Best and Top of Everything : 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

As I have told you all before, once upon a time I had great plans to open up my own cupcake shop. But happily I didn’t because the World of selling cupcakes is completely saturated with people much like myself that like to cook cakes, but can’t really do it very well.  One cupcake I love the look of but have never made myself is the Giant one, so join me as I try and find out just how good people can make these mini giants…

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes 

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The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

10 – Miss Piggy says “YES!”

As a kid I loved watching the Muppets and have very fond memories of them. So it will come as no surprise that this Kermit the from big top cupcake is in my top 10. Sadly no recipe or making guide in the image link but still a fantastic design and very well made.

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

9 – Good Guy Colossal

Good guy indeed, this rather tasty looking big top cupcake does nothing else but look tasty and simple to replicate, sadly for us non-skilled bakers there is once again no making guide or recipe in the image link, but you can in fact buy them!!!

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

8 – 1UP

The nerd in me had to include this cool Super Mario inspired 1up big top cupcake, but it clearly says in the image link that this was made via a packet mix! Which for me deserves an extra nod because it shows real creativity despite a low baking skill much like my own.

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

7 – Love is in the air!

What a simple but also rather delightful design this giant cupcake is. With it’s basic build underneath, but great use of love heart sweets and a chocolate door used to cover it I for one loved it. Sadly, once again there is no making guide or recipe in the image link.

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

6 – Don’t take the Mickey!

This Minnie Mouse big top cupcake brings an instant smile to the face, and while once again there is no making guide or recipe in the image like it looks amazing!

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

5 – Little Read Riding hoods Party Cake

This rather scary, but highly creative giant cupcake shaped like a wolf is not only a great idea, but it also is not that hard to replicate. Which is handy because once again there is no recipe or making guide in the image link. (why would you post these sort of cakes without a recipe of making guide?!? Pure madness)

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

4 – I find this Despicable!

Now this is what you call a touch of genius! This Minion big top cupcake inspired from the ’Despicable me’ film is a absolute winner. I would have placed it much, much higher in this list if it came with a recipe of making guide, but sadly it doesn’t.

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

3 – Ice Ice Baby!

While this is not the classic style cupcake we see in all the others in this list it is one that made my mouth water the split second I saw it! It is called a “Cookie Dough Bowl” but the shape, mould and style are all giant cupcake owed! And best of all it comes with a simple to follow recipe and step by step making guide. (why can’t they all do that!?!)

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

2 – A Giant Mars Cupcake a day helps you work, rest and play!

While the image link doesn’t have a recipe or making guide it is one of the most amazing cupcakes I have ever seen, and just the fact that it is a giant cake makes it all the better.

The World’s Top 10 Best Giant Cupcakes

Giant Cupcake

1 – The Chocolate Finger Master Piece

Nothing else even comes close to just how good this is, made with chocolate malt balls, and biscuit fingers (if only I had known about this during my post “Top 10 Cakes Made With Chocolate Fingers“) it  is not only mouth watering, but also a master class on how to make giant cupcakes. Both recipe and making guide in the image link.

 Here is a Video on how to make these amazing giant cupcakes, it is a little long, but well worth watching for the laughs and advice. 


The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat in Sink

Cats love being inside things, boxes, tubes, in fact anything that makes them feel secure from attack on a few sides is OK by them. But one thing I am seeing more and more from other peoples Caturday posts is that cats love to sleep inside sinks! This strange behaviour seems to be limited to cats at the moment but I am sure a few dogs have tried to pull it off, but no dog would ever make being in a sink look this good….

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat Asleep in Sink

10 – Taken from my post “Top 10 Camouflage Cats” it is still a classic image.

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat in Sink

9 – “Do you mind closing the door!?! Me and the doll here are having hot tub time!”

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat Asleep in Sink

8 – Little hand basins make the best beds!

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat in Sink

7 – “If it looks like a toilet, and it is in the toilet room then I will go to toilet inside it!!!”

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat in Sink

6 – What do you mean when you say “This explains why my breath smells of cat food!”

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat in Sink

5 – Have you heard of The cat in the Hat? Well I am the Leopard in your sinks.

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat in Sink

4 – “Hi! And welcome to MTV sinks.”

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat in Sink

3 – “Come on you lot cough up the money, I told you 5 cats in 1 sink was imposable!”

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat in Sink

2 – If you are going to stick with the square sinks, I will be a square cat!

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats in Sinks

Cat in Sink

1 –  ”When they go to do the washing up, it is ‘THEN’ when I will attack!”

