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Bali Wedding Cupcakes: Curry, Saffron & Cardamom

We recently attended the most amazing Indian wedding, complete with elephant wedding favors and beautiful Bali-inspired cupcakes. Don’t get us wrong, wedding cupcakes in general send our excitement to new highs but there is something about an Indian wedding that is one of a kind. The bright colorful fabrics and heavily cultural wedding ceremony traditions—they’re truly exceptional events. If you’re lucky enough to be part of an Indian wedding, you’ll see what we’re talking about.

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Anyways, onto the topic at hand: these Bali-inspired cupcakes were above and beyond our expectations. They had a full dessert bar of Indian favorites and specialty cupcake flavors. Not only were the flavors and spices over the top, they were all wrapped in some of our beautiful Moroccan cupcake wrappers. The bakery had managed to match cupcake frostings and flavors with a different pattern cupcake wrapper. It’s just a pity we didn’t get to take photos for you, but we did take notes. Here are our tips on how to create your own Bali-inspired wedding cupcakes complete with our Moroccan cupcake wrappers.

  1. Saffron Cupcakes: You can create vegan Saffron cupcakes to please any of your vegan friends. Saffron has a wide variety of uses from teas and cooking to bath spices and fabric dyes. This spice is used in cooking for flavor and coloring. The red threads can be seeped for bold flavor and then incorporated into the cupcake batter. These cupcakes are perfect for a bold Moroccan Dawn cupcake wrapper. Top each cupcake with a few strands of saffron for an accent.
  2. Cardamom Frosting: Any of your vegan cupcakes can use a cardamom frosting. Our favorite cardamom frosting uses cream cheese but you can easily adapt it to be vegan friendly. Once you’ve mixed your frosting, add a few drops of food coloring to help blend your cupcakes with a colorful topping.
  3. Cashew and Carrot Cupcakes: For a bold alternative to carrot cake cupcakes, bake a few cashew and carrot cupcakes. These nutty cupcakes pair salty cashew nuts with fresh moist carrots. Then when you pile cream cheese frosting on top they’re delicious. With a small amount of curry these cupcakes would be the ultimate savory treat. These were served in Moroccan Sunrise cupcake wrappers because of their medium color and bold taste.
  4. Curry Cupcakes: Speaking of curry, the spice is quickly becoming a must have for kitchen fanatics. Cupcake Wars contest winners are even baking contest winning cupcakes with it! The bold spice is a tangy way to turn up the heat on any cupcake recipe. You can pair it with a subtle fruit or vegetable to create another great cupcake combination. We chickened out on trying these snacks but rumor has it they certainly make great after dinner treats. These curry cupcakes are beautiful paired with Moroccan Twilight cupcake wrappers.

Any of your favorite bold Indian cupcake recipes can really turn of the heat at a wedding or special event. We were blown away with the creativity of the cupcake flavors and cupcake decorations. Nevermind the beautiful cupcake wrappers, even the cupcake toppers were amazing. A few round fondant Bali-inspired flowers and bright bold frosting colors can really transform your dessert table. What do you think; how bold are you willing to go with your wedding desserts? Would you put curry in your cupcake recipe?

Kwanzaa Cupcakes That Celebrate Unity & Faith

Kwanzaa begins next Monday, the day after Christmas. What is Kwanzaa? The holiday, which is a week-long celebration, celebrates African American heritage. Every year, Kwanzaa beings on December 26 and lasts until January 1st. Contrary to popular belief, it is celebrated in addition to Christmas, not as an alternative to the holiday. Both holidays are celebrated by Christian African Americans. Each day of Kwanzaa celebrates one of seven principles of Nguzo Saba: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination),  Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith). Each one of these principles of Kwanzaa is celebrate during the week-long holiday.

Kwanzaa Cupcake Wrapper Trio

There are many different traditions to Kwanzaa; lighting candles, artistic performances and lastly, a feast. Most popular holiday celebrations incorporate a large feast! The biggest part of most holiday get togethers are the feasts and desserts. Kwanzaa is no exception to this trend. And it just so happens we have cupcake decorating ideas for your holiday party! We’ve created a trio of Kwanzaa cupcake wrappers in the traditional colors: black, red and green. These three cupcake wrappers are the perfect way to create a stunning dessert table that is festive for your celebration! Plan the perfect holiday cupcake table with any of our festive Kwanzaa cupcake wrappers & liners. We love holiday cupcakes and decorating cupcake ideas, so be sure to share with us your festive cupcake photos for a feature on our blog!

