Monday, August 16, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - with a Giveaway!


Happy Muffin Tin Monday!  Lucy and Julia enjoyed their lunch of crackers, lunchmeat, water, yogurt with sprinkles, fresh peaches, cheese letters, and fruit leather.  (Actually Julia screamed in dislike until I gave her lunchmeat to Lucy, but that's beside the point...)

The picks are stickers on construction paper with a toothpick sandwiched in between.  The girls love having special picks and we always have stickers around so this works well.

The coolest part though, is the cheese letters!  I'm in love with this Wilton set of Alphabet and Number Fondant Cut-Outs:


Spelling a child's name, learning letters and numbers, encouraging words, .... so many possibilities!  Today I cut the word "love" out of cheese to go with our heart tins.  The letters are tiny, so I used a flat toothpick to help push the cheese out of the cutter.  Lucy and Julia were impressed and Lucy even read the word herself.

The other day I made fruit leather and the cutters worked with that as well.  Check back tomorrow for how to make your own fruit leather, its surprisingly easy.


Would you like to win a set?  Wilton sent these to me for review and is offering a set to one of you.  Leave a comment on this post letting me know a fun idea that you think you would use the cutters for.

For extra entries you can:
- follow this blog
- subscribe by email to this blog (must confirm subscription)
- like both Wilton and One Little Word She Knew on Facebook
- share this with your friends on Facebook (go to my Facebook page and underneath my post about this giveaway click "share" and it will be posted to your profile)

Leave a separate comment for EACH entry, being sure that you include your email address.  I'll close the giveaway on August 24th at midnight.  Enjoy your day!

*Just a note about these after reading some of your comments:  They are very tiny.  I don't think they would work for cookies...  lots of other good ideas being given though!*

Giveaway is now closed.  Congrats LKB!

180 comments:

  1. This is Selena again. :)
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  2. It was a really wonderful idea. I love the size of the cutters. I have large plastic cookie cutters that don't always cut well into everything I want them too.

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  3. Oh my, would I love these!

    Heather

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  4. I would use it for spelling words. Please pick me!!!

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  5. Not sure if its open to international entries but I would use it for spelling their names out in cheese, toast, apple and even press them into banana skin to make a mark which will show up later (marks go brown after a little while).

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  6. Have 'liked' both Wilton and One Little Word She Knew on facebook : )

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  7. Ok, have also shared the giveaway on facebook.

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  8. Definitely would work cut with thinly cut fruit. use them as cookie cutters for mini cookies. Use some sort of pastry/tortilla dough for little bite size bread pieces. Use them on home made egg noodles for alphabet vegetable soup! make crackers out of them with some sort of cracker dough. I think that's enough ideas for now. :)

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  9. I follow your blog in my Google reader.

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  10. mentioned this on the FB MTM page- what a great giveaway!

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  14. I like you on FB :o)
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  15. I am following you on BlogSpot.. insted of using the bookmark on AOL. LOL
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  16. I subscribed via email :o)
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    BTW.. I saw this because Michelle from MTM posted it YAY!

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  17. I want to make little brownie bites with the letters and numbers.

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  18. These are awesome! I would use them to help my son learn to read. We could do a new word every day!
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  19. Oh those would be great when I start my daughter's pre-k bentos in September. Pick me! :)

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  20. I'm following your blog
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  23. Shared on FB

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  25. Oh so many things I could do with this. My little one is 3 and we could use them for learning letters & how to spell his name. You could even spell out the number words or color names like white in swiss cheese or red in strawberry fruit leather. email is sdn474@gmail.com

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  26. I am so using this for pizza night....

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  27. I am a follower too. sdn474@gmail.com

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  28. I liked you and wilton on fb. sdn474@gmail.com

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  29. I shared you with my FB friends please, please pick me. sdn474@gmail.com

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  30. I would love a set and would use it on cheese and sand. meat. Maybe even on some soft shell tortillas. -Casey (vtbowman@earthlink.net)

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  31. I also subscriped by email. By the way I loved the MTM.

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  32. These would be great for cheesey crackers!

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  33. Oooo... My daughter LOVES LOVES LOVES finger jello. These would be great to cut out her jigglers!

