Bake Shapes Muffin Toppers

Bake Shapes Muffin Toppers – tried and tested!!!

Hello to all our keen bakers, we have a great new product called Bake Shapes Muffin Toppers in at the moment, so I thought I’d take some away and give then a little test. It is my other half’s birthday today so what better opportunity to test out the bake shapes as he loves muffins! As we both love dark chocolate and raspberries, I had a dig around for a muffin recipe that included both!

The bake shapes come in a pack of 6 with 3 different designs however my mixture was for 12 muffins so I did 2 batches, but the moulds and tins are so quick and easy to clean it didn’t matter!

The scrummy mixture!

For the Muffins:

200 g Raspberries (7 oz)
Dr. Oetker Muffin Cases
200 g Plain Flour (7 oz)
Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder x 1 sachet (25g)
15 g Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (1 tbsp)
115 g Dark Brown Sugar (4 oz) Free of lumps
100 g Dr. Oetker Extra Dark 70% Chocolate Chunks
100 g Dr. Oetker Extra Dark 70% Chocolate Chunks
Medium Eggs x 2 beaten
150 ml Whole Milk (¼ pt)
115 g Butter (4 oz) melted

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Put the Muffin Cases in a deep muffin tray.
2. Sift the flour, Cocoa Powder and Baking Powder into a bowl. Stir in the sugar and Chocolate Chunks and make a well in the centre.
3. Mix the eggs, milk, and melted butter together and pour into the well, then stir to form a stiff, well-blended batter. Carefully fold in the raspberries.
4. Divide the batter equally between the muffin cases. Smooth the tops slightly and bake for about 25 minutes, until risen to the top of the cases and just set in the centre. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe from: www.oetker.co.uk

I then transferred the mixture to the Bake Shapes tins, popped the lids on and into the oven they went!

Mixture ready to go into Bake Shapes!

Ready for their lids!

In they went for 25 minutes, the air holes are useful testing areas to poke cocktail sticks through and check the middle isn’t still gooey! It was hard to judge with this recipe because of the raspberries but they were perfectly done! I allowed them to cool a bit before I took the lids off, they looked fab underneath! The green topper if my favourite shape and produced the best area for topping with this batch!

This was one of the green topped muffins!

I haven’t topped the muffins yet as I plan to top them with a cream cheese and raspberry icing and I thought sat in my car all day before the party, they might not look appetising! So I will post a final photo of them all filled and topped later on!

I definitely recommend using the Bake Shapes, not only are they easy to use and a great idea but they are also fun and who doesn’t want to have whilst baking!

You can buy them here, they are only £11.99 for a set of 6 with 3 different designs. They will also make great Christmas gifts for bakers and foodies, they featured in the last Mail On Sunday in their You Magazine as a top pick for cool cooks this Christmas!

Top Ten Gift Ideas For Girls

Ho ho…ho?! Welcome to our next instalment of Christmas Top Ten Gifts, this week for GIRLS! We’d love to make the present-buying madness a little bit easier for you this year, so take a browse through our spiffing selection of treats for girls.

 

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Win a Football Stadium Map

Win a Map of your Favourite Football Team’s Ground on Canvas!

THE PRIZE:

We’ve teamed up with Love Maps On to offer you a chance to win this great prize, just in time for Christmas! The prize is a canvas box print of the map of your favourite football team’s home ground. The list of teams available are as follows:

ARSENAL FC
ASTON VILLA FC
BIRMINGHAM CITY FC
BLACKBURN ROVERS FC
BOLTON WANDERERS FC
BURNLEY FC
CARDIFF CITY FC
CHELSEA FC
CRYSTAL PALACE FC
DERBY COUNTY FC
EVERTON FC
FULHAM FC
HULL CITY FC
LEEDS UNITED FC
LEICESTER CITY FC
LIVERPOOL FC
MANCHESTER CITY FC
MANCHESTER UNITED FC
MIDDLESBROUGH FC
MILLWALL FC
NEWCASTLE UNITED FC
NORWICH CITY FC
NOTTINGHAM FOREST FC
QUEENS PARK RANGERS FC
READING FOOTBALL CLUB
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY FC
SOUTHAMPTON FC
STOKE CITY FC
SUNDERLAND FC
SWANSEA CITY FC
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC
WEST BROMICH ALBION FC
WEST HAM UNITED

The print you could win features a football boot design in your team’s colours, showing the map location of their home ground. Whichever team you support, this gift will always remind you of the great times spent supporting your team at their home stadium, it’s such a great gift for any football supporter.

The Canvas size is 18 inches x 12 inches (45cm x 30cm) and retails at £45 you can see it here: visit love maps on

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter please comment on this post telling us who your favourite Football team and why they are such a great team to support?! Also follow @Findmeagift and @lovemapson on Twitter, visit our Facebook pages and share this competition around with your Football loving friends!

