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Cupcake Birthday Party Theme
One of the hottest new trends for parties has been around for years, cupcakes. There are many cupcake decorating ideas that will replace the need for a birthday cake and save you money. You can search for a homemade cupcake cake recipe that suits your eating habits. If you are a vegetarian or organic food lover, there are many recipes available to you. If you are less inclined to a special type of food, boxed cake mixes work very well. Follow the instructions on the box specifically for cupcakes. There are also tons of recipes for methods to frost the cupcakes. Believe it or not, you do not need to be a cake decorating expert to make cupcakes that will be the hit of the party.
Once you decide the theme of your birthday party (or another event), start to look for ways to decorate the cupcakes based on that theme. You can frost with a simple homemade cake frosting such as Royal Frosting. There are many websites to find frosting recipes. You can also buy books or magazines which have ideas and recipes, or visit your local library’s cookbook section. If you want to be a bit more elaborate, you may want to take a look at books or websites which show some more creative ideas with frosting or object designs on cupcakes. Many adults appreciate a cream cheese frosting on their cupcakes. If someone would rather forgo the decorations, a simple candle in the birthday person’s cake can work for their celebration. Food coloring will allow you to make as many different colors of frosting as you need.
If you are having multiple types of guests you may choose to have various flavors of cupcake choices. It is best to offer a couple of different flavors of cupcakes if you are entertaining more than close family and friends. Not everyone likes an orange flavored cake, but if you provide a batch of simple white cake cupcakes most everyone can enjoy the treats. If possible, find out if any of those on the guest list have any food allergies in advance of the party.
Baking and decorating the cupcakes will take some time. If you are a busy person and want to serve cupcakes, there is the option to purchase them ready made from a bakery. Each person can still have their individual serving, and cupcakes require less work at the party. Any type of cupcake you choose will require fewer supplies such as forks and plates, and will allow you to keep up with the crowd without having to slice cake as they come through the food line.
There are gadgets available for transporting and displaying the cupcakes. Cupcake stands made from wire allow you to display the cupcakes as a group. There are also tiered cupcake stands made from plastic or glass which allow you to display cupcakes or other foods. Either display can even be the centerpiece of a table decoration. Paper or foil cupcake liners come in many different themes and colors and can aid you in decorating the perfect cupcake for your event.