We were sent these beautiful wooden toys from the lovely folks at The Wooden Toy Shop. Madame immediately set about trying to set the cakes out exactly like how they were on the box. I think she did a pretty good job. However, after a few minutes it dawned on me that I don’t actually know what a few of the cakes are. I blame this on being a foreigner. I’m okay with the fairy cakes, donut and Bourbon Biscuits, as it has Bourbon written on it but what are the other four??
My other big dilemma; Do I teach Madame that it’s Zee or Zed? Is it a Zeh-bra or a Zee-bra??
13 thoughts on “Wooden Toys”
1 I’m not sure about
2 Looks like Battenburg Cake
3 Is Swiss Roll
4 I have no idea!
And about the last letter of the alphabet use the phonics way of “Zeh” as it’s less confusing for school then!
Don’t tell me they teach our kids to say Zeh at school? Why?
Strictly speaking it’s ‘zzz’ rather than ‘zuh’, as that suggests an intrinsic vowel sound.
3 is a battenburg. 1 is a bakewell slice. Can’t see 2 and not sure about 4.
I will have to try Battenburg cake….even though I don’t really eat cake.
2 is swiss roll
3 is battenburg
4 is angel cake
can’t see 1 well enough to work out what it is
I say zeh-bra,and that’s what is taught in school
Going to have to practice saying zeh-bra!
I’d say (1) could be a custard slice, but it’s not clear. The others I agree with what everyone else has said.
As for Z, it’s tricky. If you’re spelling words out, it’s just ‘zzzz’ but when you’re naming the letter I’d say you ought to use “zed” over here so it matches what all her peers will be saying. (Even though it means most of the alphabet songs won’t rhyme.)
Oh, and definitely Zehbra reather than zeeebra.
Cool, being Canadian Zed is what I would say!
1. vanilla or custard slice
2. swiss roll
4. angel cake
And zed definitely zed
I have to admit to liking wooden toys so much more than plastic ones – love the cakes!
I use zee and zee-bra, hubby uses zed and zeh-bra. Dear son knows both and uses the appropriate one depending on who he’s around. =)