Rated 4 out of 5 by Kate's Mom Great Company Stands Behind Fun Toy
Like the other parents who have commented, my three-year-old daughter really enjoys this toy and often takes it out and plays with it on her own--six weeks after receiving it as a gift for her birthday. I, too, have been having trouble with the dry-erase "icing" markers for decorating the cupcakes: It was so hard to wipe my daughter's old designs off the plastic frosting that she started using the underside of the frosting caps to create new designs. Finally I called customer service: They recommended using a DAMP cloth to wipe of the "dry-erase" markers. I felt like a bozo for not thinking of it myself, but, otherwise, it was a great customer service experience. (I still can't get the dry-erase-marker marks off the wooden cupcakes, but the wooden cupcakes are not intended for use with the markers.) I, too, think this is a great toy for both boys and girls.
April 28, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cheryle Dress for the Party
I love Melissa & Doug toys and this is a terrific gift. Our Granddaughter has so enjoyed this cupcake set as have we. The only problem we had was our granddaughter dotted her new dress with the markers and I've tried many methods and just can't get it out. Any suggestions? We wrongfully assumed that the markers would be washable being that it is for a child. As soon as she touched her dress we looked for warnings or statements of how to remove but found nothing. We had no problem wiping off the icing or wooden cupcakes. It is still a wonderful toy but her dress is ruined. :(
August 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Morgans_Mommy Excellent Toy......So Glad I Found It!!
This is truly a great toy. The wooden cupcakes and candles are very durable and it makes for great pretend play. Santa brought this for our 2 year old daughter for Christmas and she loves this. She loves birthdays and to "cook" for us and help in the kitchen so this was really perfect for her. The only down side is that yes, the markers are a little difficult to wipe off the tops and the wood especially if you don't wipe it off immediately (who has time to worry about that) but Mr. Clean magic erasers work wonders and take it off in a snap. Thank you Melissa and Doug!!
March 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Madison's Mommy My daughter LOVES this toy!!!
I bought these cupcakes for my 2 year old daughter from an ice cream/book store in town. She absolutely loves it! She plays with them all the time and never seems to get bored with it! She enjoys having friends over as well, and sings happy birthday! I just use a baby wipe and the marker comes off, even on the wooden part! She even drew all over her arms with the markers and they were also very easily cleaned with a baby wipe! I will buy this toy for our friends childrens for birthdays and I will buy other toys like this for my daughter! Thanks from a happy mommy!
March 17, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dasher Great Toy!
I love these cupcakes. I got them for my 3 year old daughter, and she loves to play with them. The only reason I didnt give it all stars is that I think they should have made the entire cupcake dry erase material, not just the icing part. The cupcakes are wooden, which is what I normally like, but for this toy it gets annoying because if the marker gets on the wood, it's really hard to get off, if you can at all. All in all, though it's a great toy and great for imaginative play, goes well in my daughter's kitchen.
February 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mayor cupcakes
I played for hours with a 3 year old as we decorated the cupcakes. He made special ones for the family. It was a great creative exercise for him as he told stories how he made them. Talked about the "filling" the different flavors and how he decorated each one special for his guests. Between all of us he had 3 generations engaged in interactive play. I love that the toys were wooden. Brought me back to my childhood.
March 30, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cynthiajean123 Grandkids Love it!
Melissa & Doug pretend play items are rather expensive compared to others of the same type, but the quality seems nicer and I feel that they will last longer and hold up under heavy play (lots of kids) and I need that, since I have 19 grandkids, and three great grandkids who visit all the time and love our "play diner"
This was a perfect addition!
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy mom of four GREAT present for little kids!
My daughters received this as a gift from their grandparents and they LOVE it. They are 2 and 4 years old and play with it constantly. Their older siblings (6 and 9) even enjoy playing it with them. This toy gets so much use, I need to find replacement "icing." I also might add that my kids get tired of toys so quickly and that is a source of frustration for me. But they have not gotten tired of this toy, which is an extra PLUS for me.
February 1, 2010