Monday, May 31, 2010

Travel Month Kick Off! High Sierra Sport Company Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

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The next several weeks on will be dedicated to all things travel on Cake Mom. So, to kick off this event I would like to introduce you to a fantastic company who makes incredible bags and is offering an amazing giveaway!!

High Sierra Sport Company is a family-owned organization committed to producing high quality bags and luggage that appeal to the active traveler.  The versatile and innovative products are perfect for the business traveler, hiker, student, vacationer, and camper. Their products are both stylish and functional.



Not only do I go on yearly family car trips, I often have to fly to work conferences. The luggage I previously had only lasted 2 years, not surviving children and airport staff. I was thrilled when High Sierra Company sent me the Overpass 3-in-1 Wheeled bag to review.  The features on this bag are amazing!  Here is the run-down:

  • Front load main compartment with clothing hold-down straps.
  • Deluxe, telescoping handle and corner-mounted inline skate-style wheels.
  • Removable day pack, with padded backpack straps, can be worn in front for security.
  • Vapel™ mesh Airflow™ padded shoulder harness with Adjustable ERGO-FIT™ system.
  • Adjustable load-lifters raise or lower the pack by simply pulling the webbing straps.
  • Deluxe organizer with cell phone pocket, pen pockets, and removable key fob.
  • Zippered pocket, with headphone port, holds an MP3 player or sunglasses.
  • Adjustable side compression straps, with buckle mounts, help compress smaller loads and relieve zipper stress when pack is full.
  • Vapel™ mesh Airflow™ padded grab handles wick moisture.
  • Vapel™ mesh Airflow™ adjustable padded waist belt helps secure the pack.
  • Contoured daisy chain for attaching gear.
  • Reflective accent piping for safety.
  • Mesh 1000ml water bottle pocket. 
I can't get enough of this bag! It is fabulous. The bag is obviously designed by people who travel because everything that a traveler would need is included in the design of this bag.  It is big enough that I can fit everything I need in it for a few day trip, yet small enough that I can carry it on my back if I wanted. Since I have a lot of back problems, I will probably opt to wheel the bag.  Wheeling it is not problem. It is well designed to move smoothly I also love the small detachable pack which will come in handy during our family vacation this year. The day pack can be removed in seconds and then used as an alternative to a purse when spending the day walking around a theme park or spending a day sightseeing!


The organization compartments will make it easy to store electronics, IDs, keys and more.







The inside of the main compartment is generously sized and will easily fit a couple of family member's clothes for a trip. Plus, the hold-down straps will help keep them in place.






The straps on the back are padded and wide so there will not be a lot of stress on your shoulders. Plus, the optional waist belt can be used for additional support and security.

I have nothing but good things to say about this bag. My husband is really excited about it too (Father's Day hint, ladies!). I am also happy with the look of the bag. It is built tough and is meant to last. On a scale on 1-10, it is definitely a 10 and has my full endorsement.



Buy it here: You can buy High Sierra bags from their website.  You can also find great deals on these bags on Amazon.

Win it here: High Sierra Sport Company has generously offered one lucky Cake Mom reader a pack. The actual pack will be a surprise, but they have assured me that it will be a good one!

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6. Enter another one of my contests. Enter as many as you like, but this method is only worth 1 entry regardless of how many you enter.
7. Tell me which bag from High Sierra Sport Company is your favorite.
8. Buy something from High Sierra Sport company (either from their website or from Amazon using this link to enter Amazon's site) between now and the end of this giveaway and receive 10 EXTRA ENTRIES!!

The winner will be selected on  6/10 via random.org and will be emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day American Flag Cake: Lucky Leaf Dessert


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Lucky Leaf got their start by selling fresh applesauce, but soon began making  ready-to-use pie filling when American women became busy with more than just housewife duties! Today, they offer a wide selection of ready-to-use pie fillings including Premium Cherry, Apple, Blueberry, Lemon, Red Raspberry, Lite, and Crème. Their website is great and has a recipe section that I highly recommend you check out.

 I had a great time working with Lucky Leaf this Valentine's Day and was thrilled when they contacted me again about using their products to create a Memorial Day dessert!

Here are the great products I was sent to sample:

The Lucky Leaf American Flag Cake is fun to make and required the following ingredients:

One 9X13 white cake (or flavor of your choice)
One 16oz tub of whipped topping
One 21oz can Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling
One 21oz can Lucky Leaf Blueberry Pie Filling
One 21ox can Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie Filling

Here is the result:

American flag cake


I made this cake for a Sunday Memorial Day picnic. The cake was really delicious! Lucky Leaf has become my favorite pie filling because they do not have an artificial taste to them like many other brands have. The combo of all the fruit toppings was a real treat. I prefer lighter and fruitier desserts in the summer time so this dessert was a great way to kick off the summer season.

