Monday, April 6, 2009

Peep Show

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I bought these little guys thinking I might use them for some kind of Easter cupcakes. I mean, they are cute in a marshmallowy sugar kinda way.

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And look how much cuter they are on sticks. (couldn’t resist.)

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But, then as they lay in the kitchen next to my handy dandy edible ink pens, I thought about something else I could do with them. Something a little less Easter, and potentially a lot more fun.

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So I grabbed my red and black pens, turned these little guys over on their tummies and went to town. Oh, and I pinched their ears, too.

Don’t laugh. I was bored.

Peeps + pens =

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Pikachus or in this case … Peep-achus!

I don’t think I can ever look at Peeps the same way again.

FYI… Pikachu is part of the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. They’re not something I know a whole lot about, but they were on my mind because I had just recently bought some Pokémon stuff for my friend’s daughter who has been collecting these things for awhile.

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See what I mean. There are like hundreds of these strange little creatures that belong to the Pokémon family, but Pikachu is the only one I know of by name and as you can see, pretty conducive to a Peep makeover. I couldn’t wait to surprise her with them.

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She squealed when they saw them and her little brother was pretty excited, too. Just seeing them smile makes me happy. Totally worth it.

Okay, so I mentioned Nintendo earlier for a reason. Have any of you ever played the Nintendo DS? Because my niece got one for Christmas along with the Super Mario Bros. game and I have become a-d-d-d-ddddicted to it. She’ll come over to stay sometimes and when I pick her up, I’m like… “Sweetie, do you want to bring your Nintendo?” and “Don’t forget the charger.” (Insert evil laugh)

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We’ll sit on the sofa together and take turns. Well, she usually gets 10 turns to my one. Then, when I do get a turn, I usually die right away. But she, graciously offers to help … by taking it away from me … to show me what I did wrong! Then I wait another ten turns before I get another go. I should just buy one for myself, but, i’m scared to own it. I definitely wouldn’t get much done until I could finish World 8. Besides, it’s too much fun when we play together. Well, when I watch her play. :)

Anyway, you guys can see what I mean because I’m giving away one of these players! Yippee! (Super Mario Bros. not included.) Thank me later.

Not only am I giving one away, but I’m giving away the BRAND NEW Nintendo DSi. It was released TODAY! Lucky.

Music Capability.
Photo capability.
Bigger screen.
Basically, awesome!
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Want one? All you have to do is identify my friend’s daughter’s five favorite Pokémon by name.

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Just kidding. Just kidding. I wouldn’t do that to you.

To enter for a chance to win the Nintendo DSi:

  • Leave a comment to this post with your favorite easter candy obsession.
    (Cadbury eggs? Reese’s? Peeps? Jelly Beans? Chocolate Bunnies… hollow or solid? Whatever!)
  • Make sure to leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win. (Either email or blog link.)
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm (timestamped by the comment entry). The winner* will be announced sometime Tuesday evening and announced on this post.

*One winner will be selected at random using the Random.org integer generator.

Good luck!

Holy Peeps! I cannot believe how many entries there were for this giveaway. It so makes me wish I had more Nintendos to give away. But, alas, I only have one. A brand new bright blue one for one luck winner. And that person is ………

Comment #4,837

Congrats Cindy. Your wish is my command.

And everyone else, thanks for sharing your Easter candy obsession. By the way…What’s up with the stale Peeps. I’m outta the loop on that one. Guess I’ll have to try it.

Oh yeah, the Pokemons in order are Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario. Thanks dj, Cake Believe, Alyssa, Wendy, Vanessa, Chris, Shutterbugs, Heather, The Pike Family, Shawnee, jenny, talda, suedaisy, talei, Loralie and the rest of you that know way too much about Pokémon for clearing that up for me.

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Corynn said...

I like those little egg shaped M&M's! So cute!

corynnchan@yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 03:41 AM
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Meagneato said...

