M-Cups and M-Spoons Giveaway!

M-Cups and M-Spoons Giveaway!
M-Cups are a very unusual set of measuring cups designed by Fred Studios. These cups have a design inspired by matroyshka dolls, also known as Russian nesting dolls. The traditional dolls – typically made of wood, but here made of food-grade plastic – split in two at the “waist” and open to reveal another, smaller, doll inside. Fred’s M-Cups are shaped like the traditional dolls and neatly stacked together, but are a little more useful than your average doll set, as each doll splits into different measuring cups. The largest has a 1 cup measure for its upper hald and a 3/4 cup measure for its lower one. The medium has a 2/3 cup measure for its upper half and a 1/2 cup measure for its lower one, while the smallest doll measures 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup. The set makes a cool countertop decoration when not in use. The matching M-Spoons also have a matroyshka doll design that matches the M-Cups, although they “nest” like regular measuring spoons do. The five spoon set includes 1/4, 1/2 and 1 teaspoon measures, as well as 1/2 and 1 tablespoon measures.

These matroyshka-inspired designs are fun and would make a great addition to anyone’s kitchen, so I am giving away a matching set of M-Cups and M-Spoons!  These make great stocking stuffers, but one lucky reader will win the set as an early holiday present.

To enter the contest, just leave a comment below and mention your favorite holiday treat to bake – whether it is something simple, like kid-friendly rice krispy treats, or something elaborate, like a classic buche de Noel. The contest ends Sunday at midnight (12/11/2011)  and one winner will be randomly selected from the entries. Don’t forget to fill in your e-mail on the comment form (it will not be made public), as that is how I will contact the winner, and good luck!

Update: This contest is now closed. Congrats to Maddie, who found this in her stocking at Christmas!


  1. I’m a big fan of apple cream cheese tarts.

  2. We love making pies, cheesecakes, and fondue!

  3. My favorite is chocolate chip peppermint cookies.

  4. Cranberry or pumpkin bread.

  5. gingerbread cookies – nothing makes the house smell better, they’re great keepers, and no matter how you decorate them, they’re always gorgeous!

  6. My grandmother passed on her chocolate chip cookie recipe which my mother and sisters get together to bake every year.

  7. sugar cookies!

  8. My favorite holiday treat to bake is my Grandmas recipe of Seven Layer Bars.

  9. best and love to make cupcakes in different flavors with unique toppings eg: coffee cupcake with lemon butter cream sprinkled with chopped pistachio

  10. I saw those measuring devices on amazon; they are so cute! I like to make quickbreads.

  11. My favorite holiday treat to bake doesn’t have to be only for holidays, but it’s perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It is the apple crisp from the Tartine Bakery cookbook.

  12. i love to bake a fruit cake during the holidays.

  13. I love baking corn muffins with jam in the middle!

  14. I love to make cookies to give to my friends

  15. These are so completely awesome, and would make a wonderful addition to my kitchen, and remove some clutter at the same time!!! So going to find them online and get some for my mom, MIL, and daughter!!!

  16. Well, I hope the midnight of Sunday refers to tonight instead of yesterday night, cause I just read the post and the present is so, so lovely.

    I relate Christmas fest with almond and marzipan. And for quite a long time I’ve wished to try a carrot cake recipe. So I did the other day, after receiving a new stand-blender for Saint Nicholas. And that’s and will be the definitive cake for this time of the year.

  17. I always make the pies for our family, especially pumpkin.

  18. So cute! I have had my eye on these for months…

  19. Oops- forgot my holiday treat…Spritz cookies, all the way!

  20. I love to make florentine cookies around the holidays – they’re thin crispy cookies with chocolate sandwiched in between. Yum!

  21. Apocalypse cookies!
    Well, they’re actually called “Chocolate Apricot Triangle Shortbread Cookies” but the first time I made them they seemed so complicated and multi-stepped that I said the only time I’d make them again would be if the apocalypse came. (Going by that proclamation, the apocalypse has come and gone about 5 times since.)
    Essentially the cookies are a delicious brown sugar shortbread base, with a layer apricot jam and chocolate shavings, & topped with a ground pecan meringue, all baked to DELICIOUSNESS.

  22. One of my favorite things to bake during the holidays are Rugelach cookies. They are always a crowd pleaser!

  23. I love making Pumpkin Crunch. It’s like an upside down pumpkin pie with cake mix and walnuts on the top. It’s a favorite in my home state

  24. My new favorite cookie to bake and share are springerle.

  25. I love to bake at the holidays and I have found a perfect vanilla. Vera Cruz Vanilla (www.veracruzvanilla.com) is a Mexican vanilla and really adds a special flavor to my baking! Everyone asks for my secret but really its the vanilla! My favorites are the traditional sugar cookies, Russian Tea cookies and snicker-doodles!

  26. I love to bake pumpkin bread for the holidays.

  27. Those are adorable. I love making pumpkin cookies for the holidays.

  28. I like to bake Christmas Cookie Cut-Outs, a recipe from the LA Times from many years ago.

  29. I’m skipping the baking this year to make oreo cheesecake truffles. can’t get much easier, and my favorite part is adding the sprinkles to the truffles as they set…my sprinkles collection is getting a little out of hand so it’ll be nice to use them up! I love the matroyschka dolls! I had them as a girl but they;ve since been lost..

  30. My favorite thing to make is Hello Dollies – a seven layer bar! Those cups and spoons are SO CUTE!

  31. We always make peanut butter cut out cookies decorated with a simple buttercream and tons of sprinkles!

  32. Nuts and bolts savory snack mix and cherry flips…a type of shortbread with a cherry in the middle!

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