by Guest Blogger Maytal Wichman
Decorating cupcakes is something my five-year-old daughter loves to do. Baking cupcakes, however, is not something we do often at our house, so decorating them is usually an activity reserved for carnivals. Clay It Cake Shop is a cupcake and cake decorating kit that is a win-win for both moms and kids: on the one hand, kids can decorate to their heart’s content; on the other hand, none of the decorations are edible, which means no calories, no sugar and, most importantly, no hyper kids.
I recently tried the Clay-It Cake Shop kit called “My Party Cakes” with my five-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. The kit includes plastic containers, clay, molds and crafting tools. The toy is for kids ages 4 and up and my son was able to do some of the decorations. My daughter was able to put the “cream”, as well as make most of the decorations on her own and both kids had a blast and were disappointed they were each only allowed to do one cake. The “My Party Cakes” kit comes with 6 small cakes in various shapes.
While most store-bought craft kits usually get tossed aside after the craft is done, the “cakes” in the Clay-It Cake Shop can actually double as treasure boxes when the clay dries, which is within 24 hours.
The Clay-It Cake Shop kit is available for $23.98. There are other kits available at prices starting from $11.99.
I was not paid for this post. I did receive a Clay It Cake Shop kit for review.
Guest Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Healthy Bites and also writes for Long Island Mamas. Maytal has been living in New York City for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but writing about nutrition and helping families eat better is her true passion. She grew up in both California and Israel, which explains her love for California cuisine (fresh, local ingredients), as well as Mediterranean food (flavorful, heart-healthy ingredients). Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to two kids (ages 5 & 2) and works hard to ensure they eat healthy, unprocessed food, while trying to make it as delicious as possible. Married to a vegetarian and being a pescetarian herself, this can be quite a challenge. On an ordinary night at her dinner table, you can hear things like “More cauliflower, please!”, “How come I didn’t get a lot of tomato?” and “Fish oil! Yaaaay!”.