Cooking and baking is a great way to develop an essential life skill as well as spend quality family time together. My children love baking with me especially my son as he wants to enter Bake Off Junior when he is old enough. Working in the kitchen can be stressful at times but I find that preparation is key and also having the right tools for the job too. Some of the regular tools in the kitchen are too cumbersome and heavy for children to handle.
Toy company Casdon has teamed up with baby food expert and cookery book writer Annabel Karmel to create a range of cooking tools that work as normal kitchen tools. These high quality Casdon implements are all approved by Annabel who has written special recipes that are easy for young children to make. The range includes baking sets with cake moulds, baking accessories, mixing bowls and decoration tools.
We have received the baking set with accessories (20 pieces) and mini cupcake set with spoon to try out. We already own a few Annabel Karmel sets and love the quality of their products.
This baking set comes with an orange plastic bowl with anti-slip base, silicone spatula, round sandwich tray, plastic measuring jug, measuring spoons, 10 cookies pastry cutters and recipe card. This lightweight plastic bowl comes with a non-slip base which is useful when using it on the table. The utensils are all made with good quality materials. The colours are bright and attractive. There is a good quality finish to the whole set, with smooth surfaces and each utensil is nicely weighted for children. The minor quibble is that the measuring spoons seem slightly too plasticky and the measurements on the spoons are hard to see.
Next is the mini cupcake set with spoon, which comes with a mini baking tray, six mini silicone cups and a silicon spoon. The mini silicon cupcake cases slide off the cake with ease and are also easy to wash. The spoon is at the right length for my children to mix with. The size of the cupcakes is great for smaller toddler!
Overall these sets are great quality with attractive colours that every budding chef would love! I would recommend them!
Disclosure: We received the samples for the purposes of writing this review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own.