CuteZcute Cuddle Palz Review & Giveaway

Today we are on day three of the Eats Amazing Back to School 2014 Giveaway Bonanza! Over the course of this week I will be helping you to prepare for the new school year in style with some fantastic giveaways (10 prizes in all!) of some of my favourite lunch-making supplies.  Today I am celebrating all things CuteZcute, and one lucky reader will win all three of the CuteZcute sets! There’s a special runner up prize for this one too, so read on to find out how you can enter to win one of these fantastic prizes!

Eats Amazing UK - Back to School 2014 massive Giveaway Bonanza - 6 days - 10 prizes - fantastic bento lunch gear to be won - enter here

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of the CuteZcute products.  I am very proud to have brought them across the Atlantic to the UK, first the lovely Animal Friends cutter kit, then the amazing Animal Palz set, and most recently the super cute new Cuddle Palz cutter kit, which I have just launched in the Eats Amazing Shop. Every CuteZcute product so far has been brilliantly designed with an incredible eye for detail, and they are all innovative, multi-purpose, easy to use and above all, so much fun!  The new Cuddle Palz Kit is no exception.  I was so excited when I saw the combinations list below – just one set of cutters can be combined in so many different and imaginative ways, and they are all just SO CUTE!

CuteZcute Cuddle Palz Cutter Kit - Over 40 combinations - available in the UK from the Eats Amazing Bento Shop

I was delighted to get my hands on the set when it finally arrived (grrr to the speed of international postage!), and couldn’t wait to try it out.  The set itself was beautifully packed, and once open, proved to be made of the same high quality materials as the other two CuteZcute sets (BPA free plastic, too).  The pieces are chunky, and are very easy to handle for small hands.  As well as the main head cutter and four face plates (tiger, bear, koala and hamster), this set comes with a body cutter – a new addition which would work perfectly with the Animal Friends kit too, expanding the combination possibilities still further. The final piece in the set is the cute koala tool, which has a dual purpose – to help pop the little pieces out from the face plates when you cut them (it’s very useful for mini bento cutters too!) and as a rather unique decorative food pick, which would go perfectly with a koala themed sandwich or lunch made using the koala face plate.

As we’re in the summer holidays at the moment, I haven’t been making lunches regularly, but I wanted to try out the cutters so I used them to help me make some fun food art instead.  I used all four animal designs to make some tasty tortilla crisps (see recipe below), and arranged them with some healthy extras to make simple scenes on each plate. They were very quick and easy to create – having the cutter set made it so simple to make some really cute designs! These plates of food were just snacks, but if you want try something similar and make it more substantial, you could easily replace the tortilla crisps with sandwiches instead.

The extra food I added to each plate was as follows: (clockwise from the top left) 1. ham, sugar snap peas and carrot. 2. ham, broccoli and a sugar snap pea. 3. Mixed raisins and sultanas, carrot flowers (cut out using a mini bento cutter) and half of a Babybel cheese. 4. broccoli, sugar snap peas and a circle cut from cheese using a mini bento cutter.

Eats Amazing UK - Simple food art for children made using the cuteZcute cuddle palz sandwich cutter - click here to buy

They all made very tasty, healthy snacks!  I have loads of other ideas that I want to try with this cutter set, including sandwiches, pastries, mini pizzas, quesadillas and home-made biscuits, so watch this space!

Here’s the recipe for tortilla crisps I mentioned above:

Ingredients:

Olive oil, for brushing
Tortilla wraps
Sesame or poppy seeds (optional)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas mark 4/350°F).  Brush a bakng tray with oil.
Take each wrap and cut fun shapes from it using a cutter.  If using a CuteZcute cutter, cut out the features using the cutting side of the face plate and remove.  Place tortilla shapes on the baking tray in a single layer, and brush with the oil.
Sprinkle with seeds if wanted or leave plain. Bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes, until the shapes start to brown around the edges and are crispy.  Keep a sharp eye on them, as they are easily overdone – cooking time varies by oven.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Once cool, store in an airtight container.  They will keep well for several days at least.

