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Top Cookie Edible Medals

Fred and Friends Top Cookie Cutters edible medals

Anybody can be a chomp with these Fred and Friends Top Cookie Cutters. The edible medals come three to a package and even include the ribbons (which are washable). Just roll out the dough, stamp the cookies, cut ’em and bake ’em. The results are three medals that say “Super,” “1” and “Champ.” Or, you could bake a new cookie each day to make sure you will always be chompion of the world!

Fred and Friends Top Cookie Cutters edible medals

July 24, 2014   No Comments

Back To The Daily Grind With Fred

Fred and Friends Daily Grind Pepper Grinder

After a long weekend, it can be hard to go back to the daily grind. But, it must be done, so we go forth into the day and look that workweek right in the face — and sneeze in it. With a pepper grinder, that is.

Pepper may make us sneeze, but it also happens to be a delicious spice. Putting a new twist on getting pepper from peppercorn to plate, the Fred and Friends Daily Grind Pepper Grinder offers a charming way to fend off those workday blues.

As the pepper mill grinds the spice, the bodies and heads of the restaurant staff get mixed up; the chef, wine sommelier, waiter and patron all become one. Bright and colorful, the whimsical beechwood kitchen tool offers a fun way to get back to the daily grind — by facing it head-on with a handful of pepper.

May 27, 2014   No Comments

Fred And Friends Cracked Up Colander

Fred and Friends Cracked Up Colander

Colanders are pretty boring as far as kitchen gadgets go, right? No! First of all, a colander makes for a perfect first space helmet. Or marching band hat. Or really any kind of hat as long as it has to do with banging pots and pans. But the problem with letting the kids get into the kitchen gear isn’t their land of make-believe, but rather the real world when kitchen gear gets broken. (Or until the tears start; whichever comes first.)

Unless of course, you have the Fred and Friends Cracked Up Colander. Available as part of a set (with the Fred and Friends Cracked Up Mug for some reason), the fun kitchen tool features irregular cut-outs that give it the appearance of a broken bowl. However, no bowls were harmed in the process — unlike the kids’ feelings when the kitchen gear gets taken away from them to make dinner.

January 16, 2013   No Comments

March Of The Gingerdead Men

Fred and Friends Gingerdead Men Cookie Cutter/Stamps

Untold numbers of gingerbread men sacrifice themselves starting around this time of year. All they ask is for a little recognition. So, please people, if you are going to be making gingerbread cookies, do so with these Fred and Friends Gingerdead Men Cookie Cutter/Stamps. The cookie cutters impress upon the gingerbread the proper and anatomically-correct position of the underlying skeletal structure, meaning that as they get happily chomped upon, they won’t be forgotten for the brave little soldiers that they are. Also, their tiny little bones are safe to eat and do not require use of a fillet knife.

October 18, 2011   No Comments

Please hold the mustard with Cakewich

Cakewich from Fred & Friends

Peanut butter and jelly not sweet enough for ya? Instead of topping it with sugar, try using cake instead of bread. Sure, good ol’ white bread might as well be made with sugar, but sometimes it’s best just to cut to the chase. The Cakewich from Fred & Friends is a silicone baking pan shaped to look like sliced bread. Bake, slice and fill with your favorite sweet treats. Just be forewarned if you have a penchant for chocolate cake—somehow I don’t think adding turkey will too well mimic a turkey on dark rye.

January 12, 2010   1 Comment

Mysterious Russian nesting dolls measure accurately

M-Cups from Fred & Friends

It must be by some prescient force of Russian magic that Sergei Maliutin and Vasiliy Zvezdochkin created Russian nesting dolls. How else would they have been able to know that over 100 years later, the toy would be discovered to be an actual tool? Whether you call them nesting dolls or matrioshka, matryoshka, babushka dolls, or stacking dolls, the fact remains: they accurately act as measuring cups.

Okay, so well, you need the M-Cups from Fred & Friends to actually use the nesting dolls as measuring cups, but the fact remains that this set is just as home in the kitchen as it is on the tchotchke shelf. At least in the case of this set, they accurately measure 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 full cup. How? We may never know. Like how the moon can be just the right size to cause the occasional perfect solar eclipse, some things may never well be answered.

July 17, 2009   2 Comments