Both Sana and Wills struggle to use their hands for anything fine so we were really excited to try out some of Lakeland's new cake decorating range.
We tried out 'Snap and Swirl' icing - a ready made frosting, perfect for cupcakes, that comes it it's own icing bag. We also tried Magic Melting icing and Sugar Dough.
Sana and Wills were really impressed with the Snap and Swirl Icing. Both of them could do it by themselves and they loved the vanilla and chocolate flavours. They both had fun icing their cake and then licking it all off before icing some more. We then had fun heating up some blackcurrent Magic Melting icing and pouring it over gingerbread stars. The tangy flavour worked really well and it was easy to get good coverage over the biscuits. They are all ready for the Christmas Tree now (unless they've been discovered and eaten!)
William and Sana didn't enjoy the Sugardough as much as they found it hard to use independently and got frustrated with it. It is quite hard in texture and takes a lot of warming up (in clean hands) to mould. It would be great fun for children who have full use of their hands as they can play with it like plasticine and then eat their creations or use them for cake decorations. Ellie and Hope had fun using it when they decorated William's third transplant birthday cakes on Sunday. They also had fun with the icing bags, as did Sana's mum and I!
The Lakeland cake decorating range has some fantastic things and their Christmas range is wonderful. This was one of my favourite shows in 'Christmas in July' season. We are really looking forward to trying this out next. It will be something the whole family will do together when we start really getting our festive spirit up and getting ready for Christmas. Watch this space to see how we get on with it...