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Entertaining Cupcake Ideas for Children

Happy Wednesday everyone! Since we are halfway to the weekend, now is a perfect time to plan ahead to weekend activities. In the midst of March Madness, kids may easily feel left out of the hoopla – but what better way to bring the whole family together than with a batch of freshly baked cupcakes! Children can play baker’s assistant and help you bake and decorate cupcakes for the big game.  Make them feel extra special by dressing up your cupcakes in kid-friendly wrappers that everyone can cheer on.

Cupcake wrappers for children is a fun way to top off a baking extravaganza with the kids!  Dinosaur wrappers, space robot wrappers, and polka dot wrappers are go-to favorites.  Fill these kids cupcake wrappers with kid-friendly flavors like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or red velvet (save those champagne cupcakes for another time).  Get kid-creative with cupcake decorations – stick lollipops in the center, make faces with jelly beans or M&Ms, or top the cupcakes with toasted marshmallow instead of regular frosting!  If the family is rooting for a particular NCAA team, ask the kids to decorate the cupcakes with the team mascot or team colors (with your help of course!).  Kids will feel an instant connection to the game, not to mention the cupcakes!

However you decide to bake and decorate this weekend, cupcakes are a great way to get the whole family into the team spirit this weekend. Happy March Madness to our dear readers!

Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for more cupcake decorating ideas!

S’mores Cupcakes Deep In the Forest With Animal Print!

When summer comes around the tents come out and camping season is officially in order. Around here some people break out the RV and call it camping but we’re more traditionalists. We like the good adventurous tent-style camping complete with s’mores and bonfires. Setting the tone for a camping weekend we came across a s’mores cupcake recipe that we thought you’d enjoy. There are many different interpretations of s’mores cupcake recipes and they’ve even been featured on a number of cupcake cooking shows! How cool is it to make a cupcake that has won contests and Cupcake Wars!

{S’mores Cupcake Ideas: Cupcake Stands, Leopard Print Cupcake Wrappers, Animal Print Cupcake Wrappers, Tissue Paper Pom Poms, Foil Zebra Cupcake Wrappers, Baking Cupcake Liners}

The basic recipe, adapted on Martha Stewart, is from Trophy Cupcakes. You can alter this recipe to fit your own creativity although how can you go wrong with marshmallow, chocolate and crunchy graham crackers? The best part of these cupcakes is you don’t have to risk burning yourself to enjoy the chewy goodness of s’mores. To start the recipe off right you put crumbles of graham crackers into each cupcake liner and fill with cupcake batter. Our favorite part of these cupcakes is the marshmallow frosting that you can decorate each cupcake with. It’s kind of complicated for a cupcake beginner but once you get the hang of it you’ll be a pro in no time.

Marshmallow frosting can be piped just like regular frosting. Use any of our decorating tips to create your own perfect s’more cupcake. If you’re having a cupcake party, each person can decorate their own cupcake their own way. The toasted marshmallow color would match perfectly with a leopard print cupcake wrapper if you wanted to step outside the box. A black cupcake liner with an animal print cupcake wrapper would be cute and couture for an event or boutique cupcake shop. Plus, if you’re enjoying these cupcakes in the wilderness what better way to decorate your cupcakes than with a little animal-inspired decorations!

2012 Party Ideas: Year of the Dragon Cupcakes!

According to the Chinese zodiac, every twelve years we celebrate the year of the dragon. As the only animal that represents a fairytale creature, the year of the dragon is especially unique. The dragon represents strength, pride and intellect. Friends who born in the year of the dragon represent dignity, self-assurance and passion, thus their fiery spirit are fittingly represented with a dragon. So, this year celebrate birthdays with a dragon party theme.

{Photo Source: Orange Cupcake Wrappers, Red Cupcake Wrappers, Dragon Cupcake Cake, Tissue Paper Pom Poms from Koyal Wholesale, Dragon Cupcakes}

How cute are these fierce dragon cupcakes? Plan a bright red and orange theme party with yellow and orange décor such as these colorful yellow tissue paper pom poms. Then decorate your dessert bar with yellow, red and orange frosted cupcakes. Dress it up with red cupcake wrappers with red flame frosting decorations. The key to creating a year of the dragon party is using plenty of paper lanterns and dragon décor with simply dragon cupcakes. This dragon cupcake cake is perfect! What do you think? Do you know anyone who would love this party idea?