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

Today is Sunday which means it is guest post day! Today’s post is from ‘distinctivedoors.co.uk’ and you will notice that a lot of thought has gone into it. So I hope you enjoy it and show it as much love as you do my own top 10′s. But if you think you can do better or interested in doing the same please drop me an E-Mail: turtle4578588@gmail.com But until then here is today’s….

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

FULLY BOOKED

Whether you’re a happy camper, a dedicated festival nut, or just the sort of person who likes to prepare for any eventuality, choosing the right tent can be a long, bewildering process. So we’ve decided to do it for you: below you’ll find our list of the 10 most amazing tents under the sun. From the safest, to the strangest and the most-inventive, we’ve got everything to keep even the most-alternative camper fully satisfied…

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents 

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

Tentsile Stingray suspended tent

10 – Tentsile Stingray Tent

Designed to be suspended above the ground from the branches of trees, giving the impression of levitation, the Tentsile Stingray is bizarre, impressive and bizarrely-useful. Ideal for those planning to camp in bear-country, the tent also looks aesthetically wonderful to boot.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

Solar Powered Tent

9 – Orange Solar Tent

It sounds like a prop from a Monsieur Hulot film, but in 2009 Orange made their solar-powered tent a reality. With a wireless control hub, internal heating and a strange mechanism that makes the tent glow orange by simply sending a text (in case you should ever misplace it), the Orange Solar tent wins both our ‘greenest’ and ‘most unusual’ awards.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

Gelert Quick pitch camping tent

8 – Gelert Quickpitch

Are you exceptionally lazy? Is erecting a tent the absolute last thing you want to be bothered with while camping? Then the Gelert Quickpitch is for you: simply chuck it on the floor and it self-inflates in seconds, allowing you to sit back and relax while your friends struggle to get their regular tent up. Winner of our: ‘best option for lazy people’ award.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

I-gloobox

7 – I-gloobox

Somewhere between an igloo and a puffy football, the i-gloobox is an easily-constructed super-tent designed to keep you warm in even the harshest of winters. Perfect for those considering an Arctic trek or expecting to be caught short in frozen conditions; this offering is perfect for hardy adventurers and Inuit alike.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

Urban Escape Atago 5 Man Tent

6 – Atago 5-man Tent

For those who want to take a house on holiday, the Atago 5-man tent is easily the best option. Bigger and more-exclusive than even the vast Colonial tents of Victorian generals, the Atago 5-man could easily fit 5 men and all their friends and relations if it had to. With two separate ‘bunkrooms’, a living-area and a spacious porch, this is for those who like their home comforts even in the depths of the forest.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

The Wedge Tent

5 – The Wedge

Heading somewhere windy? The Wedge is a specially-streamlined tent designed to divert anything from a light breeze to howling hurricane and improve your mountaintop survival chances to boot. Possibly the safest tent to use at altitude, it’s also superbly easy to assemble and frighteningly durable in most conditions.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

FULLY BOOKED

4 – Fully Booked by FieldCandy

A tent shaped like a book? Oh yes, if your primary camping aim is to proudly display your oddness to the world at large, look no further. Available in a veritable library of designs, Fully Booked is destined to be this year’s novelty tent of choice – which may well defeat the point of owning a novelty tent, but doesn’t detract from its basic awesomeness.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

Crystal Bubble Tent

3 – Bubble Lodge

Not one for those who like throwing stones, the Bubble Tree tent is a completely transparent, well, bubble designed to house two people in the great outdoors. Wonderful if you want to enjoy a 360 degree, unimpeded view of the surrounding countryside; less so if you want to get undressed or shake the feeling that you’re in a giant alien zoo, the Bubble Tree nonetheless stands out as the most-iconic of all our options.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

Endemic Synthetic Temporary Shelter

2 – Endemic Synthetic by Strawn.Sierralta

Made from recycled PVC pipes and designed to keep the cool air flowing even in the heart of the Mojave Desert, this concept-offering loses points for practicality, but gains them for thinking outside the box. Displayed only once, in 2004 and then shelved indefinitely, it nonetheless remains a fine example of the sheer imagination designers can put into tents.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Tents

AUSTRALIA: RETREAT 60 TENT

1 – Retreat 60

Finally, a sturdy all-rounder to end on; the Retreat 60 is compact, cheap, comfortable and capable of housing up to three people with little hassle. While it may lack the extravagancies of some of our other selections, it does the job and does it well: a low-key winner.

Contributed by Distinctive Doors.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

Garden Peas Inspired Fridge

Have you ever wondered why most major kitchen utilities only come in white? Well in this top 10 I am looking more at the fridges and refrigerators of this World. They are often big white things that take up far too much room, look intrusive, but are essential to any kitchen environment. But it seems that they only come in a rather boring range of colours that could never match the décor of the kitchen! Well times are changing as I show you…

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

Tardis Inspired Fridge

10 – What’s white and stands in the corner? A naughty fridge.