Happy Memorial Day everyone! 

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Father's Day Alert: EcoMom Shaving Products Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

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EcoMom is  a company dedicated to selling eco-conscious products for your family that are simple, safe and smart. To ensure the safety of their customers, EcoMom is committed to offering high quality products that are free from toxins, health compromising chemicals, and heavy metals. Their products are not animal tested and they contain no genetically modified organisms.

I had the pleasure of reviewing Eco-Kids gluten-free fingerpaints last month, and EcoMom and I had such a great experience working together we decided to do it again! This time, I was given the chance to review products that would make great Father's Day gifts: Pacific Shaving Company's All Natural Shaving Oil and Nick Stick.

The Pacific Shaving Company All-Natural Shaving Oil is made from essential oils and is perfect for both men and women (yippee) and is safe for those with sensitive skin (double yippee).  An alternative to shaving cream, the oil promotes a smooth shave and reduces nicks and razor burn. Plus, the oils help to moisturize the skin. The best part: no clean up!!

Review: My husband was pretty apprehensive about using this product. He does not like to change routines and was convinced that it would produce a razor burn. He reluctantly tried it and there was no razor burn! I thought his skin felt much smoother than normal, but he said he would rather stick with the old fashion shaving cream stating that he likes to shave the cream off because this way he knows that he did not miss any spots. Since I could not stand the thought of the oil going to waste, I decided to see if it would work well on my legs. And it did! My legs felt so much more moisturized than normal and the shave was great. I have sensitive skin and was happy that I had no reaction at all to this oil. 
Like it or not, nicks still happen. So, when they do the Pacific Shaving Company Nick Stick is there to quickly stop the bleeding. It dries clear and leaves no chalky residue. It is a roll-on application and has a self-sterilizing applicator. Plus, the vitamin A, E, and aloe promote healing and moisturizing the skin!

Review:  Hubby did not nick himself the entire two months we had this product (he does not shave that often). I, however, had a small nick from shaving my legs. I really liked this Nick Stick. I bleed so easily and the bleeding tends to last forever. I liked how easily this rolled on and the bleeding stopped in a fraction of the time it would have taken if I was using little wads of toilet paper. Plus, I really liked the moisturizing effect and it seemed to prevent an unsightly larger-than-life scab from forming.

Overall, I really liked these products. I would definitely say that it is worth getting these for your hubby or father for father's day because if they don't like them, you probably will!
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Win it here: EcoMom is giving one lucky Cake Mom a Pacific Shaving Company Shaving Oil and Nick Stick!

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Father's Day Alert: Drymate Grill Pad Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

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Drymate produces waterproof products that feature an anti-flow absorbency technology called Zorb-tech. Their soft, stain resistant, fabrics are coated on one-side with a clear, special bonded backing that prevents "soak thru" from above or below. All Drymate products are machine washable and dryable.

Drymate offers a huge selection of mats to include products for automotive, day care, home & garden, hunting & outdoors, pets, and more! I was given the opportunity to review two products from Drymate: The Gas Grill Mat and the Gardener's Mat (read the review here).

The grill mat is intended to keep your patio safe from grease and food stains. The grill mat can hold 5 times its weight in water, which is great because it has been raining here A LOT. The mat stood not only the grease test but the rain test! The back of the mat is a non-stick surface so I was not worried about it moving out of place. It is plain, but attractive. The size was perfect as well.  If it does start showing dirt or stains, you simply machine wash it! This product makes a perfect gift for the father who loves a great BBQ! Based on my review of this product and the garden mat, I can say that Drymate is a great company that sells high quality mats. They get my seal of approval!

Buy it here: You can by Drymate products from their online store. Select products are also available on Amazon.You can also call Drymate at 1-800-872-8201. If you call and say you were referred by Cake Mom, you will receive a 10% discount!!  You can also find Drymate products at select retail stores.

Win it here: Drymate is giving one lucky Cake Mom reader a Grill Mat!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Foodie Friday: Naturally Nora Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

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Naturally Nora was launched in 2008 by Nora Schultz, a former Campbell Soup Company executive and mother of two. She was able to witness first hand how corporations rely on artificial ingredients and decided that her children deserved better. Now, Naturally Nora products are receiving rave reviews. Their cake mixes are made with no trans fats and no artificial ingredients. All varieties are kosher. The packaging is even made from recycled materials!

