Patisserie (Baking Set)
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The title on the front of this case reads 'Patisserie Jouets d'hier' - which essentially translates to 'Pastry Shop of Yesterday'.
This whimsical title really encapsulates what this set provides. It is, put plainly, a baking kit but on top of that it is a chance to time travel...a way to open the door back to simpler 'yesterdays' when a family would spend wholesome days together leisurely baking (rather than rushing out the door to meet demanding deadlines!).
This is a Kit that will inspire little hands to bake and create. It is so beautiful that it will hopefully be the seed that grows into a lifelong love of baking.
The Baking Kit consists of;
- Oven glove
- Wooden rolling pin
- Metal whisk
- Wooden spatula/scraper
- Wooden pastry crimper (also known as a 'sealing wheel' for sealing edges of pies/pastries)
- Small pie dish
- Small baking pan
- 2 x heart shaped cookie cutters (one large, one small)
- 2 x star shaped cookie cutters (one large, one small)
- 'Mes Recettes' (My Recipes) notebook
- Apron with pocket
The cute suitcase is more than just a pretty face. The case itself is part of the kit! It is sturdy enough to keep for the long-term as a way of storing, presenting and transporting the tools inside! The suitcase features an interior frame that can hold each individual item in place with elastic. This looks beautiful and creates a 'point of interest' to keep inviting the child back to the activity. It also promotes a sense of order and develops the practical life skill of 'care for the materials' as the child can take great pride in carefully replacing each tool rather than just randomly throwing them back in.
Please note: The contents of the suitcase may shift in transit. We therefore recommend opening and checking the layout of the box prior to presenting it to a child (especially if it is a special gift!). If you're unsure where a particular item should be replaced then you can check the photographs in our gallery as a guide.
The case measures 34cm x 24cm x 10cm h. It has a metal latch and handle. The exterior is so attractive that the suitcase itself can be a decorative feature in a child's room (or classroom).
The Baking Kit is particularly special because it is gender neutral. There is nothing in the kit, or on the suitcase, to suggest that it is intended for one gender more so than the other. It is equally appealing to, and relevant for, males and females. This promotes a sense of equality by ensuring that there is no division between the activity being seen as "for girls" or "for boys". The gender neutrality also makes it a more useful tool within schools or in families with multiple children. It can be shared between classmates or passed down between siblings.
The Baking Kit is equally appropriate for a wide-range of ages. A pre-schooler might enjoy learning the fundamental basics, like rolling dough flat with the rolling pin. Older children can take responsibility for independently managing each step in the cooking process - and can even write down the recipes that they master (or note the new ones that they invent!).
The Montessori perspective (and the option I'd definitely recommend!) would be to use these tools as real, purposeful cooking utensils. However it is also possible that they could be used for 'role play' if a family or pre-school environment chose to use them is this way.
This kit is from the world-renowned Moulin Roty range. Moulin Roty enjoys a well-deserved reputation for unique, high-quality tools and treasures for children. Their items have a 'classic' and timeless feel that may evoke a hint of nostalgia for the adults who encounter them while inspiring true delight for the children who discover them!
Our full range of Moulin Roty kits include: