Sunday, 30 March 2014

The Spring Menu Food Art Challenge #CostaFoodFun for Costa Coffee




It's no surprise that our #CostaFoodFun delivery meant that we had visitors from "out of this world" given that all of the treats tasted out of this world!

However, the minute our Dinosaur heard that aliens had flown in, he used the HUGE jammy biscuits, carrots and apple, to make a bicycle and despite the rain, he headed for the hills. Except, with this being the #CostaFoodFun world of food art, the hills were made of Hot Cross Buns!

Little did we know that Aliens were the least of our worries. All of our toys had come alive since our #CostaFoodFun #FoodArt delivery (you know the way they do in Doc McStuffins), and, with one of the jammy biscuits being unaccounted for, the Queen in our lego mini-figs set, had a little plot all of her own:






Luckily, the farmyard gingerbread biscuits brought some fun and light-heartedness to the house. Once the carrot/apple bicycle was broken up sacrificed to accompany Friday's afternoon tea and coffee (I had my BFF and her son over):



... the farmyard gingerbread pig grabbed the carrot-bike scraps and made himself a scooter, with curtain rings for wheels. His body was a rather rushed carving out of a stale heel of bread. #FoodArt with a cupboard knob for a belly button (Aaron questioned this addition, but it seemed a good idea at the time) :-0






Bread for clouds, baked beans to read "Costa", a jelly sweet for the sun, dry pasta for rays, the cupcake case from Costa's Easter Chocolate Crunch as her hat, some of Aaron's mini Easter Eggs (from our friend Fiona) as hat decor, sausages for pig body and cow "legs" and Costa's New Belgian Chocolate Jaffa as the "cow" tum and tail :-)



Costa, the UK’s favourite coffee shop, launched its limited-edition Spring menu, available in all UK stores since 27th February 2014 until 30th April 2014.


This post is entered into a competition, that 10 lucky bloggers have participated in. There is a LARGE (just like the biscuits) Costa Gift Card up for grabs for the successful #CostaFoodFun winner...

36 comments:

  1. Oh they look yummy. I've seen the giant biscuits in Costa, though was too tight to buy them. Perhaps a return trip is in order!

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    1. If you like dark chocolate you will love the large jaffa. If not, go for the large jammy dodger which is OUT of this world xxx

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  2. goodness Liska you have been busy - i love the additon of the special effects via pic monkey and the speech bubbles. makes mine look boring now lol x
    good luck

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    1. Oh don't say that. I only resorted to cartoons as my art wasn't cutting the mustard. How'd ya know I used Pic Monkey? Is it that obvious ha ha - I must say I do love it. Good luck to you too xxx

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  3. Very inventive - looks like you and Aaron had fun :-)

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  4. Wow, looks like you had fun!! My 3 yr old thinks the spaceship is your best creation..I like the snake!!

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    1. My husband likes the spaceship too although his fav is the lego with the big Ultimate Jammy Biscuit. I had a lot of fun making the snake. I particularly like that the orange jammy stuff looks like his tongue and the tooth pick to hold the mouth open looks like teeth. x

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  5. Wow! It looks superb, well done you! Very creative ;)

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    1. Thank you. It made me realise my creative juices were sleeping. I had to really charge myself up, which made me realise it is something I need to do way more often. I know from yoga, our creative side is incredibly important and has to be nurtured xx

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  6. How much fun does this look?! I absolutely adore Costa's, their giant bourbon biscuits are amazing!

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    1. Oooh Boubons are not my thing, but I love the jaffas and the jammy dodgers. This concept of LARGE biscuits is a good one, as although I love muffins, sometimes I want a biscuit and one (unless it's this big) is never enough. x

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  7. Love the effects on the photo's and the bad guy coming to a sticky end is definitely my favourite!

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    1. he he I got a little carried away, but "sticky" end seemed appropriate in the circumstances LOL x

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  8. We've been doing this challenge too as you know and had so much fun! Your works of art look fabulous though and i love the way you've edited them with special effects and text! Looks great! xxx

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    1. Thank you. It was great having a kitchen full of goodies for Mother's Day wasn't it? xxx

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  9. Mmmmmm that hamper looks fab! Certainly looks like you had fun :-) x

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  10. Wow I love the look of those huge biscuits!! I am a big fan of costa's hot chocolate so they would go perfectly with it!! Yummy!! And I love all of your imaginations - great costa art!!

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  11. Lovely photos and a fun blogging activity :) – but I’m actually really disgusted with Costa at the moment!
    I know my twins’ diet is really difficult (dairy, soya, wheat and gluten free) and only Starbucks have been able to cater for them, but when my second son was medically advised to go gluten free I though “Oh, well just gluten will be EASY!”. Not at Costa. they have a monopoly in hospitals and yet are the ONLY big coffee chain who do not stock gluten free rolls/sandwiches. Apparently a token cake is sufficient. It’s appalling in this day and age – WAKE UP COSTA, this is the 21st century!

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    1. I've passed your comments on. I am sure they will incorporate something at some point xx

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  12. Oh my, what fun you have had with all those treats!! The giant jammy dodger has got my head in a tizz!! x

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  13. aw how lovely , looks like you had a great time x

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  14. You really went to town on this, my favourite is the bike, it's brilliant!

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    1. Oh I really did. I got quite carried away to be honest x

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  15. Wow you are so creative! They all look yummy x

    http://www.youbabymemummy.com

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    1. I now know I need to be even more creative and more frequently. Lesson learned xx

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  16. wow looks like you guys had lots of fun with your costa goodies! I love a good jammie dodger :) x

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    1. Yes me too and the jam in these is particularly yummy and plentiful xx

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  17. How clever are you - they look amazing! I love the special effects x

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  18. Wow, these are some extremely creative food creations!
    Well done. Great imagination!

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    1. Thank you, and this post won me the #CostaFoodFun competition so I am thrilled xx

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