My mom sent this to me last Christmas to make cupcakes with my daughter - 7y & son 5y. To be quite honest, they love it but I'm fascinated with it! This is so much better than heating an entire oven for a dozen cupcakes. It makes 8 at a time in about 5-8 mins, depending on batter. For pies it only takes 12-18 mins, depending on filling. It's super easy to clean, just wipe off. Not to mention it comes with an icing bag, 4 decorating tips, and a pie crust tool which gives you so many options. The manual it comes with is filled with recipes not just for cupcakes but, cheesecake, brownies, pies, muffins, scones, appetizers & even icings! See why I said best present ever! We have had so much fun using this. It's cute, mines pink, and is so easy & quick. The things you can make with this you can buy in the store, but they come with preservatives, can't guarantee taste, and are limited. With the cupcake maker you can make your own, save money & decide how it tastes & be as creative as you want. Plus no preservatives!! Definite win win!