Cadbury Eggs! They’ve been my favorite since I was a kid!

April 6, 2009 03:41 AM
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Meg said...

Mmmm those peanut butter chocolate covered eggs that Reese’s makes. Yum I can’t wait for Easter to have one of those!

April 6, 2009 03:41 AM
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Talula said...

Cadbury mini eggs are my all time favorite! Love them.

April 6, 2009 03:42 AM
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The Jones Family said...

I love peeps but they have to sit out a while and get a little hard. I love it like that!

April 6, 2009 03:42 AM
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Danika said...

Definitely Peeps – but only at easter. The Christmas & Halloween peeps are just plain wrong!

Love the Pikachu peep pops. I just might have to make them for my son. And he would love me forever if I won the Nintendo DSi. Sadly, I could probably name the five Pokemon characters…

danikapark (at) yahoo (dot) com

April 6, 2009 03:42 AM
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Lorie said...

I was so excited because I knew my son would be able to answer the question! Good thing I kept reading before I woke him up!

As for my Easter obsession…Reese’s eggs are my favorite, but Easter isn’t Easter without Egg shaped bubble gum!

April 6, 2009 03:42 AM
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Jenni said...

Russell Stover Milk chocolate covered bunny. Bought one tonight…hope I can wait until Sunday!!! Oh…and hope I win!!!

April 6, 2009 03:42 AM
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CakesByBrittany said...

PEEPS for sure!! They’re classic!! Especially when you dip them in chocolate! :o) YUMMY!! Thanks for the chance to win! I just love your blog! I made my first batch of cake balls today! They looked Awesome! :o) Thanks for the inspiration!! – BrittanyHonchul@yahoo.com!

April 6, 2009 03:42 AM
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*mindi* said...

mini cadbury creme eggs! OH YES.
although any form of Reese’s candy is a favorite around here as well. :)

mindi1111@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:42 AM
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kim said...

I love good chocolate, but I can’t let this season pass without buying myself a cadbury egg. I think it was an unsatisfied wish as a child, and has now become a yearly obsession.

April 6, 2009 03:42 AM
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sarah said...

Cadbury creaaaaaam eggg!

‘don’t get caught with egg on your face… cadbury cream egg’

I bet they’d look great on a stick ;)

whosahappyvegemite@hotmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:42 AM
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Wolf said...

Robin’s Eggs. Those are my favorite easter candy.

I hate Peeps. Just Yuck.

I like regular marshmallows, just can’t stand Peeps.

My niece got a Nintendo DS for Christmas as well. Heh.

April 6, 2009 03:43 AM
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Dana (*danavee*) said...

I’m a Cadbury Egg junkie. And Coconut eggs too. Actually, I love Easter candy better than any other holiday candy!

Thanks for the chance to win!

April 6, 2009 03:43 AM
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its a mystery to me said...

My favorite Easter candy obsession is a ritual. I buy 2 Cadbury Eggs and 1 Reeses Peanut Butter Egg. I sit in my favorite chair with a cup of coffee or a glass of red wine, (depending on whether I’m doing the dastardly deed by the light of day or under cover of night. I quickly devour the 1st Cad.egg, wash it down, enhale the Reeses Peanut Butter Egg, take another swig of liquid, and then I bite a hole in the 2nd Cad.Egg, suck out the middle and take my sweet time savoring the last few bites of chocolate. And that’s it. No more til next year.

April 6, 2009 03:43 AM
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yiddle said...

brilliant idea with the peeps! my favorite Easter candy is always the Reese’s peanut butter eggs. that salty peanut butter goodness wrapped in just the right amount of chocolate…can never decided to chew it all up or just let it melt in my mouth. :) you can find me at yiddle.net or as yiddle on twitter.

April 6, 2009 03:43 AM
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Hoichi said...

Definitely Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! Thanks for the cool giveaway!

April 6, 2009 03:43 AM
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AdornmentsbyMilani.com said...

