Friday, 1 June 2012

Review and Giveaway: Where's my Cupcake?

Congratulations to @xxfluffywhitexx, you are the lucky winner.  Please email or DM me your name and address for me to pass on.  Well done, Mich x


I have realised that I am a bit of a nerd. But not the cool kind of techie nerd, but a Mum who really likes kids toys and specifically Orchard Toys.  I find myself telling the kids off repeatedly for not respecting the box or reminding them that the cupcakes are not real and stop nibbling the corners.  I may just have to take the Orchard toys games into my room to keep, you know for safe keeping.

Where's my Cupcake is a brand new game that has just been added to Orchard Toys extensive range of educational games.  In young children it encourages observation, matching and counting skills and with older children it is a wonderful reminder to use manners and to encourage sharing and mutual appreciation.  All good things, I am sure you will agree.

The game is visually beautiful and as always the actual pieces are well constructed and durable.  I love that Orchard Toys products last so well.  My girls still use the pieces from the Two by Two game that  bought for JJ over 7 years ago. Orchard Toys are certainly made to last.

The premise of this game is simple, you lay out a number of cupcakes and then taking turns the children remove a cupcake from the face down pile and they see if it matches with any of the face up ones in the middle, if it does they receive those cupcakes.  The winner is the one with the most cupcakes on their plate at the end.  What is good is that if the child cannot match their cupcake they need to offer it to another player who has a matching cupcake on their plate but they must use their best manners to do this, such good practise.



It is aimed at children 3 - 9 years but I have to be honest and say I think it is best suited to the younger age range.  My 8 year old deemed it babyish and my 5 year old twins most loved using the cupcakes as part of their home cooking game! There is nothing like being versatile.

This game retails for £7.50 and I think that is a fair price.

I would happily buy this game for friends with children turning ages 3 and 4, it will be perfect fun with the family.

How do you fancy winning Where's my Cupcake?
To enter-
  • Mandatory - Leave a comment and let me know how to contact you if you are the lucky winner.
  • Optional - Tweet 'I'm in to #win a great new @OrchardToys game with @MichelleTwinMum   #giveaway' and leave me a comment to say you have done so.
  • Optional - Check out the Orchard Toys Facebook page and click like to follow all their super news and leave me a comment to say you have done so.
Terms and Conditions

  • The winner will be chosen at random
  • Open to UK and Ireland residents only
  • Giveaway closes at 12 noon on Thursday 14th June 2012
  • The winner will be contacted within 5 working days of the competition closing
  • The winner needs to contact me within a week of my announcing the winner or I will draw again
  • The prize is not transferable and there is no cash alternative
  • The game will be sent direct from Orchard Toys.


Disclaimer:  We received this game free of charge for the purposes of this review.  I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.

122 comments:

  1. What a lovely review and giveaway! Thank you! I would love to be entered into the draw to win for my four little ones! This would be a love game to play together! @tracyknixon on Twitter

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  2. I am following both and have tweeted @tracyknixon

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  3. I am a fan of Orchard Toys on Facebook and have posted on their wall! Tracy K Nixon

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  4. What a super giveaway! And cakes too, my favourite - nom nom!! :P

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  5. I have liked and shared on fb too...SqueakySquawk :) x

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  6. i am following and tweeting @murtle42.
    griffin.sharon@ymail.com :D

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  7. My little girl would love this! She is always playing tummy ache and shoppimg list!
    leanncooke@btinternet.com

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  8. Lovely comp, have liked FB page Following on twitter and tweeted @MissHolloway1

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  9. First time, I hearing of this game. Sounds like something my daughter would like.

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  10. I love Orchard Toys, educational but also great fun too! My friends little girl would love this, she is a real girly girl and always talking about cupcakes and wanting to play tea parties with her dolls!

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  11. I am @pandcands on Twitter.

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  12. What a lovely game to play with my granddaughter!

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  13. It sounds like I love Orchard Toys as much as you do! A great addition to the range!

    @rachiegr

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  14. Have also tweeted the competition tweet.

    @rachiegr

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  15. I already like the Orchard Toy's facebook page.

    @rachiegr

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  16. Sounds great my 3 year old girl would love this

    @emmathebradshaw

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  17. kirsty meredith pt vip2 June 2012 at 21:27

    liking on fb :) following on twitter @LairdMeredith what a fab giveaway many thanks :)

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  18. Hiya..im entering for my little boy billy he's 2 and would love this :o) x ellie12louise@gmail.com

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  19. Thanks for your review and giveaway
    @chocolateonemse

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  20. I already follow orchard toys on FB, also left a comment (Karen Barrett)

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  21. Hi, thanks for the competition! I always made my son look after books and games too, it always seems a shame if they get damaged when they're so lovely! @WrightyH

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  22. Following on Twitter and tweeted the comp post @WrightyH

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  23. Fandaby dozy! You can contact me via twitter @xxfluffywhitexx

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  24. Have tweeted here: https://twitter.com/xxfluffywhitexx/status/209319578650681344

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  25. love orchard toys - my daughter would like this one!


    @ashlallan

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  26. Have liked on facebook as Kayleigh Dawn

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  27. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

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  28. Lovely giveaway, please enter me :-)

    @MrsWebster147

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  29. I have Tweeted @MrsWebster147

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  30. Liked on facebook as Angela M Webster

    @MrsWebster147

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  31. Fabulous! I really like orchard Toys and this looks a lovely game for my Melody to play with her bigger cousin.
    @olivia280177

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  32. already a liker of orchard toys on FB as olivia kirby

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  33. My son loves Orchard Toys, they are so much fun but really educational too.
    @smorris_cm

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  34. would love this for my grandson x claire hooper , liked on fb x

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  35. This sounds a great game and instilling good table manners is just the ticket for my (just turned 6) son and (just turned 4) daughter. They both enjoy various Orchard games and, funnily enough, they love cupcakes too! Thanks.