Hanukkah 2011: December 20th Calls For Hanukkah Cupcakes!

Hanukkah is around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about treats to make for the special celebration. What is Hanukkah you ask? According to about.com, “in Hebrew, the word “hanukkah” means “dedication.” The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.”. Hanukkah is celebrated over eight days and nights. This year Hanukkah 2011 starts on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 and goes until Wednesday, December 28, 2011.

Star Of David Cupcake Wrappers

These Star of David cupcake wrappers are perfect for a festive treat after dinner. Kindling the Hanukkah light, called the menorah, occurs each night for eight nights (one candle is lit per day). Why not celebrate by having each family member light a candle and the rest can observe? Then while you sit reflect on the meaning you can share some delicious cupcake treats! We have Hanukkah cupcake wrappers to mix and match. Play dreidel, a four-sided spinning top that children play with, and enjoy some freshly decorated cupcakes with dreidel theme toppings!

Diwali Cupcakes!

Happy Diwali! Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali traditionally celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and is celebrated by millions of people across the world. It is significant to the practitioners of Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. While the holiday and festival is marked by lighting oodles of small diyas, or oil filled clay pots, and by eating traditional South Asian sweets, we thought that cupcakes could also join in the Diwali festivities! Searching for Diwali cupcake decorating ideas? We’ve got you covered!

One easy way to make Diwali cupcakes is by infusing the cake batter with traditional Indian flavors, such as cardamom and saffron. Or, create chai cupcakes by adding chai spices directly into your vanilla batter. To top off your Diwali cupcake decorations, we love this idea by The Cupcake Place. These creative pastry chefs designed these Diwali inspired cupcakes by adding fondant discs intricately hand painted with mehndi designs. Mehndi, also known as henna, is the beautiful plant-based tattoo that is applied to the hands and feet of brides and women celebrating a festival. Henna makes for a perfect Diwali cup cake decoration as the designs are quite elaborate and gorgeous! To complete your Diwali cupcake stand decorations, place your cupcakes in our Moroccan inspired cupcake wrappers, which will accentuate the henna designs.

The Dress My Cupcake family wishes you a very Happy Diwali and much happiness, good health and prosperity for the new year!

Divine mehndi inspired Diwali Cupcakes by The Cupcake Place

Cupcakes for Diwali

Diwali Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Break Fast for Yom Kippur with Mini Quiches!

Crustless Mini QuichesPhoto Courtesy of thekitchn.com

Tomorrow brings Yom Kippur, known as the “Day of Atonement”, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar year. This year it falls on October 8th, 2011. According to Torah.org, “our fate for the coming year [is sealed], therefore, the entire day is spent fasting and praying to God for forgiveness and a good year.” Yom Kippur is when Jewish people fast for 25 hours. Once the fast is over, they typically when break fast over a meal shared with family and friends. A good breakfast after fasting is quiche. A great way to incorporate quiche into your holiday could be in individual sizes.

Because the day is spent fasting in atonement for any wrongdoing, plan ahead for break fast foods that can be stored and served after the fast. Dairy is a great option for fasting and can easily be prepared ahead. Try decorating your brunch with Tissue Paper Pom Poms and our colorful selection of cupcake wrappers! Olive Green Cupcake Wrappers would be a great way to accent your quiche cupcakes. Or if you’re using peppers and cheese, try using a Red Gingham Cupcake Wrapper for a pop of color. Any of these colorful Gingham Cupcake Wrappers would look delicious with a small tasty quiche.

Olive Green Cupcake Wrappers

Mini Quiche s from Taste of HomePhoto Courtesy of Taste of Home

Mini Quiche for Yom KipporPhoto & Recipe Courtesy of exclusivelyfood.com.au

Happy Rush Hashanah: Celebrate with Honey Apple Cupcakes!