Chocolate bunnies, Reeses Peanut butter eggs, Cadbury eggs, Jelly Bellies…you didn’t really think that we could pick just one, did ya?

April 6, 2009 03:43 AM
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Corynn said...

I actually really like these little marshmallow peeps too.

corynnchan@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:43 AM
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D'Lonna said...

My kids love Pokemon too!!!

My favorite Easter candy is the big Cadbury eggs with the creamy yolk middle. I love to crack them open and lick it out. Then, enjoy the chocolate.

April 6, 2009 03:43 AM
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Michele said...

My favorite Nestle Chocolate Easter eggs. Oh yummm!!!

April 6, 2009 03:43 AM
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Petra said...

My favorite?

You really shouldn’t ask a Chocoholic this question ;)

Oh…ummm…ummm…I guess I’ll have to say Cadbury Mini eggs. The dark one’s are divine!

I also like chocolate covered marshmallow eggs on the chilled side…mmmmm…any dentists nightmare.

Oh, and thanks to you and your web site I am now addicted to sticks! Every food I see I say to myself: “Self, that would look even better on a stick!”

April 6, 2009 03:43 AM
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Jennifer said...

My favorite Easter candies are Cadbury eggs. They used to make chocolate truffle type ones (or maybe chocolate creme filled) that I loved, but I haven’t seen them in a few years :(

Jennifer
http://www.islandacademy.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 03:44 AM
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kathy said...

Oh my! What a prize!! My fav Easter candy are those Whopper malted milk ball eggs. Seriously addicting!

April 6, 2009 03:44 AM
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Manda said...

You are my hero. My HERO. My current text message noise is Pikachu. And my ringtone is the original pokemon theme song…

And I love cadbury eggs. A guilty pleasure.

April 6, 2009 03:44 AM
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Catherine Holman said...

My favorite would have to be the pastel peanut M & M's. But that's no different than what I eat year round!
Catherine

April 6, 2009 03:44 AM
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Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista said...

Those peeps are so cute! I think everything is cuter on a stick…and obviously you do too! ;) Count me in on the giveaway…I think my fav easter candy is the sweet tarts shaped as bunnies and little chickies…I swear they taste better than the circular sweet tarts!

April 6, 2009 03:44 AM
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BoyScout.Mom said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! ! !
I love love love those Pikachu peeps; I LOL when I saw them! I HAVE to make some for the boys; they will be all WOW when they see them! I would love to get a DS for ME…the kids already have one!

April 6, 2009 03:44 AM
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Liz said...

I love Cadbury Eggs with the yummy gooey center.
liznugalex@yahoo.com

I love your blog.

April 6, 2009 03:44 AM
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Mary said...

Definitely the Reese’s peanut butter eggs. Sinfully good.

April 6, 2009 03:45 AM
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Karen said...

Chocolate eggs and carrot cake (bunny shaped cake)!

knh.tan@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:45 AM
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Amy said...

I could eat my weight in Cadbury Creme Eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:45 AM
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Mormishmom said...

OooH! I’m obsessed with Cadbury Mini Eggs – the solid chocolate ones, not the gooey centered ones. I can’t get enough.

mormishmom@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:45 AM
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April V said...

My favorite Easter treat is Reese Peanut Butter Eggs… they are the best.. better than any of the other holiday specials..
Thanks for a chance to win..

April 6, 2009 03:45 AM
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jessiehope said...

cream eggs and mini eggs for me, I ‘m a Cradbury Girl.

April 6, 2009 03:46 AM
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Your cool friend Cheryl said...

What a great giveaway! I love Peeps and Jelly Bellies!

April 6, 2009 03:46 AM
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Jit said...

Chocolate bunnies and eggs!

jitchan@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:46 AM
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tamela said...

chocolate covered marshmallow eggs! we used to get them in south africa, but i haven’t found anything quite like them since.
happy Easter!! :)

April 6, 2009 03:46 AM
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Danae said...

