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Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles tester review thread NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 27-Sep-13 15:50:31

This thread is for the 250 Mumsnetters who have been trying the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles and refining their sweet treat decorating skills.

Here's what the team at Cadbury says about the product: "Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles are a lovely new addition to the Cadbury sharing range and we’re really excited to launch another great bitesize bag. They are a fun, tasty, colourful new treat designed for everyone to share and enjoy."

Please upload photos of your unusual and imaginative creations to this thread. The most creative design (as judged by Cadbury) will win a £250 John Lewis voucher!

Thanks and good luck,
MNHQ

kslatts Sat 28-Sep-13 12:27:20

Our pebbles have arrived, please can you let me know when we need to upload photo by as I'm not sure whether we will get a chance to use them this weekend. Thanks

michelleblane Sat 28-Sep-13 12:37:56

Pebbles arrived today too.

Sparklingbrook Sat 28-Sep-13 12:50:26

envy

greenapples Sat 28-Sep-13 15:25:00

I made...Hedgehog cupcakes. With a token raisin for a nose. smile

aaaaagh Sat 28-Sep-13 17:39:00

Two birds killed with one stone. My 11 yr old DTDs have made this cake for our church lunch tomorrow all on their own. We are resisting eating the rest because DS has plans for a jelly extravaganza. Just waiting for the jelly to set before decoration can begin.

CaptainSweatPants Sat 28-Sep-13 17:40:17

Not arrived yet!

Iwaswatchingthat Sat 28-Sep-13 18:23:50

Dds (7&8) were delighted to take part in this! We have made a spooky Halloween cake using the Cadbury's pebbles as the stones of the turrets - glued on with melted Dairy Milk.

It is far too long to wait until Halloween to wait to eat this so we will be forced to eat in tonight whilst watching Strictly!! Sadly there are three turrets and four of us....I feel a family row discussion coming on!!

Ps: For future reference it is never a good idea to turn your back on two little girls with a tube of strawberry sauce.....

We loved doing this - thanks! grin

aaaaagh Sat 28-Sep-13 19:01:59

Here's the jelly/cake/duckpond extravaganza! The ducks sank soon after!!! grin

mmmmmchocolate Sat 28-Sep-13 19:57:10

Oh my god! I was planning to just let the DD's stick them on something but these are stunning!

gives up and goes and eats bag of pebbles in front of the tv

Hopezibah Sat 28-Sep-13 22:10:57

Meet "Pebbles the turtle". We made "Pebbles the turtle" using a basic vanilla sponge recipe (4oz each of sugar, self-raising flour, margarine, and 2 eggs plus a dash of vanilla extract).

Then pop it in a greased bowl in the microwave for 4 minutes!

A fantastically quick microwave cake that the kids can bake so easily.

Then the fun bit - buttercream (butter and icing sugar mixed together) and cover in Cadbury Pebbles which look perfect as the turtle shell. The kids loved getting involved - especially for this stage. The head, legs and tail are just shaped from ready-to-roll icing which was mixed with cocoa powder to make it a brown colour.

The end result - an impressive looking cake (we surprised ourselves by how well it turned out) which is quick, easy and fun to make and decorate with the kids!

snorris Sun 29-Sep-13 09:54:42

The snorris household made a pinata cake smile. (The Pebbles are put in after baking). My 3 daughters aged 10,10 and 4 decorated the top with the flower patterns.

goldenretriever Sun 29-Sep-13 10:29:28

Not the greatest cake in the world, but my 3 year old wanted to decorate her own birthday cake all by herself and loved the Pebbles so much that they became a integral part of the decoration.

Lilyloo Sun 29-Sep-13 13:41:18

We have had a very productive morning. DS 11 decided we should do a beach theme to go with the product name.
We made a jam sponge and then coloured some icing. DD 8 rolled out the icing to make the sea , sand and a sandcastle.
DS then put 3 little pirate figures on , made a flag for the sandcastle and dd 5 decorated our beach with lots of pebbles.
Thanks for letting us do this we have had a great morning. We now have desert for after lunch.

fancyanother Sun 29-Sep-13 14:34:43

This is our effort! 3 birds killed with one stone- tester, welcome home cake and experiment with mini hemisphere cake pan. The red bit is meant to be Earths molten core! Kids had a great time sticking pebbles on. I should have known that we would be out-created though-Your cakes are amazing!

buttonsforbreakfast Sun 29-Sep-13 16:34:06

We made Pirate Treasure! Melted dark chocolate, mixed with popcorn, raisins, crushed biscuit, peanuts and of course Cadbury's Pebbles. Popped them in the freezer for 10 minutes and arranged them in a treasure chest !(I may have helped slightly at this point wink )

snowplop Sun 29-Sep-13 16:55:08

Here are our 'Pebble-pillars' grin

Much fun had by all involved - thanks!

FrillyMilly Sun 29-Sep-13 17:40:09

Some of these are amazing! I let DD decorate a ganache covered cake. Apparently it's a butterfly.

Lilyloo Sun 29-Sep-13 17:41:12

Loving this thread , they are all great smile

lborolass Sun 29-Sep-13 21:12:45

These are all great, I let my 5 year old do their own thing so nowhere near as creative as the rest

Katz Sun 29-Sep-13 21:14:10

Ours haven't arrived yet

glitchesnbugs Sun 29-Sep-13 21:21:31

This is my DS's Minecraft-decorated cake (he's 8), apparently it is a suit of diamond armour, a never-portal and an iron sword!?

fuzzpig Sun 29-Sep-13 21:25:11

I can't see photos on the mobile site, will check on laptop later. Ours haven't arrived yet.

ladygoingGaga Sun 29-Sep-13 21:42:10

DS and friends age 2, 5,7 and 9 had fun decorating today, and the whole bag seemed to disappear!

Very impressed with some of your efforts smile ours look amateur compared!

iamaredsmartie Sun 29-Sep-13 21:45:48

We made a 'cheesecake' covered in mice. OK, so it was a lemon cake, but the mice had ears, tails and even eyes.

Then my daughters made some footprints on biscuits.

jojo1983 Sun 29-Sep-13 21:47:18

Mine still haven't arrived hmm

Munxx Sun 29-Sep-13 21:48:42

I ate mine while DS and DD napped blush

I will buy some more this week and set to the task properly......

domesticslattern Sun 29-Sep-13 21:52:14

Oh dear, I knew my efforts would be totally rubbish compared to you lot. DD1 made some flower patterns on a plate, then the family snarfed them.
They were very nice. Thank you.

ladygoingGaga Sun 29-Sep-13 22:25:41

Let's see if pictures link this time!

UniS Sun 29-Sep-13 22:56:37

6 fairy cakes, by 7 yr old DS. With purple and yellow icing inspired by the pebbles.

An i-zen garden
A 3 pointed spear
A burial mound
A lion
A sunflower
A zen garden

Can you guess which is which.

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TheFutureMrsB Mon 30-Sep-13 00:18:36

Oh my god!! I knew it wouldn't work! So sorry sad blush

Anyway hopefully this time it will work, and this should include pics of the cake.

We decided to do a volcano cake just in case you missed my previous bunch of messaged we included sparklers and dripping and erupting lava, the kids loved making it but loved licking the chocolate from the bowl more!

Here's the photos.

Please excuse the mess!

