Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Moon Cake

Mercedes' science theme for week 2 of MFW Kindergarten was the moon. One of the activities we did for this lesson was make a "moon cake". I got this recipe from MFW Kindergarten teacher's guide.

We started out by mixing up some "moon sand". 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp salt.

We made 3 "craters" in the moon sand. A big, medium and little one.

Mercedes poured 5 tablespoons of olive oil into the large crater.

She added 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the small crater.

And 1 teaspoon of baking soda into the medium crater.

Then she made a "volcano" by pouring 1 tablespoon of vinegar into the baking soda crater. 

She added a cup of milk and mixed it all together to form the moon's surface.

She sprinkled on some "moon rocks" (1/2 cup of raisins). We poured the batter into a greased 8" round cake pan and baked it at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Once the moon was baked, we sprinkled it with "moon dust" (powdered sugar).

We made a "full moon".

A "half moon".

And a "crescent moon".

And we called the completely eaten cake a "new moon".

Mercedes had a blast making this cake, and honestly it was incredibly delicious as well. I think we will make this occasionally just for fun!

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