Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bread Pudding Roundup (July 2011) + Canvas Review

It's time for another bread pudding roundup! July was a hot month through most of the United States (and I'm sure other parts of the world). I'm so happy that regardless of the heat, several people made delectable and unique bread puddings this month! We have everything from Cognac bread pudding to popcorn bread pudding with salted caramel sauce! Talk about NOT BORING :) I hope you will check out all these beautiful creations and give some love to these bloggers. The Bread Pudding of the Month Club will be taking a short summer break, but will be back before you know it! Keep your eyes peeled for the next installment in bread pudding love, and get your ovens preheating ;-)

Cognac Bread Pudding from My Vermont Kitchen

Baileys Bread Pudding from Fuzz Free Food

I was also recently approached to try out a stretched canvas print from Easy Canvas Prints, a website that makes it very easy to transform your favorite photos into wall art. I selected one of my favorite food photos I had taken, tweaked it a bit on the computer, added one of my favorite food-related quotes, and created a fun print that would suit pretty much any room in the house, not just the kitchen. Designing my canvas was incredibly easy with basically fool-proof step by step instructions. I was a bit worried that I would not be able to print my photo larger than 8x10" given the original dimensions, but I'm guessing the process to print to canvas is different than printing photos, because my canvas turned out great! It has the obvious finish of a canvas, not the smooth look of a photograph, but the colors were just as bright as they were in the original, and I'm happy with the final product.

My only concern is that even though the canvas was packaged very well, with a "fragile" sticker on the box and everything, somehow my canvas got dented. Fortunately, there is a trick that can fix this. You flip your canvas over and pour a little ice cold water onto the back of where the dent is, and then let it sit for a minute. Then you pour out or soak up the water and let the canvas dry. We did this about 4 times over the span of a few days and little by little the dent was fixed! I guess the cold water helps the canvas tighten back up. In any case, I was told that if the dent wouldn't go away, they would replace my canvas. I'm sure this was a freak kind of thing, especially since it was packaged pretty well. I suggest that they maybe put a piece of cardboard flat against the front of the canvas to prevent additional damage when they ship canvases in the future. That would have prevented this damage. Regardless, I would definitely consider returning to Easy Canvas Prints in the future if I wanted to order more canvases.

*Disclaimer* I received no compensation to write this review other than a free canvas. My opinions are always my own.


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