Colorful wooden play-food set 4 cupcakes, 4 cupcake tops, 8 cupcake sleeves, 4 candles, baking tray, and oven mitt High-quality materials ensure durability and safety A "sweet" introduction to pretend-kitchen play Encourages hand-eye coordination and imaginative play Be sure your little baker uses the oven mitt to remove these 4 delectable-looking wooden cupcakes from their cupcake baking tray. This special set has 3 dry-erase markers shaped like icing tubes to decorate the smooth, removable, wipe-off cupcake tops. With colorful baking cupcake sleeves and decorative wooden candles, these low-cal cupcakes will be the hit of birthday and tea parties! PERFECT FOR LEARNING: Through make-believe play, children learn to understand the world around them, build vocabulary, and develop important social skills as they repeat the actions and rituals of the adults around them. This innovative play set lets kids re-enact an everyday activity--preparing food in the kitchen--in a best-of-the-everyday context: a birthday party! The multi-step activity works toward a specific goal (completing a decorated cupcake), which keeps kids engrossed and enhances focus. Lots of options along the way (Which topping where? What should I draw?) encourage creativity and problem solving too. And fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination get a workout as children place each cupcake in its sleeve, place the toppers and candles, color with the pens, and lift the cupcakes out of the pan. Melissa & Doug
We have a lot of Melissa and Doug items and we're always generally very impressed with them. The cupcake set is great fun and our six year old wanted it so much that she bought it with her own money. To start off with, it's a high quality toy. They're basically wooden cupcakes with candles that velcro on top. The whole concept of the icing markers is fun and all the kids (friends included) enjoy "decorating" the cupcakes. The part you draw on is a sort of plas..