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Book Review: Cooking with the Wiggles

Looking for some fun during the school holidays then why not get the kids together and do some home cooking?

In Cooking with the Wiggles, join Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony as they share their easy recipes on how to crowd favourites like Eggy Cheesy Toasties, Shake Me Make Me Meatballs, Frozen Fruity Yoghurt Drops, a Wake Up Lachy Omelette and more.

Easy-to-make food perfect for light meals is the subject of Emma’s Tea Party which teaches children how to make treats like Crunch and Munch Straws, Fairy Bites, Fruit Salad Pizza or a Dorothy the Dinosaur cake.

Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field, said: “We are so excited about the launch of our new Wiggly cookbooks. Cooking is such a great activity for families to share and offers many learning opportunities for children.”

 How about trying this recipe from Emma’s Tea Party?

DOROTHY THE DINOSAUR CAKE

Feeds 12 Wiggles

Ingredients:

  • 3 x 510g pkts vanilla cake mix, plus listed ingredients
  • 200g white chocolate Melts
  • 2 tbsp liquid glucose
  • 3 x 400g tubs vanilla frosting
  • Green food colouring
  • 340g pkt yellow Candy Melts
  • Small silk flowers
  • Tube of black writing icing

Parent
Grease two deep 23cm square cake pans. Line bases and sides with baking paper. Make cake mixture following packet directions; divide between pans. Bake as directed.

Parent
To make modelling chocolate, melt chocolate Melts in a microwave following packet directions; cool. Stir in glucose (chocolate will harden).

  • Child
    Wrap modelling chocolate in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Parent + Child
    Spoon frosting into a bowl. Add drops of food colouring, stirring with a spoon, until frosting is Dorothy green (see picture).

Parent
Using the picture as a guide, cut a Dorothy shape out of the cakes. From the first cake, cut out Dorothy’s body; place on a presentation board. From the second cake, cut out two identical shapes for her head, then stack them on top of one another, securing together with frosting; position on the board above her body. (If necessary, trim a little off Dorothy’s head so it’s not so high.)

  • Parent + Child
    Cover cake all over in frosting.

Parent
Trim a few Candy Melts to make smaller dots.

  • Child
    Copy the picture and put Dorothy’s spots, flat-side up, on the cake.

Parent
Knead modelling chocolate, then roll out to a 30cm round. Using a knife, cut a 25cm semi-circle for Dorothy’s hat. Cut out eyes, teeth, gloves and spikes for her tail.

  • Parent + Child
    Copy the picture and put on Dorothy’s eyes, teeth, gloves and spikes. Gently shape Dorothy’s hat to fit around her head. Using a little frosting, stick flowers on her hat and on one glove. Draw on her pupils and eyebrows with the black writing icing.

More info: Wiggle on Instagram

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