Another great thing about Naturally Nora is that the company gives back to the community. 
Naturally Nora sponsors Bake for Hope, a volunteer-run organization that hosted 200 bakes sales across the country in the week leading up to Mother's Day to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure local affiliates to raise awareness for breast cancer and funds for cancer research.
I was given a bunch of products to review! Since I am always baking, I was thrilled to have so many cake, frosting, and icing mixes. I was given boxes of the following:
Fantastic Fudgy Brownies
Sunny Yellow, Alot'a Dots, Surprise Stars, and Cheerful Chocolate Cake Mixes
Extraordinary Vanilla , Cheerful Chocolate, Alot'a Dots, and Surprising Stars Frostings.

I was able to sample several of the mixes and frostings. My kids wanted to help, so they mixed and matched the flavors (which I thought was great). We used the cake mixes to make cupcakes on several occasions and each time, they cooked up well. The frosting was a great consistency. It spread easily when they kids wanted to decorate, but was thick enough to let me decorate using frosting bags and tips:



Every mix tried was really great! Since the directions for the cake mixes call for milk in addition to oil, the outcome is moist and delicious. I also really liked the taste of the frostings. I have been making buttercream for so long that it was a nice change to try some different flavors. Plus, the frosting took less than 5 minutes to make. Each box made plenty of frosting and perfectly iced the exact amount of cupcakes the cake mix made.

I made the brownies as well, but unfortunately I had a baking mishap (completely my fault, not the brownie mix). The bits that were not charred were quite delicious, for what that is worth!  You can read more about this, in my Mother's Day post and also see the Naturally Nora's cupcakes that my children made for their grandmothers!

I know I feel a lot better about feeding my family natural products, especially when they taste this amazing!

Buy it here: You can buy Naturally Nora products from Amazon or from select retailers.


Win it here: Three lucky Cake Mom readers are each going to win 1 frosting mix and 1 cake mix!!


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How to do a Frozen Buttercream Transfer - Tutorial

Here is a really cool frozen buttercream transfer technique that you can use to copy images to a cake. This was my very first time using this technique. Although it did not come out perfect, I was very happy with the result. My husband really likes whipped cream frosting which was a little more difficult to work with than buttercream (the whipped frosting was only used to ice the cake, not for the transfer image).


frozen buttercream transfer
1. Find an image that you want to transfer. You can Google the image and then select and print the one you want. I chose a 1972 Chevelle for my husband and brother-in-law's cake because they both have owned them. Print it out and make sure it is the right size you want as you will be tracing it. Keep in mind, that the image will be reversed when on the cake so stay away from lettering unless you opt to print in mirror image from your computer.



2. Place the image on a hard surface (I used a cookie sheet). Take a piece of wax or parchment paper over top.







3. Fill a bag with a colored icing (I used black) and tip 1. Outline the image completely.








 4. Fill in the rest of the image with the preferred colors. I used tip 2 to achieve this. You have to make sure that the frosting is even in height across the image.







Next, place the image still taped on the hard surface in the freezer for an hour or more. Ice your cake. When the hour is up. Take the image out, flip the parchment paper over on the cake and then quickly but carefully peel the paper back, leaving the image on the cake. If you need to alter the image in any way, you will need to wait about 20 minutes after transferring the image so that the buttercream is room temperature. Decorate the rest of the cake as you desire and you are done! I cannot wait to try this technique again and again and I assume that using a buttercream icing on the actual cake will produce a better result (you can see near the rear of the car how the image and whipped topping did not meet neatly).



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Chevelle Cake

I made this Chevelle cake for my husband and brother-in-law. The car was made using a frozen buttercream transfer. Come back tomorrow because will have a tutorial on this for Technique/Terminology Thursday!

Chevelle Cake

Monday, May 24, 2010

Father's Day Alert: Snorg Tees review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

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Need an idea for the sarcastic, funny, or whimsical husband/father for Father's Day? Then look no further than Snorg Tees.  Snorg Tees sells funny t-shirts and hoodies generally inspired by pop culture, though sometimes the shirts are just random sayings. These are great for young fathers who enjoy wearing shirts that make people laugh, blush, or smile. They offer shirts for men, women and children.

Here are just a few of their fun designs:


I was given the following t-shirt to review (with the help of my hubby)
I learned a lesson about how men think when I picked this out. I thought he would find the shirt entertaining. Ladies....listen carefully. DO NOT CHOOSE A SHIRT FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE THAT HAS THE COLORS OF A RIVAL FOOTBALL TEAM. That's right. I proudly opened the package and showed by husband, who immediately exclaimed, "I am not wearing Brown's colors!" (He is an avid Steelers fan).

