Yes, I do realize Christmas is already done and dusted, but I thought perhaps it would be a good idea to review this anyhow, just in case someone sees it on sale in the coming months. It’s a very nice little set, and I just happened to get it when it was on sale for $18 instead of the regular price of $24. Plus, free shipping on Wellie Wishers goodies! (I wonder how long that is going to continue for?)
In all honesty, the set is basically a scaled down re-release of the Sugar and Spice Baking set. I think someone at American Girl has realized that smaller, more reasonably priced sets sell better overall. The Sugar and Spice Baking set retailed for $58, and I looked at it several times, but just couldn’t make the jump for that price. Yes, it did have more pieces, but they were items that were expendable in my opinion.
The house itself is really cute, and very detailed. My only complaint is I would have liked the plastic to have had a matte finish, much more like a real gingerbread house.
And of course, candy canes! The candy canes are not removable from the box, but in this case, I agree with that decision. Can you imagine stepping on one of those? Or the dog finding it and eating it???
Overall, I think this is a very cute set, and I like the fact that American Girl decided to release it again at a new price point, with fewer items. Definitely worth picking up, especially if you frequently do Christmas scenes. The scale is still the same too, so it would work for either 18 inch or the smaller scale Wellie Wishers and similar dolls. This was a set that I thought was a necessity for my collection, perhaps the girls will have a holiday scene in the bakery?