A cupcake weighing in at 151 pounds has
been certified as the world's largest by Guinness World Records.
Fifteen pounds of fudge filling and 60 pounds of yellow icing
decorate the 1-foot tall, 2-foot wide sugary sweet. Guinness World
Records adjudicator Danny Girton Jr. called it a "fun and
creative achievement." The cupcake was made by cakes.com, which is
run by cake-decoration supplier and marketer DecoPac. Company
spokeswoman Jamie Miller said the giant cupcake will go to a pig
farm. The company decided against giving away pieces to mall patrons
because most would not have had frosting. Instead, cakes.com gave
away 4,000 smaller cupcakes.
A candle topped the creation, bringing
the total height to 4 feet. The cupcake's final size yielded 1,500
The world record cupcake was made as part of a
celebration of the 10th anniversary of Nickelodeon character
SpongeBob SquarePants held at Mall of America's Nickelodeon
Sources: Associated Press, AOL
How do you take your coffee? How about
free? Stop into a McDonald's between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on any Monday
between now and August 3rd and get a free sample of their McCafé
Mocha. The fast-food chain will offer either a 7-ounce iced mocha
or 8-ounce hot mocha. The promotion is McDonald's newest effort to promote its
new line of premium espresso drinks to coffee-drinkers nationwide. McDonald's McCafé line was introduced
in early May and includes hot or iced coffee, lattes and mochas, as
well as cappuccinos and hot chocolate. Please note that there is only one mocha per customer.
Las Vegas is known for its magical
hot spots and steamy nightclub scene but a new bar in town is putting
a freeze on all that. Minus 5 at Mandalay Bay is Las Vegas' coolest bar - literally.
Inside the bar, everything is made entirely of ice and temperatures
are kept at a constant minus five degrees Celsius, or 23 degrees
Minus 5 is the first permanent ice
lounge in America. It was all started by Craig Ling of New Zealand.
The whole experience starts when you walk through the door. Once inside, each guest is greeted by promo girls and then you enter the briefing room where everyone is outfitted in insulated parkas, boots and gloves - a requirement for entry. 400
people a day are outfitted before led into the 2,000 square foot
super-refrigerated lounge. There are about 350 blocks of ice in the
bar and they use Canadian ice because it's clear. When you walk
in, you see a whole room of ice - the chandelier, couches, the bar.
Everything is a work of art. Even the glasses are made of ice and
Minus 5 melts through 3,500 of them a week. The glasses are made
from some of the most pure water in the world: New Zealand artesian
water. The glasses are molded and shipped frozen. Minus 5's
drinks aren't your boring old hot toddies. They have 12 signature
cocktails which contain exotic fresh fruits and lots and lots of
premium vodka. It's so cold that patrons are advised only to spend
30 minutes at a time inside the bar. To really chill out, you have to
hit Vegas' Minus 5: the country's coldest, hot spot.
A fun craft and easy way to decorate is to create a pretty seashell container, a delightful dish or a
desk accessory like a paperweight from shells collected while on your beach vacation. You can put shells, starfish, and other found
items in a glass canister and then use a paint pen or permanent
marker to write the vacation location on a sand dollar. Hang it from
the side of the canister with twine. Another simple idea is to use a large shell, turned upside
down, as a bowl for jewelry. Put it on your bedside table for easy
access morning and night. For larger items, such as conch shells or
puffy sea biscuits, use them as paperweights on your desk for at least one
daily reminder that isn't about something on your to-do list.
Source: Southern Living
Camilla and Olivia Tipler, owners of
MOZI, grew up surrounded by their beloved pets including Peter
Rabbit, Max the Giant Poodle and Pepper the blackbird. These have
provided inspiration for their designs and have woven their way into
the very fabric of MOZI. Also heavily influenced by their far-away
travels and love for all things exotic, MOZI's designs are a fusion
of color, pattern, theme and subject that inspire the imagination.
The designs are currently applied to over twenty-five products
falling into six main categories from kitchen textiles to stationery. These are some favorites from Mozi's kitchen category, but they also offer lots of fun stuff.
Source: Jars of Cute