Friday, May 30, 2008

Carve your Niche

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for...okay, so you probably didn't even know you should be waiting for it, but we are very pleased to welcome our newest contributor to Cupcakes and Cutlery, T!!!! T is a great addition to our family and we are sure you will enjoy reading her posts. She is a working mother who, like us, loves to plan parties. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with her on many parties in the last few years and she has some great ideas. So don't be shy, leave her a comment and welcome her!!


Have you ever found yourself staring at an apple and thought, "Wow, I wish there was a simple way to turn that apple into a candle holder?" Okay, probably not, but now that I have you thinking about it, allow me to introduce you to the Candle Carver. This ingenious product carves out a perfect tealight-candle-shaped niche in a large variety of fruits and vegetables. Use it to make candles out of red apples for a fall party. How about turning small pumpkins into candles for a great table decoration at Thanksgiving? Or use it to carve out multiple niches in a watermelon and use it as a centerpiece at a summer BBQ. Nice green pears lined up along a mantle would be beautiful in the spring. And that is just how you can use it for lighting. Instead of filling the hole with a candle, what about some individual sized servings of dip? What about using a pear as a place card and treat all at the same time. You can prop a cute piece of cardstock with the guests name against the fruit and using the Candle Carver you could make a hole in the pear that can be filled with the same flavor Jelly Belly. I am also picturing an apple filled with caramel dip, but that obviously wouldn't be enough caramel for my taste. And what a great way to fill cupcakes or other soft breads! The possibilities seem endless!! And at a mere $14.00 this is an investment that will be used over and over again. There are several places to buy this unique tool: Amazon, Perpetual Kid or The Candle Carver website.


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