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Mazzy’s Bake-Off is off to an excellent start. We’ve got gingerbread train stations, burnt chocolate chip cookies (my favorite), and a boy who is really angling for Mazzy’s affection with an icing so pink, it could blind Strawberry Shortcake.

That boy knows how to win a contest.

We’ve also got a kid who I believe murdered Barney to get just the right purple for his frosting (see photo above). Everybody calm down— it will be okay. I called the cops.

That’s what we are about here on Mommy Shorts. Baking cookies and solving dinosaur crime. It’s called “multi-tasking”.

FYI- if you have not submitted a picture yet because you have never baked with your kids before, I highly recommend it. Mazzy had the time of her life baking Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Lollipops the other day, as evidenced in her baking tutorial debut.

If you decide to bake specifically for Mazzy’s Bake off, that allows you to have a huge advantage. Mainly because Mazzy is a judge and we all know how much she LOOOOOOOVES pink (hint, hint).

Monk Fruit In The Raw is supplying a $250 cash prize for both the BEST and WORST baking attempts by your kids. In both categories, parents will not be penalized for being involved. As long as your kids participated, the picture is fair game.

In addition to $250, both winners will receive the full line of In The Raw products and a miniature baking set so they can work on their skills even when you kick them out of the kitchen. All ten finalists will receive $50 worth of In The Raw products.

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Here are a few of my favorite contestants thus far…

We’ll start with THE WORST category:

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And some of THE BEST:

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Thank god we won’t have to taste them all to judge! I mean, I’m sure they are all delicious. Except those snowmanslaughter cookies. Those are questionable.

Monk Fruit In The Raw is a new zero-calorie sweetener made with real fruit. It comes in packets and a Bakers Bag that measures cup for cup, so it’s ideal for moms looking to cut added sugars without sacrificing taste. I consider “sacrificing taste” second to “death by bear attack” so I am on board with this very important agenda.

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If you would still like to enter, just post your pictures on the Mommy Shorts facebook page or hashtag #MazzysBakeOff on Instagram, tagging both @mommyshorts and @intheraw. Finalists will be announced next week.

Happy Baking!

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Mazzy’s Bake-Off is sponsored by Monk Fruit in the Raw, but all references to killing Barney are my own.


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