Friday, October 29, 2010

play food giveaway from gummylump - yum!

It's time for another giveaway! Yeah!


I have little boys, but I also babysit a couple of little girls from time to time. So when Gummylump asked us to review some of their award-winning creative play toys, I chose the Bake & Decorate Cupcake Set. You know, so the little girls who come over will have something to play with. Okay, maybe they were really for me. But the good news is that my 5-year-old son adores this set, too!

We had about 12 birthday parties in a row one afternoon, after which my son proclaimed that I was now 12 years old. Whew! I thought he was going to do the math and make me much older. I guess it's good he doesn't do much math yet. Anyway, it was so delightful to play pretend with him for an hour, and the little girls who come over love it, too.


This is a Melissa & Doug toy, and if you have anything made by Melissa & Doug you probably love them already. The cupcakes, candles, and cupcake pan are all made of wood--something natural in a world of plastic! The "frosting" cap is plastic, but you've got to have that in order to draw on your sprinkles and erase them 50 million times. (I love how the markers are shaped like little tubes of decorator's icing!) There are even cute paper cupcake liners!


The wooden candles stick on the cupcake with Velcro, which makes them easy to remove before eating the cupcake. And you must pretend to eat it, every lip-smacking bite. And be sure to tuck it behind you when you're done, because if that 5-year-old sees it's still in your hand, you'll be enjoying it all over again. But that's the fun, right? You can eat a dozen cupcakes and they're all calorie-free.

Gummylump is letting us giveaway one Melissa & Doug toy up to a $25 value from their site! So you could choose the yummy cupcake set, or one of my other play food favorites like



the ice cream set,


or the pizza party set,


or have the ultimate tea party with the special occasion cake set!


There are more to choose from, too! To enter to win a Melissa & Doug toy up to $25 in value, go to Gummylump's Web site, and leave us a comment telling us which set you'd pick. We'll pick our winner on Friday, November 5, so leave your comment by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, November 4th. Make a wish!

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Lisa said...

Definitely the cake set, love it!!!

emerzim said...

I think I'm liking the Sandwich Shop the best!

Michelle said...

We have the cutting fruit crate and love it! I think I would choose the pizza, sandwich or cupcake kit.

Lisa said...

I love the cupcake set! So cute. I also like several of the others (and I can see some Christmas presents in our future...)

Erin said...

I think the cupcake set rocks. I would likely choose it if I win.

Deanna said...

Those look fabulous! My girls would certainly love the cake, but really any set would do! ;)

danielle said...

the cake set- so cute!!

iamb said...

Well, I would probably choose the cupcake set, but the sandwich shop is pretty cool also!

Tammy said...

Either the stirfry or the kebab set... I love them...

The Coxes said...

We gave that same cupcake set to our niece last year and she loved it! If we won, I think I would choose the food group set for my son so we could have a variety.

Jennifer Cleaver said...

Wow. So cute. My daughter would LOVE them--and it would go great with her play kitchen she's getting for Christmas. I think I would have to pick the cake set. SO fun!

southfink said...

I have a little girl who'd love the cupcake set! If I don't win, it will have to go on her Christmas list!

truckermomma said...

I would get that sushi set, that is adorable

taidyeoriginal said...

ice cream for sure! My kids would love these!
taidye original

Amber said...

i LOVE the Slice and Bake Cookies Play Food Set

Life With Jack said...

Either the cupcakes or the pizza set. I'd have to ask my son which he liked better! We also have the fruit set and he loves it.

Tanya said...

I like the cupcake set, and the sandwich shop! My son likes the grill set :)

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Gramma Rita (aka Goria) said...

Hard to choose, but I'm thinking either the sandwich shop or the donuts. Love them all. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

robcallfamily said...

we would choose the cup cake or the little tea party set is cute! They are all great!
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Janna said...

My girls would love the pizza set :) So cute!

Nic said...

Pizza set. We love Doug & Melissa

Audrey said...

I love pretty much everything by Melissa and Doug. That ice cream cone set id pretty dang cute though!

AnnaPK said...

Ooooh! The cupcake set would go awesome with the birthday cake set we already have. Then the kids wouldn't fight over the candles!

kirsty said...

Definately a toss-up between the Sandwich Shop and the Special Occasion Cake.

Megan said...

Pizza set (our friend has it and we enjoy it) or the stir fry set.

Mizzler Co said...

I think I'd have to choose between the Sandwich Shop and the Sushi set... (hope they can ship to New Zealand :) )

Kelli said...

