If your child loves to cook then this cake mixer is the perfect pretend toy! Like all of Melissa and Doug’s toys, this one is sturdy, made of wood and beautifully painted, much like toys of a bygone era that were made to last.
The cake mixer costs $25 on the Melissa and Doug website, $28 on Amazon and $33 on Indigo. You can check here to see if Amazon has a deal available.
Who Would Buy It?
Made for kids age 3 and up, this cake mixer has a cute little crank on the top which moves the mixer in the bowl with a speed dial on the side. The mixer can be lifted up similar to a real mixer. The set also comes with a cracked wooden egg, a loaf tin and pound cake, a pound cake box, butter, a butter knife, and a recipe list.
As it’s made of wood, it is certainly much more of a novelty than the dime a dozen plastic mixers you can find in stores.
The colors are gender neutral, which promotes a healthy idea beyond the case people often make that little girls are drawn to baking because kitchen items are typically feminine things.
Kids will love cracking the egg, slicing the butter and serving up pretend baked treats.
Besides being fun, this set encourages creative thinking and imaginative play and promotes memory and number skills.
Older children may well become bored quickly but younger ones enjoy playing pretend baking with this toy.
This is a brand new offering from Melissa and Doug so customer reviews are sparse. Amazon has only 1 review (5 stars) but I could not find any on Toys R Us or even Melissa and Doug’s site.
Value for Money?
Well-made wooden products can be hard to come by and this is made to last. It will stand up to rough play unlike cheap plastic toys.
It is currently available on Amazon, Melissa and Doug’s website and Indigo. Prices vary so look around.
Melissa and Doug’s is known for making quality toys and this item is no exception. Your little cook will love to play baker with this colorful Make a Cake Mixer set.