6.02.2014

A Giveaway that is a long time coming...

...but it is not for cookies!  This is for my "cookier" peeps!

I have had multiple people ask me about this:


Now, if you don't decorate cookies, I'm sure you are wondering, "What the hell heck is it?!  And who knows, even if you DO decorate cookies you may be wondering the same thing!  The fact is...I built this little tool out of necessity!

Back in the day, it would not be uncommon to see several cups or glasses on my kitchen counter that held upside down bottles of icing.  Needless to say...this drove the Type A personality in me, NUTS!  Since there was nothing on the market that solved this issue for me, I decided to build it myself!

Being a self-proclaimed "Jack of all trades, master at NONE", I will tell you straight up...it ain't perfect!  Guys would probably say, "Of course it isn't...it's built by a woman!"...and they just might be right about this one!

Doesn't matter...it solved the issue I was out to solve and who cares if it isn't perfect!

Here is a picture of my set up:


It holds nine bottles...why nine, you ask?  Just cuz'!

There are holes to hold a scribe tool and a "boo-boo" stick.  It is stained and several coats of "poly" are applied so that after each use, you can just rinse it under warm water and dry it off...ready for the next time!

This is what it looks like from this angle: 


Having the bottles upside down definitely solves the issue of good icing flow, but it is also a necessity to keep the tips moist so that the icing does not dry out.  I buy my sponges from the Dollar Store and use them EXCLUSIVELY for this purpose.  I  clean/sanitize them after each use and after a few uses, I toss them.

Here is another way to do it:


A damp paper towel over the sponges, keeps the paper towel just moist enough to keep your bottles from drying out!  Just toss the paper towel and rinse out the sponges...easy peasy!

I purchased the plastic container at Bed, Bath and Beyond, and actually built the caddy to fit perfectly over the container.  And because I love ya more than my luggage, I am going to include a plastic container with this giveaway as well!

I even made a cute little one that sits next to my KopyKake that is located in my craft room!

  

Basically that's it!  In a perfect world, this would be made out of acrylic, but I only know "wood", so for now, that's what I'm going with.

I'm giving one away to anyone who may want to give it a try!  If there is enough interest, I may even give away TWO!

I'm making it simple!!  I'm not even going to make you follow me...just leave a comment telling me how you found out about this Giveway...i.e. you already follow my blog, Instagram, someone else told you...whatever!

I will draw a winner on Monday, June 9th, so be sure to check back!  I will post winner both here AND on Instagram.  If prize is not claimed, I will draw a new winner!

Good luck!





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22 comments:

Michelle J. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Honestly, I found you by searching for fun giveaways! This looks great!

PameLOVE said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Found on Instagram! Looks like an amazing solution, hope I can try it out.

Loretta Ray - Sweet Southern Cookies said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I found it because I follow you on IG! I love the way you made these. I've been waiting one for a long time, because I don't use bottles as much as I want to, I hate shaking the icing back down and getting more air bubbles. I've been trying to think of a way to keep the bottle like this, kudos to you for making it! 👏👏👏

Brandi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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Nicole Ramirez said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Instagram. This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks!!

Zoe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great stand! I follow you on IG and was in love with this caddy when you posted it months ago! Such a great idea! -Zoe @thedoughmesticdiva

Terolleeq said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Saw it on FB and Instagram. Fingers crossed

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've been wanting a icing bottle holder like this for years! Wilton came out with an icing bag holder and I always wished my bottles would fit. I read your blog all of the time so I saw the post for the give away here :)

Robin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are awesome and I love your bottle holder. Would love to have one. I follow you. Found out about this giveaway through my daily blog feed. Have a great week!

Robin Bostick said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I saw it on Instagram! Love it!

SimplySweetsbyHoneybee{Melissa} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I follow your blog. That's how I knew. I like it. Pick me ;-)

Konstance Miller said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I follow you on Instagram! I am just getting into decorating sugar cookies and would love this!

rickimoo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I follow you, and think you are very talented. This is a very cool idea. Love it and would love to have one.

Rhonda Blanchard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I follow your blog and love everything you do. I would love this as I've been looking for an alternative to using drinking glasses.

Jennifer Murillo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I always make way too many colors and since I am a bottle user this thing is perfect!!! If I don't win one would you mind if I try to get the hubby to copy it? You are amazing!!!! Thanks for your great blog!!!!

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KayLa Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there Terri! I found the giveaway on Instagram where your cutesy cookies caught my eye. I am a paper crafter at heart, but recently joined the ranks of the cookie greats when I found a great recipe on Pinterest.

Where do you get the bottles for the caddy? Icing is definitely challenging and I learn valuable tips with each batch. Hope to win!! Happy Baking! -Kayla

Lindsay Hollinger said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Would love to do away with my glasses to hold up bottles! How creative! !

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Amanda Williams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi! I follow you on IG! That's where I heard about your giveaway! I'm a fellow cookier and would love to try out this handy dandy little stand you made! Plus, my birthday is on June 10th... just sayin' ;-) hehe

Seasons said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is genius!!! I always make a mess with leaving my icing bottles on their side, tips in a wet washcloth. I found you from comments on the Cookies Are Us forum! So glad to meet you!

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