Our first Mason Jar project was a delicious cookie mix that loved ones can make on their own. In this next idea, we filled one of our Mini Mason Jars with scrumptious cupcakes that can be enjoyed right away!
Here’s what we did:
Took some ready-made cupcakes
Cut the cupcakes into small pieces so that they could be easily layered in the mini jar
Picked out our favorite colored frostings
Placed alternating layers of cupcakes and frosting in the jar til we got to the top (in this case it was 2 layers of cake and 2 layers of frosting).
If you’re making a large amount of these, a simpler way to make the cake layers is to bake one large cake and cut that into pieces instead of using individual cupcakes.
As an added touch, finish each jar off with some Baker’s Twine and a Wooden Chevron Spoon for a ready-to-eat dessert that you can give out as a gift, party favor, or after-dinner treat!
Hello, Blossomers! Today, we are celebrating a very momentous occasion. One year ago, this little blog of ours was created and the first post was published. I can still remember how excited I was to announce to everyone (I mean, everyone) that the blog was officially launched and that there were published posts ready to be read. Forty-four posts later and we’re ready to take our little blog to the next level. Expect some exciting changes in the near future. In the meantime, we’re going to celebrate!
Remember our friend, Kate from Sugar Therapy who made some delicious cupcakes for our Mod Party Kits?? Well, she and I worked together to surprise the office with some delicious cupcakes styled up with the help of our Cupcake Party Mod Party Kit.
I would like to thank a moment to thank everyone who has contributed: our wonderful retailers who have participated in our “Quick Q+A’s,” Kate from Sugar Therapy, and of course the entire Event Blossom Family for all their support from getting their pictures taken to helping me brainstorm some good topics. I would especially like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has stopped by our little corner of the internet and read our posts.
It’s been an exciting year, but we’re only getting started. Here’s to more happy blogging!
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who stopped by our Facebook Page and voted for their favorite cupcake. We had so much fun decorating them. On behalf of the entire Event Blossom Team, I’d like to wish you a happy and safe holiday. We may be taking a short break, but we’re already making some big plans for when we get back. We’re looking forward to another year filled with more fun, friends, and party favors!
Weddings are all about the bride and groom. Baby showers are all about baby. Every celebration has a celebrant, but every party also has one big centerpiece. Sometimes that centerpiece involves some intricate decorative design and sometimes it’s the food or dessert. Well, this week’s party kit can help make an even bigger showcase of the best kind of centerpiece: the cake.
When I see this kit, the first thing I notice is all the pink. Pink is the ultimate girl power color and there’s just a perfect amount of green to help make those pinks pop! This kit can work for almost any occasion, but I focused on having it for a girl’s birthday party. I don’t know about you, but this kit just screams “girl’s birthday bash.” Maybe because it’s my birthday this weekend, and I’m making a big deal out of it. Usually, I’m perfectly content with having a fun night out with my closest friends or not even really doing anything at all, but this year I’m going on a little birthday getaway. Why? I have a better question: why not?
Before we start talking girly parties, I have a confession to make. I’m not that big of a girly-girl. I prefer blue and green over pink and purple, and I’m more likely to splurge on a pair of flip flops over heels. Okay, that’s not entirely true, I love high heels. But just as with most things in life, I just have to be in the right mood. However, big party or not, my birthday usually gets me pumped up — and when I’m in the mood for a big party, I go all out.
So in the spirit of going “all out,” I decided to deck out a table that helps showcase the fabulous, over-the-top cake I imagine having at this sort of shindig. With the help of a hefty amount of pink tulle and the pennant banner that comes in the party kit, I created a cake table worthy of the Princess(es) in your life.
This table reminds me of two things: 1. a ballerina and 2. ball gowns. On a scale from one to girl power, both of those things are off the charts. And as an added bonus, it’s actually really easy to do. If you’re handy with a needle and thread (I, sadly, am not) you can sew the tulle before putting it on the table. Since I really, really fail at sewing, I just draped layers and layers of tulle over the table until I got the the full skirt I was looking for and then bunched some around the edges to get a cloud-like effect at the top of the table . Like I said, really easy! Add in an extravagant cake (or whimsical piece of decor) and voilà!
Your table doesn’t have to be round; I think that a rectangular or square shaped table could pull off this look rather nicely as well.
Try out using a different color, mix and match colors, or you can even use different types of fabric. It’s your day and your party — do what makes you happy. I know that’s what I’ll be doing for mine! You know who else has a birthday coming up? Kate from Sugar Therapy. When? The day after mine! We’ll be embarking on this little birthday adventure together and, needless to say, we’ll be sharing a cake at midnight. Or maybe a cupcake — a very delicious cupcake. Just like these Pink Lemonade Cupcakes:
The best part? The frosting matches the party kit perfectly!
Happy Birthday to all the Summer babies out there!
Having a fun Girl’s Night with your closest girlfriends is a great way to accomplish this. And sometimes, that involves making a spontaneous trip to Paris!
Unrealistic? Yes, but I can dream…
A mere four hour drive away, Las Vegas will just have to do — Paris Hotel and Casino is close enough, right? So, buckle up and let’s get this party started!
Now when I say “girl’s night,” I’m thinking about the ultimate Girl’s Night Out: a Bachelorette Party. I have to admit, I have always imagined my future Bachelorette Party being celebrated in Las Vegas. Don’t get me wrong, Paris would be amazing; but like I said, unrealistic. So instead, I will settle for a replica over the real Eiffel Tower. And with the help of one of these kits, I’ll be able to imagine the real thing no matter where I choose to throw a party:
I love the look of this Parisian theme. It’s classy and feminine: everything a girl could want for her bachelorette party, birthday party, or just another girl’s night. Decorate your hotel room (or wherever you are), put on your party dress, and what classy affair would be complete without cupcakes? Are you surprised that on of my party necessities would be cupcakes? No? You know me so well! And as you also know, our Mod Party Kits come with cupcake wrappers and toppers so that even your sweet treats can get dressed up for a fun night too.
