My daughter absolutely LOVED making the fairy cake! Truth be told, I also had a blast, as did another (adult) friend of mine that insisted on coming over when I told her that we were baking princess cakes. The entire baking set, from the tools to the fairy and princess bodies, is just so stinkin' cute. My daughter is almost five and was able to handle most of the baking and construction elements (she really only needed a hand with rolling the fondant out to a uniform thickness) on her own. She did a great job pouring and mixing, but her favorite part was definitely decorating the dress with “pearls and sparkles.” Her brother's favorite part was eating the finished cake, which was quite tasty! Tips: You only make one cake at a time. We were a little confused about this, because although there was only one stand, the ingredients for both cakes came packaged together. I ended up getting out a bunch of containers to save the ingredients for the next round; I'd suggest that the manufacturer either package the ingredients for each separately or include two cake stands so the cakes can be made at the same time (or both, since some families might want to keep one cake to make in the future, while others will want to make both together, as they're fairly small). When you roll out the fondant for the skirt, you want it as wet as you can make it without it getting too sticky; our skirt was too dry and cracked a bit when we tried to drape it over the cake (we pinched it together and it still turned out looking fabulous). Make sure you place your cakes right in the middle of the cake stand! Ours was off a little, which made it a bit difficult to find the hole when it came time to insert the doll's body. My little one and I can't wait to make the pink princess this weekend!!