Saturday, October 19, 2013

Good Cook and Sweet Creations Haunted House Kit and Other Halloween Goodies Review and Giveaway



When I chose to home school my 2 boys, I knew that I would need tons of crafty things to keep them creative. I am so excited that Good Cook has not only challenged MY creativity, but theirs as well. 

 
Recently, I received this Good Cook Haunted House Cookie Cutter Set and was asked to create my own haunted house. 

I'll be honest. When I saw I was getting the kit, I thought it would be like the one in the store that comes all premade, for those of us who are not professional bakers. 

I was wrong. This kit has cookie cutters, with stamps on the back to make the design. Then you can use the additional tools for more stamping. Once the cookies are done baking, you put the whole thing together with icing, and decorate. 

My attempt was a fail. It had nothing to do with the Good Cook Haunted House Cookie Cutter Set, it was 100% me. I didn't research enough to figure out that when putting together a house, you should use what's called Royal Icing. 

Here is the recipe. 
Royal Icing 
This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making decorations that last. It is also useful as a "cement" to fasten decorations together. Royal icing is edible, but not recommended for icing cakes.

Ingredients:

Makes:

About 3 cups of icing.
I am 100% confident that if I had used this recipe, my house would have been a lot better. Not perfect, cause, well, I am not THAT good. But, it would have been better. 
Here is my house. 
Photo 
Now, I do love that it's definitely scary looking, we used a cookie spray paint on the roof to make it black, and i wanted to have eyes all over, which I was working on when the whole thing fell over. 
The Good Cook Haunted House Kit can be purchased on the GoodCook.com website for about $20. Stay tuned next Halloween as I attempt it again!
Sweet Creations by Good Cook also sent me this adorable Halloween Cupcake Stand.
 The boys and I made Pumpkin Cupcakes from a boxed mix, and used orange colored frosting. We then topped with cute little pumpkins. The whole thing is so festive. 
The cupcake stand it so easy to set up, and at $12.99 it can be folded back down and reused year after year. 
For a limited time, you can use coupon codeHAUNTED23” to save  25% off any Sweet Creations Halloween products at goodcook.com.
One reader is going to WIN a Good Cook Halloween Kit that includes
  • Good Cook Sweet Creations Haunted House Kit
  • Good Cook Sweet Creations Cupcake Stand
  • Good Cook Sweet Creations Halloween Cake Pop Maker
  • Good Cook Sweet Creations Cupcake Liners
  • Good Cook Sweet Creations Frankenstein Cookie Cutter
  • Good Cook Sweet Creations Treat Bags
Enter using the rafflecopter form below...good luck! 
 

a Rafflecopter giveaway  Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

73 comments:

  1. I like the pumpkin carving kit.

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  2. i like the 3D Holiday Ornament Cake Pan with 4 wells

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  3. I would love a pumpkin carving kit! lots of pumpkins to do this month :)

    ssgsweeps @ hotmail.com

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  4. I love the bottle top juicer. It would make adding citrus to bottles of water much easier.

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  5. I love the Mini Loaf Pan, 8 cup

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  6. I love the stainless-steel-stock-pot-w-lid-12-qt.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  7. Collapsible Colander, 10"
    Item #12482
    Price: $23.59

    i like it

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  8. Pizza stone with rack I always wanted one.

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  9. I like their microwave bowl.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  10. I like the Nonstick Muffin Pan, 24 Cup. :)

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  11. I like the 3D Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter. so cute

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  12. I like the Ceramic 8 Piece Bake Set, Red

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  13. I like the Pizza Stone With Rack.

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  14. I love their Pumpkin Carving Set.

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  15. I like Ultimate 20 Piece German Steel Cutlery Set.

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  16. The Pumpkin Carving set

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  17. I would love to own the meat prep guide.

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  18. I like the mini loaf pan.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  19. I like the Bake N' Take Cupcake Carrier, 24 Cup
    Item #04104

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  20. I would get new pans for my kitchen, Oblong Pan, 13" X 9", Mini Bag Clips, 8pk! There are soooo many things on that site I would love to get :)

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  21. I really like the Nonstick Covered Cake Pan with Built-In Server

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  22. i like the Halloween Cake Pop Press

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  23. I'd love to have the Nonstick Fluted Cake Pan, 9.5"

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  24. I also love the Ceramic Rectangle Dish, 3qt - Red from Good Cook.

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  25. I love the Nonstick Dessert Bar Pan from Good Cook.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. I'd love the Lobster Cracker on Good Cook.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  27. I like the pizza stone with rack

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  28. I love the 3D Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  29. I love the Mixing Bowl 3 Piece Set, Multicolored!

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  30. I would use the Ns Dessert Bar Pan, 12cp a lot :)

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  31. I like the Pizza Stone With Rack.

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  32. I like the Nonstick Muffin Pan.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  33. I really love the microwaveable bowl

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  34. I like their Cupcake Batter Divider.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I want an apple machine! And just about everything else on the site... I'm a bit obsessed with kitchen stuff.

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  36. I like the Pizza Stone With Rack, 14.75"

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  37. I also love the Box Grater with 1 Cup Lid Container.,,,

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

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  38. I really love the microwave bowl!

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  39. I would love the Ceramic 8 Piece Bake Set, Red.

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  40. I love their Stainless Steel Stock Pot W/Lid, 16 Qt. Good Cook makes some great products & that big Stock pot is one of them I need.

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  41. LOVE the Pumpkin Carving Kit :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  42. I like the fat separator 2 cup w/stopper.

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  43. I like the recipe section. I would like to make the P&J Bread.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

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  44. I like the classic zester

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  45. I like the Ceramic Pie Plate, 9"- Red

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  46. I like the combination lobster and nut cracker.

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  47. I love the Splatter Screen, 11-1/4"!


    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)co­­­­­­­­m

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  48. I could use the pumpkin carving set. Thanks.

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  49. We really could use the Fits-All Jar Opener.
    Michelle Tucker

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  50. I love the 3D coffin cookie cutter and the Nonstick Monster Cookie Pop Pan.

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  51. I like the Ultimate 20 Piece German Steel Cutlery Set

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  52. I like their popcorn baller wilcarvic
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  53. Pumpkin Carving kit would be great since we dont have one yet! Thank you for the chances to win!
    allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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