Hey!!!!!! Happy Monday Peeps!!!! Before I ramble on for a few minutes let me explain today’s post. Today I’m telling you why I think Disney Cakes & Sweets Magazine is pretty great and tomorrow I’m back to cake posts… I promise!
In the meantime, I’m also going to tell you about my failed blog plan. Because I can. (assuming you’ll hang around and read… will you please?)
I did soooo good last week (and a few days before that) with blogging. I have been reading a lot about having a blog schedule and an “editorial calendar” and planning posts and all that awesome stuff. So a couple of weeks ago, I did it. I wrote out a plan for an entire month of blog posts and what I’d write each day and when I’d post and all that jazz.
And it only took me 9 days to screw it up. I got off track last Friday and it was just downhill from there. I had a wedding cake and groom’s cake to decorate and deliver and family events to attend and one more cake to do Saturday night (that turned into a 3am job) we’re teaching a class on Sunday afternoons and one thing dominoed into the next until I was off track by 4 days.
Oh well…. I’m not giving up. This post (about the magazine) was supposed to go up last Friday. It didn’t. Then another cake my plan included a cake post today and a tutorial tomorrow, but since I haven’t had time to edit the pictures for all of that, I’m going with this short(er) and easier post about the Disney Cakes & Sweets Magazine (less photos to edit here) and tomorrow… expect something AWESOME!
Okay, maybe it won’t be awesome, but it will be a cake. Promise. “Awesome factor” yet to be determined.
So, when I first posted about this magazine, I had never heard of Disney Cakes & Sweets Magazine, but I signed up as a paid customer and shortly after that, they reached out to me and asked if they could send me some samples! Of course I said yes, so I thought I’d update today and tell you what I think!
To be clear, I was a paying customer and I got some free stuff… just so you know.
This is the set (above) that came with my introductory offer! I haven’t used the stencils yet, but I love the cookie cutter and I used it the very next weekend!
And this picture… these are items that came in my next shipment for me to review! I absolutely love the Minnie Mouse Cookie Cutter (again, something I’ll use often) and I have no doubt that I’ll be using the silicone molds for future cakey fun!
I have also already used the shaping tool and I used the cupcake picks for my cousin’s little girl’s cake and cupcakes:
Did that turn out cute? I wished I had had a lot more of those cupcake decorations … they were perfect for Lyla’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cupcakes!
In addition to the tools, in every issue of the magazine there are great tips, recipes, and tutorials! The recipes include cakes, cupcakes, candies and other desserts! I can’t wait to try “Belle’s Mini Chocolate Eclairs” and “Tinkerbell’s Fairy-Wing Cupcakes”.
There are also beautiful step-by-step tutorials for fondant, using molds, making details, making fondant flowers, etc. These would benefit anyone wanting to do Disney cakes but they’re also generic enough that the skills would also carry over to other designs!!
They range from simple fondant decorations and basic skills (covering a cake in fondant) to more complicated designs like a castle cake! At first glace, I wasn’t sure I’d get a lot out of the magazines, but after really taking the time to go through them – they are chock full of great info! I was really impressed with everything included in each issue!
Wanna see for yourself? Right now when you sign up for a Premier Issue of Disney Cakes & Sweets Magazine, you get freebies worth over $30 and just pay $4.95 shipping & handling.
Here’s what’s included (see my picture above) in your first shipment:
• FREE Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
• FREE Winnie the Pooh Silicone Molds
• Pay Just $4.95 Shipping & Handling
To keep things honest here, I canceled my subscription after my paid month. Not because I didn’t love the magazines and tools, but rather because I’m cheap and I don’t have paid subscriptions to any magazines.
After the first month (if you don’t cancel), once each month you will receive four issues of Disney Cakes and Sweets plus four silicone bakeware items for only $7.95 per issue plus $1.95 shipping and handling each. That was a little pricey in my opinion and we simply don’t have the shelf space available for me to collect magazines (especially in addition to my cake book addiction). But I am pleased to say that the customer service was great when I did choose to cancel – they didn’t make it difficult, which I greatly appreciate!
What do you think? If you want to try this brand new magazine, go sign up here and get your freebies!