Monday, September 3, 2012

Cupcakes at a Party

When you're having a party it is always a good idea to have foods that appeal to all ages and to have foods that don't need a fork. Many times people don't actually ever sit down, they tend to mingle and walk around with food in their hand. Cupcakes are always a fun thing to have especially if you are having kids at the party! Here are a few ideas of cupcakes for a party.

Cupcake Ingredients (use this for all- makes 12) 
3/4 cup butter- softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350*
2. In a large bowl mix the softened butter with the eggs, sugar, flour and vanilla on medium speed for
4 minutes
3. Lightly grease and flour cupcake tin pans and then pour the cupcake batter in the tins.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes
5. Let cool for 30 minutes before you start your decorating!

Beach Cupcakes
2 cups of crushed graham crackers
Blue frosting
12 Cocktail umberellas
12 gummy star fish candies

1. spread frosting on each cupcakes
2. crush the graham crackers in sandwich baggy and then pour the mixture over half of the cupcakes
3. stick each cupcake with an umbrella and place 1 gummy star fish on each cupcake


Baseball Cupcakes
White frosting
Red Gel Frosting

1. spread frosting over each cup cake
2. with the red gel carefully from the two half circle lines and the stitching on a baseball

Play ball! 

Cookie Monster Cupcakes
White Frosting
Black Gel (in a small tube)
Blue Granulated Sugar
6 Chocolate Chip Cookies
24 white gum drop candies (for the eyes)

1. lightly frost each cupcake with frosting
2. sprinkle the blue sugar covering the icing
3. break each cookie in half and stick each half into the cupcake (where the mouth would be)
4. place 2 white gum drops on each cupcake (where the eye would be)
5. Put 1 dot of the black gel on each gum drop creating  eye balls

Gimme Cookie!!

Rotten Apple Cupcakes
Red frosting
Mini pretzel sticks
12 green gumdrops
12 gummy worms

1. frost each cupcake
2. stick the pretzel on top of the cupcake creating a stem
3. then stick the gum drop next to the pretzel creating a leaf
4. with a fork scoop out a small portion of the cupcake and stick the worm in the hole making it look like the worm is crawling out of the apple..ick! :)

It's okay you can still eat it even though there is a worm in it...just kidding! 

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