I’d have to go with the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. I love them so much, my roommate in college bought me a whole case of them as an Easter present. It took about a month, but I managed to finish them all off (with a little help).

April 6, 2009 03:46 AM
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Mai said...

My favorite Easter edibles are Palmer’s Peanut Buddy and Double Crisp.

And I believe your friend’s daughter’s five favorite Pokemon are (from left to right): Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario. ( ^ o ^ )v

April 6, 2009 03:47 AM
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Rebecca said...

I am obsessed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. The ratio of pb to chocolate is perfection.

April 6, 2009 03:47 AM
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Ann said...

I love Reese’s, now shaped like eggs! :)

I just came across your blog today and am in love with it! Beautiful work!

Ann
clamp04[@]hotmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:47 AM
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Brandon and Emily said...

I love the peeps and peanut butter mnms, which aren’t really just easter, but come in egg shape at easter time.
mledorman at gmail dot com

April 6, 2009 03:47 AM
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Lauren said...

Cadbury eggs and butterfinger eggs are my FAVORITE! :)

April 6, 2009 03:47 AM
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Stacy said...

I’m a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg lover!

uaxostacy at hotmail dot com

April 6, 2009 03:47 AM
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crownedbee said...

I can never get enough of pastel colored m&m's around Easter. Well, and peeps, of course!

crownedbee (at) yahoo (dot) com

April 6, 2009 03:48 AM
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Angie said...

I love those Lindt chocolate bunnies. So yummy!

leeangeli@yahoo dot com

April 6, 2009 03:48 AM
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Krystal said...

Reese’s Bunnies and the yummy Snickers eggs and of course… Peeps!

April 6, 2009 03:48 AM
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wendy said...

hmm, it’s a close call between peanut butter eggs and cadbury eggs. in the end the cadbury eggs win out. thanks for the contest!

April 6, 2009 03:49 AM
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Amy said...

Cadbury mini eggs for sure!
huntduane@hotmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:49 AM
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janice said...

yummm…mini eggs! =)

April 6, 2009 03:49 AM
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Christina said...

Oh goodness, Cadbury eggs are my downfall. I have to limit them or I go nuts! lol

April 6, 2009 03:49 AM
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Simply Sisters Design Studio said...

I am crazy for Peeps… but they have to sit open for a half a day so they get a tiny bit stale… then they are AWESOME! :)

April 6, 2009 03:49 AM
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Glenda said...

Cadbury mini eggs by far!!!!!

April 6, 2009 03:49 AM
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Queen Scarlett said...

Cadbury Mini Eggs…they only come during easter so I can only get them once during the entire year. Which, I suppose is a good thing.

Love your blog.

April 6, 2009 03:49 AM
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Heather said...

My favorite Easter candy are the whoppers robin eggs! Yummy! What a great giveaway!

April 6, 2009 03:50 AM
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Dia said...

Cadbury Mini eggs are a must have this time of year. And now we are on the hunt for the pens to make Peep-achus!

Oh the Pokemans are Mewto, Shieldon, Glameow , Mew, Lucario (yeah I asked my son, lol)

April 6, 2009 03:50 AM
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Kirsten Hill said...

White chocolate bunnies all the way!!!

April 6, 2009 03:50 AM
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Tracy said...

My favorite easter candy is definitely Cadbury eggs. nom nom. I’d take some of your cupcakes too ;)

April 6, 2009 03:50 AM
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tres shik said...

Peep-achu! LOL – those are adorable! My favorite Easter candies are Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs…yum yum :)

April 6, 2009 03:50 AM
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Nicole McLaughlin said...

reeses peanut butter eggs…the smaller ones! And they are best right when they hit the store shelves when the chocolate is fresh and still snaps!! yummy!!!

April 6, 2009 03:51 AM
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maiko618 said...