The closing date for entries is 2nd Decemeber 2014 at 12:00 am (GMT) one winner will be selected at random and announced on 5th December 2014, Find Me a Gift will contact the winner and ask which out of the Football teams stated above the winner would like printed for them.

For more information on Love Maps On please visit: www.lovemapson.com

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The winner can cchooseonly from the list stated above for the football team’s ground they wish to have printed on canvas, the colours that the map will be printed on are that of the football team’s selected and cannot be chosen, the colour of canvas comes as is and the size is as stated in the prize description above.
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Boys

It’s that time of year again!  Yes folks, Christmas is well and truly on it’s way. We know how hard it is to shop for family and friends at the best of times, and Christmas is a whole other snowball-game …what do you get your best mate, your mum, dad, the kids, aunts, uncles, siblings, pets….arghhhh the list goes on. Well, STOP RIGHT THERE. As you know gifts is kinda our thing, so to help make life a little easier for you, we’ve been busy putting together some fabulous Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas to help you get set for Christmas. This week we’re highlighting our Top 10 Picks for Boys – so why not grab a drink, put your feet up and take a look!

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Moosetache helps Movember

We are excited to present Moosetache, the fun twist on the antique icon. Exclusive to us, we are using the Moosetache and his moustaches to help Movember; the month that celebrates men and their ability to grow facial hair and raises millions for men’s health charities! Movember is growing each year along with the moustaches and beards. Now a very popular annual celebration throughout November with money raised for these great causes, what better way to help than with this stylish yet playful Moose and his full set of accessory moustaches.

Moosetache is not only a stylish wall mount but doubles up as a wall light and each Moosetache comes with a full set of interchangeable moustaches so that you can select the perfect Moose persona for your interior or to compliment your current mood. The Moosetache comes flat packed but his origami inspired design means he is simple to put together and doesn’t require any tools, he is light weight and hangs from the single mount provided with him. This mount is easy and simple to affix to any wall as a removable sticky pad is provided or you can use a pin, nail or screw as you wish. Moosetache provides you with 2 metres of clear cable, helping you to have him in prime position without the wire standing out from a far.

What really stands or should I say mounts this fella above the rest is the material he is made from, 100% recycled plastic is used and the whole product is made from a zero landfill policy in Great Britain. Pioneered by Blue Marmalade, the material has been developed by them specifically for lighting, which enhances the colour of the light – giving a cosy and warm mood whilst still lighting your way.

These are Moosetache’s 4 different moustache personas, biker, lumberjack, country gent and brigadier:

Movember began with 30 “Mo Bros” in Melbourne, Australia back in 2003 , it grew to 4 million Mo’s by 2013 and Movember, through the power of the moustache, has become a global movement that is changing the face of men’s health. Movember gets men to grow moustaches and their friends, family and the community to support them by creating an innovative, fun and engaging Movember campaign! Mo Sisters are the supportive spouses of the hairy Movember men and are a big part of helping Movember happen.

Movember hope to achieve:

  • Funding for the Movember Foundation’s men’s health programmes
  • Conversations about men’s health that lead to:
    • Awareness and understanding of the health risks men face
    • Men taking action to remain well
For Prostate and Testicular Cancer they hope to achieve 
  • Men living with prostate or testicular cancer have the treatment and care needed to be physically and mentally well
Mental Health – Results we seek to achieve
  • Men and boys are mentally healthy and take action to remain so
  • When men and boys experience mental health problems they take action early
  • Men and boys with mental health problems are not discriminated against

So how are we helping? Well Find Me A Gift are lucky enough to have exclusivity to the Moosetache, as he is a proud moustache wearer we thought it was a great opportunity to raise money for Movember. £1 from every sale of a Moosetache throughout November will be donated to Movember! So if you like the look of Moosetache why not purchase one in November and feel great about the £1 that is going to this great cause.

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Winter Warmers – FMAG Product Highlight

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It’s that time of year again: the cold starts nipping at noses and layers of clothing are gradually increasing! Autumn and winter are great seasons, bringing lots of fun with family and friends and fantastic celebrations such as Chr…okay, we won’t say the ‘C’ word just yet. Here at Find Me A Gift this is a busy season for us, but we love it all the same. Today we wanted to bring you a selection of winter products, perfectly suited to this time of year. Read on for a great range that will keep your tops and toes toasty this winter!

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Autumn Animal Antics!

Autumn is officially here: the trees have lost their leaves, there’s a distinct chill in the air and the nights are starting to close in. Autumn is a beautiful time of year, full of inspiring colours and cosy clothes, but it can be a trying time for our wildlife! Here at Find Me A Gift we stock a really great range of products to help out all the little wild critters that may wander in to our gardens – combine that with the fact that we also love animals and you’ll understand that this post was an easy one for us to write! Read on for handy tips, tricks and some great product inspiration!

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