Monday, June 29, 2015

Celebrating Graduation With Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Cakes

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A few weeks ago my son graduated from 8th grade! How that is even possible, I have no idea. Being that not only did he graduate middle school he also turned 14. We threw a party and we all know a party isn't a party without cake right?! 

In our house we love cake and ice cream, so what better way to enjoy both than a delicious Baskin-Robbins Graduation Ice Cream Cake!

To make the process of ordering a cake,Baskin-Robbins offers online ordering. Just pick your flavor of cake and ice cream, your size and the design and message and you are all set. This was just about the only process of the whole party that was so easy. 

Here's the few simple steps

Visit Baskin-Robbins to find the Cap & Diploma Cake
Choose your favorite ice cream flavors ( 16 to choose from )
Choose your cake flavor ( chocolate or vanilla )
Personalize your message
Pick the size cake that works for you
Order ( need 24hrs notice )

Really, it is that simple! We chose red lettering since Branden's school colors were red, black and white. 

The Cap & Diploma cake features a cap and diploma adorned with rose buds and drizzled with a delicious chocolate and fudge border. 

Branden wanted vanilla cake with OREO® Cookies 'n Cream ice cream. The OREO® Cookies 'n Cream is a customer favorite and was a hit here at our party. 

Our cake came out amazing and I couldn't have been happier with the whole process. 

With more than 7,400 Baskin-Robbins locations in 50 countries with 2,500 in the US alone you are sure to have a Baskin-Robbins nearby.

We had such an amazing experience using Baskin-Robbins for our Graduation Cake I have a feeling we will be using them for sure in the near future.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Vanilla Snickerdoodle Crunch Cups #SunsOutSpoonsOut

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My girls and I love a nice cold treat especially when the weather is warmer. This past weekend while we were at Walmart they had a Blue Bunny Ice Cream  Demo going on that featured Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice cream. They had their sampling topped with fresh peaches. What a nice, refreshing treat.

There is an upcoming 4th of July demo featuring Blue Bunny who will be partnering with Chips Ahoy! You can find local dates and times here

When we got home the girls wanted me to create a fun dessert for them to enjoy. Using Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice Cream, snickerdoodle cookies, dark chocolate hot fudge, sprinkles and cherries we created a Vanilla snickerdoodle crunch cup!

Here's what you need to create a super yummy treat

Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice Cream
Snickerdoodle cookies
hot fudge
Mason Jars ( I used the small ones )

Add about 3 scoops of ice cream and crumble up the snickerdoodle cookies. Spread them on the of the ice cream. We used 2 cookies per cup.

Melt the hot fudge and drizzle over the top making sure it gets to the bottom for a chocolaty surprise.

The girls chose pink sugar sprinkles so we added a bunch of those on the top as well.

No ice cream dessert is complete until you add a nice red cherry!

To make my jars look cute for the summer all I did was tie a cute ribbon around the jars. These make the perfect treat for any BBQ or family dinner this summer.

Make sure you check out all of the delicious flavors Blue Bunny Ice Cream has to offer to create your perfect treat. Which Blue Bunny flavor is your favorite?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

See Tom Hanks In The First Look at DreamWorks Pictures' BRIDGE OF SPIES #BridgeOfSpies

Watch Tom Hanks in the trailer for DreamWorks Pictures’ BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by Steven Spielberg. The dramatic thriller tells the incredible story of an ordinary man placed in extraordinary circumstances.

  A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, “Bridge of Spies” stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan; Scott Shepherd as CIA operative Hoffman; Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan as James’ wife, Mary; Sebastian Koch as East German lawyer Vogel; and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm. The film is produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Matt Charman and three-time Academy Award winners Ethan Coen & Joel Coen. “Bridge of Spies” will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection on Blu-ray on 8/18; Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere 8/11

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the Shorts Film Collection, an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring Disney's Frozen Fever, starring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar®-nominated Lorenzo. It will be available early on Digital HD/Disney Movies Anywhere 8/11 and you can bring It home on Blu-ray™8/18. Enjoy this must-own collection with all-new extras including an inside look at the Disney Animation shorts, featuring introductions and interviews with the acclaimed filmmakers themselves.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Disneynature Monkey Kingdom on DigitalHD, DMA, and Blu-ray Combo Pack 9

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Chimpanzee and Bears, comes MONKEY KINGDOM, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son’s future. Narrated by Tina Fey, own this breathtaking feature film on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) & Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 15. Enjoy this must-own film and Disneynature will donate a portion of first-week sales to Conservation International to help protect endangered species in their natural habitats.