Sometimes it is easier to just do the fun part. Audrey recently took a baking class where she rolled pre-made cookie dough and cut shapes; cut meat and cheese into animal shapes; decorated pre-baked cupcakes; and iced her cookies. We did not make the cookie dough or cupcake batter. This made it easy to keep Audrey involved because she got to do the fun part. If all of the work gets in your way just skip to the fun part. Purchase a roll of cookie dough or buy plain cupcakes. Then you and your helper can enjoy the best part of baking.