The CuteZcute Cuddle Palz cutter kit is available here in the UK exclusively from the Eats Amazing Shop, as well as the other two CuteZcute sets: The Animal Palz set and the Animal Friends cutter kit.

CuteZcute Cuddle-Palz Cutter Kit - for sandwiches and cookies etc - available in the UK exclusively from the Eats Amazing Shop - click here to buy    CuteZcute Animal Palz set - for making pocket sandwiches and moulding eggs - available in the UK exclusively from the Eats Amazing Shop - click here to buy    CuteZcute Animal Friends Cutter Kit - for sandwiches and cookies etc - available in the UK exclusively from the Eats Amazing Shop - click here to buy

If you’d like the chance to win all three CuteZcute sets for yourself, read on, because today I am giving away a complete set of the CuteZcute range to one lucky Eats Amazing reader! Furthermore, one runner up will receive the new Cuddle Palz cutter kit too, so you have two chances to win today!

Eats Amazing UK bento shop - Massive CuteZcute cutter set giveaway - all 3 sets for one lucky winner - click here to enter

To enter, please use the rafflecopter below, and don’t forget to leave your comment. Be sure to come back to the blog tomorrow to see what I have for you in my next fantastic giveaway!
Good luck!

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Please note the following giveaway terms & conditions:

The winners will be notified by email within 24 hours of the giveaway ending.  If no response is received from a winner within 28 days then a new winner will be selected.

If extra entries are earned by following Eats Amazing on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, the winner must still be following Eats Amazing when the giveaway ends in order to claim their prize.

This giveaway is open to UK residents only. 

Disclaimer; I received a free CuteZcute Cuddle Palz cutter kit for the purposes of carrying out this review, however all opinions expressed in this post are my own.  The giveaway prizes were provided by me, in promotion of the Eats Amazing Shop

Comments

  1. says

    I love the Animal Pals set! I love seeing Eats Amazing Instagram updates each day, and find great inspiration for my kids lunches! My 9 yr old and 4 yr old love helping make their own bento lunches, and I find they come up with some great ideas – but these sets would make their imagination go wild!

  2. Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs says

    Wow thank you so much for a fantastic giveaway – my children will love me for forever if I won these :) Love all 3 sets but the Animal Friends has such cute faces.

  3. Tabetha Howell says

    Loving the Animal Pals set. My 6 year old loves these styles of lunches I’m just not brave enough to do it for his school lunch yet.

  4. Amy Klobucar says

    These are adorable!! My toddler loves bento style meals and would LOVE something so cute for a snack. I just LOVE this blog!

  5. says

    Oh wow – these are amazing! I have a collection of cookie cutters that I’ve been trying to do this with, but I am definitely needing these for Munchkin’s lunchbox (as full time school beckons in a few weeks)

  6. Anna says

    Both of my babies would love these! I bet the possibilities are endless. We love making food healthy and fun! 😀

  7. Ella says

    I love all of them, especially the Animal Friends Cutter Kit, but all of CuteZcute stuff lives up to it’s name. I am looking forward to doing my son some cute lunches to give him a bit of a boost in the middle of the day in his new school :)

  8. Laura says

    Animal pals as my son loves all types if animals. He watched The Jungle Book for the first time and loved it!! Fingers crossed x

  9. says

    This is fantastic, so many ways to create fun meals for little ones! Hope to get hold of one so that I could continue to be creative with my little ones’ lunches/ lunchbox!

  10. Esther says

    We love koalas in my family… just been making some koala birthday cup cakes! We would have so much fun with this xx

  11. Helen Padden says

    I think the Cuddle Palz cutter kit is my favourite, I definitely need something like this for my two daughters aged 3 and 15 months:). Thank you for making this competition available x

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