Cupcake Decorating Studio Kids Arts and Crafts Product Review Baking

 

Manufacturer: Smart Lab Toys
Recommended Age: 7 years +
Retail Price: $24.99
On the Web: www.smartlabtoys.com
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Cupcake Decorating Studio Kids Arts and Crafts Product Review Baking

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The Cupcake Decorating Studio by Smart Lab Toys provides an instructional book and kid-sized frosting utensils to help children frost, decorate and showcase their cupcakes.

The 24 page instructional book Sweet!  by author Jenna Land Free and expert Leslie Miller focuses on how to make single cupcakes as well as configurations. The illustrated book comes with recipes, techniques and tips on how to create one-of-a-kind works of edible art using creamy frosting, simple fondant and elegant ganache. Classic decorating tricks are broken down into step-by-step directions.

The kit includes a froster designed with little hands in mind, three frosting tips (flat, star and round), a frosting spreader, a stencil holder with four pre-cut stencils (sand dollar, snowflake, dragon face and bow), mini cutters in three shapes (circle, flower and shell), tweezers, a cake comb and a rolling pin with raised edges for rolling fondant.


The Cupcake Decorating Studio is recommended for kids ages 7 and up – our review team came back with some mixed thoughts on that! If you’ve got younger kids that like to cook or bake, and you don’t mind the extra work and the mess, some of our parents thought this could be loads of fun even for kid as young as 4 or 5. On the other hand, some of our parents felt that if you wanted to be more hands off, then the Cupcake Decorating Studio is a bit better geared for older aspiring bakers.

Whatever way you look at, our reviewers all agreed – this is a detailed, involved “toy” that takes patience and practice to master some of the fun designs. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it! Our parents loved the Cupcake Decorating Studio, loved working with their kids on it, and felt that it is about as easy as can be for kids decorating cupcakes!

The Cupcake Decorating Studio is made to last! Our parents were pleased with how well all of the utensils were made, and how easily they cleaned. The illustrated instruction/recipe book will also last as long as you have (mostly) clean hands handling it. No cause for concern here!

Five stars isn’t enough! Cupcakes! Cool designs that kids can make essentially by themselves! Our review team, parents and kids, thought visually this was off the charts!

Fantastic functionality! The Cupcake Decorating Studio includes the tools and the instructions on how to create the coolest cupcakes. But that’s just the start of it – because once your kids learn the tools and the concepts, it’s time for them to create all on their own! Talk about never-ending function – and endless cupcakes for you to sample!

In a blind survey our parents priced the Cupcake Decorating Studio right around $20. With an actual retail price of $25 it is a little higher than they would have liked – but certainly not off the charts. When our parents discovered the actual price tag they all felt the dollars spent would be well worth the value.

An absolute original! Not a single member of our review team, parents or kids, had ever seen anything quite like this for kids! Sure there are recipe books for adults, but this one is geared for little bakers and has so many of the tools you’d look for in a cupcake decorating kit!

Super fun! Super tasty! Super rating! The Cupcake Decorating Studio was certainly a hit with our team! It’s priced fair, and includes all of the tools and directions you need to turn your ordinary cupcakes into fun works of art! Boys and girls at a variety of ages really got excited to create – and you can’t ask for much more than that! Awesome fun!