Another great thing these party kits can help you dress up? Water bottles! I know what you’re thinking, water bottle labels for water bottles…very creative, Kimi, very creative. Don’t worry, I haven’t run out of new ideas to share. As a matter of fact, I went into my little workshop and managed to dress up even the dullest of party supplies: plain white, plastic cups! See for yourself:
A couple of notes to keep in mind when putting the labels on cups:
The shape of the label is not meant to accommodate the shape of a cup. You have to apply the labels at a slight angle for them to stick flat. I found that the best technique for this was to take an unpeeled label, stick the center flat onto the middle of the cup (sticking down the icon part of the label worked perfectly), and then guide the label down on each side individually, following the natural curve of the cup.
These labels will only cover a certain circumference, therefore I used small cups — they were about 4 inches tall.
Another result of the label shape is that there will be a little triangle shaped gap in the back, but I just put one of our satin bows to cover it up a little bit
Fill these cups with your favorite drinks and enjoy with these scrumptious Fruit Tart Cupcakes straight from the Sugar Therapy kitchen:
Now please excuse me while I enjoy the start of a great weekend with yet another cupcake. Follow my lead: grab a party kit, whip up some refreshments, and tell the girls to come spend an evening with you in Paris!
How do you celebrate your “Joie de Vivre,” Event Blossomers? Inquiring minds (aka, yours truly) want to know!
So you found out that your little bun in the oven will soon be a bouncing baby boy and you can finally place that order for the Blue Baby Shower Mod Party Kit! It’s got everything you need to decorate your baby shower in style and that brilliant brain of yours is bursting with creative ways to use it.
Now take a moment and visualize this scenario with me:
There’s a knock at the door…You open it and discover that your Mod Party Kit has finally arrived! You tear open the box and dump its entire contents onto the floor before you. As you excitedly go through all of your shiny new toys, you pick up the invitations… After those first few seconds of thinking, “Ohmygosh, these are so cute!” one tiny, little detail begins creeping into your head: “how am I supposed to print anything on these?”
Does this sound familiar? I have to admit, this has happened to me…a lot. Not necessarily with our party kits, but I can’t even begin to count the number of times that I have bought labels or custom designed paper only to realize that I have no idea how to print them out. Addresses would print out halfway on one label and the other half on the label next to it; my message would print out on the border of a decorated sheet of paper; or my printer ate it (I swear, the printer was out to get me!). That being said, I completely empathize with those of you who have been inquiring about how to print your invitations. Here’s what I did:
Open up Microsoft Word
Go to File > Page Setup
Under the Margins tab, input the following measurements: top: 2.75″, bottom: 1.25″, left: 1.25″, right: 1.25″
Under the Paper tab, change the paper size to: width: 5″ height: 7″ orientation: portrait
Type your message, my example is aligned in the center
When you’re ready to print, go to the print menu (File > Print)
Change the paper size (either to 5″x7″ or just “custom size”)
Print! (make sure you know which way to feed the invitations — this varies amongst printers)
These directions were created using Microsoft Word 2003, however they should be easily translated to fit newer versions of Word as well as other word processors. Don’t be discouraged if it takes a few tries to get right, and definitely do not hesitate to comment with any questions you may have.
I know that you have a limited supply of these per kit, so here’s a simple technique to avoid wasting all of your invitations:
Take a plain sheet of cardstock (regular paper will work just fine too)
Trace an invitation onto the cardstock (you can fit two of them per 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet)
Mark off where the borders are located (approx. 2″ from the top and 1.25″ from the bottom)
Cut out and use as “test invitations”
Now that you’ve got the invites out, it’s time to dig into the rest of the party kit supplies and get creative. I know that Kate over at Sugar Therapy sure did and members of our Event Blossom Team were the lucky guinea pigs for these treats:
Click on either of these images to check out the full recipe for these Cinnamon Sugar Cupcakes on Sugar Therapy!
Check back next Friday for a new Mod Party Kit post! Until then, I’m always up for some fun conversation — leave your comments below!
There has been A LOT of new and exciting things in the works over here — a couple of the newest and most exciting things being the launch of our Mod Party Kits and the launch of our blog. Soon after the arrival of our Mod Party Kits, we decided that we wanted to do a special blog series about each of these great new products. As we were checking out all the goodies each kit held (and being the cupcake lover that I am), I got especially excited about the adorable cupcake wrappers and toppers. Then, a brilliant idea came to me.
But first, a mini history lesson:
The phrase “Let them eat cake,” is the English translation of the French quote: “Qui’ils mangent de la brioche.” This was a quote supposedly uttered by Queen Marie Antoinette when she was made aware that the peasants did not have any bread. Although there is no actual record of her speaking these words, it was meant to capture the queen’s obliviousness to the current struggles of the very people she ruled over. Nowadays, it’s just a fun phrase to say when it’s time for dessert. Or maybe that’s just me. Now I really want a cupcake…What were we talking about?
Oh, right, blog series:
I’m so happy to announce that for this fun project, we have collaborated with fellow blog Sugar Therapy in order to bring you wonderful Blossomers a very delicious treat! Our delightful friend over at Sugar Therapy is one baking genius and we’re so thrilled to be working with her. Just take a look at one of her creations:
While we give you some fun ideas about how to use each kit, this brilliant baker gal is whipping up special recipes to go with each Party Kit Theme. It’s going to be one creative, tasty adventure and we want you along for the ride!