Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cake 2 The Rescue: Review and Giveaway

Massive parent fail this month. Life has been so busy, moving into the new house, starting a new part time job, unpacking constantly, that before I knew it Lolly's birthday was only 2 days away.

2 days.

And I hadn't planned the cake. Presents can be wrapped at the last minute, but the cake needs some serious planning, and in my case, practice. I usually give myself a trial run before making anything special so that I minimise the chances for failure, because frankly, Martha Stewart I am not. 

Enter Cake 2 The Rescue. I have seen these ladies about the blogosphere before, but I wasn't entirely sure how their product worked. Their name pretty much had me convinced that they were what I was looking for though! I sent off a frantic email and had a prompt response promising express post shipping that day. Hows that for killer service.

Sure enough, my parcel arrived Thursday morning, PLENTY of time to cook and decorate before Lolly's birthday on Friday. When I ordered it, I wasn't 100% convinced that I wasn't going to need some special bakeware, ingredients, baking implements, skill, etc. You know. Things I don't have, and don't really have time to source right now.

So I was pleasantly surprised when the only things I had to bring to the baking party were eggs, milk, and butter. Oh, and my mixer. That's it. The kit came complete with cake mix, fondue, template, food colouring, and best of all, idiot proof instructions and tips.


Would you believe you even cook the cake in the box it all comes in? No need for a special tin to make this happen. Just mix all the cake mix, milk, eggs and butter together, pour into the box, and into the oven.

Cake mix goes in

Delicious fluffy cake comes out

I honestly always thought that a detailed character or novelty cake would be difficult to make. Not so much the actual baking part, but the shaping and decorating. I could not believe how simple and idiot proof this was. My kit gave me simple, step by step instructions for every part of the decorating journey. Using their included template I cut out the pig shape cake, and copied their icing and piping process.



As you can see, I'm messy and erratic in the kitchen! I try not to be, but somehow I end up getting icing everywhere. And no, a rolling pin was not needed for this cake. I've never used it before and had hopes it might be needed but alas. No. 

The end result of following the fabulous Baker Girls detailed instructions? A foolproof, Peppa Pig cake. I just can't get over how easy this was to produce a cake that I would cheerfully have paid $60-$70 for from a bakery. If not more. 


And best still, I made it. I didn't buy it premade. I got to see my daughters face light up and know that it was from our home made efforts.



The Cake Rescue kits retail from $29.95-$49.95 and come in so many varieties. There's something there for every occasion, from a babies 1st birthday, Mums 60th birthday, even Australia Day! Some of my favourites that I am eyeballing for future use are below:


 I have a soon to be teenager that I know would LOVE these. Because I loved their service and product so much, I contacted the Baker Girls to ask if I could pretty PLEASE give away one of their fabulous products to my readers.

One lucky reader will win a Cake Rescue Kit of their choice. All you have to do is visit the Cake 2 The Rescue website and tell me, which Cake Rescue kit would you choose if you win? Additional entries available for overachievers!

And as an extra bonus, the Baker Girls are also kindly offering a 5% discount to Mummy Hearts Money readers, so you can head over and buy your emergency cake today using the code VALENTINES.

Entry Via the Rafflecopter widget below.


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43 comments:

  1. Awesome! I needed this kit in March! I made a Peppa cake but it looked nowhere near as good as this! Well done! The kit is a great idea.

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    1. I didn't really answer the question! I'd love to win the Gruffy kit :) Dora is a huge Gruffalo fan!

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  2. How simple is that? I would like a graduation cake, but they don't seem to have one. Perhaps I could convert one of the milestone cakes into one. Or do something tricky with a DIY rescue cake.

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    1. I'll have to suggest a graduation cap to the Baker Girls - what a great idea! One of the pretty milestone cakes would look fabulous though, and I bet you could get some graduation decoration at a cake supply store to pop on top

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  3. Little Duck- just perfect for good friends baby shower. So sweet!
    russellcathryn at yahoo dot com dot au

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  4. Out of all the cakes the one I'd choose Elise
    Would be the Dora Balloon for my niece
    She's so adorable, and is turning three
    She loves Dora, and would be happy as can be
    I'd be her favourite aunty if I gave her this
    I'm sure she'd give me a real big cuddle and a kiss!

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  5. My daughter would love the Barbie Balloon cake as she loves all things Barbie at the moment and would be very proud to have such a cake at her party. Mind you, it's my husbands 40th birthday in about 8 weeks so I need to start thinking about his birthday cake too. He might not be quite as impressed with a Barbie Balloon cake so a Milestone cake might suit him better!

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  6. Beer Monster would be right up my husband's alley...and with his 30th looming later in the year, it'd be a great cake for that party!

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  7. The Dora Balloon cake looks amazing!!! That would be perfect for my little one who thinks she is Dora everyday now - with her backpack and her 'Boots' friend :)

    And I don't believe for a minute you are a novice!! That Peppa Pig cake looks amazing!!! I don't think I can make something half as good - bet the little princess loved it!!!

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    1. Naw, thank you! Complete novice though, incredibly hopeless in the kitchen. It doesn't stop me, it just means that everything takes several efforts. And she did, she was so excited when she saw her pig cake

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  9. I love the flower milestone cake, my daughter would love this, it's beautiful and such a great idea too.



    Kim galwayst@hotmail.com

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  10. My son is a huge Gruffalo fan so it would have to be the amazing GRUFFY cake rescue kit! angieboylan12@gmail.com

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    1. My loves gruffy too! I just saw your name on the list of Cosmo Birthday winners...just as a random side thought. It made me laugh because I had only just seen your name here!

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  11. Little Duck, it's so cute! My big girl collects rubber ducks, she would love a duck cake.

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  12. My daughter's birthday is coming up in August so she would LOVE a Peppa Pig Cake or Hootabelle Cake. You made it look so easy!

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  13. TREE OWLS because it would be perfect for afternoon tea with the ladies!

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  14. I'm thinking the pink balloon or the circus elephants for my daughters 1 st birthday in September but I know my son would absolutely live the Thomas train for his 3 rd birthday

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  15. This is awesome! I love the PRINCESS CASTLE, with my 30th birthday coming up, I'd love to relive one of the last cakes my mum made me (after that she fell apart on my 10th birthday as she was emotional and pregnant and she hasn't made a cake since!)

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  16. My daughter would go crazy for the Ballerina! She would love it, but is the sort of cake I just wouldn't have the skills to make on my own. But with Cake 2 the Rescue, I could finally make a creation of her dreams!
    Gemma Westacott

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  17. My son would love Hoot cake for his birthday. He's been a massive fan of Hoot since he was 10 months old.

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  18. This is such an amazing idea!! I was just pouring through cake decorating books the other day in preparation for my daughter's second birthday, but nothing really appealed. She currently has a fascination for buses and trucks. Everytime we are in the car and she sees a bus of truck she points and squeals with great excitement.
    I would have to make her the dump truck! It looks so cool, and then I could eat heaps of the smarites

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  19. I would choose THE BALLOON BLUE cake for my son who is turning two next month.

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  20. Oh my gosh - I have never ever heard of them before! I cant wait to try this for my son's Birthday in June.
    I so want to get him the Pirate Ship.
    Making cakes used to be something I looked forward to, five boys and many years later its become too much hassle. The Cake 2 the Rescue is so going to save so much time and make Birthday cakes a Breeze!

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  21. I would choose a Whoot Babe cake for my little princess who is turning 2 soon :)

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  22. My twin boys turn 7 in less than 6 weeks and they would love BEN TEN WATCH or the awesome NINJA - I am thinking of a Ninja Karate party too.

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  23. It was a hard choice but I know that my Mr 3 would go crazy for the Digger cake or the Ben 10 Watch.

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  24. I love cakes 2 the rescue! How cute are these kits :)

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  25. Donna Megan CadoganMay 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    The dino cake kit, as my son's birthday is dinosaur themed this year.

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  26. My daughter and her cousin are having a combined birthday party with a Princesses and Pirates theme in a few weeks, so I'd choose either the amazing Pirate Ship or Princess Castle - both look awesome! :)

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  27. If you're short on time, and can't be bothered making your own fondants/icing! Cake 2 the Rescue is the website for everyone. They certainly are not short on creativity!

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  28. Most definitely the Peppa Pig one. My daughter loves her and that his the theme for the 3rd Birthday. I have always bought the cake so this would definitely be a first!

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  29. To celebrate my amazing husbands birthday my daughter and I would love to make the Dump truck together for him

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  30. Green Piggy :) my son loves angry birds and his birthday is coming up.

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  31. I would get the Pig dude, my kids are peppa obsessed and we used your pig babe for my daughters birthday just gone, it was so easy, very fairly priced and made a perfect cake. my son would love one too!! :)

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  32. I like the balloons, but they are all cool!

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  33. I would love the Ocean Mermaid Cake 2 The Rescue Kit, for my daughter's birthday. Great giveaway.

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  34. The above comment about the Ocean Mermaid Cake 2 The Rescue Kit was from Cathy Stone.

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  35. It is sooooo hard to choose! I think my daughter would like the Little Princess cake for her upcoming birthday. I haven't heard of this company before but it sounds amazing! I cant ice a cake to save my life but I think maybe I could just try it with one of these kits.

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  36. Omygosh these are so clever!
    I would choose the Batman cake kit, my little one would love it

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  37. We also have a huge Peppa Pig fan in our house, so much so that recently whilst shopping for winter PJs, Miss 2 insisted on buying 3 sets of the same Peppa Pig PJs! No encouraging of any Hoot, Princess or even butterfly PJs would sway her decision. So I would have to choose the gorgeous Pig Babe cake kit for her upcoming 3rd birthday. Perfect for my little Peppa, and perfect for her busy Mummy Pig. Snort Snort!!!

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  38. I love the shark and it would be perfect for my daughter who is obsessed with them. Her B day's coming up very soon

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  39. What an awesome idea for a business! My daughter would love the butterfly cake.

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