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My goal is to encourage more families to take the homeschooling plunge. It's a scary move but one you won't regret!


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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Upcoming CSN Stores Review

As a CSN Stores preferred blogger, I've been given the opportunity to review another great product from one of their 200+ online stores.  I love working with CSN Stores!  They have fantastic customer service and great products from tv tables to coffee makers.

For Christmas this year, my father in law asked for a Keurig.  Me, being a smarter shopper than that, found this great single cup coffee maker on CSN Stores that I have to get for him.  It's tons cheaper and so are the pods that it uses!  I can even get tea pods for my mother in law, who is a tea drinker!

CSN Stores offers free shipping on tons of different items so this holiday season, make sure you visit them for all your shopping needs!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Greg's Robots

Gregory is a robot lover so his mom asked for cupcakes with robots on top.  I just happen to have a Cricut cartridge with robots on it!  I made these little guys with gum paste and airbrushed the colors.  Greg loved them!

Polar Bear Birthday cake

This was a fun and special cake for me.  EllenRose is a very brave 11 year old cancer survivor.  She loves polar bears and this is the cake I made for her.  Each bear represents someone in her family, the bears on the top being herself (with the orange ribbon representing leukemia) and her mom and the bears on the board are her little sister Erin (who happens to be one of my son Max's favorite people!) and her dad.  The diving bear was a last minute addition.  EllenRose loved her cake so much that she wouldn't cut it for a few days and even took the bears off to save.  I LOVE it!  Happy Birthday sweet EllenRose!  Here's to many, many more!

Happy Birthday Kaileen

Kaileen's Soccer Birthday Cake.

Isabella's Baptism

This was designed to match the invites (that sadly never made it to my customer from Vista Print).

Elmo Cake

Friday, November 5, 2010

And the Winner Is.....


Comment number 18 was the winner.  Congrats Tim, your email address will be forwarded to CSN Stores and you will receive your code for $35.00 off shortly! 
Thank you all for participating! Giveaway!

Nope....not here!  Go visit MommaDandDaBoyz and enter for a chance to win Entenmenn's Pancake Pockets and a $50 gift certificate to!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Don't Miss Out!!

Please click the link below to head over and enter yourself in my CSN Stores $35.00 giveaway! ends Friday night!

Butterfly Cookies

Kaylee's Princess Cake

Everything on here is edible.  The crown was cut out with my Cricut Cake machine and I just layed it over my sifter to dry to give it shape.  I added the "rope" part of it with gum paste also and airbrushed it silver.  The ribbon roses and leaves are fondant and gum paste wand.

Go Giants!

I made the little helmets out of rice krispy treats and the face mask part is gum paste.

Bear Creek Sportsmen cake

The bear is made of rice krispy treats covered in modeling chocolate. 


Casino Cake!

Beagle Birthday

A cute little beagle birthday cake for Brody!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CSN Stores $35 Code Giveaway!

As you all know, I'm in love with CSN Stores and their over 200 online stores.  CSN Stores sells EVERYTHING you could possible need from a new bar stool to a hanging chair to living room sets.  CSN stores has fantastic customer service and offer free shipping on many of their items.

CSN Stores has graciously agreed to offer one lucky reader a coupon code for $35.00 toward your next purchase from any of CSN Stores online shops!  Please follow the directions below to enter for your chance to win this valuable code.

Mandatory 1st Entry:  Visit CSN Stores HERE and tell me what you'd like to purchase with your code.  Make sure you come back and comment for your entry.  Please also leave your email address so I can reach you if you're the lucky winner.

Optional Additional Entries:  Be sure to comment for each entry.

*Become a follow of Little Miss Muffins Cakes via Google Friend Connect for 1 extra entry. 

*Become a follower of Little Miss Muffins Cakes on Facebook for 1 extra entry.

*Become a follower of Muffinscakes on Twitter for 1 extra entry.

*Blog about my giveaway for 2 extra entries.  Make sure you comment twice for this one.

