While I do prefer other plastic consistencies AG has used for food, I accept the hard plastic this cake is made out of because of its sheer size. It needs to be hollow not to weigh too much. However, they could have used better accenting than making it part of the cake mold. The flowers on the cake are the same quality as all of AG's flowers, and the doily is a basic paper doily. The cascading flowers are bendable so they can be arranged how you please. The bride and groom topper is quite cute as are the charms. The thing I'd most like to see different is an easy way to remove the metal charms. They would be pulled out of a real cake, but with this cake you have to lift the top layer off to get the charms out. Kind of takes the fun out of having the dolls pull them out. Very neat idea, though!
The brush and mirror are the same as the ones in Samantha's travel accessories, and they are the same as the ones that come with the 3-in-1 bed except that those are a different finish. They are a decent size for pretend play, but of course the brush is not made for use on the doll hair. It could help tuck stray hairs in like a toothbrush does.
The invitation is similar to other such documents from AG. It reads:
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Pitt request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Cornelia to Mr. Gardner Edwards
at the home of Mrs. Mary Edwards Mount Bedford
Close-up of the cake details and roses
The pieces the cake comes in
the underside of the top layers where the charms go in
Doll with cake for size comparison
invitation, brush, and mirror
back of brush and mirror
Doll with invitation, brush, and mirror for size comparison
Last Edit: Nov 13, 2015 14:36:02 GMT -5 by Wickfield
Post by historical on Aug 30, 2008 23:17:41 GMT -5
I think this accessory set was a good idea, but I'm not sure what to do with it. It doesn't match very well with Samantha's birthday accessories. They should have added something else to it (though that probably would have made it more expensive). I wish they would have made it so it had like one piece that was removable to give a little more detail, (like they did with Addy's pie). But you take what you can get I guess.
though it is has a child-friendly feel to it.
I would give this set a somewhere between a B- and a C+
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2008 23:19:03 GMT -5 by historical