Archive for the 'Party Items' Category

My Cupcake Crafts on Etsy

By on Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Hello there sweeties! I am sad to say but this may be my last post here on All Things Cupcake. I have loved working here at ATC but we are currently having some issues and I may not be on the payroll anymore. So after almost 4 years here, I am going to do what I always wanted to do- I am going to make a post about my own cupcake stuff in my Etsy shop!  It is called StayHomeCupcake and it is full sweets and treats.   I have a passion for crafts and sweet crafts are my utmost love!


So stay in touch cupcake fans! Find me (StayHomeCupcake) on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.  Thanks for the past 4 years!

Meri Meri Happy Easter Cupcake Treat Kit

By on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Meri Meri is one of my favorite companies, everything they make is very cute, especially their cupcake topper sets.  For Easter they have this Happy Easter Cupcake Treat Kit on the Hearth Song website.  The kit, which costs $12.99 includes two egg boxes with tags and ribbons, 24 mini cupcake liners, and 12 cupcake toppers.  I love that the cupcakes are displayed in the egg carton, such a festive idea that you could easily replicate on your own after dying a dozen Easter eggs!

Portland Maine Cupcakery

By on Monday, February 25th, 2013

I recently paid my first visit to East End Cupcakes, which is, I believe, the only cupcakery in Portland, Maine. (If there’s another one, let me know, because I couldn’t find it!)

East End Cupcakes is ideally located right in the Old Port. Somehow, eating a cupcake while walking down cobblestone streets just feels right. On the day I visited, they had an offering of classic hits, including chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet. I chose the “chocolate salted caramel,” a chocolate cupcake topped with lightly flavored caramel frosting and sprinkled with sea salt.

We cupcake reviewers have noticed a trend toward creamier frostings, and away from sweeter frostings. East End Cupcakes seems to be on that bandwagon. Their frosting was airy and smooth. (Granted, had I tried the red velvet, I may have found a more substantial frosting there).

The store itself is adorable and seemed like a cool place to hang out. There was more seating than I’ve seen in a lot of similar sized bakeries.

Also, if you’re planning to plan a Portland area party soon, you might like to know that East End offers cupcake decorating parties! This strikes me as a fine idea. Here’s what they have to say on it:

Perfect for a unique birthday celebration for a 5 year old or a 50 year old! At your cupcake decorating party an East End representative will come to the event location with baked cupcakes and frosting in a variety of colors and flavors. Your party guests will get to create their own cupcakes using piping bags and edible decorations. We will provide aprons, guidance and clean up. At the end of the event, your guests will be able to take home their creations in one of East End’s signature pink boxes!

Handmade Bird Cupcake Toppers

By on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

I found these handmade cupcake toppers featuring a watercolor bird painting on Poppytalk Handmade.  The toppers were created by artist Renee Anne. Renee Anne sells the toppers on her Etsy site for $10.00 for a set of 12.  There are also bee and rabbit cupcake toppers; each topper has a matching garland available for sale on Renee Anne’s Etsy.

DIY Monster Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

By on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

My sister and I have a weird love of cute monsters.  If she was home I would definitely make her cupcakes and top them with these DIY free printable monster Valentine’s Day flags and toppers.  I like how the monsters make this download a little bit different and more boy friendly.  Ellinee of Handcraft Your Life made a whole party kit so don’t forget the candy wrappers and stickers!

Recycled Gobelet Cup for Cupcakes

By on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Have you ever been on your way out the door and had the host of a party try to give you a cupcake to take home but you have nowhere to put the cupcake?  I know it’s happened to me before where you can’t put the cupcake on a plate and it will get all over a napkin.  I had never thought of cutting the top of a cup to make a cupcake holder.  Just follow the steps on this image and you have a quick recycled gobelet cup cupcake holder!



Williams-Sonoma Cupcake Boxes

By on Friday, January 11th, 2013

I love the bright colors of these Williams-Sonoma Cupcake boxes.  The set of four, which includes one box in each color, is only $14.95.  Each box holds six cupcakes and the colors of the boxes are sure to brighten any dark winter day!