Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves ~ A Review and Giveaway

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I love cupcakes. I think they are especially good for entertaining. As a hostess, I prefer it when I don't have to cut a cake. Everybody can get their treat at the same time, and there are no utensils needed for consuming, cutting or serving. A cupcake is a perfectly portioned bit of goodness to make a day special.

I must not be the only one who thinks so. It seems that everywhere I go there are new cupcake boutiques opening. There is even one right down the road from my house! While these little bake shops are creating wonderful flavors and beautiful icings, the cupcakes themselves have always been naked from the neck down.

This is what inspired Sheri Mersola to design the Roundabout Cupcake Sleeve. Through trial and error, she developed these adorable wrappers for the bottom half of the cupcake. They are pretty to look at, resistant to oils and water, produced with no toxins or bleaches and completely recyclable - including the packaging that was designed to reduce waste.

There are now over 70 available styles. Some are fun or cute, like the ones pictured above. There are elegant and stylish designs for weddings, and baby shower themes, too.

There were also some cute ideas for creating an array with cupcakes. You could do bumper cars, a carnival, a holiday scene or many other styles.

If you check out the website, you'll see the many possibilities for all occasions, even President's Day and Mardi Gras, which are right around the corner. A package of 12 sleeves will cost $8.99.

I was given the opportunity to try these out at home. We got the Lil' Burger set. Here's what came in the package.

The Roundabout Cupcake Sleeves were pretty easy to use. I even had a few where I didn't line the edges up exactly right, and they still looked okay. (A helpful tip - don't apply them while multi-tasking- LOL!) The boys thought they were really cool, and it was a fun activity for us while we were snowed in.

I would also add this hint for my many gluten free readers - keep in mind that GF cupcakes don't rise as high, so use a little more batter per cake than you ordinarily would. This will ensure that the top of your cupcake rises above the sleeve.

The Roundabout Cupcake Sleeves are a product of Moon Cherie, Inc. Located in Burbank, California. They are designed and made in the USA. To learn more, visit the website at , the Facebook Page or find them on Twitter.

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