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# Why Does Cake Batter Rise When Baked? Yeast? Eggs? Magic?

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Do you know why cakes rise when you bake them in the oven? The answer isn't yeast, as many people think. Share this video with your kids for a very tasty science lesson!

Do you bake with your kids? Are they curious about how things change from batter or dough to the finished product?

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

LOL, mine, too, but they still love to help me whenever I bake. :)

Quoting jerzeetomato:

My kids loved to bake with me when they were little.  Now they're old enough to make their own brownies and cupcakes!

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

It's a fun way to teach them things like that, isn't it? It's also great for teaching them how to follow directions in order. :)

Quoting steveiguana:

baking is how we taught fractions and measures to our kids when they were little

by Kandy on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:18 PM

my kids LOVE to bake.

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I wish they would make me some brownies right now lol

Quoting Cafe Steph:

LOL, mine, too, but they still love to help me whenever I bake. :)

Quoting jerzeetomato:

My kids loved to bake with me when they were little.  Now they're old enough to make their own brownies and cupcakes!

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM
I still say magic.........

Lol. JK
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by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Quoting Cafe Steph:

It's a fun way to teach them things like that, isn't it? It's also great for teaching them how to follow directions in order. :)

Quoting steveiguana:

baking is how we taught fractions and measures to our kids when they were little

It has paid off too! I have all my older kids either in college or graduated all with science and math based majors. The younger ones are all on the honor roll as well. I think lots of parents can find opportunities at home to teach kids in fun different ways and not expect the school to do it al! The side benefit is I rarely have to cook anymore all the kids are great at it.

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM
Mine is too young now, but I remember baking as a kid.
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by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

OMG...I love this...too cute

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by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

It is all about Magic :)

Quoting LyTe684:

I still say magic.........

Lol. JK

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by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM

daddy does all the cooking here...but my girls are following in his footsteps...   :)

Quoting gypsy_rose:

my kids LOVE to bake.

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