countless cake-decorating shows on TV at the moment, crazy-cool confections are
having a major trendy moment. So
why not take a cue from the tube and host a real-life cupcake contest for all
event like this, “the more the merrier” really applies (so long as you have
enough supplies for everyone, natch).
While this event is fine for just girls, you can totes invite your guy
pals, too. They’ll love the
competitive aspect (and hello? Who
doesn’t love cupcakes?). To spread
the word, make some ah-dorable invites.
If you’re feeling super-crafty, cut cupcake shapes out of
cardstock. Decorate one side, and
write the deets on the other.
Looking for something simpler?
Type up a flier with the event info, and tack on some cute cupcake
clip-art. Pass ‘em out, and let
the excitement begin.
important part of this event is having enough for supplies so everyone can
fully unleash their inner decorator.
You want to have at least one non-frosted cupcake for each person, plus
a few spares just in case. Bake
‘em in advance so they are completely cool when the party starts. Stock up on supplies to help people get
creative – white frosting, food coloring, and decorative icing to start. Round up sprinkles and colorful
candies, like gummi bears and M&Ms, to use for decorations. And think outside the box! Unexpected items, like pretzel sticks,
peel-apart Twizzlers, mini marshmallows, and peppermint candies will provide
for some unique designs.
On the day
of, clear out your kitchen to give people room to decorate. Set out the cupcakes so they are easy
to grab. Mix the white frosting
with food coloring for diff color options. Place the candies and decorative items in individual
bowls. Make sure you have lotsa
knives to frost with (plastic ones will do). When everyone shows up, have the guests grab a cupcake and
let the competition commence!
everyone has finished with their fabulous cupcakes, place them all together
where everyone can see – like the counter or kitchen table. Give everyone a slip of paper with
their name to set by their cupcake.
To decide the winner with the coolest design, you can do a vote or have
a member of your fam act as judge.
You can even give out prizes for silly categories, like “girliest design”
or “best use of color.” The prizes don’t have to be major, since it’s really
about the fun of decorating anyway.
Create a certificate on your computer with the date, name of the event,
and a place to write in the top decorator’s name.
next? Dig in to the delish
cupcakes, of course! But before
you do, snap a bunch of pics of your friends and their
terrific treats. You can share the
pics with your buds online, or print copies of your faves to pass out
later. Everyone will want to save
the memory and show off their marvelous masterpieces. Dee-lightful.
BY MARIE HANSEN ON 2/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN cupcake, party ideas, boredom buster, spring parties