I'm torn between the pizza set and sushi set. Oh which one? Which one?

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

I love the pizza set & the donut set - they are GREAT!!

Melia said...

I would have to choose the cupcake set for my adorable nieces. They love these sets and love to draw so that would be a perfect gift for them!

Marsh Mayhem said...

I love Melissa and Doug food! Definitely the food cutting kit ... we're just starting our fake food collection!

{autie} said...

Oooh! Love M&D...choose us, plz!

Mara said...

my little girl would sure love this!

Annette B. said...

I love either the cupcake set you featured or the Slice and Bake Cookies Play Food Set. So cute!!

Gherkin said...

I just love the pizza set!

Kristin said...

I love anything Melissa & Doug! I'm thinking my daughter would love the cupcake set right now...

Theresa said...

My kids love Melissa and Doug toys! I would pick the brownie set.

soybeanlover said...

We're all about ice cream here. Can never get enough of the real stuff. Some fake stuff would be nice to play with

Kris said...

i would get the slice and bake cookies. they are so cute!

Kristin said...

We have a bunch of M&D play food and love it all! I have been eying the ice cream set for quite sometime - I know my daughter would love it!

just me and z said...

I would soooooo pick the cupcake set! My daughter and I LOVE making cupcakes together. She is 4 and would LOVE to play with this set! Cuppycakes are our fave!
Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Marlene said...

I like the Wooden Doughnuts!

Trudy
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Jack and Mumma said...

I love Melissa and Doug toys! I'm getting a little sick of "eating" the same things over again, however, I think I could make an exception for the 'Make & Serve Apple Pie Play Food Set.' Thanks for the chance!

ashley said...

we have a few of these sets. wonderful toys! i would totally choose the cutting food box.

Foster Momma said...

I think the sandwich set is very cute although they all are, honestly!!!

Katie said...

I would choose the cutting food set, although they all look awesome!

decorater4life said...

My Little girls would Love to have the Bake and Decorate cupcake kit!!!! They would enjoy this so much!!!! Thanks for a chance!!!




Michelle Torres
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Kate said...

The ice cream parlour set, for sure! We have the birthday cake set and it's still going strong four years after I bought it. Gotta love Melissa and Doug!

sbcmom said...

The clapping elephant wooden push toy is absolutely adorable! What a great selection to choose from!!

Sarahie said...

I think I would definitely pick the cupcake set, although I'm thinking we may get a few for Christmas. I can definitely picture my girls spending hours playing with those cupcakes!

fancygrlnancy said...

I like the pizza kit and the ice cream hard to choose just one.

BeeBaker said...

The ice cream set would be perfect for our play kitchen Christmas present!

Our Family said...

I love the cupcake set!

Libby's Library said...

Ooooh - I think the Grill Play Food Set is cute. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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THE KYNASTONS said...

I love the sandwich shop set! My little girl would have a blast with it!

Zonna said...

I would choose the cake set! Cute!

Lisa Christine Johnson said...

These sets are so fun! I think I would pick the Food Groups set or the Sandwich set!

Jacob and Cami said...

The Happy Birthday cake. My daughter turned 2 in June and has asked me EVERY day since for a "Mickey Mouse Happy Birthday Cake with sprinkles," but I think this one will work.

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Janice said...

I am torn between the pizza or a cutting set. I love both.

Sharon said...

They are all adorable. I think I'd pick the Pizza Party Set.
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stgraham said...

Pizza!! Pizza!! Pizza!! Really, is there anything better?

Shelly said...

I love the cupcake set!

Elizabeth said...

I'd choose the hamburger set. My little boy would love that.

Debbie said...

I love the idea of the cutting up one :)
but my son is too young - So I would go with the Beginner Pattern Blocks Wooden Toddler Toy

Megan said...

My little girls said they'd really love the Ice Cream Parlor set (of course, lol).

megancrose at gmail dot com

JStacie said...

Either the Cake or the Icecream set. My kids play pretend food things all the time.

theolivetree said...

My daughter would freak over this! So super cute!!!

To many choices love them all...maybe the pizza or the cake??

Whitney said...

Wow, I LOVE the sandwich set - my son would love that.

Nick and Kandi said...

I love the cupcake set! So fuN!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

The cupcake set, for sure!!! We already love the pizza and cookie set that we play with daily!

ferrarafam said...

Love the Pizza Party! My son would LOVE that!!

Kanien said...

I have had my eye on the Cupcakes for a while now. I am getting them for my girls for Christmas and it would be amazing if I could get them free. Love it.

ferrarafam said...