Blue & White Cupcake Wrappers

For our Jewish fans, we wanted to wish you a happy Rush Hashanah. Today welcomes New Years Day, according to the Jewish Calendar. I successfully tracked down a great recipe for “Rush Hashanah Honey Apple Cupcakes” from the ShiksaBlog. According to The “Shiksa” (a term she calls herself long after converting to Judaism), “apples are dipped in honey to symbolize sweetness”. Also, she explains: “Good deeds are done and charity is given in the hopes that God will seal our names in the “Book of Life,” which brings the promise of a happy year to come.” These cupcakes would be really pretty in White Glitter Cupcake Wrappers or any of our special Blue Cupcake Wrappers.

Rosh Hashanah CupcakesPhotos and Recipe Courtesy of theshiksa.com

Rosh Hashanah Cupcakes

Vegan Cupcakes + Pink Cupcake Wrappers!

We all claim to eat healthy and watch what we eat, but really we’re only human and we certainly do splurge now and then. However, eating healthy can be a lifestyle and cupcakes shouldn’t have to be sacrificed in order to stick to your diet. That being said we came across a great vegan cupcake recipe we really want to share with you. Vegan cupcakes don’t include eggs or dairy and require certain ingredients. This recipe doesn’t include chocolate either but these cupcakes still look absolutely delicious! Use a standard size cupcake wrapper or create an even cuter display with mini cupcakes!

Vegan Cupcakes with Pink Cupcake WrapperVegan Cupcake Recipe & Photos from chefpriyanka.com

Vegan Cupcakes with Pink Cupcake Wrapper

I would pair these cute delicious Saffron cupcakes with our Pink Cupcake Wrappers. Top your Vegan cupcakes with sweet dairy-free frosting with a strawberry or cherry on top and they’ll match with any Pink Glitter Cupcake Wrapper you choose. If you’d like to coordinate these with any of your event cupcakes try mixing up your frosting color. Add blueberry for a blue tint and top with any cute berry. Then add a Blue Cupcake Wrapper and you’re good to go! Did you know blue is the most popular color for weddings? Try these healthy cupcakes for your next Indian event to offer a fun sweet treat!

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How to Decorate Easter Cupcakes

This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 24th, 2011, and what better way to celebrate with family and friends than a beautiful Easter Sunday lunch topped off with beautifully designed Easter cupcakes.

To decorate your Easter Sunday cupcakes, you can choose to go with the traditional gorgeous Easter pastel color palette, coordinating your couture Easter cupcake wrappers to match your pastel Easter cupcakes. Another option is to turn up the color palette one notch and use slightly darker pink, green and yellow tones to bring out the beauty of your Easter cupcake decorations.

Roni, of Roni Sugar Creations, created these designer Easter Cupcakes using beautiful sugar art and combinations of brightly colored green and yellow frosting. Roni was able to highlight these gorgeous Easter cupcake frosting decorations with designer cupcake wrappers by Dress My Cupcake (www.dressmycupcake.com). Using the Emma blush pink cupcake wrapper, combined with shades of lighter pinks, lime and kiwi green cupcake wrappers, Roni was able to masterfully design the perfect Easter cupcake display.

What are you planning for your Easter cupcake display? Send your photos to us at love@dressmycupcake.com and show us your Easter spirit!

{ Roni Sugar Creations }

New Bar Mitzvah Cupcake Wrappers

Dress My Cupcake has just launched a new line of Jewish inspired cupcake wrappers, perfect for bar mitzvahs, bris celebrations, bat mitzvahs, Hanukkah celebrations and more! The new line is inspired by classic Jewish icons and messages, and includes a stunning navy blue Star of David Cupcake Wrapper. Create beautiful cupcakes for Jewish celebrations by pairing these desserts with Hanukkah cupcake wrappers by Dress My Cupcake.

And just in time for your summer bar mitzvah celebrations, Dress My Cupcake has launched a duo of bar mitzvah cupcake wrappers, featuring joyous sayings, including Mazel Tov, blessings, joy, peace and celebrate. These wholesale bar mitzvah cupcake wrappers are offered in two styles: Navy blue writing on white cupcake wrappers, and white writing on navy blue bar mitzvah cupcake sleeves. Combine these patterned Jewish cupcake wrappers with our best selling solid Hanukkah cupcake wrappers, offered in navy blue, white and silver.

Have you used DMC designer cupcake wrappers at your Hanukkah celebration, bar mitzvah or other special event? Send your photos to love@dressmycupcake.com and we would love to feature you in our next blog post or newsletter. Mazel tov!