This was pure pink, girlie, play fun with pink play dough, cupcakes cases, candles and cake accessories to do our very own play dough cake shop.
Recently we made some lovely vanilla scented pink play dough, using the no cook play dough recipe from The Imagination Tree, and a few drops of vanilla extract to make it smell delicious - perfect for some pretend baking.
To make our cake shop we added some cupcake cases, heart cutters, a pink silicone heart shaped ice cube tray, rolling pins, candles, coloured sticks and some beads sticks for decoration.
Both girls got busy making cupcakes, cookies and birthday cakes.
- all with lots of decorations!
And here are some of the beautiful and delicious cakes made in the bakery of our shop.
I loved watching the concentration and detail that went into decorating the cakes.
Shoeshine meanwhile made some cakes and cookies. She just loves squishing and squashing the play dough. Adding all the sticks and then taking them all out again.
By the end of the afternoon we had quite a selection of cakes in our shop. There was some pretend tasting, asking what I'd like to buy and there was of course lots of singing happy birthday with the birthday cakes. I had so much fun playing this with the girls I'm not sure who had more fun!
This time we played we spent the majority of the time making and decorating our cakes, but the opportunities for creative play with play dough are endless. Next time I'd love to set up more of a proper play kitchen area for the cooking of the cakes with baking trays and an oven. Or I'd love to extend the play to more of a proper cake shop, with price lists, money play and serving in the shop. With two little girls in the house I'm sure we'll find time for some of this soon!