Post by nararabbit on Sept 1, 2012 17:52:51 GMT -5
Caroline's Party Dishes are well worth the asking price, IMHO. The dishes, cutlery, and cups are heavy metal, very solid feeling and I doubt easily broken, unlike some of the glass and china sets! The jug has a sailing ship printed on it for a nautical flair, the napkins are a good size with crocheted edges, and the apple cake comes "sliced" in two pieces so dolls can share.
The apple cake was a let-down - it has a plastic wedge bottom, similar in shape to a Trivial Pursuit piece. It's really ugly and cheap looking, I don't know why they felt the need to add that! The apples on top are also very poorly painted, and look more like apple shaped mashed potatoes than apples! The cake itself, however, looks like real cake!
They also have a sku number printed directly in large numbers on the back of each fork and knife. You better want only one side of your utensil to show, because it looks really ugly otherwise.
I must say, I like this set a lot. I don't have much experiences with past dish sets released, but I am pleased that the plates, mugs and utensils are heavy metal. The pitcher is ceramic, so that could be prone to breaking. I think nararabbit covered most positives and negatives. Should also mention that the plates also have text printed on the bottom:
F1330 c 2012 American Girl Made in China 1842TPT
A- due to the cake. All the other pieces are wonderful.
The cake is a slight fail in my book, but everything else makes up for it. The plates and mugs are heavy and well-detailed, the silverware is very nice and the pitcher is just stunning. The ship is so detailed. I give the set an A due to the cake.