TheFutureMrsB Mon 30-Sep-13 00:22:52

I give up! Not even working from the laptop now sad can I message the photos to someone so they can be added sob sob sad

DoctorGilbertson Mon 30-Sep-13 05:38:17

We just put them on top of the cakes before cooking

1919 Mon 30-Sep-13 07:38:55

We made a four layer chocolate cake with a ' chamber' of pebbles inside which tumbled out when a slice was cut. The leftover pebbles were used to decorate the top rather messily.

1919 Mon 30-Sep-13 07:45:25

Hopefully the pictures will upload this time, sorry!

oinker Mon 30-Sep-13 09:17:23

This is our yummy rainbow fish cake.... grin

The kids loved the treats..... and got a bit messy putting the pebbles on...What fun.

Thanks for the TREAT !

TheFutureMrsB Mon 30-Sep-13 10:08:03

I'll try on more time!

Hopefully this time it will work, and this should include pics of the cake.

We decided to do a volcano cake just in case you missed my previous bunch of messaged we included sparklers and dripping and erupting lava, the kids loved making it but loved licking the chocolate from the bowl more!

Here's the photos.

Please excuse the mess!

grin

snowymum12 Mon 30-Sep-13 13:11:30

Here's our 'pebbly road'. It might not be a thing of beauty but it tastes amazing and we loved making it too! My LO had great fun crushing the rich tea biscuits, stirring the mixture and arranging the Dairy Milk Pebbles on the top! Thanks for inspiring us to do a bit of baking together!

CaptainSweatPants Mon 30-Sep-13 13:33:45

Ours arrived today & dd decorated fairy cakes with them
Sadly the camera isn't working though but as soon dh gets home I'll try to get him to fix it!
Nothing as grand as these creations though !

Awkwardsis Mon 30-Sep-13 14:38:18

We've been bit with hideous lurgy this weekend and making these yesterday cheered my 5 yo ds up no end.

Lent1l Mon 30-Sep-13 14:45:18

Mine finally arrived this mroning so I shall be getting a creative thinking cap on, getting baking and uploading photos for you.

florencebabyjo Mon 30-Sep-13 15:08:24

This is our dragon pebble cake also covered in buttercream made with Cadbury Dairy Milk. We used the pebbles for sclaes, eyes, feet and a spiky back. This was made for my eldest who was just leaving for his first year at uni, it was nice way to send him off!

florencebabyjo Mon 30-Sep-13 15:14:25

This is our dragon cake made to celebrate our eldest going off to university. We made the buttercream with Dairy Milk and used the pebbles for eyes, feet, scales and spiky bits! They loved it

champagnesupernovahg Mon 30-Sep-13 15:59:36

DS2 and I made chocolate iced fairy cake for DS1's cake bake.

(Don't you love making cakes for school that you have to buy back hmmgrin)?

eteo Mon 30-Sep-13 17:28:32

done by my 5 yr old

ladygoingGaga Mon 30-Sep-13 18:40:30

Let's try again..

csmony Mon 30-Sep-13 18:53:01

My four year old princess and myself were quite excited when we received the cadbury pebbles sample , may be we may have inherited cadbury tooth in our genes because our entrie family is cadburoholic....

Speaking of decoration my four year old was hands on in decorating the cake and we had loads of fun decorating this cake while indulging some chocolates in...

Makes me feel nostalgic as cadbury was a treat when I was a toddler too

Long live the cadbury team and their innovative creations,simply yummilicious

Mine just arrived today, so will go to it tomorrow after lunch.

VivaLeThrustBadger Mon 30-Sep-13 20:09:52

I haven't had time to be very creative as my dads very ill. However I made a cake and the pebbles are very yummy. They're like flatter mini eggs.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Mon 30-Sep-13 20:17:39

DD1 got hold of them and used them to decorate herself.....

CaptainSweatPants Mon 30-Sep-13 20:21:36

Sorry can't upload photo due to sad passing of camera
Dd loved the fairy cakes she decorated with them

For feedback I'd say they're very yummy & lots in the packet
Slightly horrified there was 175 kcal in just a quarter of the packet
I could eat the whole thing on my own in the cinema for example & that would be most of my days calorie allowance !!

Bogeyface Mon 30-Sep-13 22:12:01

After a blazing row much discussion, the kids decided on The Bottom of the Sea for their theme. Well actually DS was determined it would be Spongebob, but then forgot when it came to making the creatures!

The kitchen looks like nothing on earth, I am covered in food colouring (note to self, do not stain your hands blue the day before a funeral hmm) and there's chocolate butter cream on the kitchen light, everyone is denying responsibility!

Much fun was had by all, although it did necessitate the buying of another bag of Pebbles after DD4 decided they were her new favourite thing, and well, we all needed a taste didnt we wink

All in all a messy but fun experience!

Will post pictures of the state the kids were in when my phone has recharged!

kateandme Mon 30-Sep-13 22:36:10

its not letting me upload the photos at the momentsad
but id like to say thankyou for the delicious pebbles all the same,we made fairy cakes,some with the pebbles on top and some with a suprise middle because we baked them into the middle!!yum

nerysw Tue 01-Oct-13 06:33:16

My Pebbles arrived and I resisted the temptation to eat them all myself before the children got home, just. My 2 and 4 year old and their friends (7 and 5) had a great time making cakes after school and the best bit was the decorating which they've made a lovely job of.
We had to sample the Pebbles of course and everyone thought they were really tasty - "thought they looked like squashed, funny shaped Smarties and they taste super yummy".
I thought the distinctive Cadbury flavour was lovely as ever and the speed with which the leftover Pebbles and the cakes were hoovered up was testament to how much they were enjoyed!

Cambam2010 Tue 01-Oct-13 09:28:00

hmmm, cake making and decorating with a 3 year old! Not very creative I'm afraid as my son lost interest after licking the bowl and running off with the rest of the packet!

The chocolate had that distinct Cadbury flavour and was melt in the mouth, but I'm not sure I would rely on them for cake decorating as quite a few of them were chipped or cracked which distracted from the look of them!

dahville Tue 01-Oct-13 10:25:23

We chose simple sugar cookies to decorate with my 2 year old.

His favourite part was picking out the pebbles he just pressed into the dough and then saying 'mo' (more) so he could eat more pebbles.

I declare our first baking session a success; though he prefers 'raw' pebbles better than the ones baked into the cookies.

webster147 Tue 01-Oct-13 12:35:33

We had fun decorating this fishy friend and munching the leftover Cadbury Pebbles afterwards.

fuzzpig Tue 01-Oct-13 12:53:06

Can't see the photos on my phone but my pebbles arrived today and we were going to do a fish too. I'm not being a copycat grin (mine will most likely be crap anyway)

We love the Cadbury's Pebbles - thank you!. My two boys aged 12 & 9 made these crispie cakes all by themselves. Not very elaborate I know but they had a great time doing it and it was something they can do without my help. We cant wait to scoff them!.

We love the Cadbury's Pebbles - thank you!. My two boys aged 12 & 9 made these crispie cakes all by themselves. Not very elaborate I know but they had a great time doing it and it was something they can do without my help. We cant wait to scoff them!.

alemci Tue 01-Oct-13 13:07:50

haven't used ours yet but they did arrive and I had to resist the tempation. love all the photos especially the tortoise. mine won't be up to much but myself and ds will be having a go whilst he is at home today due to Teachers' strike. He is 15 and I can hear the enthusiasm not smile

Kerfuffled Tue 01-Oct-13 13:33:02

Here is our attempt at an owl cake. The most difficult part was stopping 3 year old dd from eating the pebbles before they had made it to the cake!

