I don't have any pictures but I bought this for dd.I love the display case.It is made very well and has a faux marble top.
The one disappointment that I have is that the only food that is removable are the cupcakes.Everything else is glued to the pans.That was a big disappointment for us.The description of this online is very deceptive -- it makes it sound like all the food is removable.
I have this (no pics) and I give it a b+. the good- all of the food is realistic and so adorable. The case is high quaility. the bad- All foods exept the cake and cupcakes are stuck to the pan. The bakery box can only hold the cupcakes, cake, cinnabuns.
I received it as a Christmas gift. I currently don't have room to display it so I only had it out of the box on Christmas not enough time to really give a grand review for it. It was cute all the treats have a lot of detail on them. I did like how its double sided with the shelves so you can display on one side and hid things on the other side. The cupcakes can be removed from there pan but cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, cookies and brownies can not be but I like that, less piece to worry about getting miss placed. In the time I had it out of the box it seemed like it was made sturdy and once I have room I have a feeling its going to a favorite item of mine.
Post by nannypam52 on Jan 22, 2008 10:26:13 GMT -5
My grand-daughter got the bakery case set and the accessories with the apron for Christmas and she loves them (she is 7 years old if that is any help). I agree asg17, that there are less pieces to lose with some of the items attached, but GD wishes that they came off. The cake and cake display plate is her favorite piece.
My granddaughter received it for Christmas also and tho- all thought it was as cute as could be, she was VERY disappointed that only the cupcakes could be removed. That's what was most disappointing...the heart cookies are attached to the cookie sheet!! Didn't make sense to me as they are meant for 8 and above and are too big to swallow or choke on. It left little for imaginative play that these items could not be removed and displayed as desired. We are planning on keeping it but have purchased other cookie sheets and accessories for more creative play.
Post by designerdiana on Apr 9, 2008 6:57:22 GMT -5
I give it an A. You will not be disappointed in the cuteness, details and sheer play factor!
I've seen it in person at the AGBB Atlanta, and it's adorable. I don't have this yet, but it is high on my Wish List, and I will definitely purchase this before it retires.
The details are so cute, the linens, the little baked goods. Yes, it would be a plus if the baked goods would detach from the pans, but surely it must be to avoid a choking hazard, so I can't argue with that.
Delightful colors, charming details. This will look great next to the Sweet Treats table & chairs that I currently have displayed in the ice cream parlour setting of Samantha's Scenes and Settings.
Note on price: at $75 this seems to be pretty reasonably priced considering everything you get with it and how much fun it would be to play with it. If you want this, don't wait until it retires and can only be found on Ebay! At Christmas 2007 they were backordered at AG, and people were actually buying them for $150 and more on Ebay. So get it from AG while it's still reasonably priced.
My daughter just bought this item a couple weeks ago, and I can tell it is going to be a big hit around here. It has TONS of play value. It is well constructed and the food is adorable. The whole set is just too darn cute!! I agree that more of the food should be removable, because my daughters always seem to have it be an "eat in" bakery....and you cant actually take one or two brownies or buns out to give the dolls at a table...and it doesnt seem as much like you are baking them (if you are lucky enough to also have a cookstove!)...since the brownies arent a full pan...but even so...we love this item. Besides...you can make some more items, or buy them on ebay to use along with it. Buy this! You will love it!
I just got this for my Deep Valley Crowd and I we love it. I'm having a hard time keeping my 5yo away from it so I think I'll order extra food for when the eventual lost food happens.
I was a bit disappointed that the faux-marble top is wood with a laminated marble-print wrapped around it (you can see the seams). I thought it would be marble-looking plastic which would be more durable in my opinion.
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Finally Got my hands on this for my daughter(Ebay) and Looked it over before hidding for Christmas.She has wanted this since it came out and I just couldn't carry it at the MCM.
I give this an A+ Nicely Made..Cute Baking tems (Glad most of them don't come off-I think we would loose too many or the dog would have new chew treats!) My Daughter is going to LOVE this.I see LOADS of playtime as well! I agree... Get this one before it retires..One of AGs nicer-well made items in awhile. We just LOVE this here!
My daughter asked the same thing at 1st about the treats coming off, but now she doesn't really care. I love it as they really are small and I could see them easily being lost or the DOG **Gasp** finding them and enjoying as chew treats for herself..
This item is really well made and nice looking at the same time.My daughter(8) goes back to this time and again.Loads of play value!
modified to add. I wish they had a baking outfit more than just an Apron to go with this set.Like The Retired set.
I ordered the replacement parts for this set so I could put them in the cabinet from Hobby Lobby (for my daughter's birthday). Very cute pieces, but I agree it would have been nice to be able to remove the pieces. I may try to make my daughter a few doughnuts out of clay so that she can put them on plates for the dolls.
ETA ~ I was able to get them all off. I boiled some water and then dipped the pan in for 30-40 seconds. I used an old pizza cutter to score around the edges and then I pulled off with a pair of pliers (they get pretty soft). You might want to cover the edges of the pliers so they don't damage anything. I didn't do this and I have a few marks, but they aren't too bad. Now the doughnuts pop on and off the pan.
I just got this two weeks ago and I love it. I think it's the most versatile thing ever--I store the treats in the case on one side, and the other side is a bookshelf. I just flip it around depending on what my dolls are doing. And the food is adorable even if it is stuck. It's definitely a sturdy piece. Oh, and the cupcakes do come off, but that's it.
Apologies for the bad photo quality, but here's the case with treats, and then my bookshelf version--it's got a lot more stuff on it now, but it was pretty much just out of the box at this point.
Okay, I lied, apparently I've been using the one side as part bookshelf, part dish cabinet. Anyway, I really like this thing.
I got the cookies and the donuts off. (I ordered them as replacement parts, I don't have the rest of the set.) The cookies came off nice and neat. The donuts... well, I don't have a tray for them anymore...
For anyone wondering about how to remove, I boiled water and dropped the tray of doughnuts in for a few seconds to soften them up. I then used a pair of pliers to pull them off.
What a good helpful hint. I wish I had thought of that before I used a wide flat dull knife to pry the doughnuts off. I ended up scratching the silver tray surface in doing so, and had to repaint the areas with silver paint. Everything looks fine now, but I could have saved myself alot of extra work.
As a note: I did take the brownies out of the pan (same method) and then cut them into pieces using a little craft saw. The underneath part was hollow, so it looked as unpleasing as did the doughnuts on the underside, but at least the kids have individual pieces to serve up...... they look great, as long as you don't turn them over!
Post by Karenhenks on Feb 11, 2009 11:58:11 GMT -5
The Sweet Treats Bakery Case is really fun to play with. We love it! We also use it as a fabric display case when playing with Addy. You can store bolts of fabric, jars of buttons, etc, in the case, and use the top as a cutting or ironing surface. I loved the book idea. My granddaughter is big on playing "store", so besides just bakery, restaurant, and/or fabric store, now we will add book store to the fun.
The heart cookies that come stuck onto the cookie sheet fit perfectly inside Kit's oven. Sometimes we put Addy's cherry pie in the covered cake stand; it looks great! I ditched the bright striped runners and doilies that came with the case, and instead use vintage crochet pieces for that "historic" look I crave. I am thinking about repainting the cupcakes and donuts with more realistic colors, but haven't done it yet.
This piece is so versatile and cute, you won't regret the purchase, I promise!
This is an incredibly sturdy piece. We love it and it gets lots of play time. The one thing is, except for the cupcakes, the food doesn't come off the trays. So that limits play time for older children. As for us, well let's just say we can't find the tray and only know where two of the cupcakes are at any given time. So stuck on food works well for us because we can't lose them. But you can also use it as store shelf or a book shelf. Excellent piece and I highly recommend it.
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We love ours. It gets used as Tyson's ice cream parlor for Sam and bakery, cafe, etc for the modern girls. My DS9 plays with it all the time and my niece was here last weekend and she played with it for about an hour and a half.
Very well made
Em and her much loved, much talked about Lanie
M & Em's dolls M's: Beth, Malia (Marisol), Melody (Jess), Kitty, Drew, Elizabeth, ONBs
On display:Signed & numbered Sam, Nellie, Bridget & Jenny; Addy & Harriet; Moll & Em
Em's Bitty, Lanie
Waiting:Kirsten & Singing Bird, Mia