This giveaway will end on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 9pm (Eastern Time).  Winner will be selected via and will be contacted via email.  Winner will receive coupon code directly from CSN Stores but ONLY IF YOU'VE INCLUDED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR ENTRY!  Good luck!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CSN Store Review: Bazoongi Kids Circus Tent

I was contacted by CSN Stores to do a review back in the summertime.  I was so busy this summer that I never really had a chance to get my post done. it is!

I picked this tent out for Luke as his big brothers went back to school leaving him all alone with Mom after having playmates all summer long.  I ordered my tent after hours of searching and trying to decide what I wanted to review.  CSN Stores has over 200 different websites selling everything from air compressors to platform beds to kids toys to exercise equipment.  CSN Stores offers free shipping on tons of different items, which I absolutely love.  More often than not I won't order from a site if I have to pay insane shipping charges.  Another feature of CSN Stores I love is they have a low price guarantee!  If you see the product you like on another site for cheaper, you just click on the link and follow the steps to let them know.  They will match the price to keep your business!  Shipping was super quick and Luke's tent arrived via UPS.

The Bazoongi Kids Circus Tent is no longer available at CSN Stores but they do have several other Bazoongi Kids products to choose from including the smaller version of this one the Bazoongi Kids Special Edition Circus Tent.  This particular tent is really big and that's why I chose it.  I knew that Luke's brothers would want to get in it with him.  The dimensions are   61" H x 54" W x 54" D.  The entrance is on the smaller side but even I  fit inside the thing.  It's very cute and colorful.

The tent itself is made of water-resistant canvas-like fabric and the structure is made of collapsible fiberglass poles.  The poles work on an internal rubber band type system and they all snap together.  The poles are quite difficult to put together and once they're together, they do easily come apart so this is not for rough housing.  The tent comes with a detachable floor and inside the tent fabric are ties to attach it to the pole system.  Another criticism I have of this particular product is that it doesn't come with a bag for storage.

After our first use, one of the poles broke rendering it useless.  I called CSN Stores for a replacement and they not only sent me the broken pole, but an entire set of poles for the tent!  Overall, Luke loves his tent and has much fun playing with it.  It's a bit more involved to get together so if you're looking for a quick put-together-and-play item, skip this one. 

Please check out CSN Stores for all your shopping needs!

I received a coupon code toward the purchase of the product of my choice from in exchange for a teaser post and a review.  Opinions expressed above are my own.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ni Hao Kailan Birthday Cake

Premier Jewelry Cake

I have lots of cakes that I haven't had the chance to post.  Here's one of them:

This was for a Premier Design's Jewelry Renewal party.  Everything was edible.

CSN Review

I've been given the chance to do more reviews for CSN stores.  It's been a very busy summer for sure and we're still trying to get back into the swing of a routine.  I do have 2 previous reviews for you very soon.  In the meantime, please check out CSN stores and get a new platform bed !  It's funny, I was just looking on this particular site with my 12 year old son, at the platform beds as he's rapidly growing out of his twin bed.  Check out the one we like HERE.

CSN stores has over 200 online stores with everything from hammocks to dinnerware to printers to kids toys.  Tons of items offer free shipping also, which I LOVE!  Go check them out HERE and stay tuned for some reviews.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Paintball Cake

Ok..who can tell me how to rotate the pictures?  It keeps uploading sideways even though it wasn't taken that way!  URGH!  Anyway, this is Kyle's paintball cake.


I made this for Morgan, Lego's biggest fan.  The lego man is made out of rice krispy treats.  His arms were the only thing I wasn't completely happy with.  I made them twice and these were the better of the two.

Zebra graduation

Pink and black zebra graduation cake for Nicole.

Golf Cake

Golf birthday cake for Duke.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Patty Wagon!

Krabby Patty Wagon!  I made Spongebob out of Rice Krispy Treats and covered with fondant.  The wagon is a 3 layer cake and I used icing sheet for the windshield.  This is all edible.