SisterMatic Tue 01-Oct-13 13:34:43

This is our jammy bread and butter pudding with cadburys pebbles.
Not the most artistic creation but DD loved helping me and sprinkling the pebbles on top. Plus, they melted and tasted absolutely delicious mixed up with the pudding. Thankyou Cadburys and Mumsnet

Kerfuffled Tue 01-Oct-13 13:39:16

Try again!

Scrambledchocpancake Tue 01-Oct-13 13:49:35

Thank you soo much for including us in your trial. We have enjoyed it soo much.
We made a cake for our toddler group mums. The design is a pebbly path through fields of tulips! My DD's aged 2 & 4 helped me to decorate the cake and we only lost one to a hungry and inquisitive mouth!!wink
The ladies of the group were very pleased and receptive of cake with their coffee or tea today and all enquired as to why I had bothered! Once I had told them about the trial for Mumsnet they were suddenly interested and looked at the pebbles in a different light! They were all impressed I think and may even try them out themselves. (Hopefully with more cake for us mums!wink)
The only criticism with them is the cake that was left over (yes I was stingy in the slice size......--wanted more for myself-- )The pebbles lost their colouration so turned whiter and if you are trying to mimic pebbles could there be a grey? I think a grey and brown path would have made it more interesting... Other than that we loved them and of course they tasted absolutely lurvely! Just the cadbury hit one needs in a day grin

GlassSlippers Tue 01-Oct-13 16:13:34

We made flowery banana cakes. Not artistic as such, but doable for kids (I hardly helped) and tasted great. Chocolate and banana is a good combo.

Bicnod Tue 01-Oct-13 17:04:19

DS1 (4) and DS2 (2) made space cake (no - not that kind) - here they are in action...

Bicnod Tue 01-Oct-13 17:06:35

And here's the finished product.

Extremely accurate representation of the big bang grin

mychildrenarebarmy Tue 01-Oct-13 17:08:43

Here is our cake. It won't win a prettiest cake competition anytime but it certainly tastes nice. My DCs decided to make a sandcastle cake which then morphed into a castle with pebble people lining up on top to jump off. confused

Note the lack of eggs in the ingredients we used. DS is allergic to them so we made an egg free sponge cake.

mychildrenarebarmy Tue 01-Oct-13 17:10:07

Whoops. DD has just told me off. Apparently I should draw your attention to the castle door at the front as she "worked very hard on that". That is me told. wink

QuickSqueezeCoolBreeze Tue 01-Oct-13 17:26:59

envy These all look delicious!

Uzma01 Tue 01-Oct-13 17:52:35

First decorating attempt - my son is car mad so this is our version of the Mercedes Benz logo made with carrot & walnut cake with purple (black currant) icing and purple/brown pebbles.

MinnieMooo Tue 01-Oct-13 18:05:37

It is DH's birthday tomorrow so I made a beautiful Victoria sponge with Chantilly cream and homemade jam. Then let 2 year old DD ruin it with the pebbles! I set her a guideline with icing and told her where to put them but stopped being so anal eventually and let her get on with it! Unfortunately we ate quite a few while we were doing it so not quite enough to cover the cake! They taste lovely and will buy again for sure.

Bogeyface Tue 01-Oct-13 18:38:56

Arguing discussing where to put the fish!

ksld Tue 01-Oct-13 18:41:13

Rocky Pebbley Road and Butterfly Cakes.
The DSs have much enjoyed being creative with their cakes - there is a hedgehog, some flowers, a football and goal and a 'I dunno'- will leave you to see if you can spot which is which! Thank you for the Pebbles they were very yummy.

asuwere Tue 01-Oct-13 20:12:56

DS1 is slightly disappointed having seen the photos on here as he knows that we won't win anything (am very impressed with the talent!)... The consolation is that the Pebbles were very tasty and they had fun making gingerbread pebbles and top hat pebbles smile

rightsaidthread Tue 01-Oct-13 20:15:06

We enjoyed our pack so much that we didn't have quite enough left for decorating blush
This is the cake created by DD 14 and Ds 7, my contribution was buying more Pebbles

fuzzpig Tue 01-Oct-13 20:36:44

Here's our fish in the sea. A shop bought cake I'm afraid [lazy/rubbish at baking emoticon], made buttercream with a little blue food colouring. The sparkly bits are 'neon sugar' hmm for sand/seaweed, and some strawberry laces for, erm, some form of aquatic plant.

Had actually already tried pebbles (am a total sucker for any new chocolate!) and I LOVE them, they are miles nicer than Mini Eggs IMO, and DH is chuffed they are gluten free when a lot of Cadbury's isn't. He ate the rest that we didn't use (as obviously he can't eat the cake) dipped in the leftover buttercream. No matter, he's already bought me another pack blush

fuzzpig Tue 01-Oct-13 20:37:45

random floweryness

fuzzpig Tue 01-Oct-13 20:44:20

I am seriously impressed with many of these cakes BTW! envy at your skills!

tinypumpkin Tue 01-Oct-13 20:56:39

Done by a two and three year old (icing and pebbles). I would like to say that my efforts alone would be so much better but I am not so sure!

tinypumpkin Tue 01-Oct-13 20:57:28

If there is a voucher for the crappiest attempt I might be in the running smile

GetKnitted Tue 01-Oct-13 21:31:03

This is DS1's idea and joint execution smile we were quite pleased with our little pebble fishy.

Ruprekt Tue 01-Oct-13 21:45:20

Here is our delicious Cadbury Pebbles cake created and designed by Master Ruprekt (aged 8)

We also used a Popping Candy Freddo, mousse snowman and White Choc Polar Bear.

Twas YUM!! grin

sharond101 Tue 01-Oct-13 22:16:56

They look rather lame but taste delicious, homemade marshmallow cakes with chocolate pebble topping as done by 16mo DS.

Puppypoppet Wed 02-Oct-13 09:10:08

Received mine yesterday - post is rubbish here. I'll make something asap!

mummylovescakes Wed 02-Oct-13 12:48:31

Thank you for the pebbles. We had great fun doing this yesterday evening. We can't really compare to some of the fabulous creations posted here (you talented lot!) but we had a go. We attempted making cupcakes with blue butter icing, pebbles around the edges and a fish in the middle, plus a few more messy creations. The kitchen looked like a bombsite afterwards. DCs went to bed and I had to clear up! Nevertheless it was so much fun and DCs had a fab time making and eating them! Thank you!

moonbells Wed 02-Oct-13 14:02:10

Pebbles finally arrived on Monday, just in time for DS and I to simply decorate my cherry and chocolate birthday cake (which was itself an experiment in getting the recipe right before I do his cake next month!). I took the cake to work but had to promise DS that a (big) slice would come back for him! It doesn't hurt that my favourite colour is purple and DS's is yellow! grin

Many thanks for sending us a Pebbles packet!

Lent1l Wed 02-Oct-13 14:16:32

First ever attempt at sculpting cake we agreed on a hedgehog. Not enough brown pebbles for all his spines so added a bit of colour with the yellow and purple eyes.

