My 3 year-old daughter loves playing with this set along with the cupcake set and plastic eggs. She fills the plastic eggs with sand, cracks them into the bowl, measures the rest of the ingredients with the measuring cups, and then whisks everything together. She then fills the cupcake holders and tray, and bakes her sand cupcakes. We have lots of sand toys, and this is definetly a favorite. It is sturdy and should hold up well.