I love the Pizza Party. My son would LOVE it!!

Amber said...

I absolutely Love Melissa & Doug toys! I have never seen the Grill Set Play Food Set, so I'd definitely choose that one for my little guy! Thank you.

The Robins Nest said...

Cupcake set, that looks fun!

MTiesinga said...

our kids would love the pizza set!

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elisa said...

LOVE the Cake set!

Susie said...

I like the pantry set!

Mamma McNeely said...

Oh my kids would love the Sandwich Shop the best! These are so cute!!!!

Cassie and Mitch said...

I would also choose the pizza, or cupcake kit! Love them so much!!!

Alyson said...

They are all so cute! I would choose the cutting food kit, or ice cream kit.

Janelle said...

The cake set and the ice cream scoop set. They are great!

Robin said...

Slice and bake cookies! We love M&D toys. Thanks for the op to win!
cokelush at gmail

Here I Am. said...

I like all the cutting fruit/food. My little girl is 2 and would have a ball with that! :)

purplepeonies said...

The food you can cut would be my pick. As my girls are always wanting to help with dinner, and when the cutting board comes out, they have to get off of the counter, so I'm sure they'd love to chop up some food!

the Getschers said...

I would love the tea party cake set! So sweet!

Rebecca said...

I love the bake & decorate cupcake set:) My twin two year old girls would LOVE that!

Michelle said...

I'd have to choose the cupcake set, too--adorable!

Mason/Sam/Family said...

For sure the pizza set - but we love all things Doug & Melissa! They're all great!

Veronica said...

I love the cupcake set! My girls would love decorating each one!

Margaret said...

The pizza or ice cream set would be fantastic!

sally said...

I love the cup cake set but I think I'd have to go with the ice cream scoop set. It is so cool.

Erin said...

My daughter is all about the play food. In fact, I have a bunch of fabric sets in my closet waiting for Christmas. She is a cupcake for Halloween so I would have to get the cupcake set. She has the rose petal cottage and loves "cooking" in the oven.

Chelsea said...

I have seen these before and been tempted to buy them and just store them in my hope chest. So cute!

I'd choose the ice cream parlor or the brownie set or the slice and bake cookie set.

angelina said...

i'm in love with the sushi set! so fun!

Kimberly said...

So many options! I think I would either get a fruit box, veggie box, pizza tray or sandwich kit. I'm not sure which one my nephew would like most yet. (Yes, my nephew loves to be a little chef! He even has a little rat to go under his chef's hat!)
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Erin said...

I would love love love the pizza kit! It is soooo adorable!

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kyle and robin said...

love the ice cream set!!

Nikki said...

What a great giveaway. Our play kitchen could totally use the Sushi Slicing play set!

AB said...

I love the pizza set!

Alabama Apples said...

I LOVE Melissa & Doug! I think the Grill set is the way to go...but the sushi and stir-fry is so darling, too!

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Jodi said...

Oh! we are big melissa and doug fans at my house -- we love their pizza and cookies !! My 3 year old is getting ready to have a birthday next month what fun it would be to win this giveaway ... and I would definitely pick the cupcake set !!! :)

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barneyn said...

these are adorable!! how cute! i would love to win the ice cream set for my daughter! thanks!



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krista said...

oh my heck! my mom was just telling me how she needs to buy melissa and doug pretend food for her new playroom she made for her grandkids. i LOVE the pizza one, but they are all so cute. and great quality too!

mamipdx said...

i love the cookies! i mean my daughter would love the cookies! :-)
shenais
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Amy said...

The sandwich shop set would be my choice for my classroom!

Steph and Tony said...

I love it all! Super cute! Way better then the play food I had :) The cupcakes and the doughnuts

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booharts said...

My granddaughter has a lot of the sets already but not the
Tiered Special Occasion Cake Play Food. She would love it. Maybe it will be a Christmas gift! Thanks, Boo
booharts@comcast.net

Rachel said...

The cupcake set for sure! We love ALL THINGS Melissa & Doug!

JohnsonFamily said...

I think the fruit or veggies....the sushi is cute too...so is the stir fry!

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

The sandwich set looks fun.

Jocelyn said...

My son would love the Make & Serve Apple Pie Play Food Set so he could make pie like Mom. He would also love the Sushi Slicing Play Food Set because he likes to eat sushi with Dad! jocelyn.tucker at gmail dot com

The Gillette's said...

Soooo CUTE! I really like the Food or Cupcake set. :)

Liz said...

