Sunday, 27 May 2012

Open the box........

I love getting the little card through the post that tells me theres a parcel at the sorting office. I had a feeling I knew what it would be but I didn't expect a box this big!!


I subscribe to 'My Cake Decorating' Magazine. I enjoy baking and decorating cupcakes, as can been seen through various posts throughout my blog. I hadn't received a magazine for a while so I suspected this is what it was, but I still couldn't fathom out the size of the box! The only problem with subscribing is that you get a month worth of magazine's all in one go, so that means you end up behind, alhough I think I'm an issue in front now.

I received four magazines, and the associated tools, plus an addtional Jubilee special addition.  The special editions are at an extra cost but as a subscriber the cost is £2 cheaper than it is in the shops.

At the top of the picture are the tools that come with the Jubilee edition. You really do get loads with it, including cupcake wrappers (some ar just lacy ones so I think I will save these ones for another occasions) a crown cutter, crown stencils and cake toppers. heres also a pack of some jelly dots, which I'll be quite honest looked liked breast implants for a barbie doll!! Seriously! I kid you not! Then I realised they are upside down and the are edibles jewels. (I'm still not sure if I will actually want to eat them though now!)

With the normal magazines I received some more stencils, two piping tips, a cameo mould - which I'm really looking forwrad to trying out on some mini cakes, and two flower embosser/cutters. I also received a binder, which holds my magazines much nicer, but I'm rather miffed it doesn't fit on my shelf!

 But even after all this, it still didn't explain the size of the box!


But this did!!! As a subscriber I receive additonal free gifts. I'd already received a sugar craft gun and this was my second gift - a cake caddy! I've been meaning to buy one of these for ages, but now I think I'll get one especially designed for cupcakes. 


 Pretty snazzy eh? And I think a pretty good 'free gift' that's of a decent quality and something I will use.

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6 comments:

  1. Haha breast implants for barbie dolls. This made me giggle this morning! Have a good day girl :)

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    1. Honestly!! I ought to have zoomed in a bit on those but it just popped into my head lol - maybe that was slight overstare haha but I'm glad it made you giggle lovely x

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  2. I remember seeing adverts for this magazine when it was first launched and thinking...it looks good...but will it last and will it be worth my money and then I didn't end up buying it, but I've seen a lot of bloggers subscribing and I'm kicking myself a little for not subscribing (although my purse is a bit better off!). Always wanted a cake caddy, so it would be worth it just for that! (: xx

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    1. You can still subscribe and they back date from issue 1 I believe. In my local tesco they have had issues - & 2 in again I think it's because it sold out do quick when it came out. It seems expensive as there's loads of issues but the glitter that came with issue one was £3.99 alone in hobbycraft. It's stopped me buyin equipment as I just wait for it now lol. I can't wait to get my tools carry case now as I'm getting over run!
      I know alot of bloggers talk about it - I considered not doing this posts but that's why I did it as an 'open box' do we opened it together :) lol

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  3. Question for the cake girl! How do you get your icing on cupcakes to swirl round?!!! Do you need a fancy piping end? Total cake virgin ( I actually have never baked even one cup cake oh the shame!) Maybe could you post about your bits from your magazine you subscribe to to help me and anyone else who wants to bake their first ever cake?! xx

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    1. Haha do you mean a normal swirl or the one that looks like a flower? Either way you use the same tip (a closed star ie the points are quite close together) for a swirl you pipe from the outside edge and follow it around into the middle and swirl upwards - for a rise you start from the centre and go outward, slightly overlapping as you go. I use Wilson tips and disposable piping bags (altho I wash them cos I'm tight) as the nylon ones seep butter cream out the sides and I don't feel I have as much control over the plastic ones. Just make sure you've got very little air in the bag and keep the pressure the same. I'm not an expert as I'm still learning but I'm happy to share tips :)

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