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  34. I liked you and Wilton on Facebook.

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  35. I shared your post on facebook! Thanks!

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  36. omg I would love the letter set. I run a homedaycare and I would start cutting out their cheese and what ever else I could. Traci
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  37. I'd love these for my twin girls! We would use them for sandwiches, cheese, to make cookies, and even PLAYDOUGH! Love them!

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  38. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  39. Those letters look great. My daughter (3.5) is big into letters so we could have a lot of fun spelling out words :)

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  40. Very cute tin! We are starting preschool (homeschool) with my 2 year old this year using the letter of the week curriculum and the letter cutters would be great to use for making snacks to tie into our weekly letter! I'm sure we would find something for my 5 year old as well!

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  41. These would be so much fun to cut foods for MTM. I would make little cookies, cut cheese, sandwiches, cheese quesadillas, etc.

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  42. I follow your blog.

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  44. I subscribe w/ email.

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  45. I like both you & Wilton on FB

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  46. I shared on FB

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  47. just started iwth the muffin tin Monday - so fun. WOuld love these cut out's. audra dot garcia @ cox dot net.

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  48. I'm helping out in a home preschool so being able to eat their letters would be simply fun!

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  49. I like (well LOVE!!) your page and Wilton's on FB. My email is signingdragon at yahoo dot com

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  50. These letters are really neat! I would use them for all events! Birthdays, tea parties, bridal showers...

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  51. Already a follower

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  52. These cutters would be fun when I'll cut pancake into different shapes for my 21 month old & they will be perfect bite size too.....

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  53. Glad I found you.. now I have a new person to follow :) I "liked" you on FB

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  54. I am following your blog.. plz do the same w/ me ;)

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  55. These cutters I have been dying to get. There are endless possibilities- Letters and numbers oh MY!

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  56. Ohh! They'd be so much fun!
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  57. I would use it to teach my two year old his letters. He is just learning them and just starting to eat solids (he's delayed) so it would be accomplishing two birds with one stone.

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  58. I would use them to make some awesome MTM meals!!

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  61. I shared the giveaway on facebook :0)

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  62. I would love to use these to help my kiddo learn how to read words. He is a very hands-on kiddo and would love that!

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  63. I follow your blog.
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  64. I would use this to cut out sandwich bites for my son

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  65. We could use them for MTM! Or to cut out fruits for toppings for a fruit pizza, or veggies for toppings for a regular pizza. Or for playdoh, or to cut out pancakes... Amanda.Briggs at hotmail dot com

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  67. I just became a fan of one little word she knew!

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  68. I could see us naming everything in sight - as stencils.

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  69. I'd do a random out of the blue ALPHABET PARTY!!! so fun!

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  70. I would love those. Hmm...maybe use them to cut out jello jigglers...I would definitely use them for my daughter's birthday party

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  71. How fun - I would use them probably like you did on the cheese and then would come in handy when I make cakes for foundant.

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  72. I think the Buddha Bear would get a kick out of alphabet cutters. He loves to play with all of my cookie cutters. So they would be used with food and play.

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  74. laura4him@bellsouth.net
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  76. I would use these to spell out words with homemade playdough!
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  77. I follow your blog!
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  79. i would love to use the alpha cutters to make little french toasts..
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  82. I use Cookie cutters for lunch daily, and I would love to have letters to incorporate into the mix for whatever is going on her plate =)

    Katie
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  83. I liked you and Wilton on facebook.

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  84. I shared your link on facebook.

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  85. Fun to help teach letters! Sugar cookies you can spell with!!

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  87. I just found this MTM and I really want to join in! What a better way to start than with these letters!

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  88. I like you and wilton on facebook.

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  89. I shared it on my Facebook page!

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  90. I would use them to make personalized ornaments as gifts at Christmas time. We like to make them with gingerbread or dough and these seem like they would be great for that!

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  91. I follow your blog!

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  92. I am just starting the cookie decorating hobby! What perfect little toddler sized cookies those would make!!

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  93. I would use them to make mini cookies for my nieces upcoming 8th birthday party!
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  94. Blog follower - Victoria
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  95. I'd love to use these with my 6 yr. old! The possibilities are endless for words we could create out of different foods.

