Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Breaking Ice Cream News!

OK, it is official. Video footage just surveyed shows the actual time for eating a half gallon of Creamy Creations ice cream at 3 minutes 21 seconds. THAT'S RIGHT! Our Ice Cream Eating Champion ate a half a gallon of ice cream in 3 minutes and 21 seconds!!!!! Can this records possibly be broken? The champion drove in from Florida to be here. Congratulations on this incredible feast :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Popsicle Stick Races!

Start your engines! The popsicle stick race track is ready to go. This will be a lot of fun next Saturday. Ready for our other contests?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

They're Here!

100,000 popsicle sticks made their entry this morning. Have you started your sculpture yet?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Amy Poehler Celebrates Emmy Nom With 'Ice-Cream Shots'

With a baby on the way, Amy Poehler says she and husband Will Arnett will celebrate her Emmy nomination with prenatal care in mind.

"Ice-cream shots!" Poehler tells PEOPLE after she was nominated for outstanding actress in a comedy series on Saturday Night Live.

"It's super hot," adds Arnett. "So it'll be a lot of staying indoors, getting ice cream, and keeping cool."

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Freshly Baked Entertainment!

We are stoked to announce the Biscuit Brothers will be playing the Second Scoop of the Austin Ice Cream Festival. In addition we have a lot of other great bands and performers who will be making magic also! Screamin' yet?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ready To Scream?

Get ready Austin. The Float is ready to hit the roads! We will be rolling into places near you and handing out free ice cream treats! Our sweet new sponsor, HEB, is providing all the Creamy Creations goodies! Yum!!!!!!!! Stop us if you see us for a frosty surprise.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Popsicle Stick Perspective

A Central Florida woman painted and placed 4,113 Popsicle stick crosses in her front yard to pay tribute this Independence Day weekend to American men and woman who lost their lives fighting in Iraq.

"To know that this little cross represents a life, it's tough," homeowner Ana Maria Iregui said. "But, I just wanted to do that."

Iregui said she was inspired to put the rows of sticks outside of her Winter Springs home by her grandfather and the white crosses at Arlington National Cemetery. She said she wanted to make sure no one forgot the sacrifice made to protect everyone's freedom this Independence Day. "Number one, it makes me very proud," Iregui said. "Number two, very sad and thankful -- extremely thankful." At least 4,113 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to Associated Press count. Iregui worked with thousands of donated Popsicle sticks and family and friends to make the 4,113-cross display. The group cut, glued and snapped the crosses in place Friday. "To me, it is the most incredible feeling of freedom," Irequi said. (Source: Local 6 News-Orlando, Florida)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sailing the Ice Cream Seas

As the 2nd Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival approaches, I think about each and every Popsicle stick from each and every frozen treat that I've enjoyed during this hot Austin Summer. Then I remember back to childhood when I would make rafts or any sea worthy vessel from sticks saved from Superstar's bought from the neighborhood ice cream truck. I would use the plastic from the Push-Ups, purchased from that very same ice cream truck as pontoons for my creation.

How nice it must have been for former Hollywood stuntman Robert McDonald to sail his 50 ft Viking ship composed completely of Popsicle sticks. McDonald and two friends assembled the Viking ships from Popsicle sticks sent in from children all around the world. Now living in Amsterdam, the 45-year-old, from Jacksonville, Florida, is president of the Sea Heart Foundation, an organization which runs projects for children in need. McDonald hopes to one day sail it across the Atlantic.

Who will build the next great Popsicle stick creation. Who will win the Spoon at this year's Austin Ice Cream Festival?

I can't wait to see.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Do You Scream?

The date is set. Get your ice cream eating skills ready. Start building your popsicle stick sculpture if you haven't already and plan on another incredible day in Austin, Texas on Saturday, August 9th, 2008. Lot's of cool new sponsors and even more excitement and more ice cream than last year! Hope you will make it out :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Moment of Silence

I cannot think of a better way to start this new festival year and blog with respects to one of the pioneers in our field. Monday, Irvine Robbins, one of the founders of Baskin-Robbins past away. This the home of 31 flavors folks. How many times have you been? I bow down. Rest in peace Mr. Robbins.

Today, Baskin-Robbins is part of Dunkin' Brands Inc. and has more than 5,800 franchises worldwide. They also actually created over 1,000 flavors throughout the years.