I love the chocolate bunnies!!

April 6, 2009 03:51 AM
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Us 4 said...

Starburst jelly beans! Can’t get enough of them! I’d love to win…or should I say my sons would love to win!! Love your Easter pops..they are cuter than ever!!;-)

April 6, 2009 03:51 AM
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Cailean said...

Cadbury! The creme eggs are delicious in their artificial sweet gooey-ness but any variety!

April 6, 2009 03:52 AM
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Steve said...

My favorite easter candy is the reese's eggs & malt balls.

Steve

April 6, 2009 03:52 AM
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Emily said...

I have a severe addiction to Reeses Pieces Eggs. The easter colors are so pretty and they are so much BIGGER than regular Reeces Pieces!
easpellman@msn.com

April 6, 2009 03:52 AM
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brettlacey said...

I can’t get enough of the Cadburry cream eggs, that white and orange filling gets me every time! I am so glad they only come out once a year, so yummy!

April 6, 2009 03:52 AM
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The Butterfields said...

Cadbury caramel eggs… mmmmmmm….
http://lifeofjuanitabonita.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 03:52 AM
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Jared said...

My favorite Easter Candy is the Cadbury mini eggs. I buy them in hoards, so that I can save them for later in the year when they are no longer available!

junk4mlb at gmail dot com

April 6, 2009 03:52 AM
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Karen said...

I LOVE the cadbury mini eggs. Also, though I don’t remember the name of them now, I used to love the larger malt-filled eggs when I was a kid because I could lick the shell and use it as lipstick. I know. I was weird. It was fun!

April 6, 2009 03:52 AM
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Torroo said...

Cadbury creame eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:53 AM
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Britt said...

Easter candy obsession?
Ohh man… there are too many to choose from!
I would have to say it’s a tie between Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs (perfect ratio of peanut butter : chocolate) and Cadbury’s Caramel Easter Eggs (but it’s gotta be the caramel kind).

Yum yum!
(brittany.sundgren@gmail.com)

April 6, 2009 03:53 AM
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Shelly Powers said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs! Yummy!

April 6, 2009 03:53 AM
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A&EMom said...

Awesome giveaway! Cadbury Mini-Eggs. They are the best EVER.

Thanks for asking :)

April 6, 2009 03:53 AM
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heysparky said...

Peeps. But only after they are stale. I like ‘em chewy!

April 6, 2009 03:53 AM
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Anna Resnik Pickelsimer said...

My absolute favorite is the mini robin’s eggs! Yummy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

April 6, 2009 03:53 AM
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Winnie said...

The pikachus are so cute! My favorite Easter candy is the classic Cadbury Creme Egg. Yummm.

April 6, 2009 03:53 AM
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Angela said...

I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or eggs the are so good! Yum!

April 6, 2009 03:53 AM
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Vanessa Tuau said...

Red tulip spotted caramel eggs (Australian Brand) or a Humpty Dumpty egg filled with Smarties:)

The 5 pokemon characters are (in order) 1. Mewtwo 2. Shieldon 3. Glameow 4. Mew 5. Lucario

(I have 5 kids – it’s a cinch)

LOVE your blog, LOVE your style

Vanessa xx

April 6, 2009 03:54 AM
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The Dennie Family said...

I love any Easter candy-especially chocolate!

April 6, 2009 03:54 AM
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Kristen said...

OMG! I’d be the coolest mom ever if I could score the DSi. My favorite Easter candy is the Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs. I think the chocolate peanut butter ratio is different than in the Reeses cup.

April 6, 2009 03:55 AM
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Marcy said...

Hi – we’re ready to make our Easter Cake Pops!! Reese’s Eggs totally my fave!! We LOVE your site!! My 8yr old would sure love that DSi!!

toddfam95@comcast.net

April 6, 2009 03:55 AM
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Carin said...