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  36. I would love to play this with my daughter sounds yummy and fun

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  37. Liker on facebook : Lynsey Buchanan

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  38. Thanks for your great review Michelle, so glad the game went down so well with your children. Shame they're nibbling the cupcakes, perhaps you could have a baking session using the recipe included in the game? Nom, nom!

    Thanks too for the feedback re the age range. It does say 3+ on the box, but when I posted it on the website I put 3-9. Perhaps we should say 3-7 maybe?

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  39. Liker on Facebook of Orchard Toys, Tweeted

    I too, love playing Orchard Toys games with my Preschool children but haven't tried this one.

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  40. i would like to be entered please. x

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  41. Hi! My little one would love this - @_MummyManda_ Xx

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  42. I have also tweeted! @_MummyManda_

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  43. I've also liked Orchard Toys on Facebook! Xx

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  44. We all love Orchard Toys and they get us all playing together.

    @him_me_three

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  45. I have tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Him_Me_Three/status/210697346433024001
    @him_me_three

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  46. I was already a fan of their fb page

    @him_me_three

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  47. Gorgeous game! @stressymummy on Twitter

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  48. Liked Orchard Toys on Facebook

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  49. Fab prize! cheryl.belshaw@ntlworld.com

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  50. I'd love to win this for my daughter. stephanie_cheung22@hotmail.com

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  51. I have tweeted - @pookybearcheung
    https://twitter.com/pookybearcheung/status/211090221134131200

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  52. I have liked Orchard Toys Facebook Page (Stephanie Cheung-Tsang)

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  53. I would love this for my little one - I am sure she would love it!

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  54. fab giveaway thank-you
    @emmav6

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  55. like on fb
    emma walters
    @emmav6

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  57. Great prize. Please enter me.
    @paulaburnside

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  58. I have tweeted - @paulaburnside

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  59. Please enter me - @joanna_kow

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  60. I love your blog, made me smile at your style of writing :) Please may I be included. I have subscribed and about to tweet. And following on facebook and about to post on wall
    @savvybunny

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  61. Tweeted @savvybunny too :)

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  62. Great giveaway! count me in please! @Ladychelington

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  63. tweeted about the giveaway - @LadyChelington

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  64. I'd love to win this for my best friend's son, he is OBSESSED with cakes! @rhodak09

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  65. Liked Orchard Toys on FB
    @rhodak09

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  66. Lovely giveaway thank you :) My wee ones have several Orchard Toys games and I completely agree with you, they are fantastic quality and great fun as well as teaching tools :)

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  67. Following Orchard Toys on facebook :)

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  68. Following both on twitter and tweeted competition message :)

    @lastkiss5

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  69. Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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  70. Liked on facebook as Prerna Gupta

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  71. Tweeted @dr_reenu

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  72. Many thanks for the giveaway - my little ones would love this

    tweet me @aesop30

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  74. I am following on Twitter and have tweeted your message - tweet me @aesop30

    https://twitter.com/aesop30/status/212829169460051968

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  75. I have checked out the Orchard Toys Facebook page and have clicked like - (Alice Hindley)

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  76. I would love to win this for my twin niece and nephew's Christmas Hamper x thank you x

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  77. Have followed and retweeted on Twitter - @diddlepops

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  78. Have checked out and followed Orchard Toys on Facebook - thanks for the direct x

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  79. Email me is i won at k.grieve@gmail.com

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  80. Would love to win - my girls ight learn to take turns and share *rolls eyes* :) @pipersky1

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  81. I've tweeted :) @pipersky1

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  83. Already follow Orchard Toys on Facebook :) @pipersky1

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  84. Lovely giveaway, please could you include me in the draw :) @lilysmum2008

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  85. Have tweeted @lilysmum2008

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  86. Looks good fun
    hazelrush54 (at) yahoo.co.uk

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  87. Hi, please add my name to the draw. We love Orchard games - my daughter's favourites are Shopping List and Old McDonald Lotto but we would love a new game to try!

    @rugbylovingmum

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  88. I have tweeted about the giveaway
    @rugbylovingmum

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  89. I am following Orchard Toys on fb (Sarah Jane Ballantyne)

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  90. I love cupcakes and anything cupcake related, would love to win this

    @robynlclarke

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  91. Liked on Facebook (Robyn Logan)

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  92. I love the Orchard Park Toys. Please enter me into the competition - @WeeWillieWilkie

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  93. I already like their FB page - @WeeWillieWilkie

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  94. I'd love to be entered can contact me on twitter @clareo122

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  95. already liking Orchard on FB Clare F Wood

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  96. Lovely giveaway, can i be entered please. @magical2727

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  97. have tweeted @magical2727

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  98. Already following orchard on fb x

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  99. Looks great. My niece would love it. Twitter: enchantress88

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  100. My daughter would love this - @pepicola3

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  101. would love to win @snarepuss :)

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  102. Hi, fab giveaway - thank you :)

    my twitter is @charlotte_jones

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  103. Liked the Orchard Toys fb page :)

    @charlotte_jones

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  104. I have liked and commented on fb - sarah catherine parker

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  105. what a great comp! the kids will love it!

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  106. like to win

    andrea_1065@hotmail.com

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  107. sounds great liking and comment on face book (wendy jamieson-price)following and tweeted on twitter @mysticwen thank you

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