Saturday, June 22, 2013

Pretty Posey Cupcake Wrapper Freebie

 I see this wrapper used for baby showers, or maybe a girly tea, but really it could be used for anything.  I think it is adorable!  I may have to come up with a party just so I can use it.

If you need directions regarding how to use these wrappers, go here.


I have been using the Reynold's Stay Brite cupcake papers.  They are AWESOME! They are lined with aluminum foil type of stuff and they actually really keep their cuteness after they are baked.  The paper ones always soak through and lose their prettiness after they are baked. 

Here are a few cupcakes I made using these baking cups. These were actually baked in these cups!

Anyway, here is a link to the Reynold's papers.  I love them.  You may be able to find them in your grocery store too.  I am going to look at Walmart to see if they have them.  I will let you know.

Reynolds Stay Brite Baked for You Sophisticated Bake Cups 36 Ct 2 Packs


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

School Is Out For The Summer Party

We are SO looking forward to Summer!  Tomorrow is the last day of school so we are having some kids over to swim (and/or) play videogames.  So, I set up the back porch for the party.  The pool is 68 degrees, so I think the kids will probably be playing outside and playing videogames. 
I used a needle and thread to string balloons and the banner.  The close-up of the letters are below.
I took some card blanks that I found at Walmart and decorated the fronts with letters.  I then put them over the string and stapled them to it.

I also made brownie cupcakes with a yummy buttercream icing to which I added extra salt.  It is really good! The recipe for the buttercream is below! I also made some little pin wheels as toppers.  I'm also serving some chips and such.
Here is the set-up for tomorrow.


The napkin wrappers are tied with Lifesavers. :-)
Buttercream Icing
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened... don't melt it though.
3-4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1-3 tbsp. milk
Beat the butter with the paddle attachment of your mixer. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar on low until incorporated.  Increase the speed to medium and add the vanilla, salt and 1 tbsp. milk.  Beat for 3 minutes.  If your icing is too stiff, add some more milk.  If it is too thin, add powdered sugar 1 tbsp. at a time. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Free Printable Cupcake Wrapper in Stripes!

I thought I would go another way with my free, printable cupcake wrappers today.  I wanted some blues and greens for a pool party I am having, so I decided to do stripes.  I was going to put blues, greens and turquoise on one page, but thought why not put one color per page.  That way, people can choose to print which ever colors match their party color scheme.  I haven't printed these yet, so if you find a problem with them, please let me know. 

If you have a party theme and you need cupcake wrappers, request through a comment on a post and I will try to hook you up with some cupcake wrappers especially made for your party (for free!)

If you need help with downloading and printing, please go here.

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