Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Orchard Toys Where's My Cupcake + giveaway

You'll know from past posts that I'm a fan of Orchard Toys fabulous educational games. Not only am I a fan but my two children are too, so much that I'm just glad I am building up a fair collection these days and am not forced to play Shopping List endlessly.

Orchard Toys asked me if I wanted to try out their newest game - Where's My Cupcake? and of course I said yes.

Where's My Cupcake is a matching game aimed at 3-7 year olds so perfect for my children aged 5 and 6.  The aim of the game is to see how many cupcakes you can match and collect however the game also introduces a sharing element as other players offer you a cupcake if they don't need it. 

Both my son and daughter enjoyed playing this game, my son is a natural sharer who enjoyed offering up the cupcakes and my daughter, who is all about the pretty, loved the designs on the cards. I'll be honest, so did I!

This game, like the others before it, have educational elements which in the case of Where's My Cupcake are that it encourages observation, matching and counting skills and develops social communication, sharing, co-operation and manners. I volunteer in the reception class at school and I think once we've finished with this game in a year or two I shall be donating it to them. We already use some Orchard Toys in school and I think this would be the perfect game to encourage co-operation amongst some of the little children.

Like all Orchard Toys games that I have played previously, it's fabulous quality and made of robust thick card and from my experience, even after dozens of play, they remain in rather good nick.

We loved Where's My Cupcake and I suspect it will get a whole lot of use in our house for a long time to come! And now the good news! I've got one of these fab games to give away.

How to win...

If you want to get your hands on this great game all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what your dream flavour cupcake would be. Please also send a quick email to so that I am able to contact the winner.  The giveaway closes on Friday 22nd June 2012 and the winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Where's My Cupcake is available now and retails at £7.50. You can buy it direct from the Orchard Toys website and there's free delivery if you spend over £15.00.

With thanks to Orchard Toys for providing this game to review.


  1. Thanks so much for this lovely review. So pleased that your children had fun playing our game.

    Don't know whether you are into baking, but do let us know if you use the recipe included in the game, to bake some cupcakes with your children.

    To launch the game locally we had an internal cupcake baking competition, with lots of entries (yum, yum) and Jason, our Design Manager won with some exceptionally good cupcakes baked using the recipe included in the game!

    1. You are welcome Lynda, and I certainly will. My daughter spotted the recipe and no doubt she'll nag until I give in!

  2. Orchard toys are unbeatable. My dream flavour would be a flavour that would allow me to sneak vegetables into it so I could get my kids to eat them! But as nobody has invented that yet I'll go with coffee & walnut.

    1. You could always try the bog standard carrot, or beetroot or courgette work very well in cakes!!

  3. This sounds like a fab game and I agree that Orchard Toys are brilliant! My dream cupcake flavour is raspberry and white chocolate - always delicious and not as messy as milk chocolate for a toddler to eat.


  4. Me and my 3 year old triplets are huge fans or orchard toys as well as cupcakes -perfect combination! Favourite flavour for me would be apple crumble flavour but for them ginger without a doubt!

  5. I'm going all out for Heinz Tomato Sauce flavour, to my mind cupcakes have been dominated by airy-fairy flavours for too long and it's about time a robust savoury stance was, TommyK it is then ;#)

  6. i would love a mango flavoured cupcake!!

  7. Toffee flavour with a gooey caramel centre!! Gosh I'm drooling at the thought of that!

  8. Maya Russell15 June 2012 12:45

    I dream of a rich, chocolate cupcake with gold sprinkles and rich butter icing.

  9. I decided it would be fun to ask my 3 and a half year old daughter what flavour she would like and she said "Orange, pineapple and Strawberry flavour Mummy!". What a combination!

    Unfortunately she now thinks we're going to bake

  10. Coffee cupcake with walnut & cream topping

  11. looks fab game to play emailed xx

  12. i would love a lemon one

  13. strawberry marshmallow and whipped cream

  14. Chocolate orange marzipan - my daughter's 3 favourite things!!

  15. Margaret Akel16 June 2012 07:20

    Chocolate flavoured cupcake with an oozing raspberry centre

  16. My fav would be mint choc chip cupcakes,yummy. twitter name @vanessa_253

  17. have you been receiving emails? I tried to email you so you would have my address (if I was lucky), but first I got an email saying it was delayed and i didn't have to do anything, then another saying it couldn't be delivered. just tried again, same problem. I can be tweeted at @knittymummy. thanks

  18. nichola armstrong16 June 2012 12:51

    seeing as i am a massive tennis fan strawberries and cream flavour cupcakes, perfect for wimbledon which is fast approaching :0)