One thing I noticed was that a fair few had very chipped shells so couldn't be used as decoration.

melodyangel Wed 02-Oct-13 15:55:11

"To share and enjoy" it just had to be a brew

Thanks for the pebbles, had lots of fun making this.

michelleblane Wed 02-Oct-13 16:51:09

When my idea was to decorate an oblong cake to make a wall and then sit a chocolate egg on it to make a Humpty Dumpty cake but DS said that was silly, so I baked a cake, covered it in buttercream and left him to it.......and now we are all enjoying it! Thank you for the pebbles, we love them.

babster Wed 02-Oct-13 17:28:35

Here are the pebbles cookies I made from an easy peasy recipe on the BBC Good Food website. Verdict is Yum (and I get to eat the rest of the packet, hooray!).

Crazybit Wed 02-Oct-13 17:53:13

Here are pictures of our Teenage Mutant Ninja Sewer Slime cake. We've used the pebbles as boulders and rocks arround our battle area smile

wheretoyougonow Wed 02-Oct-13 18:51:45

Thank you these were a big hit in our household. Here is our version of a butterfly made by DS's 6 and 10.

Wandaaa Wed 02-Oct-13 20:47:25

9 year old DD really loved making and decorating her cake and plenty of pebbles left to eat.

GlassSlippers Wed 02-Oct-13 21:29:59

After we made our little cakes the kids wanted to a Halloween one, so we used the rest of the pebbles. Kids enjoyed using things we had in the house for this, and eating lots as we went. From windows to marshmallow ghosts and pebble path, this is practically their own creation. They are four and six (I iced and did writing)

MadMonkeys Thu 03-Oct-13 13:58:58

Well, it's Cadbury's O'clock! Not one of my proudest achievements, but then I was impeded assisted by a 3yo...

Hawkmoth Thu 03-Oct-13 16:29:00

CAKE! Self-explanatory.

Both kids have had a smashing time, thanks!

Squiffie Thu 03-Oct-13 17:19:01

Not been able to bake anything so ended up decorating my marble chopping board before the kids helped by me are them all! Hope that's ok?! X

My mini menagerie smile

aristocat Thu 03-Oct-13 17:22:16

These are my DDs pebble cupcakes. She loves baking and made them herself ( I helped pipe the buttercream).

They are amazing!

Thanks MN and Cadbury smile

Squiffie Thu 03-Oct-13 17:34:23

*ate them all even confused

Lilyloo Thu 03-Oct-13 17:36:16

Have loved this thread some great ideas smile

gilliancd Thu 03-Oct-13 18:01:06

We attempted to make brimham rocks out of our pebbles and some angle delight. I didn't think any art gallery are going to buy it, so we ate it instead!

cheeseandcrackers Thu 03-Oct-13 18:02:14

Thank you for the Pebbles, they were delicious! 2 yr old DS and I had great fun making a gluten-free chocolate sponge (he loves weighing and mixing ingredients), then he ran around the kitchen singing a frog song and insisting that we put frogs on the cake so I made some frogs from fondant icing and decided to use the pebbles as stepping stones for the frogs to sit on. DS helped me use the yellow pebbles as a path and then insisted we add more animals, so I made some badgers, ladybirds, a bee and a cat. We named the cake 'Pebbles Wildlife Garden' and I added a bird nest box and some flowers for the ladybirds & bee. We were going to use the brown pebbles as tiles for the roof of the nest box but they were a bit too big so we crushed them up and stuck them to the roof with chocolate icing.
DS loved instructing me on what to do but doesn't like getting his hands sticky (I know... ) so it's a bit neater than if he did it himself :-)

The cake was eaten very quickly, with all the Pebbles picked off and eaten first, it was delicious & particularly appreciated by gluten-intolerant husband who doesn't get to eat many cakes...

maximum4 Thu 03-Oct-13 18:31:12

Mine arrived and I opened the Jiffy bag left them on the side and went to bed. Then it all went horribly wrong. Because... my OH ate them all - really.... He absolutely did not realise that I had an intention to make cakes with them. So I will be buying me more of these flattened mini eggs - as he described them. As, actually, I wouldn't know what they were like!!

shinytrousers Thu 03-Oct-13 18:49:25

So much fun decorating these! Vanilla cupcake animals and flowers apparently smile
Feel sick now after devouring left over buttercream with pebbles dipped in!

elizaco Thu 03-Oct-13 19:00:23

Haven't been able to upload an image, sorry, BUT we made 4 fantastic ice-cream sundaes for our tea - icecream, chocolate sauce, marshmallows - and beautifully topped off with Cadbury's pebbles! Thank you :-)

meepsmum Thu 03-Oct-13 19:35:04

Jammy sandwich Witches hands ready for Halloween at our house.
Jam doubles as blood and pebbles the perfect colours a witch would choose. Stuck on with chocolate spread.
Yumyumyum we had fun

Sorry I have received mine but I've been ill so haven't got round to making anything yet.

I also have to buy more as DH found them hidden in the cupboard and scoffed them!

I only got my bag this week - after my son's birthday party which I'd intended to use the pebbles for so I'm having to think of a different way to use them.
What's the final date to submit photos please ?

Thanks

Katz Fri 04-Oct-13 08:03:14

we are baking after school tonight, so shall post our efforts then.

CozyOtter Fri 04-Oct-13 08:39:55

Here is our chocolate dinosaur cake (with a yummy white chocolate ganache filling)!

The pebbles made great scales...when they weren't being eaten by my toddler! I think it was a case of one for the dinosaur...one for him!

iamaredsmartie Fri 04-Oct-13 10:01:21

Does anyone know when we find out who the winner is?
I only ask because I haven't even had an email yet telling me to pop my picture on this thread.
And I'm curious to see who wins, there are some brilliant ones on here.

SuedeEffectPochette Fri 04-Oct-13 12:31:08

There were a lot more of these, but the children got to them before I did (with camera). Thank you - that was a fun product test!

HazelDormouse Fri 04-Oct-13 12:44:50

Really enjoyed doing this with dc, even taking into the biscuits turned out to be more like mini cakes. I don't think you will ever find me on the British Bake Off. Ds thought the Pebbles were yummy, however he is addicted to all chocolate.

kirstyphillipsonlowe Fri 04-Oct-13 15:06:10

Here are my Cadbury inspired purple vanilla cupcakes. Iced with chocolate frosting and lovingly decorated with Dairy Milk Pebbles! Welcome to the Dairy Milk family, we all loved them!

charlie7 Fri 04-Oct-13 18:02:20

Made a birthday cake for my eldest DD with the help of my middle DD (4). Not incredibly creative but it's what she wanted to do!

mostlysinging Fri 04-Oct-13 18:21:52

I made a chocolate 'gingerbread' house and used them to decorate the roof...was going to use them for other bits but some may have been eaten along the way!

Bogeyface Fri 04-Oct-13 18:30:13

Mostly

How do you get your house to look so good? My gingerbread always rises too much to be able to stick it together neatly, it ends up looking like a gingerbread demolition site!

Puppypoppet Fri 04-Oct-13 20:51:33

DD made some cookies with the pebbles. Only problem I absent mindedly passed her plain flour instead of SR - epic fail!!!
They have the texture of yorkshire puddings and look decidely anaemic! Oh well I'll have to buy some more pebbles.

DD's birthday.
I've name changed to protect my usual MN id.

