There’s no denying iteveryone loves cupcakes. That’s why a frost-your-own party is a sure crowd-pleaser, whether your crowd is single girlfriends or families with little ones in tow.
To find out how to pull off this sweet event, we tapped Candace Nelson, owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills, California. Steal her party planor just use her frosting tips to take your mini cakes to the next level.
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Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, unsalted butter, sugar, eggs, Greek yogurt, vanilla, pink grapefruit zest. For the frosting: cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, pink grapefruit zest and juice, red food coloring
Set out nibbles Spiced nuts are a healthy and filling treat for grazing while decorating. Put them out in a few small bowls so everyone can reach them.
Display your work Show off cupcakes on a multilevel cake stand like Petit Four Tray ($46; westelm.com). You can also get the effect with a few cake stands of different heights.
Send 'em home in style Transfer cupcakes to sturdy to-go boxes so guests can take their creations with them after the party’s over. Our fave: the half-pound aqua gloss candy box ($1 per box; fancyflours.com).
Just the cutest Dress up even the most basic cupcake with gorgeous wrappers. ($12 for a set of 10; fancyflours.com).
Put them on a pedestal For a more glamorous look, try mirrored stands like a set of Venetian cake pedestals ($75 for a set of 3; fancyflours.com). When the party is over, you can use them to display your jewelry!
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