Hip Hop Birthday Cake for Kaitlyn

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anastasia's smash cake.  I made the crown out of gum paste and cut out on my Cricut Cake.

High Heel Zebra Cake

I love the color combo on this cake.  I used gum paste for the shoe and fondant for the zebra print.

Princess' First Birthday

Happy 1st Birthday to Anastasia!  This is her crown cake to match her party theme.

Daisy Cake

I love this cake. Simple and pretty!  The flowers are made of gum paste.

Cherry Blossom Birthday Cake

I've been waiting paitiently for someone to order a cherry blossom cake and finally!  I got to do one this past weekend.  I love the way this cake turned out!

Butterfly Sweet 16

This was for Jackie's sweet 16 party.  She wanted marbled fondant and I think it turned out awesome!  I love this look.  The butterflies were cut using my Cricut Cake.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

What kid doesn't love Thomas?  This is Brody's Thomas the Tank Engine Cake.  All deco's are made with fondant.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wilton Giveaway!

Recently, I hit the mother load at a yard sale I happened across.  I walked out of it with about $250 worth of Wilton cake pans and older yearbooks for 25 bucks!  Bundled up with the books was a Wilton Make-Any-Message Letterpress Set and a book I already had.  The letterpress set is in the box, un-used and the letters haven't even been broken off the plastic do-hicky (yes, that's the real name of it, I swear!). The book is a collectible Wilton Cake Decorating 1997 Yearbook  (almost vintage..HA!) and it's like new!  So, I've decided to share the wealth and do a little giveaway.  This is what you'll be getting...

Rules for Giveaway:

To Enter:

Mandatory 1st entry:  Follow Little Miss Muffins Cakes on GFC and leave a comment
Extra Entries:

Follow my mom blog: Surrounded By Boys!  for 1 entry and don't forget to leave a comment below.

Blog about my giveaway and leave the link in a comment for 1 entry.

Follow Little Miss Muffins Cakes on Facebook and leave a comment for 1 entry.

Search my albums on Facebook and leave a comment telling me which cake is your favorite for 1 entry.

Contest will run until 7/23/10 at 9pm est.  Winner will be selected via and must reply to email within 48 hours of notice or another winner will be chosen.  If your email address isn't listed on your profile, please leave it with your comment or I won't have any way of contacting you if chosen as the winner.  I did not receive these items from Wilton nor was I paid by Wilton to post this giveaway.  These are items I purchased on my own with my own money.  Good luck!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

CSN Stores Upcoming Review!

I've just discovered CSN Stores and let me tell you...if you haven't visited one of their 200+ sites, you're missing out!  You can purchase items like children's toys, cookware, dining room sets, platform beds and so much more!  They stock thousands of items and offer free shipping on hundreds more.

Watch for my upcoming review of CSN Stores soon!  In the meantime, please go visit one of their stores HERE!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Breitling Watch

This is my Breitling watch cake.  It was a challenge but I loved making it!  I'm very pleased with the results!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sarah's Graduation Cake

This was for Sarah's high school graduation.  She will be attending college for Culinary Arts with a specialty in pastry.  The chef's hat is all cake covered in fondant and the "sarah" and cooking tools were cut using my cricut cake.  I made the JWU logo out of fondant.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Taylir's graduation cupcakes

I made these for Taylir who graduated this past weekend.  I made the LCS, Soccer balls, grad caps and chickens out of fondant and the SUNY Brockport out of gum paste.  These were set up as a cupcake tower.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Graduation cake for Katie. 

Bridal Silhouette

This was for 2 different teachers getting married this summer.


This was to celebrate father's day and birthdays.  My friend's mother loves my gerbera daisies so she asked me to put some on her cake.

Pink, Pink and more Pink

This was for a little girl turning 1.  Her mother wanted pink frosting, pink animal prints and pink animals.  So that's what she got!  I made the animals out of gum paste and outlined the details with royal icing.