Saturday, 17 November 2012

GIVEAWAY - A little bit of Christmas and Cupcakes By Kambrook

This giveaway has ended! Congratulations babycakequeen! Please check your email. For everyone else there is ONE more opportunity to win a cupcake maker...stay tuned for the mega announcement on Day 12 of the Giveaway :-)

I say it a million times but I love to cook. Some people show love through presents, affection or words. Me? I cook up giant feasts that have my love injected into every dish.

So when Kambrook asked me to review the Little Chefs Cupcake Maker of course I said "yes". You might also remember my post about how much learning is gained from children cooking.

The Little Chefs Cupcake Maker is aimed, of course at getting those beautiful little people into the kitchen. Here's what I loved about it:

It's compact: Immediately I noticed how cute and tiny this appliance is! Nobody wants just another appliance shoved in the cupboard. This can fit perfectly on any bench.

It's fast: The appliance heats up very quickly and cupcakes are ready in 7 minutes! Mine took a little longer (9 minutes) because I was using patty pans.

It's easy to clean: Even though batter ran everywhere as I poured it into the patty pans, I was able to just slide that off with my finger when the cupcakes were cooked. No nasty scrubbing whatsoever!

You can get creative: I know cake pops and so on are the latest 'rage' at the moment. But I really love the fact that you can really experiment with this cupcake maker. I've already decided to try some bite sized savoury muffins that I can pop in the freezer to pull out at lunch times for Tom!

So here's the recipe for these little guys. The recipe came from the Kambrook book that comes with the Cupcake Maker. The recipe, like the others, is not overly sweet, or sugary. I did reduce the amount of icing sugar in the cream cheese just to reduce the sugar content even further for my little man.

So honestly, I'm trying to think of improvements or something I didn't like, and I can't. I think this would make an awesome Christmas gift! I can think of a few nieces and nephews that would love to get their chef on and try this baby out!

Banana and Coconut Christmas Cupcakes
Makes 21 mini cupcakes
1/2 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut, shredded
1/2 cup banana, diced
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1x 59g egg, lightly whisked
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon canola oil

100g Cream Cheese
2 teaspoons milk, warmed
1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
1/2 cup shredded coconut
Peppermint leaves and red candy to decorate

1. Preheat the cupcake maker until the ready light switches on
2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and coconut until combined

3. Create a well in the centre and add the banana, vanilla, egg, milk and oil.

4. Fold ingredients until combined.

5. Spoon a tablespoon of cupcake mixture into each mini cupcake patty pan.
6. Close the lid and cook for 9 minutes.
7. Turn the mini cupcakes out onto a cake rack and cool

Icing and Decorating
1. To make the icing, mix the cheese, milk and icing sugar until combined. Ice cupcakes, top with coconut, two halves of spearmint leaves and 2 red candies and serve.

GIVEAWAY! You can win a Kambrook Little Chefs Angel Cakes Cupcake Maker too! Just...

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COMMENT: In 25 words or less share who/how someone might get their 'chef on' with this cupcake maker at your house!
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The person who has completed all of the above and has the most creative answer will win!
Here’s the fine print:
* Entry is open to Australian folk only (sorry!)
Winner will be posted on the Blog ONLY.
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* Entries close 9pm 19th November, 2012
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  1. We recently bought our little girl a childrens cook book and now she beings it to us all the time to read...not exactly a "readable" book...but she loves it. She adores cooking. Her favourite part, as expected, is licking the bowl.

    She was sitting with me when I was reading this and said "cake, yum" when she saw your cupcakes.

  2. Pink Polka dot marshmallow cake,
    When the urge may arise to suddenly bake.
    This would be a lot of fun,
    Perfect for my little one!

  3. My friend's a single mum
    doesn't let her daughter cook for fun
    cause she hates the mess
    I'd like to reduce her stress.

  4. My little Miss LOVES mess,
    Crafting or baking, more mess is best!
    This machine would be so fun
    With less cleaning up for Mum!

