Episode 4: A Birthday for Your “Tweet”heart – BIG Giveaway Too!

April 6th, 2010

Welcome to the 4th episode of “The DIY Dish!” We hope you are having fun!

Click on the white arrow above (found on the screen) to watch us demo the Cricut Cake, make a fabric birthday hat, mini-scrapbook, “edible” trees, and more!

Tonight’s episode is filled with all kinds of creative fun! We’re creating a birdie-themed birthday party for a little “tweet”heart, we’ll introduce you to the fantastic new CRICUT CAKE machine, and did we mention we’re…

giving a machine away, as well? YES, you read that right! We have a brand new giveaway, courtesy of this episode’s sponsor, ProvoCraft.

The Cricut Cake is food safe and will cut fondant, gum paste, icing sheets, and more! You’re going to look like a professional and have a TON OF FUN doing it! Giveaway is open to people world-wide, 18 and over. (Void where prohibited.) The last day to enter is 5/5/10 and we’ll announce the winner on our 5/10/10 show! Official rules are found here. Details on how to enter are found later in this blog post.

The Cricut Cake will be available on April 14th! In fact, it will be available on HSN April 14 at 12:01AM!! Be sure to watch for that!

Speaking of giveaways, watch Episode 4 closely…we’re announcing the TWO WINNERS of the Janome Embroidery and Sewing Machine giveaway!

And then there’s Kris…did you know she’s quite the actress? HA! Just kiddin’!  But she just may be in the Emmy-running for the “most-cheesy-personality” on a web show! :) Watch and you’ll see! (and at least get a good chuckle…) :)

Here are a few photos of what we’re making in episode 4!

Now, while we love to craft and create, the “cooking” side of things isn’t our “forte”, so to speak. And decorating store-bought cupcakes was a fun and EASY way to go! But, we know there are many who LOVE to bake! Or perhaps you’d like to learn something new about baking the perfect cake or cupcake. Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Two of our friends and FANTASTIC food bloggers are helping us out!  Seriously, you’re going to drool going through their blog photos and recipes.  Please visit Brooke from CheekyKitchen.com and Leigh Anne from YourHomebasedMom.com. They will welcome you “DIY DISH” viewers with their own video posts and give you their top tips and tricks for making delectable cakes! You will seriously LOVE their websites. They are daily stops for both of us.

OK, so now you’re wondering how to win that AWESOME Cricut Cake machine, right?  There are 4 ways to enter. Complete any or all of the following and then let us know by making a comment here on this blog post. Easy!

1.  Watch “The DIY Dish” video at the top of the page, make a comment below and you’re entered!  (Phew! That was easy!) :)
2.  “Tweet” about this giveaway on Twitter! Be sure to include @theDIYdish, @provocraft
3. Embed the “DIY DISH” webisode featuring the Cricut Cake on your blog! Be sure to include this link: http://bit.ly/new_cricut_cake and let your friends know they could win a Cricut Cake!
4. Visit Brooke at www.CheekyKitchen.com and Leigh Anne at www.YourHomebasedMom.com where they will welcome you with a video tutorial and tips for making the perfect cupcake or cake! Come back to www.theDIYdish.com/blog  and post a comment about something you learned from Brooke and Leigh Anne!

Want to see what else this “cool tool” can do? Take a look at these photos! Oh, the possibilities!

And finally, would Kris get your vote for an Emmy? Here’s a recap!  LOL! 😉 
(A big thank you to our friend Jacki who is definitely in the running for “best supporting actress” and to our awesome video-guy, Marlin, for capitalizing on the “drama”)  :)

Again, congratulations to our winners of the Janome machines!! We’re so happy for you!

Come back to the blog this week where we’ll post “The 2nd Helping!” Included in that post will be the 10 winners of the Heather Bailey pin cushion kits! Sweet!

If you’re new here…WELCOME!  Sign up for our free newsletter and never miss an episode of “The DIY Dish!”  The sign-up form is at the top of the page.

Have a wonderful week friends!

-Kim & Kris





  • May 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I tweeted about you two and your lovely giveaways!

  • May 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I also embedded your webisode!!

  • Niecia R
    May 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I have been so excited about the Cricut Cake, it will make life so much easier. You two are fabulous! Love you…..;)

  • Marilyn Richey
    May 4, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I just found out about your website and blog through Studio 5 today and have enjoyed exploring all of your fun ideas. I loved hearing about the new Circuit Cake Machine (Episode 4) and would love to win one. Your episode gave me the idea of making a plant looking dessert. You could fill a clear plastic cup with layers of chocolate pudding, then crushed oreos, then stick the Ding Dong on a stick in it (with the flower and other decorations from the Circuit Cake Machine added) with a note attached to it that says “Bloom Where You Are Planted.” If the ding dong is too heavy you could just use the cutouts. I would also like to see how the cutouts would stick to Creamies or round ice cream sandwiches.

  • Olinda
    May 5, 2010 at 2:36 am

    i just found you blog and i love it!
    i would love to have this red cake cricut!!!!

  • Sandy Thomas
    May 5, 2010 at 3:58 am

    What a great product! I love having a theam Birthday party and this would make my cakes outstanding!!

  • Pamelak
    May 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I enjoy baking and decorating cakes at home and if I win this cricut my cakes will look so much better! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Pamelak
    May 5, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I enjoy baking and decorating cakes at home and if I win this cricut my cakes will look so much better! Brooke showed us how she makes pizzelle cookies and Leigh Ann showed the buttermilk cake for strawberry shortcakes. It is yummy to see the goodies in the pics they posted!

  • Lisa
    May 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    OMGosh!!! I NEED one of these. So many great projects can be accomplished wtih this. Got my fingers crossed!!

  • May 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Whew…I almost didn’t make the deadline! Better late than never right!?! …this machine blows me away! Now regular home bakers will have the ability to create their own custom goodies instead of paying a fortune for super cute treats! This is genious! Soooo hope to win!!

  • jodi degeorge
    May 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Great projects and ideas. I would love to win the cricut cake, I drooled over it during the whole episode! I really enjoy your silliness too, always makes my day, thanks so much.

  • Diane
    May 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Wow! What a neat machine to make your cupcakes look more homemade then store boughten. I could really use it to make some clever cakes for the May birthdays in our family. I really enjoy the clever ideas you have shown in your episodes. Keep it up. Thanks.

  • Kristine O'
    May 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Loved your show! Great to see the cricut in action. Loved the party hat ideas. :))

  • Juanita Haney
    May 7, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    great video girls.
    tks for showing off the cricut cake.

  • tricia
    May 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    this is amazing. how fun

  • Crystal
    June 21, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Great video! loved the cupcakes!

  • Cindy
    July 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm


  • November 29, 2010 at 1:28 am

    I would love to make cute cakes for my 5 boys birthday parties. i need some cute in my life!!

  • March 9, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Wow, what a fun tool. This was my first time visiting your site, what a fun blog. I keep up with Leigh Anne’s blog from Your Homebased Mom and she shared your site with us. What a fun site and a fun tool, you made it look so easy I would love a chance to win. I love to bake and my daughter is turning 2 soon she will have many birthday needs as well as parties to come and this would be so fun to play with. Thanks

  • Sonya
    May 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I always wanted one because I am always baking cakes and other sweets.

  • pottersquid
    August 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I’d love a cricut cake!!!! I’ve always wanted to do cake decorating though I think I’d prefer to do it by hand so you can give it a more 3D look. For cake decorating by hand I recommend the english “Kirstie’s homemade home” book which also gives you knowledge of other skills as well as cake decorating!!

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