Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ornament Review: Little Cupiggy - Keepsake Cupcakes #7 - 2016 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 4 out of 5
Pros: Cute ornament built on a pun
Cons: Behind the bow and arrow just looks weird
The Bottom Line:
Fall in love with this
Cute Valentine Cupiggy
Design flaw, still fun

This Year, Love is Getting Some Help from a Little Cupiggy

You can’t go wrong with a pun.  So I’ve been looking forward to getting the Keepsake Cupcake entry that represents February.  Why?  Because it is a Little Cupiggy.  And while it is cute and punny, it does have a serious flaw.

As you might expect, we have a pig sitting atop the cupcake this month.  He’s playing the part of Cupid, with wings sticking out of his back and a bow and arrow in his hands.  And his arrow tip?  A heart, of course.  He’s rising out of whipped cream with little hearts on it.  The cupcake itself is chocolate, the candy most associated with the holiday, and surrounding the cupcake is a nice red foil.

I’ve pretty much given up expecting them to pretend the animal on top of the cupcake is made out of anything edible.  I figure it’s the plastic decoration you take off before you enjoy the yummy goodness below.  So that’s actually not my disappointment with this ornament.  Instead, it’s the fact that behind the bow and arrow, you can see lots of pink.  Yes, he’s partially pulling it back over his chest, but it still looks pretty bad back there where his arm is supposed to be.  There’s definitely some part that should be air.  But I’m probably expecting too much out of this ornament, which is somewhere between a traditional Hallmark ornament and a mini ornament in size.

On the whole, I do like this ornament.  It’s cute as always, and the pun in the title makes me smile.

As always with this series, the fact that it is a cupcake gives us a nice flat base for setting this ornament out, like in the display case that was sold separately.  You’ll also find the 7 in a Christmas tree down there, representing the ornament’s place in the year long series.

If you do want to hang this ornament, you’ll find a loop on Cuppigy’s head.  He tips forward a little, but overall you’ll find that the tip isn’t too bad.

I really wish they had done something different behind the bow and arrow.  But that is the only flaw in what is a pun ornament.  It’s truly easy to love Little Cupiggy.

And look for more delicious treats with the rest of the Keepsake Cupcakes.

Original Price: $12.95

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