Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Product: Annabel Karmel Casdon Baking Range
Price: Varies per set
Age Range: Recommended for 5-11 years
Manufacturer’s Description: Popular role play toys company Casdon teamed up with cookery book writer Annabel Karmel to create a range of cooking toys that really work. The selection of toys includes mixing bowls, cake moulds, decoration tools and baking accessories. These high quality Casdon implements are all approved by Annabel who has written special recipes that are easy for young children to make. The focus is on teaching young kids to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle as well as providing them with basic cooking skills that they can expand upon as they get older.
Review: We were sent three sets from the Annabel Karmel Casdon baking range; the Pizza Making Set (£4.50 at Tesco Direct), the My Perfect Pastry Set (£20 at Amazon), and the Mini Cupcake Set with Utensils (£11.49 at Amazon).
This fab Pastry Set is jam-packed – you get a lot for your money! 10 cookie cutters, a mixing bowl, a round baking tin, a whisk, a set of 6 measuring spoons, a rolling pin, a spatula, a mini tart pan, a measuring jug, and 10 recipes. The cookie cutters are a little small but everything else is fantastic.
The rolling pin is nice as you can hold the handles and the body of the rolling pin rotates around them, which is excellent for kids. The measuring bowl is a really nice size and the anti-slip base and lip are nice additional features. The jug is a lovely size with marks for fluid oz, cups, and ml.
The Mini Cupcake set consists of a mini cupcake baking tray with silicone cupcake cases to match, along with a spatula, brush and spoon. The handles of the baking tray are silicone which is a nice touch, and it also comes with two recipe cards for fun little cakes.
The girls and their Grandma used the items from these two sets to bake some little chocolate muffins and some orange shortbread biscuits – they had loads of fun and the end results were very yummy! The girls got on really well with all of the equipment and Mum was very impressed with it all too.
I can’t wait to try the last set out soon, it looks great…
The Pizza Making Set includes two recipes, a small pizza pan with holes, a pizza cutter, and a rolling pin. We haven’t had a chance to try this one out yet, but it looks really good, and the pan and utensils all look to be the same great quality and good value of the other sets. Georgie loves pizza so I am looking forward to doing some pizza baking this Summer.
These sets are great value, a lot of fun, and we have been very impressed with the quality – plus, they are a great way to get kids interested in the kitchen. The bright colours make the sets very visually appealing, and all the utensils are the perfect size for little hands. 5 stars!