This post was last updated on March 14th, 2022 at 10:09 am
Kids love to ‘be like mom’, and this Wooden Make-a-Cake Mixer Set from Melissa and Doug is a perfect pretend-play toy for kids helping mom in the kitchen. It’s made of wood with a beautiful finish and harks back to when most toys were wooden. The pieces look realistic, much better than plastic, in my opinion, and they are durable.
There are 11 pieces in the set: Mixer, mixing bowl, pretend pound cake mix box, two-part egg, two pats of butter, pretend pound cake loaf, cake pan, recipe card, and a wooden knife.
The mixer head tilts back realistically, and it has a hand-cranked mixer whisk. A numbered ‘speed’ dial on the side can be ‘adjusted’ as required. It does just what your child would want it to do when copying your actions when baking.
The colors are gender-neutral, and the toy will appeal equally to boys and girls.
Wooden Make-a-Cake Mixer at a glance ...
Melissa and Doug Make a Cake Mixer Set
This is a well-made wooden toy, more than capable of taking robust play, and it’s better looking than many of the plastic types you see around.
It is an excellent example of a traditional toy that provides good play value by setting a child’s imagination free. It encourages creative thinking and allows a child to mimic real-life activities while at play - which is good for the learning curve.
There are plenty of other kitchen toy accessories that kids can use with the mixer set for added play value. We show a few below. All are of the same quality.
Melissa and Doug have an excellent customer service record and a reputation for providing good quality toy products. The Make-a Cake-Mixer set gets my vote!