CheeryCherry Fri 04-Oct-13 21:50:54

We made a rock pool on a birthday cake for this weekend, had great fun using brown sugar for sand and sandcastles, butter cream for the water and Cadbury Pebbles as the rocks. I made the cake but left the decorating to my DDs.Just hoping this uploads! Thanks for letting us join in this activity!

mostlysinging Sat 05-Oct-13 08:28:48

Bogeyface - I used the Lakeland house mould and a bourbon biscuit recipe which doesn't rise really so comes out the size it goes in. The basic recipe is cream 4oz marg/butter with 4oz caster sugar, add an egg yolk and mix. Add in 8oz plain flour less 1 tbsp and 1 tbsp cocoa powder. Mix together and bring into a dough. I had to make double quantities for the house. I cooked it at 150C fan oven and for around 15 mins. When making biscuits it's about 12 minutes but needed longer as the pieces were larger and thicker. Then fixed it together with royal icing.

Hope that helps.

kslatts Sat 05-Oct-13 11:16:19

Here's what we made, left dd's to it and this is what they came up with!

Pebbles went down very well, we all loved them, even dh who doesn't really do chocolate.

i still haven't received my Cadbury's Pebbles.

alemci Sat 05-Oct-13 12:57:47

mine are a bit rubbish in comparison to some of the other wonderful creations. DS didn't want to know despite being off on a strike day (15) but DH helped. He is 48 but is a bit of a baby smile I had never made butterfly cakes before

The cakes were delicious and the sweets were lovely

thanks

Tiggles Sat 05-Oct-13 13:15:59

Here is Mud Monster.
We decided to try some other Cadbury's products we hadn't had before, so he has Pretzel hands too. Mud monster likes to live in private in his mud pool, hence the keep out sign, but his mud cave is under a pretty hill with a footpath past it.
We used Cadbury cake bars for the walls of the mud pond, chocolate fingers for the fence post. Mud monster is covered in the pebbles, as is the path.
We used coconut coloured with green food colouring to make the grass..

Tiggles Sat 05-Oct-13 13:17:03

Oops forgot to say, I namechanged for the thread to protect my usual identity.

Bogeyface Sat 05-Oct-13 13:24:30

Thanks Mostly that is a great help! I have a really good mould but as I say, the gingerbread rises way too much! Will have a bash at a house tomorrow smile

This is DD1's "Pebble the hedgehog"

Started out life as a sandwich cake, via a short rabbit stage until its eventual incarnation as a hedgehog. Lost one eye in the DD2-saga only to be reclaimed in its rightful place by DD1. She had plans for a path but the pebbles ran out were eaten by DD2 great fun making and eating! Definately do again as DD1 has plans for many more woodland animals.

DCs are 5 and 4 and it was great to let them loose on this task and let their imagination run free.

TyrannosaurusBex Sat 05-Oct-13 16:37:20

Here we have some lovely Swamp Monster Pebble Pudding, which I think will become a regular fixture on the menu as it is considerably easier than pie grin(plus DDs 1,2 and 3 and visiting friend enjoyed eating the leftover Pebbles!) Swampy is lurking under the muddy surface with only his Pebbly spikes showing. And his head. And tail. And, ok, his front legs. But apart from that, just his Pebbly spikes.

Babycarmen Sat 05-Oct-13 17:29:41

Our cake!

NumTumRedRum Sat 05-Oct-13 18:23:03

We'll, DD (5) and I were going to decorate fairy cakes with the pebbles but there were two problems. (1) they taste rather nice and cooks need a snack as they are working and; (2) DD thought she would decorate the cake batter and up ended the bag into the bowl and stirred them in before I could stop her.

So, we have rather flat looking fairy cakes studded with oozed pebbles. No. They don't look attractive. But, having tentatively sampled them, still slightly warm I can confirm they taste blooming lovely and the pebbles have turned sort of fudgy. A happy accident, which I would be happy to repeat!

AmberGamble Sat 05-Oct-13 18:41:28

These are our pebble hedgehogs.
I helped DS make the eyes and melt the butter and cocoa (chocolate fudge icing) but otherwise they are the work of DS (8yrs) and DD (10yrs).

Grandma and Grandpa kindly acted as guinea pigs and confirm they tasted great smile

Thanks for the pebbles mnet and cadbury's

Spirael Sat 05-Oct-13 19:27:50

From us is... PEBBLES-IN-SPACE!

We had fun making this as a family; me, DH and 3 YO DD. We discovered that the pebbles come up really nicely when dusted with silver shimmer spray!

BeaTrootfull Sat 05-Oct-13 20:36:48

Pebble owl cupcakes and some flowery efforts. Aided and abetted by an almost 4 year old. He liked eating the pebble crumbs (ours were a bit broken).

Naylor71 Sat 05-Oct-13 21:07:43

Here is our entry that we have just done with our free bag of pebbles. They were very tasty to eat. Amazing that any made it on to the cake

pozzled Sat 05-Oct-13 21:08:56

We tried to recreate a treasure chest birthday cake that I did for my daughter one year, along with a treasure map. Was done in a bit of a rush, so not my best effort, but DD and I enjoyed making and eating it!

ClaireFT19 Sat 05-Oct-13 21:19:40

Hi we loved our tasty pebbles thanks and managed to eek the bag out to two tasty recipes. First we put marshmallows on lolly sticks, dipped them in chocolate then rolled them in crushed pebbles. Yumm!

ClaireFT19 Sat 05-Oct-13 21:22:09

This was our second attempt, brownies with pebbles instead of chocolate chunks. Tasty and moist, with crunchy pebbles.

Aussiemum84 Sun 06-Oct-13 07:13:20

I was excited to receive the pebbles, though a bit disappointed that there were only 3 colours in the pack! I'm not very creative, but as my 2.5yo DD had just discovered how much fun it is to help me cook and decorate we had fun doing this! My in-laws came to stay the day after so it was nice to have a decorated cake to have with coffee too.

The ones that didn't make it on to the cake were very yummy too! The spares didn't last very long.

vincenta Sun 06-Oct-13 13:51:09

Honey cake with caramel/butter cream and flowers made from Cadbury Dairy milk Pebbles. Today is so lovely warm and sunny weather that only flowers and butterflies was in my mind smile Flowers now are on my cake and butterflies still in my head smile))

LaVitaBellissima Sun 06-Oct-13 14:08:48

Some of these are brilliant, I have to admit to eating mine blush need to buy some more and get baking!

Treadlightly Sun 06-Oct-13 17:26:41

We made a hedgehog!! Here he is....

Glitterfairys Sun 06-Oct-13 17:38:08

This is our attempt at making "Pebbles and Roses Rocky Road".
We used the Pebbles and added broken up Cadburys Roses chocolates,biscuits and cherries to melted Dairy Milk and left to cool. Its really tasty and my 3 year old ds had such fun breaking up the chocolate and stirring the mixture, we have had a lovely afternoon.
Thanks Cadburys and Mumsnet grin

afromom Sun 06-Oct-13 17:58:26

Wow some of these creations are amazing!

We couldn't decide on our cake, so we made 2! A rainbow sponge and a sun.

afromom Sun 06-Oct-13 18:00:39

Whoops! Upside down cake!!!

Onykahonie Sun 06-Oct-13 18:42:13

Thanks for choosing us for the trial.

My 12 yr old dd and I had great fun making this mint-choc dragon cake. We made a 3 egg chocolate sponge and baked it in the top part of a giant cup-cake pan. We then covered it with mint butter icing and added the fondant icing head, tail and legs. Dd designed all the extra bits such as the wings and eyes on card. She finally added the Cadbury Pebbles as the spikes down the dragon's back and tail.
We are pretty pleased with the end result! grin

We used our pebbles to recreate the surface of an alien planet as my boy's space rocket cake had all gone. I just about got the photo before they started to disappear - maybe to Area 51 ?

