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 ………

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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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Mary Helen said...

Jelly Beans

April 8, 2009 12:52 AM
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Lesa said...

Cadbury Mini Eggs! I hoard them!

April 8, 2009 12:52 AM
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Mindy said...

Cadbury eggs FOR SURE, yum! Not sure if it was 6 eastern or what…hope I made it!!!

min_derella@hotmail.com

April 8, 2009 12:53 AM
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Anonymous said...

Reese’s PB eggs are the best!

April 8, 2009 12:58 AM
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Jessica said...

OMG these are ADORABLE!
being the Nitendo fanatic that i am, i LOVE pokemon. i had a DS, but my brother lost it. and my parents won’t buy me a new one. *tears* (im 16 by the way)
and are those her 5 fave pokemon at the bottom? i can name the all. in order from left to right they are:
Mewtwo, Sheildon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario.

god im such a dork :D

October 6, 2009 11:18 AM
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Ryan said...

I’m definitely a jelly beans & peeps kind of guy. Or hollow white chocolate bunnies, I hate them solid.

February 18, 2010 05:09 PM
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Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell you: Mewtwo, Bastiodon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario.

I love pokemon.

February 18, 2010 06:33 PM
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Angelo said...

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen it in the US… But my sister sent me chocolate from Germany. It was a hollow chocolate bunny. The outer shell was rich milk chocolate with the inside being sweet white chocolate. And it was so good. :D

February 18, 2010 08:01 PM
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jessica said...

When I was little we always had a candy sale at school right before Easter & my mom always got me Caramel Critters. I may have to track some down now! Yum.

March 31, 2010 03:04 PM
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naomi yang said...

how darling, these are so cute! and very creative?

April 20, 2010 10:15 PM
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Maggie said...

I loved that show when I was little!

April 23, 2010 09:33 PM
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Erin Dinneen said...

CHOCOLATE BUNNIES, SOLID (what did you expect?)
Pikachu! That is so funny, you’re so imaginative!! :)
*crosses fingers* I hope I win!!!!!!!!

October 4, 2010 06:00 PM
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Shenandoah said...

Is it sad that I know what they all are? XD
Left to right:
Mew-Two
Shieldon
Glameow
Mew
Lucario

… I need help…

ADORABLE IDEA THOUGH!!! :D

November 26, 2010 10:49 PM
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willl said...

mew-two, shieldon, glameow, mew, lucario
i know the contst is over but i knew the names (by memory)

March 5, 2011 10:21 PM
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Melissa Zahn said...

Those are Pokemons are so cute! I love you bakerella! Cadbury Mini eggs are oh so deliciously evil. I can’t resist.

April 6, 2011 12:00 PM
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Michelle said...

You can never go wrong with Reese’s in your easter basket :)

Especially the Reese’s egg! mmm!

mkb5055@gmail.com

April 7, 2011 12:05 AM
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Eloise said...

This article achieved exatlcy what I wanted it to achieve.

June 27, 2011 12:30 AM
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gsyrbnn said...

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June 27, 2011 01:33 PM
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Adriannelrh said...

Is it sad that I named all five of those Pokemon no trouble? LOL, these are super cute! I’ll have to make some for my oldest son’s next birthday party, he would flip!

July 14, 2011 10:46 PM
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Cathy D. said...

Oh my goodness! Ok, I was totally set on turning some cake pops in to pokeballs for my son’s birthday party but these are just amazing! Of course, I would not be able to draw the way you did but these would be perfect if I could! VERY creative & clever! Good job :)

August 12, 2011 05:30 PM
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Shirley said...

What type of markers did you use? The sugar coating makes it almost impossible to get such fine lines on the peeps. I have to sand them off… and it makes an awful sound!

September 12, 2011 10:58 PM
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Cindy said...

I’m with Shirley here! Can’t manage to get a good drawing on them with all the sugar! I tried washing one off, didn’t work so well. How are you sanding them off? My son’s Pokemon b-day party is Sunday – please help if there are any suggestions! Thanks!

September 20, 2011 12:22 PM
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Hannah said...

You should make Super Mario Bros. cake pops! I’ll bet nobody thought of it, but everybody will love it!!

November 13, 2011 08:25 PM
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PANDA BUDDY! said...

OMG you guys sould be WAY MORE popular P.S.there SUPER CUTE luv em

February 14, 2012 07:12 PM
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Nerd said...

Ohh really? From Left to right, they are,

Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew, Lucario.

February 16, 2012 07:48 PM
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Melanie said...

Gotta be chocolate bunnies…….. or mayyyybe cadbury eggs. Love this blog bakerella!

January 18, 2013 12:01 AM
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Svea said...

My friend made these w/o sticks for a pokemon themed party. The pokemon are: Mewtwo, Sheildon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario from left to right.

January 28, 2013 03:58 PM
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Svea said...

I didn’t see your post about the order, btw.

January 28, 2013 04:00 PM
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