It's been two full years since the release of the movie Spy and I'm still receiving emails about the Ugly Cupcake Necklaces!!! I hear you guys so now its one step closer to becoming a reality, complete with black cord and toggle as requested.
I won't bore you with the details or mistakes I made while trying to narrow down the right manufacturer... just know they exist. That's why when I saw these pictures from the factory, I had to wait until I could see it in person before sharing the news.
This is only a sample to show the paint and casting capabilities of the factory. The real ones won't be made of resin as it can be a bit too fragile for the potentially ridiculous ways these necklaces may be abused. Instead I've opted for the ever durable pvc, think kidrobot collectibles. This means turning them into key chains is no longer off the table as it used to be with the handmade polymer clay ones. The package containing the sample arrived in June.
And here he is in all his ugliness. The next step for the factory will be creating a metal mould for the bulk of the uggos. This takes roughly 25 days to complete. The next sample I receive will show exactly what the cupcake, necklace and packaging will look like before moving ahead with the full order.
So now the countdown is on. If everything goes according to plan (keep in mind that's not always the case with these things) we're looking at having Ugly Cupcakes available to purchase in October. Lets cross our fingers
Yay Jessica! Your Ugly Cupcake Necklace will be mailed out to you this week. In fact he's so excited he started packing himself... too much tissue paper little buddy. Jessica won with the daily bonus entry.
But Jessica is not the only one getting a prize. Wesley's referral numbers didn't stop climbing so as a bonus, he is getting an Ugly Cupcake Sticker. This cupcake is not so excited for anything and insists I pack his ugly a$$ up myself... le sigh
Thank You everyone who entered and signed up for the newsletter. At the moment I have no product but I'm grateful to still have some support before things get started <3
This is it, the final chance to win a handmade Ugly Cupcake Necklace like the one created for the movie SPY. The manufacturing of these necklaces has been disappointingly slow so I had to stretch this giveaway to the final days of December. Despite the set backs, Ugly Cupcakes will finally be available to purchase in 2017!!
I've kept it simple this time. All you need to do is join the newsletter through the entry form below. Only those who confirm their subscription through email will be eligible to win. There are other easy ways to enter that become unlocked after you sign up.
Be sure to check your inbox for offers and updates from Crimeberry! All losers from the last giveaway were given the chance to grab a free sticker. Watch your mailbox because if you signed up, your sticker will be arriving in January <3
DATES TO ENTER: December 30 2016 -January 13 2017
DRAW DATE: January 16 2017
WHO CAN ENTER: Open to contestants Worldwide
The winner will be drawn at random by the gleam app and contacted through email. You've asked for it so everyone who enters will be contacted, win or lose after the draw.
Troubles signing in with your email? Try logging in through social media instead
Colourful handmade Candy Sushi you can smell right through the screen. Mmmmm, smells like the candy aisle in a 7/11. For this recipe I ditched the typical Rice Krispies in favour of a Thai Coconut (extra) Sticky (extra purple) Rice.
The one main secret to this recipe is Saran Wrap, so if you don't have any in stock, you'll most likely end up eating a bowl of Sticky Rice with candy thrown on top. Not a terrible alternative either because this Sticky Rice is great on its own.
There are endless candy choices out there. Forget whats on the list and choose your favorites.... except for the crushed Jalapeno Cheddar Cheetos. They may not be the first thing you would think to pair with any of the other ingredients shown but it has become the only way I eat my sugared rainbows. #itsnecessary
Make time: 2hr. (includes waiting for rice to sit)
Serves: 2 people
Coconut Rice Pudding.
Pour the Water and Rice into a rice cooker. Stir in two drops of food colouring. Press the lever down.
Place a small pot on the stove over medium heat. Pour the rest of the ingredients into the pot and mix in two more drops of food colouring. Cook this mixture for 5-8 minutes without letting it reach a boil. You don't want it to burn, only to cook long enough to dissolve the sugar. Turn off stove (der) and set aside.
Once your rice cooker has popped, take it off the heat source and let it sit for 10 minutes. Pour your toxic looking stovetop goo into the rice and stir well. Let it sit for one hour while you prep.
Makes enough for 4 pieces of each sushi (12 total)
Tip: Toasting the coconut first will add extra flavour but screw up the vibrant colour in your rice by adding little brown bits.
Swedish Fish Tempura.
Cut a sheet of wax paper. Set aside.
