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Friday, February 06, 2009

Cake Decorating with M&M's

Use M&M's for decorating cakes. They are much easier to handle than some of the cake decorating sprinkles and add nice touches of color. They can be used to spell names, provide trims, or make patterns. The M&M's can be used for braille messages. Apply these just after you ice the cake.

What's that? You want to know more about braille messages on cakes? Yeah, it is a cool idea where you could place a "secret" message in braille for that special someone. This could be fun for Valentine's Day or maybe a birthday. Let me guess, you don't read braille? No problem, thanks to this page from the American Foundation for the Blind's Braille Bug you can create your braille message, then place the candy in the right place on the cake!


If you want to make cupcakes with the M&M's as the decoration, make sure they stay together by traveling with the Cup-A-Cake.

Cup-A-Cake was designed and patented by mothers to solve the age old problem of sending cupcakes to school or outings with their children. Before Cup-A-Cake, taking cupcakes anywhere caused a mess.

This unique container will hold a frosted cupcake in place with protrusions positioned in such a way that the cupcake will not move within the container if bounced, jiggled, or turned upside down.

  • Made in the USA
  • User friendly, can be used by the smallest fingers
  • Practical and light weight
  • Air tight to insure freshness
  • Comes in a variety of colors
  • Available in a single, reusable model
  • Economical and fun
  • Keeps cupcakes intact while you travel

General Uses

  • School lunches
  • Field Trips
  • Picnics
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Parties
  • Sporting events
  • Boy or Girl Scout outings
  • Camping or work

Click this link to get your Cup-A-Cake:

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