Back to School: Cupcake Ideas for 2011 School Year!

So kids are starting to go back to school this week and I’m brainstorming ways to make it fun and enjoyable. I’ve come up with a game plan. When you’re packing your kids lunch, stick in a special mini cupcake in a mini cupcake wrapper. They fit safely inside our cupcake boxes for safe traveling. I know you’re thinking mini cupcakes might be overdone… But not when they look like these awesome studious ideas, especially when you decorate them with our brand new selection of Mini Gingham Cupcake Wrappers!

Decorate these mini chocolate chip cupcakes with squiggles of pink icing to create a brain.  Perfect for your little guy!Brain Cupcakes for Back to SchoolPhoto courtesy of thecupcakeblog.com

These A+ cupcakes are perfect for inspiring your young scholar. Decorate with Yellow Gingham Wrappers!
Back to School CupcakesPhoto Courtesy of  familyfun.go.com

How about sending your kid off to school with a little gift for their teacher? These apple cupcakes fulfill the good ol’ give your teacher an apple quota while still being sweet and adorable. These would look great in Glitter Cupcake Wrappers too.

Apple Theme CupcakesRecipe and photo from bakedbree.com

Back to School DIY: Homemade Hostess Cupcakes!


Faux Hostess Cupcake

Photo and Recipe at 52Kitchenadventures.com

So we were brainstorming school-theme cupcake ideas for fall and Hostess Cupcakes came across our minds like a giant neon sign. I Googled Hostest Cupcake to find this juicy quote:

You get a big delight in every bite.” Florida resident Suzanne Rutland clearly agrees. She’s reportedly eaten more than 50,000 Hostess CupCakes, as many as four per day since her early childhood when she founded a Hostess CupCake Club. “Creamy” was the secret password.” (Quote from Hostesscakes.com)

Well, aside from the obsessive fan, this quote is so true because you certainly do get a delight in every bite. Although personally I feel this is true with cupcakes in general. So, why spend the money on packaging when you can make the cupcakes yourself! I found this simple recipe for Faux Hostess Cupcakes online at 52kitchenadventures.com. These cupcakes are the perfect chocolate cupcake for our new mini cupcake wrappers! If each cupcake has a brightly colored cupcake wrapper they look fun and playful. Or keep it simple with some Espresso Cupcake Wrappers. These would be perfect for an afternoon bridal shower or outdoor picnic. If you’re baking them for your kids to take back to school with them this fall try putting them in a Cupcake Dome for safe traveling. You’ll be the talk of the town and all the kids will want to hang out at your house for homemade Hostess cupcakes!

Homemade Hostess CupcakesAwesome photo and recipe from offthemeathook.com