High End Mini Cupcake Wraps

One of the biggest cupcake trends to carry into 2012 will be that of mini cupcakes. These bite sizes bits of heaven allow guests to sample all of the flavors your event has to offer. They also ensure that none of your cupcake treats go to waste, and can even cut down on your overall catering cost. If you’re serving mini cupcakes at your wedding, corporate party or platinum event, don’t forget  to dress them up! Accessorizing your cupcakes can be as easy as adding chocolate swirls, unique frosting colors, or a cupcake pick. One of the most colorful ways to accessorize your mini cupcakes is with high end mini cupcake wraps. Similar to standard size cupcake wrappers, mini cupcake wrappers and liners come in over 100 colors and designs, and are for presentation only (not to be used in the oven). Mini cupcake wraps are easily assembled by sliding the tab into the slit. Coming 18 to a pack, high end mini cupcake wrappers are also available in prints, including Zebra Mini Cupcake Wrappers, and Leopard Print Mini Cupcake Wrappers. If you’re going for a truly couture look, or if you’re creating cupcake favors using your mini cupcake wrappers, opt for Reusable Glitter Mini Cupcake Wrappers. These couture mini cupcake wraps, exclusive to Dress My Cupcake, are fully covered in glitter that doesn’t rub off, so no mess! They are the only greaseproof designer mini cupcake wrappers available in the world, and can be purchased online at http://www.dressmycupcake.com. Enjoy!

Zebra Print Mini Cupcake Wrappers, perfect for your high end events

 

Bridal Shower Animal Print Cupcake Wrappers

Celebrating a bridal shower for a special gal pal? How about the Pink Champagne Cupcakes for the perfect way to celebrate without going overboard. A little bit of champagne goes into the batter so these are a great classy way to toast to the lucky bride-to-be. These would be perfect for black and pink party decorations. I’m not a crazy animal print fan but you can’t deny that Zebra Print Cupcake Wrappers really go well with Pink Cupcake Wrappers.

Pink Champagne CupcakesPink Champagne Cupcakes Courtesy of Bettycrocker.com

Wild Zebra Print Cupcake Wrappers

Emma Magenta Pink Cupcake Wrappers

Mixing bright colors and patterns together is a great way to add color and style to your decorations. If you’re looking for a feminine vibe with an edgy accent mix and of our Animal Print Cupcake Wrappers. Decorate with our bright Zebra Print Tissue Paper Pom Poms and bright Pink Diamond Decor. These cupcakes are simple and sweet with just enough of an edge for your shy bride to be. Be sure to let your guests know that they do have some alcohol in them for those who don’t drink!

Zebra Print Tissue Paper Pom Poms

 

Circus Theme Baby Shower Cupcakes

Carnival Birthday PartyPhoto Courtesy of goodlifeeats.com

Looking for a fun playful theme for your baby shower: how about a carnival theme? We’ve just introduced our new Circus Rainbow Polka Dot Cupcake Wrappers that can be used for either boy or girl theme parties! These go great with playful themes and can be mixed with other cupcake wrappers if you know the sex of the baby! Try adding a Mini Sky Blue Cupcake Wrappers for a great little man baby shower. Decorate with Blue Tissue Paper Pom Poms and Red Tissue Paper Pom Poms.

Circus Rainbow Cupcake Wrappers

Or if you’re still wondering the sex of the baby how about using Red Cupcake Wrappers as an accent? Top with white frosting and little animal figurines and you have a fun playful circus theme. Red and Aqua are a great combination for a playful carnival theme. Use tickets and polka dots with stripes for fun decorations. Any of our Aqua Cupcake Wrappers with red frosting would be a great option for carnival theme. Still not convinced? How fun are these Gingham Cupcake Wrappers? All of these can be combined together for a playful baby shower with rubber duckies and baby bottles!

Tiffany Blue Gingham Cupcake Wrappers

Red Gingham Cupcake Wrappers

 

Animal Print Party Supplies: Zebra & Leopard Cupcake Wrappers!

Animal Print Moodboard

Photos from Koyal Wholesale and Style Me Pretty.

Animal Print Cupcake Wrappers are the trendiest new style for weddings and birthday. We’re simply gaga over these cupcake wrappers for birthday or bachelorette parties.  Contrasting color frosting such as hot pink or blue would go great with Zebra Print Cupcake Wrappers.

Zebra Animal Print Cupcake Wrappers

Or how about some Wild Leopard Print Cupcake Wrappers with bright red frosting for a fun bachelorette who loves to make things spicy and adventurous?

Leopard Print Cake with Red Bow

Cupcake photo Courtesy of cakecentral.com

Leopard Print Cupcake Wrappers

Mini leopard print cakes would look great in Leopard Print Cupcake Wrappers with bright red frosting! Try mixing with different types of red toppings such as sprinkles, bows or lipstick figurines to create a fun bold look for your next party!

Animal Print Cupcakes

Welcome to the jungle! Animal prints are here to stay, so it’s only right that they’d be incorporated with your food. With the excitement of the 4th of July gone and passed, it may be time to reignite the fun with animal prints. Now a days you can mix and match different animal prints, and you can even incorporate animal prints with a birthday party theme. Patty Cakes Bakery did a fabulous job at giving Minnie Mouse a zebra print makeover!

 

Photo courtesy of PattyCakeBakery.blogspot.com

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To make the summer fun even sweeter, whip up (or buy) some of your favorite cupcakes and make them over with your fav Dress My Cupcake animal print cupcake wrappers. Go wild with the Wild Leopard and Wild Zebra designs!

Dress My Cupcake Wild Leopard and Wild Zebra cupcake wrappers