As you probably know, we’re part of the Lego Duplo Blogger Panel which means we get sent fab Duplo products to test out from time to time. This time around we were sent the Creative Cakes, which comes with candles, meringues and cupcake cases so we can create our own cupcakes and birthday cakes.
C absolutely loves playing with this set and I, despite my initial reservations, think it’s nice to have a bit of Duplo that’s girly. Just for a change!
C loves role playing and this set is great for her. She’s regularly to be found lining her teddys up with a plate and a cake each, or asking me if I’d prefer chocolate or strawberry cake today. It can also be used in an educational way; she counts how many candles there are on the cakes, or how many cupcakes she’s ‘baked’ and it reinforces her knowledge of colours too.
Creative cakes really captures her imagination and she can spend hours playing with this. The lid of the box also doubles up as a tray so as well as building the cakes, she can pretend to be a waitress or a shopkeeper too.
We went away for a few days recently and the only thing that C asked to play with while we were away was her Duplo. We’re off to Butlins in a couple of weeks and she keeps telling me we’ve got to take her box of Duplo with us this time.
In our house, no other toy comes close to her giant box of Duplo. It beats everything else, hands down. And even as she grows she’ll still be able to play with it, and mix it with regular Lego too as they all fit together.
If only I could teach her how to pack it away again!