Reviewed by Tara Davies
My daughter Poppy, aged 8, adores cooking, so we were thrilled to receive the Annabel Karmel Baking Set to review. First impressions were very good! The packing is kept to a minimum (well done AK/ Casdon for being environmentally conscious!). Despite the small amount of packaging, the packaging which was included was attractive and gave a clear overview of the product, including contents and product purpose. What I liked best about the limited packaging was that you are clearly able to see the product and get a good sense of the quality prior to opening.
The set itself is aimed at children between the ages of 5-11 years old and contains 20 pieces in total. The contents included a colourful and durable mixing bowl with an anti-slip base and grip to the side, a small measuring jug, a baking tin, a variety of cookie/ biscuits cutters, 6 measuring spoons and a silicone spatula. All products are neatly contained within the mixing bowl for ease of storage. The set also contains two easy to follow biscuit recipes, one for vanilla shortbread and one for ginger cookies. However, we cheated and bought boxed cake and cookie mix from the supermarket!
The overall product quality was excellent and the set was extremely easy to use, perfect for little hands. My daughter had great fun using the set and it also allowed us to talk about the importance of good hygiene when cooking. Also promotes educational skills such as weight and measurements. The only criticism I do have is that the cookie cutters were a little small, so it was difficult to make out what the actual shapes of the biscuits were once they were cooked (not that it stopped us eating them, they were delicious).As a development point, I would possibly recommend having less cutters which are bigger in size. Nonetheless, this is not a major issue. The set is extremely easy to clean too, I even had Poppy to do the washing up!
Poppy says “The set was brilliant and I enjoyed it. It was so good I’ll use it all the time when me and mam are making cakes”
We will certainly get good use out of this, I’m sure it will be used time and time again. Overall, we were both very impressed and think it represents very good value for money. I would give this a rating of 4/5… fun, good quality and good value for money.
Available to buy from Amazon here.