After convincing him that the yellow lettering made the shirt OK to wear, he finally allowed me to proceed with the review. 

The t-shirt was really soft and perfectly sized. The men's version of this short retails for $18.95, which I think is a great price for this quality shirt. I like that they offer bigger sizes as well, up to 3X. Most of the men in my family are larger, and sometimes it can be difficult to find shirts for them. The quality is great and the shipping was speedy. I would definitely recommend this company!

Buy it here: You can purchase the great t-shirts from their website.

Win it here: One lucky Cake Mom reader will win a Snorg Tee of their choice.


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Mrs. Fields Franchise Opportunity

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If you have ever toyed with the idea of owning a business, then check out the franchising opportunity available through Mrs. Fields. The benefit of choosing to own a franchise over a brand new business is that you benefit from a well established name and you have the chance to succeed at what has already been a successful company. It is much easier than starting from scratch and you have much support from the company.

Mrs. Fields has been in business for over 30 years and franchising has been available for over 20. The company offers franchisers support and assistance through every step of the process and offers a comprehensive training program. Every franchisee is assigned a Franchise Business Consultant, is offered ongoing training and is able to utilize professionally designed marketing and advertising products.

To get started, you simply fill out an application and await contact from a Franchise Development Manager. It is recommended that prospective owners have a net worth of $200,000 or more with $100,000 in liquid assets.

Some quick facts about Mrs. Fields:
- There are over 280 Mrs. Fields franchises in the US
- Mrs. Fields currently employees over 4,000 employees
- Despite an urban legend, Mrs. Fields' recipe has never been sold to the public
- Providing free samples to the public is a cornerstone to the success of the company
- Mrs. Fields is one of the most popular brands in America

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ThinkGeek Origami Colander + GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

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I do not have a lot of cupboard room in my kitchen and my pots and pans are a mess. Unfortunately, since I am constantly adding new baking products and my house has not magically gotten any bigger, I have been scratching my head trying to figure out a way to make better use of my space. Thanks to ThinkGeek, I am one step closer to a tidier pots and pans cupboard!

The ThinkGeek Origami Colander is truly the most innovative product I have had the chance to review to date. It is a standard size colander that folds flat when it is not in use!

Here is my Origami Colander in use. It fit the same amount of food that our old one did.
When you are ready to store, you simply unlock the sides and it fold completely flat!

If it is possible to fall in love with a kitchen product, then I am smitten! It is super easy to click this in and out of place. I love that mine is red and it is dishwasher safe. The plastic is heavy so I am not worried about it breaking easily. This is truly a must have for all you moms who are lacking in space (and who could not use a little more storage room!) The colander retails for $19.99 and is worth every penny.

A little about ThinkGeek: ThinkGeek started as an idea. A simple idea to create and sell stuff that would appeal to the thousands of people out there who were on the front line and in the trenches as the Internet was forged. ThinkGeek started as a way to serve a market that was passionate about technology, from programmers, engineers, students, lovers of open source, to the masses that helped create the behind-the-scenes Internet culture.

In addition to the product reviewed above, ThinkGeek sells t-shirts, apparel, toys, gadgets, home & office products, computer stuff, caffeine & edibles, electronics, kids products, and books.


Buy it here: You can buy ThinkGeek products from their website.


Win here: ThinkGeek is offering one lucky Cake Mom reader a $50 (USD) gift certificate to their online store!!!

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Flings Bins Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

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Picnic season is almost here! If you are like me, you probably love the great food and great company, but hate all the clean up. Flings Bins allows you to spend less time worrying about garbage and more time enjoying your BBQ!  Flings are portable, set up in a snap, and help signal where trash and recycling should be disposed. The best part is they are attractive, so you can say goodbye to ugly bins and floppy garbage bags. Flings are great for parties, picnics, the park, camping, and more!

The directions are simple! You pop the container open and it snaps into place. Fill your Flings container while you enjoy your party. When the party is over, lift the skirt and toss the whole container!

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Review
I was given the opportunity to review two bins. I chose the birthday and recycling Flings. The set up was a cinch. The bin snapped right into place without issue. The size if perfect for a party and I really like that there is a recycling bin option. I believe in recycling and it was always so annoying to have to go through the garbage after a get-together to pull out the cans and put them in the right bag. I also really like that they are decorative. They will look much better than a big black plastic bag! The time these will save makes the price ($3.99 a bin) well worth it!

Buy it here: You can buy Flings Bins online directly from Flings Bins, through Amazon, or at select stores.


Win it here: One lucky Cake Mom reader is going to win a Flings Party Pack (2 birthday bins and 2 recycle bins)!

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