Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Label Daddy WINNER!

Sorry for the delay on drawing the winner of my Label Daddy Return Address Labels.  My husband and I have been super busy planning our one year anniversary celebration of our aquarium shop, Reef Remedies.

Drum roll please......

The winner is:


Congratulations bigdisneyfan! I will be sending you an email shortly.  I hope you enjoy your Label Daddy Return Address Labels as much as I love mine!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Coming Soon: CSN Stores Review

Coming soon to Cinema Cupcakes, a second product review from CSN Stores.

CSN Stores has anything and everything you could possibly need, from furniture to a bathroom sink.  So check back soon to read my review!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Label Daddy Review and Giveaway!

Have you heard of Label Daddy?  Label Daddy was founded by two high school friends destined to be business partners.  They created Label Daddy shortly after becoming fathers and seeing the need for a quality product for keeping their children's items organized and labeled properly.

I was recently given the opportunity to give the Label Daddy Return Address Labels a test drive.  I got to choose what color, font, and icon to use on my return address labels.  You can chose from fifteen different colors, six different fonts, and 46 differnt icons!  I had to go with the cupcake icon, since I love cupcakes (obviously!)
Beneath the name is where your address will be, I just edited mine out for privacy purposes.

These are very high quality and durable labels.  I chose to put one on one of my many cupcake carriers.  I am always loaning it out to friends and family, or leaving it at someone's house after a get-together. 

My favorite cupcake carrier, it holds 36 cupcakes!
I washed my cupcake carrier shortly after placing the Label Daddy address label on it.  It withstood the hot soapy water without coming loose.  I plan on putting the Label Daddy address labels on all of my cupcake carriers (yes, I have multiple carriers!)  I think these labels would also work wonderfully on lunch boxes, water bottles, portable electronics, and storage containers. 

Now for the giveaway!

Label Daddy has offered my readers a chance to win one set of their Return Address Labels.  Here is how to enter:

1. Visit Label Daddy's website and leave me a comment telling me what other product you like.

2. For an extra entry, "Like" Label Daddy on Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know you did so.

3. For another entry, follow Label Daddy on Twitter.  Then leave me a comment letting me know you did so.

That means a possibility of three entries to win a set of these amazing Return Address Labels.

The giveaway will end on June 28th at Midnight CST.  I will select a winner using  Good luck!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MSC: Strawberry Cupcakes....FAIL

This month for our Martha Stewart Cupcake Challenge, Sherry from Sherry Starts Cooking chose the Strawberry Cupcakes on page 146 of the Martha Stewart Cupcakes book.  I love strawberries, so I was excited to make these.

Hmmm...I'm not even going to share a picture on this one.  The cake was just mildy strawberry-ish, and my darn Strawberry Meringue Buttercream was liquid, I never could get it to set up.  I know I probably did something wrong to cause this.  I don't think my heart was in this recipe.   I wanted it to be good, but somehow I failed.  I think the relationship between me and meringue is just not meant to be!  Oh well, there is always the Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes next month!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

MSC: Tres Leches Cupcakes

For the month of May, our Martha Stewart Cupcakes Challenge group baked Tres Leches Cupcakes.  This recipe was selected by Lisa of Smiley's Sweets and Creations.  The Tres Leches recipe can be found on page 48 of Martha Stewart's Cupcakes book. 

I found the overall process of making these cupcakes to be fairly simple.  I halved the recipe and still ended up with 15 cupcakes.  The book says the full recipe will make 20 cupcakes.  The book recommended baking the cupcakes in paper lined foil wrappers.  I didn't have any on hand, so I baked the cupcakes in silicone liners.  And I'm so glad I did because they neeeded the extra support once the tres leches mixture was added. 

I LOVED making my own whipped cream.  I had never tried it before.  I thought it turned out fluffy and mildly sweet.   My friend Craig really enjoyed the whipped cream.....

I really liked the flavor of these cupcakes!  I will definitely make them again.  Check back on the 15th of this month when our Challenge Group will be making Strawberry Cupcakes!