Monday, June 6, 2016

Ornament Review: Star-Spangled Bear - Keepsake Cupcakes #12 - 2016 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Patriotic colors and cute bear
Cons: None
The Bottom Line:
Bear, stars, and frosting
Mix for patriotic piece
Red, white, blue, and cute

This is a Beary Patriotic Cupcake

While a few of the choices for the Keepsake Cupcake series have been a surprise, I’ve loved all of the choices.  That’s the case with Star-Spangled Bear, the patriotic entry in this yearlong series.

Obviously from the name, we have a bear on top of the cupcake.  It’s a cute, teddy bear type of bear, and he’s sticking out of the frosting with a red, white, and blue top hat on.  He’s holding two stars in his hand, one blue and one white.  There are some other stars scattered around the top of the cupcake.  As to the cupcake itself, a bit of the red velvet is peaking out between the white frosting and the blue cupcake liner.

Outside of the bear, the color scheme is very obviously patriotic.  If you hadn’t seen the name of the ornament, you’d know it was a patriotic themed cupcake.  It looks great and is perfect to have out during the Memorial Day to Fourth of July window.

I mentioned early thinking of one other animal we could have had here, and that’s a bald eagle.  It is the national bird for the United States after all.  However, I think this works out better.  The images I’m picturing in my mind of an eagle on cupcake don’t look nearly as good.  Plus, we’ve got a bird just a couple months back that look amazing, so really, this is perfect.

Naturally, with the flat cupcake base, this ornament will sit perfectly in any display.  And you will find the 12 in a Christmas tree series marker on the bottom as well.

The hook for hanging the ornament is on the top hat.  He tips ever so slightly to the left, but odds are you will never notice.

Cute has been the name of the game for most of these cupcakes, and Star-Spangled Bear is the perfect continuation of that.  If you decorate for the American patriotic holidays, you’ll definitely want to add it to your collection.

Enjoy the cuteness of the Keepsake Cupcakes series.

Original Price: $12.95


  1. I thought the Star-Spangled Bear was perfect (and adorable) too! This is the first time I bought all of the monthly ornaments.

    1. I have three sets of monthly ornaments. I'm kind of glad they are giving that idea a break this year. I love the sets, but it gets to be a lot.