This is a great start because this TARDIS inspired fridge is nothing more than a few stickers away from being yours! And if ever there was something that every nerds kitchen was missing, it has to be this.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

Snowman Inspired Fridge

9 – What’s white and kills you when it falls out of a tree? A fridge.

With nothing more that a few bits of coloured paper and a pritt Stick this otherwise boring white fridge suddenly becomes a little character all on it’s own in the shape of a snowman!

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

Garden Peas Inspired Fridge

8 – Why was the man looking in the fridge for hours? Because the Juice said concentrate.

This cool art attacked fridge is inspired by garden peas, entitled ”Peas and Quiet” by Victoria Fuller it is one of the most impressive fridges you will ever see and really would be amazing inside anyone’s kitchen environment.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

eye-bombing Inspired Fridge

7 – Why did the boy close his eyes before opening the fridge? Because he didn’t want to see the salad dressing.

As we saw with my post “Top 10 Best Examples of Eyebombing” all you need to bring something to life is a funny pair of googly eyes, and these giant ones are only £6.99 for a set of two, and that is not much when it comes to giving personalty to your fridge.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

Magnetic art Inspired Fridge

6 – How do you put an elephant in a refrigerator? Step one: Open the door.Step two: Put the elephant in.Step three: Close the door!

What a great little idea this is, you get an entire pack of mosaic art, magnetic fridge stickers and you make your own art master piece! While I do think this is a very impressive idea indeed, I have zero art skill so wont be getting any.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

Running Man Inspired Fridge

5 –  How do you know when an elephant has been in your fridge? Footprints in the butter.

While this is essentially the same idea as number 9 it just made me laugh out loud the moment I saw it. So once again all it needs is a bit of black paper and a glue stick to transform the fridge into a running one that is sure to make many people smile.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

art Inspired Fridge

4 – What is white and blue and can’t climb trees?  A fridge wearing a denim jacket.

While I have not got a single hope of replicating this amazing design, it is nothing but incredible. This art attacked fridge is part of a campaign called “Fridge-A-Thon” (no longer active) and it purchased old fridges that are damaging to the environment and turns them into amazing pieces of art! A great cause, and an even better design of fridge.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

Dalek Inspired Fridge

3 – The best way to loose weight is to put a treadmill in front of the fridge!

Yet another Doctor Who inspired fridge, but this time any of us can make one because it is done via some cool fridge stickers! So for just £22.96 you can have your very own Dalek!

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

Nerd Inspired Fridge

2 – Facebook is like a fridge. When you’re bored you keep opening and closing it every few minutes to see if there’s anything good in it.

Without question, this is the nerdiest fridge you will ever see! And if you look closely you will see that it is in fact all done with nothing more than a tie, some paper and a couple of fridge magnets! A simple design for sure, but I laughed hard at this one.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Refrigerators

VW camper Inspired Fridge

1 – Buy someone a fridge for Christmas and watch their face light up when they open it!

And they don’t get any more classic than this VW camper-van inspired fridge! While this is a one off design, they seriously need to start making these because it not only looks amazing but also seems to match the shape of a camper VW as well!

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

Fake Donut Seeds

This blog post all started when I brought a fake phone off E-Bay. It looked the same, the bow was indeed the same but of course it was cheap because it was a cheap knock off. That day I learned the valuable lesson that when something is a lot cheaper than the real thing then it probably isn’t the real thing. So I thought I would help you try and avoid the same mistakes I did as I bring you…

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit. 

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

Fake Mc Donald’s.

10 – Seems OK, but when did McDonalds start selling curry’s?!?

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

Fake hugs

9 – Well I do like hugs…..but I think I will stick to getting them from my partner.

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

Fake Donut Seeds

8 – And to think I had been buying fully grown ones at twice the cost of these all this time!

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit. (7)

Fake Candy

7 –We all like candy! But if it is free then there might be something wrong with it.

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

Fake Party

6 – Well it does seem legit, but I don’t have anything appropriate to wear so I will leave it.

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

Fake Phone

5 – Well it doesn’t seem to tick all the selling points, but it is a good price anyway.

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

Fake Key Cleaner

4 – My keys do look a little dirty…but I don’t trust automated cleaners without supervision.

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

Fake DVD’s

3 – Straight to DVD for a very good reason! (yes these really are real DVD’s)

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

Fake Time Machine

2 – I have always wanted to experience time travel…but something does quite seem right.

The World’s Top 10 Things That are Definitely Not Legit.

Fake Sea Horse

1 – This Sea-Horse I got from a bloke in the pub seems legit! …but bigger than I expected.

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