Cadbury eggs, jelly beans, and of course PEEPS. But wait, I REALLY want some of your Easter cake pops, now that would take the cake! Keep up the awesome work Bakerella!

April 6, 2009 03:55 AM
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A Touch of Whimsy Designs said...

OMG! My boys are going to freak when I pimp their peeps! (hmm that sounded a bit strange lol).

Thanks so much for the chance! My fave Easter candy are the Cadbury Eggs but they have to be liquidy inside!

April 6, 2009 03:55 AM
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Amy said...

You are just too creative. I am in awe. Seriously.

By the way, I think you’d like my food-based April Fools jokes – they’re not half as cute as what you do in your sleep, but they were above and beyond my usual ability:

http://prettybabies.blogspot.com/2009/04/heh-heh-heh.html

I love anything Reese’s, whether it’s Eastertime or not.

April 6, 2009 03:55 AM
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CarolynEll said...

I had to drive my bother to pick up his pre-ordered DSi last night at midnight, so I definitely deserve one myself! :o)

I am totally addicted to Cadbury Mini Eggs, it takes so much will power not to buy the 7 pound bag at BJs!

April 6, 2009 03:55 AM
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Stacey said...

Peeps! I love the pure sugar rush. Yum!

April 6, 2009 03:55 AM
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life is a blessing said...

Cadbury mini eggs!! As soon as I see them I buy a few bags and keep buying them until I am completely sick of them!

April 6, 2009 03:56 AM
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Carmen said...

Oh those pikachus (?) are so cute! Too funny!!!! My favorite Easter candy is PEEPS. I love them! But it has to be PINK bunnies and YELLOW chicks, no other way. :D

April 6, 2009 03:56 AM
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The Schroeder's said...

OH this is easy! :) Cadbury eggs are my weakness!! LOVE them! Thanks for the opportunity!

April 6, 2009 03:56 AM
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mymlb said...

I LOVED the peep-achus! I love all Easter candy, but probably my and my husbands favorite is peeps. We buy LOTS of them for our kids Easter baskets because they don’t like them and then we get to eat them all. It’s kind of like a game around here now =-). Thank you SO much for the laugh! My husband is going to Baghdad soon and I need all the smiles I can get!
missi
Wishingstarr@centurytel.net

April 6, 2009 03:56 AM
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Tammy said...

Mmmmm Reese’s peanut butter chocolate eggs. But anything with Dove chocolate floats my boat too!!

April 6, 2009 03:56 AM
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amy said...

I love Cadbury Cream Eggs yummy!!!! amyhumphrey2@yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 03:56 AM
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saejinnie said...

mini cadbury eggs. mmMMMMM yum! =]

April 6, 2009 03:57 AM
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Amy said...

oh my favorite has to be the Starburst Jelly Beans….!!! Here’s my email… amywpracht@yahoo.com

Love your site!!! Such inspiration!

April 6, 2009 03:57 AM
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Jannet said...

Starburst jelly beans and Hershey’s chocolate eggs. My 5 month old is getting a basket from the bunny, full of candy so I can help her eat it!

April 6, 2009 03:57 AM
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Vanessa Contessa said...

You truly have outdone yourself with the Peep-achu!!

Current easter candy obsession: Orange Creme Cadbury Eggs!!!
It’s terrible, I go to the store about every other day to get one…

April 6, 2009 03:57 AM
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Brandi said...

My favorite easter treat is the robins eggs that are the same as malted milk balls. Funny that I never eat the regular ones but always have to have the robins eggs during the easter season.
Brandi Trevino

Branditrevino@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:57 AM
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Jennifer said...

Mmmm Cadbury Cream Eggs all the way! Yummy!

April 6, 2009 03:57 AM
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Anya said...

Ok it’s horrible but I love Peeps because I like biting the bunny and the chick heads off. *LOL*

I know….demented.

2nd place has to be the Cadbury Caramel Eggs. Yum!

April 6, 2009 03:57 AM
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