I think decorating cupcakes was a favorite activity for several of the kids attending Emma’s birthday party! We set it up just like Lily’s cupcake decorating party, giving each child their own Dixie cups with different toppings. I frosted the cupcakes ahead of time since it was a larger group.
It was fun to see how differently they approached it. Some (like the girl above) had a clear vision of what they wanted to create, and worked carefully to produce the perfect result.
Others mostly wanted to use ALL the toppings. All three of my kids fell into this category, although I’m not positive Johnny even decorated – he mostly ate:
I made up another egg-free recipe to avoid a grocery store run. I actually had eggs in the house this time, but I didn’t have oil. Or applesauce. So I substituted greek yogurt for the applesauce in the recipe I used for Lily’s party, and doubled the recipe. I’m thinking I should have baked them for 20 minutes instead of 25 – they were a little over-baked.
They looked beautiful, just like the applesauce version! Emma wanted red frosting, so I mixed butter, powdered sugar, a little milk, and a LOT of red food coloring, stuck it in a piping bag, cut the tip off, and swirled it on. Very easy. I hadn’t made enough frosting for two dozen cupcakes, so the leftover ones got nutella for frosting.
Decorating cupcakes is such a fun and simple party activity, I’m hoping to do it again for future parties!
Have you had a cupcake decorating party? Do you have another party activity that you love?
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