When I make the childrens activity advent calendar - the baking is always the first thing I add to the list, because I know how much they love it. Usually the kids grow tired of it after they have done about 10 cakes, and I am left with the rest of the baking. But it is ok. As long as they get some good memories from doing it, I am happy! We usually buy ready made dough from a bakery, because I am a fan of having a no stress run up to Christmas. We only do what we want to do.