I mentioned before that I had ordered several sets before we left for Mexico and that several of them were part of Kit’s collection. After posting about her School Skirt Outfit, I came to the realization that reviews of Kit’s items are few and far between. Kit is my favorite of the historicals and I have more of her collection than any of my other girls, so I thought it would be helpful to share my opinions with everyone.
I really lucked out on Kit’s Homemade Sweets Set. This was originally part of Kit’s Candy Making Set, introduced in 2014. Originally it also included an outfit for Kit, all for $64, but in 2015 the parts were split up. The Homemade Sweets Set sold for $42 which was still a bit pricey for my tastes. Earlier this year it was marked down to $25, much more reasonable, but then throw in my 20% off coupon, and I couldn’t resist it at $20!!! I’m so glad I decided to get it too, it is a very cute set. And it features chocolate, so no-brainer! 😉
Here is a shot of all the pieces you get:
Once I got the set out of the box and examined all of the pieces, I was very pleased with it and happy I decided to order it.
The double boiler is very accurate:
It is made from plastic (insert sad face) but whoever did the design work on it added a nice feature to it. The bottom of each pot has a weight in it so it doesn’t fall over! Kudos to good engineering.
The basket is nicely done. My only disappointment is that the basket itself is molded plastic instead of a real basket. Not a deal breaker though. I love the way it is trimmed with the silk flowers and the pink ribbons.
The set includes 3 tulle bags and 3 assorted colored ribbons to package your finished candy. I haven’t opened these just yet, not sure that I will use them for what they are intended. We’ll see…
Love the cute little “wooden” spoon! Yes, it’s plastic, but I love how a wood grain finish was added to make it more realistic.
If you are going to make molded chocolates, you need bulk chocolate first! I thought the detail on this was very good. The only drawback is that the chocolate pieces don’t fit easily into the pot. Oh well.
And now for my FAVORITE part of the whole set:
You get 3 finished bunnies and a mold, all beautifully detailed. However, what impressed me even more is that the bunnies fit PERFECTLY into the mold! You can put the clips on the mold and it looks like you have a bunny in the works. I thought this was absolutely genius, and this little attention to detail is the kind of thing that got me hooked on AG in the first place. Bravo!
Since I was sick over Easter, the girls didn’t get to make chocolates like we had planned. Cassandra and Sophia decided to give it a try over the weekend, they had a lot of fun. And let’s be honest: ANY time is a good time for chocolate!!! 🙂
The girls had fun using this set. Although I’m not sure which they enjoyed more, making the bunnies or eating them!
I give this set an A+, it has so many nice details to it. It’s currently in the clearance section on the American Girl website, so if you are thinking about getting it, I wouldn’t wait too long. While much of it has an Easter theme to it, several parts of it can be used for other cooking projects.