  19. Coffe and walnut is my favourite

  20. I would love a marshmallow and elderflower cupcake!

  21. Come on it got be CHOCOLATE CHIP

  22. I love Orchard Toys. My dream cupcake flavour is always Raspberry and White Chocolate!

  23. It would have to be a lemon one, since I love anything with lemon in it, be it lemon coke, lemon yogurt... :)

  24. double choc chip mmmmmmmmmmmm

  25. Bakewell tart cupcake! delicious!

  26. Oooh chocolate with a caramel frosting

  27. oooh, It would haave to be yummy toffee x

  28. I would love a honeycomb flavour cupcake

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  29. My dream flavour cupcake would be fudge and caramel :) x

  30. Replies
    1. Meg Charlish17 June 2012 10:30

      White Chocolate and Raspberry

  31. ginger cream would be yum

  32. I would love a cupcake that had a chocolate fudge flavour base and an ice-cream van ice-cream and roasted nuts flavoured topping.MMmmmmmm.

  33. lemon cupcake for me

  34. has to be BANOFFEE, very tasty

  35. think it would have to be rum & raisin mmmmmmm

  36. Banana and fudge!(

  37. Strawberry and vanilla x

  38. Elizabeth Smith19 June 2012 08:40

    I've just made some elderflower cordial and I reckon an elderflower drizzle cupcake would be rather nice. The syrup of elderflower would make the cake nice and moist

  39. what an awesome combination , orchard games and cupcakes ! my son would be in heaven with this haha ! ..... as for my dream flavour it would have to be banana cupcakes with cockolate chips, topped with chocolate butter crean and and a white chocolate star !

  40. Banana & Custard


  41. Toffee popcorn flavour. yummy. Thank you for running this competition and supplying a brilliant review.

  42. brilliant giveaway the best cupcake i could think of is a massive caramel cream with pink icing mmmmm

  43. great prize, mine would be white chocolate and strawberry

  44. This looks an absolutely brilliant game! My little girl would love it! She loves playing games and she loves cakes, so this is perfect for her! Her favourite flavour would probably be chocolate and mint (!) but mine would be lemon vanilla with kiwi!! Yummmmyyyy!

  45. Chocolate and praline flavour

  46. Coffee and walnut cupcake would be my dream flavour

  47. strawberry and passionfruit now sending email thank you :-)

  48. Date and walnut with salted caramel icing!!

  49. This looks a lovely game, I think it would be perfect for Melody.
    If i could eat a cupcake right now it would be plain sponge with a citrus middle and topped with a white chocolate and coconut frosting. :-)

  50. Joanna Seymour21 June 2012 06:06

    For me, any cupcake is good! I canvased my children and my daughter Katy aged 7 said Strawberry and chocolate, and my Son Peter aged 6 said raspberry and banana and chocolate, they obviously take after me with the chocolate!

  51. this game looks fab, my daughter loves all things cupcake :) would love banana and toffee flavour mmmmm

  52. It sounds like a great game. I'd love to try a mango and coconut cupcake mmmmmmmmm

  53. I'd love a strawberry and rhubarb cupcake - yum, my mouth is watering at the thought :-)

  54. I love chocolate chip cupcakes with lots of chocolate cream inside yum yum

    Thanks xx

  55. My dream flavour would be mango and white chocolate to be that sounds yummy.

  56. I would love a rum and butter cup cake.

  57. Andrea Johnson22 June 2012 02:15

    for me...baileys cupcakes. For the kids...white, milk and dark chocolate swirly ones

  58. got to be toffee popcorn, great game

  59. I love peanut butter cupcakes, oh they are so yummy, might be why I now have forty-seven chins and a bum I'd probably need a spare aeroplane for, let alone an extra seat, but hey ho! ;-) Ps Great review for the Orchard Toys, I shall be taking a look xxx

  60. My dream flavour would be strawberries and cream!! Yum Yum! :-)

  61. My dream flavour would be chocolate and Oreo cookies. mmmm yum yum! :)

  62. My dream cupcake would be a coffee flavour sponge with coffee flavoured frosting.

  63. I would love rhubarb & custard flavour cupcakes x

  64. White chocolate with pieces of raspberry and swirls of raspberry juice inside :-)

  65. danielle kershaw22 June 2012 19:09

    caramel with choc chips yum yum :-)

  66. Hannah Goldsack22 June 2012 20:26

    Let's go for Sticky Toffee. Nice sweet toffee frosting and soft, moist sponge with little bits of chewy toffee baked in. Only condition would be that the whole thing had to be egg-free so I could share with my wee favourite cousin who'll be the lucky recipient of this game.

    1. I would love to have a Banoffee with real pieces of Banana

  67. my fave cupcake would have to be baileys and chocolate oh yummy

  68. My fave flavour cupckae would be cookies and cream cheese frosting drizzled with salted caramel sauce (cupcake wars junkie!)

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