  5. I have 4 kids who love to cook but they make a HUGE mess and get upset because they cant use the oven, love this !!


  6. My daughter is 5,
    I really know I'm alive,
    kindy teacher said "on cupcakes, creativity and craft she will thrive",
    cooking madly in the kitchen- savoury, sweet, and doing her own little jive,
    she dreams of being on masterchef in 3 years- will I survive?

  7. oops forgot to say my email

  8. My two mini Masterchefs Anna-Lee and Mikayla absolutely love baking. They'd be getting their "chef on" everyday with this amazing Kambrook cupcake maker!
    Mmmm... cupcakes! :)
    Facebook Name: Jenny Swift

  9. With my little ones birthday party in the coming months we can have a great time trying recipes together for the perfect party cupcakes.

  10. This is my devious plan to convince my offspring that there is life beyond TV... And Kambrook cupcakes will please all! Delicious and EASY!!!

    my granddaughter love to cook so this would be great to help and they love to be chefs while cooking pretending they are on TV

  12. Master 4 would love to get his bake on with one of these. He is super helpful in the kitchen and this would be awesome - much safer option :D

  13. My 3 beautiful daughters and their two equally beautiful cousins would love to have a cupcake baking day (and eat their masterpieces of course!)

  14. Oops, Email is
    And I tweeted about the comp too.


    Even dad will have no trouble with cooking cupckes...this is no fail!!

  16. my little one would love to help ou making cupcakes loves cooking n we can make the cup cakes to her dietary needs

  17. Now I could do with this for Christmas. While I'm sitting down relaxing on the couch Mr Nomad can get his hands dirty baking up a storm. He's always going on about how good a cook he is but we all know the proof is in the pudding!
    Prue x

  18. oops email is

  19. My partner is on holidays while I am working,
    he could create tasty cupcakes by staying home cooking!

  20. Nearly forgot my email! Sorry!

  21. Hubby would love to get his chef on with Kambrook
    making him look like he can cook.
    Every Sunday wanting to make something fun
    Cucakes for brekki, yum!!!

  22. My Lil Dot can teach Daddy how to make cupcakes for Mummy's birthday!

  23. My little miss would be the envy of all her little chef friends when they come over for the next bake day.

  24. This is a real quote from my 5 year old last week "mum, you make the BEST packet cakes".
    Hhhmm, that's because when hubby says how delicious our cooking is I always reply with "it was just a packet mix". LOL
    So we would make a lot more cup cakes together.

  25. i have LIKED a School of Mum on facebook

  26. i have liked Kambrook on facebook

  27. this would be great for the kids to cook with nana as she loves cup cakes and everytime we visit her my daughter gets her on her feet cooking cup cakes with this she can rest her tired legs and not have to worry about a big mess in her little kitchen and when we are home she will be able to do this with dad as he refuse to use the oven as he burns everything and always forgets to turn it off we could get some great use with the cup cake machine

  28. i have shared on twitter

  29. i have shared on facebook

  30. I have two budding chefs aged 5 & 7, they would love to be able to cook amazing cupcakes without having to use the hot scary oven! They could get their 'chef on' make their own afternoon treats and be so proud of the results :) - shared on twitter

  31. Little Miss just turned 5 is starting to show interest in helping in the kitchen, this would be a fantastic way for her to make cupcakes, love it!!!!!

  32. I think my niece would love to eat
    the treats that she would make
    and of course Aunty Joey
    would love to help her bake.

    1. - and I 've shared on facebook!

    2. - and I 've shared on facebook!

  33. My son Cameron loves cooking. He keeps on saying that he wants to own a Motorhome, travelling around in a double decker. With a restaurant downstairs, and his living/sleeping upstairs. He even has a name for his travelling dream :)
    I reckon he would come up with some crazy cupcakes.

    email address ::
    shared on twitter @newlifeonroad

  34. My little niece loves helping her mummy and aunt bake so this would be the perfect start for her to make her own cupcakes!

  35. I have a lovely pink frilled apron that would match lovely with this Little Chef's Cupcake maker! My little miss four would not be getting her hands on this if I won! Even if its compact, fast and easy to clean. It's all mine!