My little girl loves making cupcakes so we thought this would be an ideal gift for her to play with when we can't do proper baking together. However, although she absolutely loves it, the idea for this toy, (being able to decorate the cupcakes with pens), is totally flawed as the pens are very messy and stain skin and clothes. My partner and I ,as well as my daughter ,all ended up with green stained hands when playing with this toy and it didn't come off even after scrubbing. This toy is really impractical. Very disappointed. Although, I must say, that now we've removed the pens, my 4 year old daughter still has a lot of fun making tea parties for her teddies with this set.