Cupcake birthday party ideas are able to make a distinctive difference as compared to traditional birthday theme. Various ideas and themes can be implemented and it all depends on your creativity and you may make it as unique as you want it to be.
Cupcakes are making an appearance everywhere these days – at restaurant, in stores, even on television. Make this growing trend part of your next festive affair. Throw a cupcake party for a child’s birthday, a graduation celebration or a holiday fete. “Cupcakes are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s your kid’s lunch box or an elegant dinner party … people just love them no matter what,” says Candace Nelson, judge of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the world’s first cupcake bakery. Whether young or young at heart, people of all ages will enjoy partaking in this treasured and tasty event.
Fondant is a wonderful tool to create imaginative birthday cupcakes. Bake your cupcakes and frost them in the birthday boy or girl’s favorite kind of frosting. Purchase fondant at your local grocery store or specialty baking store and roll it out to about a 1/8-inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut shapes out of the fondant and place them onto the tops of the cupcakes.
Another fun alternative for a child’s birthday party is to make cupcakes that look like a bowl of popcorn. Bake your cupcakes and frost them in white icing. Take miniature marshmallows and cut them each into two or three pieces, then mash the pieces back together, using more white icing if you need to. This will make lines and wrinkles in the marshmallows so they look like pieces of popcorn. Place the marshmallows on the tops of the cupcakes and pile them up, using more frosting to help them stick. Dilute some yellow food colouring in a bit of water. Using a clean paint brush, paint the tops of the marshmallows with the yellow food colouring so they look like they are covered with butter.
You can decorate cupcakes individually to coordinate with your party theme. One quick and easy method is to cover each cupcake with a solid colour of icing, and then top it with a cupcake topper or small trinket that represents your chosen theme. Pipe thin red frosting onto white cupcakes to look like the stitches on a baseball for your favorite Little League team. Blue-frosted cupcakes with raindrop details and tiny umbrellas are perfect for baby showers, wedding showers and spring-themed parties. Try adding different types of candies and other edible decorations to cupcakes. Add crushed cookies and gummy worms to chocolate-iced cupcakes to make “dirt” cupcakes for a child’s birthday party. Crushed graham crackers, blue icing and drink umbrellas are all you need to create cupcakes for a beach party.
You may combine the taste of cupcakes with the look of ice cream cones with these fun and easy ice cream cone cupcakes. Place flat-bottom ice cream cones in a muffin tin to stabilize them. Fill the cones halfway with cake batter, and bake according to the package directions until the cakes are cooked thoroughly. Use frosting or a whipped, non-dairy topping to decorate the cupcakes after they have cooled. Swirl the frosting to look like soft-serve ice cream, and then top the “ice cream” with sprinkles and a cherry to get the full effect. Use crushed cookies, peanuts, chocolate sauce and caramel to decorate these ice cream cone cupcakes too.