promotional coffee mugs

Bake a cake in that promotional mug!

Chances are that you’ve received (or purchased) a promotional coffee mug in your lifetime. And while mugs are traditionally thought of as vessels for hot beverages like tea or coffee, there’s a bunch of other things you can do with your ceramic mugs including one of my favorites: bake a cake.

I don’t know about you, but I like single servings of things.  Put an entire cake in front of me and I’ll probably eat it all.  But bake a cake in a mug and boom: automatic portion control.

Mug Cake

Creative Commons Licensephoto credit: SteffanyF!

(Can we talk about how excited I was to find a picture of a mug cake that’s actually in a promotional mug? It’s the little things.)

I was inspired to write this post by an article that I saw in Buzzfeed about snacks you can cook in a mug.  Then I went onto Pinterest just to see what mug cakes I could find and, unsurprisingly, there are boards upon boards dedicated to recipes of cakes you can make in mugs.

There are tons of decadent desserts but one that really stuck out to me was this 100 calorie 2 minute mug cake.  I have all the ingredients at home and you bet that I’m going home tonight and baking up (nuking up?) one of these tonight.  I’ll report back.

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Megan’s Product Pick of the Week: the Vista 11 oz. Glass Mug

This is a very exciting time of year for me. January brings a fresh slew of promotional products! It might sound crazy, but with all the newness, some think it is better than Christmas! When I caught a glimpse of the Vista, I knew I had to share it with our blog readers. And we are pretty serious about product selection at Pinnacle. Drinkware is very close to our hearts and we road test many of the items for quality before they make an appearance on our website.

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Hey California, Don’t Get Rid of the Promotional Coffee Mugs Just Yet!

Last Friday, February 18, California Governor Jerry Brown told state agencies they would no longer be able to purchase or distribute branded promotional products such as logo apparel, promotional coffee mugs, and more. The move was the latest of Brown’s attempts to decrease the state’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit; previous initiatives to reduce the deficit included minimizing the number of employees who carry government issued cell phones.

During a recession, many companies follow Brown’s train of thought and cut their advertising budget as an attempt to save money. However, studies released by industry experts at PPAI show that there are many upsides to marketing in a down economy. For example, “marketing during a sluggish economy generates a more positive perception of your company; it shows a strong commitment to your products and services.”

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