Blatherskite Sun 06-Oct-13 20:25:41

Going to do this tomorrow...will post photos asap

emily80 Sun 06-Oct-13 21:56:58

We made a toffee cake and both myself and DS (5) had a go at decorating it with flowers, I think his turned out best though blush

acsec Sun 06-Oct-13 22:20:23

I left DSS in charge of this task and he produced these and said they were 'Owl biscuits'. I asked why there were so few used on the biscuits and he said 'there weren't many in a packet' hmm

Finally I can add my/our creation,

this is dd 2nd birthday cake, we used pebbles for the eyes and the nose,

and then dd put the pebbles in front of the teddy saying he was sitting in the middle of a flower field,

sadly the next day they had all turned grey, so had to be removed as it was a bit of a dead flowers look which wasn't great, but we kept the pebbles on eyes and nose

schilke Mon 07-Oct-13 09:24:03

Well, I looked at everyone else's pictures and thought I'm never going to do better than those! So, I opted for the quick easy cake. Gluten free chocolate brownies (dh & ds2 are gluten free). Pebbles are gluten free so worked well. Yum!

To be honest, we liked them in the brownies as the shell softened, but were not keen on them just as pebbles. There seemed to be more shell than chocolate. As someone else said, a lot of them were chipped.

Belo Mon 07-Oct-13 10:33:39

I have a confession to make.... DH ate them before I had chance to make anything. He sees all unhidden chocolate as fair game. He did say they were very nice though.

DDs loved the colours of the pebbles and they decided they would be perfect for fish scales, so we were going to do a fish cake. I haven't been able to find a replacement package as yet. I'll keep trying. I love all the pictures up here. I'll be showing them to the DDs and see if they still want to make a fish.

Tiggles Mon 07-Oct-13 11:10:52

Belo our local Sainsburys have them on offer for a pound at the moment. (Had to replace ours too for same reason!)

Uzma01 Mon 07-Oct-13 15:03:01

I made a fruit trifle on the weekend and got my son to help decorate it. Surely the best bit was bashing up the sponge fingers with a rolling pin!? With a palm tree design and crushed sponge finger beach with pebbles on top. Plus a sprinkling of the paltry chocolate sprinkles that come in the box - couldn't let them go to waste. My son couldn't wait to try it, his dad loved it too - had a second helping.

Uzma01 Mon 07-Oct-13 15:03:06

I made a fruit trifle on the weekend and got my son to help decorate it. Surely the best bit was bashing up the sponge fingers with a rolling pin!? With a palm tree design and crushed sponge finger beach with pebbles on top. Plus a sprinkling of the paltry chocolate sprinkles that come in the box - couldn't let them go to waste. My son couldn't wait to try it, his dad loved it too - had a second helping.

Uzma01 Mon 07-Oct-13 15:45:48

Another attempt to use up the pebbles - though having resisted the temptation to just eat them, there are probably enough left for another go at some point.

Along with some homemade sugarpaste decorations - we covered some choc chip fairy cakes made earlier today with chocolate icing and tried to make some funny faces with the various decorations we had.

LoganMummy Mon 07-Oct-13 16:08:17

We had great fun using the chocolate to decorate fairy cakes as a variety of animals. We made an owl, hedgehog, a pig and a few others. I'm making a big owl cake for for my DN's birthday and will be buying the Pebbles for this.

Ladyface Mon 07-Oct-13 17:08:18

Not as polished as the others and no idea why the picture has rotated but here is a cross between a porcupine and a stegasaurus! A lot of mess fun was had making this!

Ladyface Mon 07-Oct-13 17:08:55

Ah it has come out the right way up after all!

Maggietess Mon 07-Oct-13 20:22:06

Our pebbles arrived two days before we moved house so there was no baking stuff unpacked to make anything.

Undeterred dd2 (3) and I ploughed on and made a flower field with bees and a sun. Dd wants you to look at the extra special soil that she did "all by my elf"...

Maggietess Mon 07-Oct-13 20:24:18

I should add -we then enjoyed choosing which bits of the picture we would eat next.... Got a good few hours days out of that bit :-). Thanks!

Rarecherry Mon 07-Oct-13 20:46:51

Thanks for picking us! We decided to harvest some pebbles.
Pebbles grow on trees...... obviously wink

Rarecherry Mon 07-Oct-13 20:52:20

oops here it is...

Kveta Mon 07-Oct-13 21:15:44

we tried to decorate a bowl of angel delight, but I learnt a valuable lesson - decorating something with chocolate is NOT a task that can be done unsupervised whilst mummy cooks dinner.

Needless to say, I was lovingly presented with an empty bowl and two very chocolatey children (4 and 1 yo) who wouldn't eat dinner...

They liked the pebbles though grin

Sunny2013 Mon 07-Oct-13 23:25:16

I had 3 very willing helpers in this task( the making and eating parts anyway) to make yummy things that we could decorate with Cadbury Pebbles. The favourite way of using these was straight into the mouth , We made a Cadbury backdrop and bunting for our treats, and made a Rainbow Swiss roll, Chocolate Banoffi squares, Flower biscuits , Halloween Pumpkin biscuits , and light blue biscuits cut out in Cadbury letters .... all topped with tasty Cadbury Pebbles xxx If anyone wants any of the recipes please let me know and I will share .... Just an idea please Mumsnet HO .... for the next competition ,please put it in the T&C's that all DC's MUST help with the washing up and tidying away before eating any treats please :-)

Sunny2013 Tue 08-Oct-13 00:08:29

Here are photos of the other yummy creations we made , lots of fun was had by all .... and it helped pass 2 dull dreary rainy days ... so thank you for choosing us , Cadburys Pebbles are delicious, tasty morsels that will definately be on our shopping list xxx In the race for taste Pebbles win first place

georgieandjess Tue 08-Oct-13 11:23:37

My 3 year old daughter and I had fun making this cake. Basic Victoria Sponge cake with vanilla cream icing. The pebbles were good for decorating with but quite a few were chipped so if you were very fussy about decorating this isn't the best. We had fun making and eating this so thanks for letting us product test the Pebbles. I probably would buy other Cadbury sweets before I bought these though.

babybearsmummy Tue 08-Oct-13 13:54:22

We had great fun with this "challenge"! My niece loves coming over to bake with my daughter so we were all very excited to get cooking once the pebbles had arrived. My daughter (1) loves a little bit of chocolate cake here and there so we wanted to make something "cakey" so she could have a bit too, and my niece (8) said the pebbles gave her the idea of Rocky Road.

So here is our creation.... The base is a chocolate sponge with milk chocolate added to the mix, and the top layer is rocky road (rice cripies, marshmallows, raisins and chocolate buttons mixed into melted dairy milk) and lots of pebbles scattered over the top!

We all agreed the pebbles are very yummy and would like to say a HUGE thank you to Mumsnet and Cadbury for letting us have a try! Here's a photo of a slice of our Rocky Road cake creation!! Really enjoyed looking over the other creations on this thread, everything looks so tasty!!

littlemonkeychops Tue 08-Oct-13 14:58:46

Ta-da! Here are DD's (2) creations! The one on the left is a lion, the one on the right is a bird (or a chicken to be more precise)!!

We had a lot of fun making them, DD is covered in chicken pox (hence why the one on the right is a chicken) so this cheered her up no end and made her quarantine more bearable :-)

The pebbles are yummy, and so impressed with all the creations above, some talented bakers on MN!