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  97. I like you and Wilton on FB
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  98. I would use them for cookies. The girls would love to cut out their names with them! Thanks! :)

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  102. I would love to use these for Christmas ornaments
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  104. Those are so fun! I would love to use them with apple slices or maybe tortillas.

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  105. I would make cookie words that my daughter could decorate herself.

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  106. Love these! Besides MTM, I think we'd use them for tracing too :)
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  107. I already subscribe via feedburner :)

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  108. I follow you already :)
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  109. My daughter is learning her alphabet still, so I would try and do a "Letter-A-Day" thing. Make a bunch of little 'A' sandwiches, cheese, fruit leather, punched out of horizontally-sliced apples, etc one day. Then 'B' the next, and so on. Try and incorporate that letter-shaped foods throughout the day. I could even try and emphasize foods starting with that letter, to work on phonics!

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  110. I think I would use them for everything! I have some numbers and have used them for birthday parties and plain ole pb and j. Cookies, homeschool? I think so :)

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  111. If I had them today I'd use them to cut out our homemade graham crackers.

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  112. Im a follower of your great blog!

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  113. Oh wow...possibilities are endless. Spelling words, lunch love notes (love you, U R awesome, etc), playdoh fun as well...not to mention its purpose....cake fun!

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  114. follow :)

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  115. These would be great to help my 2 year old learn her letters...and maybe help her eat more foods! I would also love these for decorating birthday cakes. Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Kristen
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  116. I'm fairly new to the bento style of lunches. I'd love to win these to get me started.

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  118. I subscribed by email :)
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  119. I just joined MTM and just starting this so it would be great to have these. grapeapearmywife@yahoo.com

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  120. I Like Wilton & One Little Word on Facebook
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  121. Let's see, I think I'd use them to cut thicker fruit slices and then I'd spear the fruit letters top to bottom to spell a word down the spear. I sure would like to win them!

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  122. We just started our homeschool journey (2 preschool girls!) and we would use these to reinforce our Letter of the Week curriculum...breakfast, lunch, snacks, even dinner could be a learning time with the Wilton letter and number cutters! :o)

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  123. My son (3) already recognizes his name, his brother's name, my name, his dad's name...so I probably would start spelling out the 100 words that Kindergarteners should know by the end of Kindergarten - as, is, was, were, there, that...etc. Give him a jump start on those! And I never thought to use construction paper and stickers to make picks. What a great idea!! :) Cheaper than buying them!

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  124. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect! :o)

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  125. I'm an email subscriber! :o)

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  126. I "Like" you and Wilton on FB! :o)

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  127. I love the idea of cutting cheese or fruit or whatnot to spell words for MTM. How fun!

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  128. I "like" you and Wilton on Facebook!

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  129. I shared your giveaway on Facebook!

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  130. I would use these for teaching my daycare children to spell their names.

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  131. Oops my email address is christinaskensingtonkids@gmail.com

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  132. I subscribed to your blog.
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  133. I Liked you on facebook!
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  134. I liked Wilton on Facebook!
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  135. I shared the giveaway on Facebook.
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  136. Im a follower
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  137. Subscribed via email

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  138. I liked wilton and one little word she knew on FB

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  139. I shared with my friends on FB

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  140. I love these! I am new to cake decorating and these would be the perfect addition to my small but growing collection of tools
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  141. I love these as well! I love all the aforementioned ideas! But something different... I think they'd be perfect for homemade crutons! An alphabet salad (or w/a special message) would help to make salads a little more appetizing to my picky eaters. j_elitzin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. I would cut cookies with them for my kids and let them learn letters why they were having a snack thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  143. facebook fan of both (mrstinareynolds)

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  144. I would love to win the Wilton's letter cutters! As a hobbyist cake decorator, I already LOVE Wilton's products. As a mom, I would love to use this product for my children's lunches. My daughter has severe allergies and so I need to send a lunch daily for her at her dayhome. I would use the letters to spell otu special messages for her to make her lunch a special one instead of just a different one!
    BTW, I already follow your blog via email updates and now have both your blog and Wilton's on my FB! Thanks!
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  145. I'd use these to put initials on cupcakes.

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