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





  • April 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    3 years ago when my best friend bought the cricut for scrapbooking I thought “Why cant i use this for fondant?”. Its finally here and im soooooo excited!!!!!

  • Kristin
    April 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    love it!

  • Kristen
    April 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • denise
    April 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    My favourite episode yet :)

  • Maryanne
    April 20, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I would love to win this!

  • Nicole
    April 20, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Wow! So awesome

  • April 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I’d love the Cricket. It’s so versatile!

  • Liz
    April 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    What a cool machine. Would love to win


  • April 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    This would be so fun to use with my mother-in-law.

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  • April 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    That Cricut Cake would make my life so much easier! It is absolutely amazing! 😀

  • Cassidy Sudduth
    April 21, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I would LOVE to own this!!

  • April 21, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Realizing how much precious time I have been losing with My 2 Sweet Girls, I have recently closed my children’s boutique leaving me about 30, 000 in debt. That’s ok it was worth it. They grow up so fast.
    I have always loved to bake and craft and I would be able to do that at home with my girls. I have recently started baking for friends events, birthdays ect.. and would love to own a cricket cake it would make life a little easier and my baked goods a whole lot prettier. Please look at my blog and let me know what you think. I could use all the tips I can get.. Thanks


    By the way you girls are awesome and I love your site

  • Laura L
    April 21, 2010 at 6:58 am

    What a great machine and fun ideas for birthday and other parties! I could see an adorable tea party also with you ideas! Thanks!

  • Andrew
    April 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Wow, that’s amazing!

  • Lindy
    April 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I love to cook and would so love to have tat machine! It would save me time and money with having my three girls birthdays all in November. Love your shows!

  • Jeaneleigh Clark
    April 21, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I just found this site and WOW. I have five children and almost ten grandchildren and lots more family. We have birthdays every month and I would LOVE to use this machine for all my cakes and cupcakes. The kids would have a blast helping me make them . I will be sure to visit again soon. Thanks to all.

  • April 21, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Heaven!! I was soooo excited when I saw the launch of the cricut cake. Definitely a COOL TOOL!!

  • Nancy
    April 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    WOW! The more I see of this Cricut Cake, the more I dream of releasing my inner cake decorator!

  • Stacey
    April 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    wow this machine would solve all the problems i have with cutting my fondant designs for my cakes

  • Heidi
    April 21, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    What a cool tool for cake decorating!

  • Heidi
    April 21, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    What a great tip to put the frosting bag in a cup before filling. Thanks!

  • April 22, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Cute..I love it!! Great job!!!!!

  • Ginger
    April 22, 2010 at 1:31 am

    What a neat looking machine!

  • Belinda Ward
    April 22, 2010 at 2:28 am

    That is incredible. I’d love to have one.

  • Roy Ward
    April 22, 2010 at 2:30 am

    My daughter would love that and I would love all the things she would make me if we had it!

  • Mandy Bradshaw
    April 22, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Wow! Ah-mazing!! We would go crazy with this machine!!

  • Mandy Bradshaw
    April 22, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Great episode, I love the additional ingredients into a store bought cake mix tip!

  • April 22, 2010 at 7:23 am

    LOL!! Cute video!! I love how simply the Cricut Cake makes such lovely cakes. I would love to win one. I make cakes for family occasions all the time and this would be the perfect tool to share more of my creativity through food. Thanks for sharing the tips on making custom birthday hats as well as those cute little rice krispie trees. So cute!!

  • April 22, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I have also tweeted the giveaway @scrappingmommy2

  • April 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Love the video! And would LOVE to win the Cricut Cake!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • April 22, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I embedded the video on my blog!


  • April 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I learned what a cute and cheeky website Brooke has and how important butter is. From Leigh Anne at http://www.YourHomebasedMom.com had so much in her video! I really liked her candy decorations and her cupcake centerpieces!

  • Amber Riding
    April 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    The new cake machine looks like so much fun to play with. I love doing cupcakes but haven’t got the courage up to try fondant. With this machine I think it would be a cinch!

  • April 22, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I love to have this machine, you can make awesome designs on a cake, cupcakes in no time.
    thanks for the giveaway

  • April 23, 2010 at 1:37 am

    I have a Cricuit and would LOOOVVVEEE the Cake Cricuit for Mothers Day! Glad to know that the cartridges are interchangeable–what a great idea!!

  • Mark Desgroseilliers
    April 23, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I love decvorating using the cricut – I modified one for cake but cannot wait to get the cake version when it hists stores. It is amazing and sooo useful for making spectacular cakes!

  • Patricia
    April 23, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I just watched all your shows and can’t wait to do some of your projects.

  • Gwen D
    April 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I learned that you should always use real butter when making cakes or cupcakes. Thank you CheekyKitchen.com

  • Gwen D
    April 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Couldn’t figure out how to embed the link on my blog so I posted it on my facebook page. (http://www.facebook.com/#!/gwendolen.dupuis?ref=profile) I hope that counts.

  • Gwen D
    April 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    What a great idea form homebasedmom. I think I will make some of those cake plates for gifts. Goodwill here I come.

  • Gwen D
    April 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I tried again to embed the video on my site but no luck. I was able to post the link though. Here is my site http://disneysalwaysonmymind.blogspot.com/2010/04/cricut-cake.html

  • Nancy
    April 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I would love to win a Cricut Cake!

  • Alex Butterfield
    April 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Can I just say I want to win that Cricut Cake! It looks Amazing!

  • StephanieDanielle
    April 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I am new to cooking and crafting and I love. love. love. LOVE this machine! What a great idea for those of us who are challenged :) Oh and an Emmy? It’s totally in the bag :) Good job ladies!

  • April 24, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Oh wow! I’m in love!

    Who wouldn’t want to bake a cake?

  • Keisha Hopping
    April 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Just found your webisodes and absolutely love them! You two crack me up!

  • Lori
    April 25, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Just love watching your videos! I think the cake would be kool to use with my students at school…oh…the possibilities!! Technology, following directions, raising money for books and field trips, and eating the creations! YUM!!!

  • Mary
    April 26, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I do wedding cakes and this will certainly simplify my work…

  • April 26, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Love, love, love this Machine!

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