TangoRaindrop Tue 08-Oct-13 19:48:25

DD (6) and DS (4) used our pebbles as colourful fingernails for some Vampire Lady Fingers, a spooky Halloween treat!

Springcleanish Tue 08-Oct-13 20:00:07

My 9yr old DD's Christmas tree cake, complete with last minute pressies underneath. All her own work, so v proud. Thank you Cadbury.

ninjathegersh Tue 08-Oct-13 20:06:24

Horray! We have finally got round to making our cake, decorating it and then more importantly, getting to eat it...yum! A chocolate cake with buttercream icing.
We had a lovely time this afternoon cake making & decorating....thank you Cadbury Pebbles!

hanbee Tue 08-Oct-13 20:52:19

We made Dinosaur choc chip muffins. Decorated an eaten by DS2 (aged nearly 3).

Thanks for giving us an opportunity to while away a rainy afternoon baking with chocolate.

serendipity1980 Tue 08-Oct-13 20:52:43

My DS, DD and I had a lovely time making some chocolate flower biscuits and then decorated them with the Cadbury Chocolate Pebbles, to emphasise their flower design. We loved it - they stuck quite well with some writing icing. Pretty! Thanks for giving us the chance to try them out.

Katz Wed 09-Oct-13 18:51:27

These are our Yorkshire themed pebbles cakes. The first is a sheep by a dry-stone wall, the second is a rock-pool in Filey and finally we have a jug of gravy!

Katz Wed 09-Oct-13 19:10:40

try again

I've had a nightmare with getting on to let you know what wemade and now my phone won't charge so I can't load my photo. angry

Anyway!

We made a Chocolate Pebbles Fridge Cake using Milk Chocolate,Crushed Digestives,Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles, Butter and Golden Syrup. Melted everything apart from the biscuit and pebbles. Mixed it all together and put it in the fridge.

It is yummy and easy to make but doesn't look anywhere near as good as anyone else's so I'm slightly pleased I can't add a photo. grin

RedKites Wed 09-Oct-13 22:53:12

They're not as good as some of the others here, but here is one of our star shaped fairy cakes - DS1, 3yo, helped make them, and decorated them himself.

maggiemou Thu 10-Oct-13 12:00:06

I made a cake!!! this is our attempt at a dragon cake, had the willing help of a 2yo boy who I'm looking after today - but I can't blame him entirely for the cake "decoration"!! Ah well, at least we got to eat the left over pebbles as we surveyed the mess we had made in the kitchen smile definitely yummy choccie, and ideal for dragon/dinosaur scales, or flower petals - would definitely buy them again, but at over £2 for a bag, I would probably wait until they were on special offer in our local shop smile

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 11-Oct-13 15:32:28

Thanks so much for all the amazing images - the Cadbury team are very, very impressed by the incredible baking skills so far smile

Due to some isolated delivery issues, where a small number of MNers are yet (sob) to receive their Pebbles, we are extending the thread - so you'll have a couple more weeks to get your entries in!

I'm surprised there was any Cadbury Pebbles left for the fish!

No photo? Try again.

johnworf Sat 12-Oct-13 16:16:28

Here's our super brilliant oh so yummy offering wink

It's peanut butter and salted caramel ice cream featuring Cadbury's Pebbles. Me and my 5yo DD#2 made it together and we're both rationing it otherwise it'll be gone in a flash.

Thanks for letting us test the very lovely Pebbles!

cather Sat 12-Oct-13 18:30:28

We used our pebbles for a birthday cake for my son, he loved it!

DifferentNow Sat 12-Oct-13 20:30:52

My Pebbles finally arrived today so I'll upload a photo once we've done some baking. Some of the efforts on this thread are amazing! x

LeonieDeSainteVire Sat 12-Oct-13 21:16:22

We made Mummy Hedgehog and 4 baby hedgehogs. We decided on an autumn theme on a cold and blustery day, the cake is chocolate and apple sponge - to use up some of our apple glut. DS2 (3) had so much fun making and decorating them and we all enjoyed eating them! The pebbles were surprisingly good for decorating, they didn't lose their colour like smarties can and although they went a bit soft it was not unpleasantly so.

bealos Sun 13-Oct-13 12:29:08

We made our cupcakes today! Well, actually the 7 year old ds made them... He really enjoys doing the 'weigh the eggs and then the other ingredients the same' method.

The pebbles were enjoyed ALOT so much so most of them were eaten before they made it onto the cake.

I have photos but can't see to upload pics on the app I'm using?? Don't imagine they will win any awards though (sorry ds!)

debka Sun 13-Oct-13 13:05:46

We made Christmas trees!

RachelHRD Sun 13-Oct-13 13:58:04

The DC's (3 & 5) wanted to make a friendly monster so here he is!! The eyes and nose are mini rolls!

They had great fun decorating them although we nearly ran out of pebbles as they were both trying 'one for the monster one for me!'

Sparkles23 Sun 13-Oct-13 15:31:15

So glad this thread has been extended! Mine arrived later than I was expecting and we then went on hols for week, just back, won't have an opportunity to do it this week as working (and due to bad preg sickness I have no energy after work!)! I will be using them to decorate something next wend so will post then! They look yummy can't wait to get creative with them!

SmeeHee Sun 13-Oct-13 21:01:55

My bag of pebbles arrived on time and relatively unbroken so I really don't have a good excuse to be so late posting to this thread. However I did suffer a couple of baking disasters sad and didn't want to waste pebbles by decorating something inedible!

In the end I gave up on any attempt to be creative and we made brownies. I was rather amazed that the pebbles survived the cooking process intact (160 degrees Celsius for 20 mins - they are rather fudgey brownies!)

Despite enjoying the cooking process neither of my DSs was particularly impressed with the brownies as apparently they're "too chocolatey", but they were both happy to pick the pebbles out before rejecting the rest!

maxandmummy Sun 13-Oct-13 22:58:03

Ours arrived last week (after going on a lovely ride in the redirection royal mail) and my little boy was adamant that I was going to make a Mickey Mouse cake. So here it is!

sealight123 Mon 14-Oct-13 19:31:36

Truthfully, our cakes aren't very imaginative and they aren't entirely just pebbles, as my daughter and boyfriend kept eating them , but she loves baking and decorating and I still wanted to show our little pictures. smile They were the best to use as toppings though! and the best to eat :P

gazzalw Tue 15-Oct-13 12:04:00

Wow some of these creations are fab! I will upload the pic of DD's cake when I get it from DSIL!

HeathcliffeItsMe Wed 16-Oct-13 21:11:56

Thanks for picking us. We all enjoyed making pebble pictures, but best of all eating them-yum!

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 17-Oct-13 09:53:06

littlehandsbigimpression has been having trouble uploading photos to the thread, so I'm posting the photos on her behalf.

If anyone else has been having trouble uploading photos, please PM me smile

madamegourmand Thu 17-Oct-13 18:56:19

Our first bag of pebbles got lost in the post so this is our attempt with the bag received last week. Pebbles turned into flowers

A very proud DD1 and our cake. The pebbles are yummy, sort of halfway between mini eggs and buttons. I did find the coating of them a bit melty though, they got sticky very quickly when held. More colours would also be fab.

1033MICHELLE Sun 20-Oct-13 09:53:14

I am not much of a baker so just made some buns with vanilla icing and decorated the Cadbury's pebbles on the top. I then took them into work for my colleagues to eat!