Ooo, I'd have to say the cutting food ones. Those are the most fun. Although the cupcake and ice cream ones are pretty darn adorable.

dianne said...

I would choose the cutting food set. Thanks.

kaitlyn said...

definitely cupcake. my girls will be singing happy birthday all year!

Marissa said...

Most definitely the cupcake set - I have a little chef who would go crazy decorating those darlings!

Andrea said...

I love that tiered special occasion cake set. We love Melissa and Doug toys!

Paige said...

im loving the ice cream and the donut set. So darn cute. Wish I had one growing up!

Brianne said...

We already have the pizza and love it. My girls would love any of the options. I'd have to pick between the sandwich shop, cookies, ice cream, and cake. Thanks!

Dolly and Jon said...

My hubby and I made my daughter a play kitchen and this would be a FANTASTIC accessory. I love the little sandwich set.

Susan said...

the ice cream set--there is something about the ice cream truck passing by that make my kids always want to play ice cream shop! (and what they use right now is an embarrassing version of what is supposed to resemble ice cream--lots of imagination required!)very cute toys and great giveaway!

Janelle said...

I think I would get the food group set to start off my daughters collection fake food. I also love the grilling set.

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~LilOlFrankie~ said...

The special occassion cake set is just divine, so that would be my pick for my daughters, they would love to see that in their Xmas stocking :o)

Trin said...

My daughter would love the cake set, if we won.

Ashley said...

Um, can I pick all of them?? =) I like the cutting food sets, but if I had to pick one I would say the Food Groups play set because my lil boy just got a play kitchen and it would be perfect since he doesn't have any play food yet. Thank you!

Crowley Family said...

I would get the cupcake set! -Liz

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erin said...

I love the ice cream set.

Tracy said...

Oh my 5 year old daughter has been asking and asking for that ice cream set!!

AmyB said...

The pizza set!

thewalshfam said...

We'd live the ice cream set! Love your blog!

Mhairi said...

Any of the sweet treats would be great but I love the donuts and cookies best. Love the cupcakes you made, very tasty.

Missy said...

my guys love ice cream, so I'd probably choose that one.
Awesome giveaway, I hope I win :)

Leah said...

I think either the cupcakes or the icecream. The kids love to play with both. thanks
lbroadstreet@tds.net

The Robinsons said...

I like the Sandwich shop. Super cute.

Valeria said...

I love evry things of Mellissa... I bought a lot of toys from her...now I'd like the ice cream set!!!!

the youngs said...

I think the cupcake set would have to be my choice!

the youngs said...

For sure the cupcake set!!

Aimee said...

I love the cupcake set!

Emskyrooney said...

Tough choice! it's a toss up between the sushi, the grill set, or the sandwich set!

AKing said...

My nieces would love the sandwich shop!

Annabelle said...

love the cupcake set or thee ice cream or brownie set. Thery are so adorable, my girls would have a blast

Crafty Mama said...

Love the sandwich shop! Although they all look so fun!

Kristin PG said...

I think I would do the cupcake set, looks like so much fun!!

Maggie said...

Please, please pick me! My eldest daughter is JUST beginning to get interested in toys. She has developmental delays. The ice cream set would be great, but I know she loves the cake set. It would be great for her to have some new toys to use her budding imagination with!

Kerry said...

I would pick the Sandwich Shop Play Food by Melissa & Doug.

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ScrappingMomOf3 said...

I would get the cupcake set! We have the pizza set and love it!

Jonathan and Carley said...

I would love the cupcake set!

Jenny Bolech said...

The fruit crate set is adorable! That's my pick!

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Summer said...

My daughter loves cake and she loves ice cream, so I'd have to go with one of those!

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Cynthia said...

I think the sandwich set is awesome but really any would work great - my boys are getting a kitchen for Christmas and it needs food!

Vallimasoos said...

Well you can't have a princess in the house without a "castle cake"!

Tiered Special Occasion Cake Play Food by Melissa & Doug

Jen said...

My kids would love the Sanwich Shop the most.

Cassie said...

I would totally pick the sandwich shop! Too cute ;D

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Heather said...

Definitely the cutting fruit set. A friend of ours has it at their house, and my daughter is OBSESSED with it! Love it!

Amanda said...

I would choose the ice cream or the cupcake set... these are so cute!

nikib4kids said...

I'm in love the with the cupcake set, but the slice and bake cookies are way cute too....I just may have to get both!

The Blakes said...

I like the food group set or the cupcake set is adorable! thanks! marthablake33@gmail.com

ahcastillo said...

