Barnes & Noble and saw Barbara's whole collection of books and got some other ideas for party food. I wish I had the money to buy the whole set! I let Ella help me cook for the party and the utensils are the perfect size for small hands. The silicone set is perfect for tiny cakes- which I used in the cupcake tower. The cake comes out easily and doesn't break like a lot of pans I've tried. And the flower cake really does imprint a flower!
I wanted to let the kids decorate their own cupcakes, cookies and ice cream sundaes to give them something fun to do during the party. We only used 100% organic ingredients in everything we made, even the icing! I used Barbara's Flower Power Cookie recipe for our butterfly and star cookies which were extra yummy!! I also made her Solar Power Strawberry Lemonade, Cinnamon Maple Crisps, Dainty Sandwich Dippers, and her Paradise Pineapple Fruit Dip.Oh yes, it all tasted as yummy as it looks!! The Maple Cinnamon Crisps (stars, butterflies and hearts) were my favorite and I will be making these weekly for snacks. Also, the Dainty Sandwich Dippers are amazing!!! Everything was a huge success and I can't wait to try more!
I highly recommend checking out her cookbooks! But, Batter Up Kids has so much to offer other than cookbooks! You'll just have to see for yourself. :)
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