Sparkles23 Sun 20-Oct-13 15:33:31

Finally got round to doing this this afternoon. I let DS who is 3 loose with the icing and pebbles, he had a great time though no work of art!!! Loved the taste of these-like mini eggs!

ziggiestardust Sun 20-Oct-13 21:02:21

Thanks for choosing us! We attempted pebble art... Badly grin

iantoscoffeecup Mon 21-Oct-13 20:00:03

Finally got mine and used them. My DD wanted an ice-cream but it was too cold so made ice-cream cakes. smile
In all honesty, I was disappointed in these. I popped them in the buttercream and after an hour all the sweet had gone soft! I have used Smarties and Mini Eggs on these before and never had a problem. They tasted fine when they were straight out of the packet. I probably wouldn't use them for this again.

Bogeyface Thu 24-Oct-13 10:53:53

These are brilliant!

Any news on a winner?!

lottegraham Thu 24-Oct-13 11:07:57

hi everyone, we have been very busy at our childminding session today making butterfly cakes using the yummy pebbles!
all the children loved licking the bowl and eating the left over pebbles!!

BlathAarghZombieBite Thu 24-Oct-13 11:36:41

We made Rocky Pebble-y Road with ours. The kids had lots of fun making and eating them and we added a few extra pebbles to the top afterwards to add some colour

ladygoingGaga Fri 25-Oct-13 18:40:19

The kids loved decorating, but eating them was by far the most popular activity!

ladygoingGaga Fri 25-Oct-13 18:42:16

Oh an they are meant to be butterflies!

androbbob Fri 25-Oct-13 20:26:34

Here is our creation - my 6 year old son makes some cakes and we decorated them with 'faces' and 'flowers'!!!

Crocodilehunter Fri 25-Oct-13 22:07:48

Aaah stupid phone, whilst updating managed to delete all recent photos, pebbles were delish but i was expecting more natural earthy colours (think the name gave me that impression) but my DP said they're like squashed up mini eggs grin cant go wrong there!
Because the colours weren't what i expected my original idea was foiled but instead we made some goooood cookies and decorated a few home baked cakes (when i say we i mean my 11mo DS looked on while i was getting in there)
I will buy some more pebbles this weekend and do some more decorating, photo taking and eating!

DD1 and her best friend loved making their Pebble out of Pebbles .

It's not how I planned to decorate it but I'm not 10 and they had a great time making, decorating and eating the cake and spare pebbles.

Thank you for including us in the test

DebbieWobbs Sat 26-Oct-13 11:49:12

We made a chocolate fudge cake and decorated it with our Cadbury Chocolate Pebbles. They tasted really nice and were a nice shape but I wasn't over keen on the colours. I'd have preferred them to be brighter.

gazzalw Sat 26-Oct-13 20:31:21

A bit envy at the beautiful pictures here....DD's birthday cake looked really good when DW first assembled it but by the time DSIL arrived about two hours later to photograph it some of the Pebbles had fallen off...so not quite as lovely as it looked on first making sad....

maximum4 Sun 27-Oct-13 14:42:13

These were created by my daughter & I and although they are perhaps not the most imaginative cakes they were very much appreciated smile A few weeks ago we made a batch of cup cakes for a funeral tea, we decorated them and took them over to my mother's friends house. They looked really pretty and were much enjoyed - I even went & bought some more so they all looked the same. Thank you Cadbury's Pebbles x

maximum4 Sun 27-Oct-13 15:36:06

These were created by my daughter & I and although they are perhaps not the most imaginative cakes they were very much appreciated smile A few weeks ago we made a batch of cup cakes for a funeral tea, we decorated them and took them over to my mother's friends house. They looked really pretty and were much enjoyed - I even went & bought some more so they all looked the same. Thank you Cadbury's Pebbles x

EmLH Sun 27-Oct-13 18:04:59

We really fancied some shortbread so baked a round before decorating it with a nice autumnal hedgehog made of pebbles! Stuck them down with a blob of icing, making the end result rather tasty. Not the most adventurous but went down very well and solved the problem of not having any eggs in the house!

Michelle777 Sun 27-Oct-13 19:36:14

We baked this lovely chocolate cake for my little one's first birthday! The party guests enjoyed it very much & loved the decoration.

k8vincent Mon 28-Oct-13 09:10:56

Forgot to upload. I had all these visions of creating an inspirational cake . . . then we had chocolate cake for pudding one Sunday. Nigella suggested purple flowers, but the packet of pebbles fell out of the cupboard. Apparently there is a dragon hiding in the picture somewhere.

iza330 Mon 28-Oct-13 10:15:06

This is a lovely chocolate and pears that i have made for my husband and my 2 year old boysmile

Firewall Mon 28-Oct-13 15:34:31

My LO loved using these to decorate a cake each morning before taking to nursery for lunch. He enjoyed having an activity to do in the morning and looked forward to having it at lunch.

These pebbles are fab, we shared some with friends all of whom preferred them to mini eggs!

Firewall Mon 28-Oct-13 15:35:39

My LO loved using these to decorate a cake each morning before taking to nursery for lunch. He enjoyed having an activity to do in the morning and looked forward to having it at lunch.

These pebbles are fab, we shared some with friends all of whom preferred them to mini eggs!

Amanie Mon 28-Oct-13 23:16:42

Loved the pebbles! Kids enjoyed eating them...as did I. We made cupcake toppers and tried to devise as many animals as we could.

Amanie Mon 28-Oct-13 23:18:32

couple more...

leneth Tue 29-Oct-13 20:35:29

Nice to snack on. Also great for cakes

Ruprekt Tue 29-Oct-13 22:20:55

Who won this please MNHQ?????

iamaredsmartie Thu 31-Oct-13 12:48:14

I'm curious to know who has won as well MNHQ?? Has it been decided yet??

Ruprekt Thu 31-Oct-13 21:44:27

Bump

RubyRR Fri 01-Nov-13 20:41:39

They made a really nice cake decoration, I usually use buttons but will buy pebbles again, nice crispy shell, even better to eat whilst thinking about icing the cakes too.

HappySunflower Sat 02-Nov-13 15:28:49

I have emailed several times with no response so am posting here to say that we still have not received ours.
Very disappointed little girl here who has been looking forward to getting something in tne post and making and decorating a special cake.

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Nov-13 13:39:13

Hi HappySunflower we're really sorry to hear that. We don't appear to have had any emails from you - could you possibly email us again at contactus@mumsnet.com? In the meantime we have reported this to our team and they'll take a look into it for you.

We'll also be sure to let you all know who won the competition. Sorry for any delay or confusion.

RedRoseMummy Tue 05-Nov-13 13:46:42

Our second bag arrived while we were away so we baked yesterday. Here's my three year old's efforts. All his own work.

BlathAarghZombieBite Tue 05-Nov-13 14:25:10

2nd bag?

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Nov-13 15:57:04

Hi BlathAarghZombieBite, RedRoseMummy was talking about a replacement bag, since her first bag did not arrive.

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Nov-13 10:56:29

Hi everyone,

A message from Cadbury:

"Thanks for all your great submissions, we really enjoyed looking through photos of all your creative treats.
The winner is Hopezibah - congratulations! We loved Pebbles the turtle and it's Cadbury Pebbles shell"

Hopezibah, I'll PM you for your details shortly smile

jes73 Wed 06-Nov-13 20:13:01

Had fun making with the children. Just a simple cupcake but with a secret pebble surprise inside.

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