Place 8 or so large chocolate wafers in a shallow bowl. Microwave the bowl in 30 second intervals, taking out to stir well each time until chocolate is thoroughly melted. Do not over cook, because ew.
Pour the chocolate into a small container that's deep enough to coat most of the fishes body. Dip Swedish fish in the melted chocolate, rid of excess chocolate then coat in the chopped cashews.
Place on wax paper and let them rest until they harden.
Makes 12 Swedish Fish Tempura
Shortcut: look at the middle picture and do that
Ta-Da!! dinner is served....
Congratulations to Precilla! You've just nabbed the second Ugly Cupcake Necklace.
There were over 1000 entries, the majority of them belonging to the artists. In the end it was Precilla who took the prize from her submission of the ever so -itchy ,"you can't sit with us!" and bitten cupcake duo.
The winner was picked by the random.org Overlords through the gleam app. Everyone who confirmed their sign up to the newsletter had their shot at the necklace.
Thank you to everyone who entered, especially to those of you who created your own crazy/ugly cupcake art. Words are naught and I'd like to show you how thankful I really am. Therefore everyone who joined the newsletter has been given a secret link to get the gift of a booby prize mailed to their door!
There's only one last handmade ugly cupcake necklace to be given away. Be sure to follow @TrueCrimeberry or check your inbox to learn when the next one will appear. (UNNECESSARY SPOILER ALERT.... it'll appear in December)
From today until the 10th of November you can enter this giveaway for a chance to own a "Crazy Cupcake" Necklace like the one given to Agent Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) in the movie Spy!
This necklace was originally created and sold back in 2010 under my former business name. The handmade versions may be hard to come by at the moment but soon enough there'll be ugly cupcakes available to purchase through this website.... complete with adjustable toggle. Until that time comes, we're giving away another one! huzzah
There are 7 different ways to enter that all start with joining the mailing list. That's right, I've turned to the dark side and now I'm asking for things. But by subscribing you'll be kept up to date with not only these cupcakes but the new product as well (t-shirts, jewelry, collectibles).
If you're feeling real ambitious you can grab the most amount of entries by creating your own ugly cupcake art in any medium you'd like. Seriously, draw it in the foggy mirror after your shower or line up your skittles on the table.
You don't need to be a professional artist or dedicate more than a couple minutes to your masterpiece. However you do need to take a picture before the fog on the mirror dries up. It makes an easy way to grab 50 entries and greatly increases your odds.
Another way to rake 'em in is through your own personalized link created in the "Refer Friends For Extra Entries" button. Each person who enters the giveaway through your link will gain you 5 extra entries. Get sneaky and be the first to link to your friends. If someone links them first you'll lose out on precious entries for yourself. Recruit your family, your dog and the neighbors dog if they have an email address.
These giveaways are dwindling down so if you really want to own a rarely offered handmade Ugly Cupcake Necklace, this will be one of the last chances.
good luck <3 <3 <3
DATES TO ENTER: October 27 -November 10 2016
DRAW DATE: November 14 2016
WHO CAN ENTER: Open to contestants Worldwide
the winner will be drawn by the gleam app through random.org and contacted through email as well as posted about on social media. this time everyone who enters will be contacted through the newsletter about the winner
Have any questions about the giveaway? Comment below or contact me directly
There were over 200 valid entries into this draw to win an ugly cupcake necklace. Congratulations go out to Elisa who happened to be the 33rd person who submitted her entry.
thank you to all who took part! There will be another giveaway starting in late October. In order to greatly increase the odds it will be a different sort of "draw" in any medium. No artistic skills required
DATES TO ENTER: Sept. 30-Oct. 05 2016
WINNER ANNOUNCED: Oct. 08 2016
Since the movie Spy was released in 2015, I've been flooded with requests for the ugly cupcake necklace. There are a few people in particular that really stood out to me but as much as I wanted to, I wasn't able to fulfill any of those orders.
The ugly cupcake necklaces are now in the first stages of manufacturing, though its still going to be a few months before they can be officially listed for sale.
While we all wait, Crimeberry is going to be giving away a handful of these handmade ones. Todays giveaway is the simplest to enter. Just submit your email address and name in the fields at the bottom of this post.
I'll collect all the emails in a spreadsheet and with the help of the random number generator, the first winner will be chosen by the ugly cupcake gods. The winner will be contacted about their win through email. It will also be announced on the facebook page
One entry per person. (Multiple entries from the same IP address will be deleted)
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.
Thanks for your entries! The winner will be announced on October 8th
Ugly Cupcake Necklace
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