I love the Grill Set and the pizza kit.

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Erin said...

I'm loving the wooden signs/traffic signals kit! We'd love it for around our train set.

Deanna said...

I love the cupcake set and the cutting food set!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my goodness...love them all. I especially like the sandwich shop and the ice cream!

Heidi said...

The ice cream set is awesome!

Cupcake Dessert said...

I LOVE the cupcake set. That is fabulous!!!

Before the Sun Goes Down said...

I love the cupcake set! SOOO cute! I like the fact that u can erase the marker... and do it again.

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isujum said...

I'd choose the Bake & Decorate Cupcake Set Play Food by Melissa and Doug. My little boy has played with this before and loves it!

the Fife's said...

I want to the pizza set, it is already on my christmas shopping list for my girls!! Pick me!

abford said...

my daughter and I were just looking at these in the store... definitely the happy birthday cake : )

Heather Vincent said...

We would do the Ice Cream Parlor or the Pizza Party!!! They are all so cute!!!

Sims Family said...

I would pick the sandwich shop. We have the cookie set and love it/ I have to admit, it was cheaper than I thought it would be!

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Petersen Family said...

I'd love to get the Sushi set! My hubby lived in Japan for 2 years so he'd think that's great! We have the pizza set and LOVE it!

SLucy said...

I would have to go with the Cupcake set, that one looks the most fun

Livy said...

How fun! I think the cake set and the ice cream parlor set are my favorites. PICK ME!! :)

jason and andrea said...

My daughter is getting a play kitchen for Christmas this year, and the fridge food set would go so well! I would pick that if I won.

The Crace's said...

I really like the Sandwich Shop.

Laura and Bryce said...

Love the cupcake set!

Beth H said...

the food cutting!

Danielle said...

I know for sure I would get the ballerina mix and match "paper" doll set. I would probably get a few of the other paper doll sets as well. I love this stuff!

Irina said...

WHAT A DIFFICULT CHOICE! They're all so great! I think I'd choose the sushi set, I've never seen one like that before and I think it's fantastic!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

oh my goodness, so many fun sets to choose from!!! my kids have been asking for that ice cream set for a long while now so i would probably choose that one ♥

Aridell said...

The cupcake set, or the sushi set...I want the sushi for purely selfish reasons though!! LOL!

Sarah said...

Oooh, definitely the cupcake set!! Sooo cute! We have the pizza and icecream already and love it.

Queen Mum said...

My boys would love the Sandwich Shop Play Food set.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

My granddaughter would love the cupcake set.

Jinii said...

My daughter has been begging for the apple pie set! I also love the cake, donuts, and brownies!

Amanda said...

Love the sandwich shop. And I have a son who loves to eat!

Julianna said...

Like the Cupcake Set or the Donut set. cute!

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Jason and Jessica Bills said...

I would get either the cutting food set or the cupcake set. So cute and fun!

Caroline said...

Everything is so cute!! I would pick either the ice cream or the special occasions cake set for my little girl... Thanks!

Amy said...

So cute! even if I dont win I might get some for my daughters birthday. She loves to "help" in the kitchen and she loves cupcakes!

Shay said...

My 3 year old son would LOVE the cupcake set. And I love Melissa and Doug toys...so fun and so durable! I'm crossing my fingers that we'll win the giveaway!

Val said...

All the playsets look fun and wood means they'll last a loooong time. I'd definitely pick the Tiered Special Occasion Cake. It's so cute and girly.

Lori said...

The sandwich set. They are all great.

Chance and Beth said...

The original cutting food box is already in my amazon wish list. We're making my little girl a kitchen for christmas and any set would be awesome. (The cupcakes are unreal!! Too cute!)

Sarah said...

Can't decide! My kids would love all of them. Probably the birthday cake set. My girls are always pretending it's someone's birthday.

This Pettey Life said...

I'd have to pick the food groups set. But they're all so cute.

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Karlea said...

These are adorable. Love Melissa and Doug toys! I have boy/girl twins so I think the cupcake set would be great for them.

Hallie said...

The wooden mixer set has been on our wishlist for a while now so def that one!

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Kate said...

If I win - I want the sushi, the ice cream or the cupcake set and if I don't win...I'll just buy them for Christmas!

jill_bondy said...

All so adorable! But I would choose the special occasion cake!

Anna Resnik Pickelsimer said...

I think I'd have to say the cupcake set. My little girl constantly wants to make the real thing, so this would be perfect for her! thanks!!

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