A hit at make-believe parties, the Melissa and Doug Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set encourages creative expression while teaching fine motor skills. Recommended for ages three and up, this set has everything a child needs to play pastry chef. Kids will enjoy hours of imaginative fun as they decorate the cupcakes with the included icing markers. And they'll love how the cloth oven mitt, plastic muffin tray, and paper cupcake sleeves add a touch of authenticity to this charming play set.
Cupcake Set Entertains and Teaches
Everything you need for make-believe baking. View larger.
Features charming wooden cupcake bottoms and colorful candles.View larger.
Decorate treats with marker "icing" and genuine cupcake sleeves. View larger.
For parents who want their children to enjoy imaginative playtime while learning useful skills, the Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set is an ideal choice. This adorable set is packed with educational opportunities, but children are likely to have too much fun playing baker to notice they're learning.
The brown and yellow cupcake bottoms and pastel icing tops invite children to mix and match, creating their favorite combinations. For younger kids, this can help improve color recognition and counting skills, especially if a caregiver joins the fun and prompts discussions. For older children, it allows creativity to flourish, especially when they use the markers to draw polka dots and fun shapes on the icing tops.
The set also helps children develop hand-eye coordination. Little hands will love placing and removing the icing tops and candles. Children will also enjoy using the markers to garnish the cupcakes and gain fine motor skills that come in handy for schoolwork, sports, and other activities.
Classic Charm and Authenticity
Parents and children alike will be charmed by the Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set's wooden components. The wooden cupcake bottoms are painted yellow and brown--vanilla and chocolate--and the colorful candles are each decorated with a barbershop-pole design and topped with a painted flame.
For authenticity, the plastic muffin tray is silver-toned, giving it the look of a metal baking tray. Paper cupcake liners fit in the tray, so children can feel like they're really baking. Perhaps most realistic of all, a quilted oven mitt has a checkered red-and-white pattern and is child-sized to fit little hands.
For Independent or Group Play
The versatile Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set is suited for solo or small-group play. Children will enjoy throwing tea parties for their stuffed animals or bringing the set to show-and-tell and sharing the fun. Parents and caregivers can join in too, sitting alongside their junior bakers or placing special orders to give them a fun, rewarding task.
Easy to Clean and Store
When playtime is finished, the icing tops can be wiped with a dry cloth to remove the marker. If the designs don't come completely off, try dampening the towel. Once everything is clean and dry, the cupcake tray makes it simple to tidy up the cupcakes--in fact, it's so easy, little ones can be taught to put the pieces away all by themselves.
(Note: the Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set is not intended to be used with real food and is not dishwasher, oven, or microwave safe.)
About Melissa & Doug
Started in the garage at Doug's parents' house in 1988, Melissa & Doug has become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Its toys have garnered dozens of awards and have been widely featured in national media.
Melissa & Doug toys meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to ensure they meet the company's stringent safety requirements. In particular, the paints and coatings on Melissa & Doug toys are tested frequently to meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children's items.
What's in the Box
One Melissa & Doug Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set with four cupcakes, four icing tops, four candles, three cupcake icing markers, eight cupcake sleeves, oven mitt, and cupcake tray.