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Robots Making History!

‎Posted March 02, 2011 in Our Friends. Tagged with .

Geeks will appreciate the new humanoid robot who has taken a bunk on the International Space Station.

…this is the first humanoid robot that will "live" and work inside with the astronauts. Dubbed Robonaut 2, or R2, …the module will become a permanent fixture on the space station, giving astronauts living there more storage room.

While some folks wonder if robots will eventually take over their jobs, we're certain they are taking over your humdrum cupcake molds. (Zing! How's that for a segue?) For your enjoyment, a Yumbots round-up from planet Earth. Adam from Los Angeles gets an A+ on photography, a B+ on his mad baking skillz, and a C– on that frosting. (Tip: add a skosh more powdered sugar. Unless it actually was tarter sauce, in which case, carry on.) Getting hungry. Super cool retro-effect image we found here but heck if we know whom to credit. Stomach growling… Caren from tea & chickadees doesn't mess around. Would you look at the mug on that thing?! Adorable. Be sure to check out her full Yumbots exposé. Mouth watering… This might be my favorite of the group. Kotomi over at Bake Greek pipes out some heavenly frosting. And the 'bots look like they're about to Do the Hustle right off the counter! Do doo do da doo da doo doo doooo… Thanks for tuning in! And if you're in Chicago next week, don't forget to visit us at the IHA!

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Big Bad Holiday Giveaway

‎Posted December 13, 2010 in Giveaway, Our Friends. Tagged with .

And by "bad" we mean "good" — really, really good! Our friends over at NOTCOT tapped us again for their fabu Holiday Giveaway and we were more than happy to oblige.
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #17 is here ~ and today our friends from Fred are once again giving one lucky reader: a SUPER FUN Fred Pack containing: Handlebar wine opener, Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters, Beat It! Drumstick Chopsticks, Tea Cupcakes Silicone Molds, Equal Measure Cup, Salt & Peeper, Brain Freeze Ice Molds, Birds on a Wire paperclips, M-Cups Matryoshka Measuring Cups, and Flora Silicone Spoon and Spatula. Phew* that’s some bundle they’ve put together to really brighten up your kitchen! And of course, it is all as functional as it is fun! See details on the next pic!!!
You have until MIDNIGHT Pacific Time to enter! Go! Now! ¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!

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Get Happy!

‎Posted August 24, 2010 in Our Friends, Sightings. Tagged with .

There's nothing, no, NOTHING, that makes us happier here in the magical Land of Fred than to see our products being used and enjoyed in the real world. Check out these babies: It seems that author/illustrator Grace Lin has many things to be happy about lately, including recently having a Newbury Honor bestowed upon her. It warms our design-lovin' hearts to see our TEACUPCAKES gracing Grace's table and adding that special something to the party!

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Cakewich, Tried and True

‎Posted August 18, 2010 in Our Friends, Sightings. Tagged with .

It's so much fun to see our products put to use in the real world. Today we're featuring two bloggers who recently put Cakewich to the test. Lisa who writes the Spicy Ice Cream blog in Sidney, Australia, made the cake using the recipe on the box. Click over to her page and read about her results. PBJ cakewich Then we have the Giant Baking Adventures over at Hello Moye. As was the case with Spicy Ice Cream, this Cakewich looked exactly like a sandwich — so much so that they made a regular PB&J for a side-by-side comparison. Giant Sandwich Cake Baking We hope you guys had fun! Thanks…and happy baking!

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