Who knew a button shaped biscuit could cause such excitement? I popped up a pic of the ginger biscuits I made with these stamps late on a Friday evening and they immediately got quite a response. You can see them here. They’re made by Emma Jane’s Bakery; a little company run by Emma Jane and her partner Owen. They design all the products themselves and you can really tell – there’s an attention to detail you just don’t get with mass produced stamps. The packaging and branding is delightful too. I really enjoyed receiving my stamps in the post. The box they came in felt like a treat – the tissue paper and ribbon carefully chosen. Each stamp has a little tag attached, again by ribbon. This is prime gifting territory folks. I defy anyone not to tingle just a little bit when they unwrap goodies from Emma Jane.
Enough about how they looked. How did they work? Like a dream. I used one of the two recipes provided by Emma Jane and found the ginger biscuit dough very easy to work with. There’s a circular cutter which you place on the dough, stamp in, then you push the button stamp on top (it fits perfectly) to make the impression. Remove the stamp and release the circular biscuit from the dough.
The most intricate stamp stuck in the dough once but I soon managed to sort this out with a quick wash and a dry. Emma provides a trouble shooting tips sheet in case you have any issues with the stamps sticking. I really liked these cutters, as did my son. You do need to be careful washing them. These are not for dishwashers or leaving to soak for hours. They’re hand made stamps with faces made of food-safe nylon, the mount is baltic birch – finished with a food safe, natural wax oil treatment. These are the Rolls Royce of stamps, treat them with respect.
Things I liked: The packaging is exquisite, the quality of the cutters is high and they work very well. I liked that Emma Jane provides a couple of recipes and is also incredibly friendly. She’s a retail dream.
Things I didn’t like: I’m going to have to address the price. The RRP for this set including the cutter and 4 stamps is £55.99, but you can buy these stamps individually too so as to spread the outlay. They’re not cheap stamps but then again they are made by a small business owner and the standard is high. Plus you can use them for biscuits and also fondant icing. I already have dreams of summery cupcakes with little dainty mint green button toppers. You get what you pay for is what I’m saying.
I have 1 set of 4 button stamps plus a cutter worth £55.99 up for grabs. There are lots of ways to enter – see the Rafflecopter form below. The first way is just to leave a comment on this post. Easy peasy. Closing date 12th September 2014. How to enter:
- Complete the Rafflecopter form below to confirm your entries made via blog comments, Twitter, Facebook etc.
- This giveaway will close on 12th September 2014.
- Please read the rules below.
- Winners are announced on the Rafflecopter form after the prize has been claimed by the winner.
- First timers: Please watch how Rafflecopter works (video)! It is 46 seconds long. It explains everything.
- If no form is showing, hit refresh and it should appear.
- Complete the form – or your beloved entries will not go into the draw. And that would be such a waste of time.
- Mandatory entries need to be completed first – so leave a blog comment before you try and complete any of the other methods of entry.
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Rules and things:
- Open to anyone over the age of 18, UK & Europe only. Sorry to anyone younger or further afield.
- There’s 1 set of button stamps RRP £55.99 available. There’s no cash alternative to the prize and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
- Instructions form part of the terms and conditions. Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will obviously be disqualified. The winner will be picked at random using software and then contacted by email. If you win and then don’t respond to this email within 7 days then another winner will be picked so check your emails and your spam! The goodies will be delivered to the winner as soon as possible after you have sent me your delivery address.
- I am running this giveaway on behalf of Emma Jane’s Bakery who will be responsible for sending the prize to you by post should you win. Their decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
- This is where I get all stern – please don’t say you have liked the post and followed me on Twitter and Tweeted away like a Tweety thing if you haven’t as guess what? If you win I will check you did do the things you said you did. It’s only fair after all. And I do like fairness.