3 Cheery Birthday Treats

Today we wanted to share some pretty amazing and colorful birthday treats we’ve stumbled upon the last week. They are so creative and happy—they’d be perfect for a special birthday celebration.

Polka Dot Cake – This whimsical cake comes from Once Upon A Pedestal. She uses cake pop pans to create the polka dots that are baked into this three-layered cake! Check out here fantastic tutorial, and maybe give this cake a whirl. If you wanted to do a gluten-free version you could use gluten-free cake mix to keep it simple.

Image & Tutorial from Once Upon A Pedestal

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes – Holy smokes Batman! Did someone quite possibly combine our love of cupcakes with our adoration for rice krispie treats? It appears so. Samantha of Baked From A Box has a super easy tutorial for making the ultimate birthday treat with a sweet pink buttercream frosting!

Image & Tutorial from Baked From A Box.

Oreo Pops – These party treats by Hip Hip Hooray are super simple to make. Simply place oreos on a stick. Then dip into melted chocolate of your choice and top with sprinkles! How awesome looking are these.

Image from Hip Hip Hooray

Which cheery treat is your favorite?

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Pretty DIY Food Packaging

Happy Tuesday everyone! Over the last year we’ve shared a lot of recipes that would make great party treats, or even tasty dinners and snacks. Today we’ve rounded up some tutorials for you to create beautiful handmade packaging for them. This packaging will add the perfect touch to any party or gathering. We’ve paired each tutorial with a different recipe we’ve featured on our blog. Enjoy and get crafty!

Dip Dye Cupcake liners – How cute are these liners by Lauren of the blog Little Wren? You could dye these to match any party theme or decor and we think these semi-homemade chocolate chip cookie cupcakes that we featured a while back would look perfect inside these colorful liners!

Image & Tutorial from Little Wren

DIY French Fry Boxes – This tutorial and PDF pattern comes from Creating Keepsakes (image from Seven Thirty Three). Our baked sweet potato fries would look amazing in here. Or any treat/favor would do!

Image from Seven Thirty Three & Tutorial from Creating Keepsakes.

DIY Pie Wedge Box – This beautiful tutorial, which includes a free printable, comes from Lavender’s Blue Designs. How gorgeous would a slice of cake or pie look in this box? Why not try our homemade pumpkin pie packaged in this pretty paper?

Tutorial & Image from Lavender’s Blue Designs

Have you made your own packaging for baked goods before? How did it turn out?

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Cupcakes

This week we have been craving cupcakes, and with a mission of bringing birthday cheer to the children of San Jose, it’s no surprise! So today we wanted to share a few of our favorite things—some inspirational pictures from around the web of beautiful and delicious cupcakes! We hope you enjoy and get inspired to create some fantastic cupcakes for your next event!

Hippo Bubble Bath Cupcake from The Cupcake Blog

Tiramisu Cupcake from Cupcake Project

The Muppets Cupcakes from Allison Mae

Mustache Cupcakes from Coco Cakes Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes from Bakerella

Owl Cupcakes from Flickr

Owl Cupcakes from Buzzfeed

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes from Une-duex Senses

Skull Cupcakes for Halloween by My Recipes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes from Cake & Allie

Have you made an amazing cupcake, or do you have a recipe or image to share? We’d love to see them!