Iowa City Scratch Cookery

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Children's Birthday Party_02-27-2016

This last weekend I had the pleasure of leading a pizza/cupcake making birthday party for a family in Coralville. We had a lot of fun learning how to shape the dough and how to make that stretched dough into an actual pizza. I was surprised how many of the boys were willing to try fresh basil on their pizzas. The highlight of the day had to be when the kids got to decorate their cupcakes. I made a chocolate Swiss buttercream and each child got their own pastry bag to pipe on to their cupcake.

Since starting this business, I've been asked by parents if children would eat foods prepared from scratch. That those foods may be too unfamiliar for their child to even sample. I agree that if the food is unfamiliar a child will more than likely turn their nose up at it. However, if you can replicate the food that your child already enjoys than your odd for success go way up. For example, the pizza dough I make has no preservatives, the pizza sauce has no added sugar, and the Swiss buttercream has 50% less sugar than standard buttercream. I know what I'm advocating is no where near the level of Jamie Oliver's crusade, but I believe that small changes add up to big changes.

Here are some photos from the event: