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Bullock's Buzz: Nostalgia Electrics: Small Electric Appliances

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Nostalgia Electrics: Small Electric Appliances

Win a Cream Filled Cupcake Bakery!  Giveaway Starts Tonight!
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  This is a season filled with fun and laughter, parties and family get-together's. Want to make your party one to remember?  From popcorn makers to cupcake bakers, from retro ice cream makers to kegorators, Nostalgia Electrics makes unique and innovative small electrics to make your party one to remember!

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   I had the opportunity to review their Cream Filled Cupcake Bakery which helps you to make delicious, cream-filled cupcakes in just a few minutes!  The whimsically-colored, pink and purple Cupcake Bakery is the perfect solution for busy bakers!  It comes complete with everything you need including a decorating tool to add the creamy inserts, and some delicious recipes included with the instructions.  No liners, no messy pans to clean, no hot over to sweat over, you just need the ingredients and a few minutes of time!

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   Before you use the bakery for the first time, you should wipe it down with a warm damp cloth., then dry with a soft towel.   There are indicator lights to let you know when it is on and fully preheated: red for power on, green for when it is ready for you to add the batter.  Bear in mind, always use a pot holder or glove when opening or closing the lid to prevent burns.  The outside surface does not get too hot to the touch, but accidents happen and you can burn your fingers on the inside surface if you are not careful!

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   I first lightly greased the molds and the inside of the lid with cooking oil to ensure no sticking (there are 8 molds, four tops and four bottoms).  I poured a dab of oil on a towel and rubbed it in the molds and across the inside of the lid.   Although it does have nonstick surfaces, this helps protect the nonstick quality of the cooking surface.  Next I plugged it in and let it warm up while I made the cupcake mix.  You may smell a faint odor or see a little bit of smoke the first time it preheats, but this is normal, just let it fade away completely before using the appliance.

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   Once the green light came on, I filled the molds close to 2/3 full with batter, closed the cover, made sure the locking mechanism caught, and then began to mix the cream filling while the cupcakes cooked.  It can take anywhere from 2 to 7 minutes to bake, depending on the type of pastry being cooked and personal taste.  You will know they are getting close when the kitchen begins to fill with a heavenly smell!  

are, cupcakes, more 024I over-filled the first time Open-mouthed smile

   When the cupcakes were ready (it took my first batch about 4 or 5 minutes), I used a plastic spatula to gently remove the cupcakes.  They will pop out easily as long as you remembered to lightly grease the molds.  Do not use metal utensils as you can damage the unit!  Watch your fingers as well, the cooking surface is hot!

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    One by one I removed the cupcake halves and placed them on a rack to cool, then added more batter to start on the second batch.  After the first batch had cooled, I used the included syringe-like decorating tool to inject the cream in the hollowed-out center of the cupcake bottom.  Once it was filled, I added the top, then let my son use the same cream I used for the filling for the icing on top.  Four mini-cream filled cupcakes were ready to go, with more on the way! 

are, cupcakes, more 006Cooling on the rack
are, cupcakes, more 011  Use the included injector to add cream to the hollowed out spaces in the bottoms
are, cupcakes, more 026The finished product.  Hint: wait until completely cooled next time!  Open-mouthed smile
     Clean-up is amazingly simple as well.  Once it has cooled completely, wipe it down with a soft, damp cloth, dry it, then tuck the cord neatly into its own space on the bottom of the unit.  Since it is so light and compact, finding storage space is a cinch!

are, cupcakes, more 009I love how the cord has its own little space on the bottom!

   At first, I was kind of disappointed to realize you could only make four cupcakes at a time, but I quickly realized that this little machine bakes them so quickly, that it takes about the same amount of time as it would to put a full batch of cupcakes in the oven and waiting for them to bake! I was amazed at how quickly the cupcakes baked and how golden brown they were once removed.
   I used one of the recipes from the included booklet for both the cupcakes and the filling, and they were a huge hit! I especially liked how the cream was not overly sweet; it reminded me of the whipped-cream based icing instead of the buttercream icing. Of course you can also use your own homemade recipe, or a store–bought mix and save even more time! Any recipe you use will turn out perfectly!
   A few things to watch, as I quickly learned when making the very first batch.  Don’t over-fill the molds anymore than 2/3 of the way because it will ooze out!  Also, wait to add the cream in the center until they have cooled completely or it will melt and the tops will not stay on very well.   Same with icing!  The lesson?  Don't be in a hurry! Other than that, the Cream Filled Cupcake Bakery is a fun, quick and simple way to make delicious cupcakes!  It is perfect for making a quick after-school snack, delicious treats for parties and special occasions, and even a creative, homemade gift!
   Speaking of gifts, the Cream Filled Cupcake Bakery would be perfect for the upcoming holidays!  It is very affordable and would be a great gift for teachers or co-workers, college students, parents and more!  You can find the Cream Filled Cupcake Bakery and other Nostalgia Electrics items at stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Sears and more, as well as many online sites such as Amazon and Sky Mall.  For a complete list of dealers, click HERE Be sure to visit Nostalgia Electrics on Facebook and Twitter for more information, new products. promotions and more!
Can It Get Any Sweeter??
   It sure can! Nostalgia Electrics has generously offered a Cream Filled Cupcake Bakery as a giveaway prize to one lucky Bullock’s Buzz fan!  Simply enter the PromoSimple below;  be sure to do all mandatory entries and remember, the more of the other entries you do, the better your chances are to win!  This contest will begin tonight at 11:59pm CST and will end Dec. 4 at 11:59pm CST.  Open to U.S. residents only!

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At November 24, 2012 at 7:48 PM , Blogger Mellissa Hanks said...

my husband wants a kegorator.lol I want this cupcake pan :O)

At November 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM , Blogger WinningWithWendie said...

My daughter would have a blast with this!

At November 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Diana Stanhope said...

I would love the 3-n-1 breakfast station.

At November 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!!

At November 24, 2012 at 8:47 PM , Blogger Margaret McLaughlin said...

I would love to have a popcorn maker.

At November 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Marjorie Mora said...

very cool i want one xo

At November 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM , Blogger randy fulgham said...

cup cake maker would be neat to have....

At November 24, 2012 at 11:12 PM , Blogger Charlotte Raynor :-) said...

I would like to have the kettle popcorn maker too. How kewl! Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

At November 24, 2012 at 11:18 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

This one! I must have it! :)

At November 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM , Blogger Mama V said...

I love the 3 tier chocolate fountain.

At November 25, 2012 at 9:28 PM , Blogger Alaina Bullock said...

You are welcome!

At November 26, 2012 at 1:08 AM , Blogger Marianne Sandling said...

I would DEFINITELY buy the Coca-Cola 1.7Cu foot refrigerator. I'm a BIG Coca-Cola fan..I have a HUGE coke collection..this would be a great addition!

At November 26, 2012 at 6:47 AM , Blogger alena said...

love the 3-n-1 breakfast station.

At November 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM , Blogger Janet Dandy said...

Love it!

At November 26, 2012 at 8:36 AM , Blogger Cathy Jarolin said...

I Love the Kettle Popcorn maker..Adorable..& I Love Popcorn :0)~~

At November 26, 2012 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Sarah Elizabeth said...

I would Love to have the 3-in-1 Breakfast station! I know a friend owns one but the place where he got his doesn't sell them anymore!

At November 26, 2012 at 12:46 PM , Blogger shandimessmer said...

I would love a Popcorn Maker:)

Shandi Naugle

At November 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM , Blogger mediaworm said...

I love to cook and bake so Everything looks wonderful thank you for the giveaway. Happy Holidays

At November 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Bonny McDevitt said...

OMG I love to bake!!!!!!!Cupcake Maker!!!

At November 26, 2012 at 2:49 PM , Blogger Ashley S said...

I want the Churro Maker!

At November 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM , Blogger Charlotte Raynor :-) said...

I would love to have the kettle popcorn maker. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

At November 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Sasha Cory said...

I want the ice cream maker sooooo bad!

At November 29, 2012 at 6:42 AM , Blogger debijackson said...

i want a kettle popcorn maker debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

At December 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Sarah Elizabeth said...

I would like to have the Coca Cola refrigerator! Its my favorite color and one of my favorite brands! :)

At December 2, 2012 at 7:39 PM , Blogger Jody Sisson said...

The Automatic Mini Donut Factory.
jodysis at windstream dot net

At December 4, 2012 at 1:18 AM , Blogger pauline15 said...

I also love the mini chocolate fondue fountain!

At December 4, 2012 at 3:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like the popcorn maker jen gersch intime@myself.com

At December 4, 2012 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Sherry Conrad said...

Commercial chocolate fountain.

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