April 2, 2010

A Cupcake Bar

Im getting excited because I finally figured out how I can make so many different cupcakes and frosting’s before the big graduation day party, saving me the stress of having to assemble them the day of the party.

All I need is a Cupcake Bar!

I have never heard of this being done before but what a great idea. I saw it on a photography website from a wedding shower. You make the different frosting’s and put them in mason jars and have knives out for frosting your own. Your cupcakes and frosting can safely be made the day before. I also figured I could have some sprinkles out, but that may tend to get messy.

The sad part about this is that I already made all these really cute cupcake flags. What am I going to do with them now?

The biggest problem, that I have yet to find a solution for, is what about the kids, who like to lick their fingers, stick their fingers in the frosting, you know all the gross wonderful things kids do. Do I have two cupcake bars? One for adults and one for kids or do I just let is slide and try not to think about little Jimmy’s unwashed hands in my frosting?

Cupcake Bar Photos courtesy of Jen Huang.

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April 2, 2010

Ryan @ 10:59 am

Hey Deanna!

I can’t wait for the party and the cupcakes! I think that’s a great idea and I always love your cupcakes.

Your dilemma is tough. Who knows where little Jimmy’s hands have been. You could put the flags in the cupcakes and people could frost around them? I’m not much good with problem solving the cupcake bar, I’m just really good at eating cupcakes!

Deanna @ 11:59 am

Ryan, You are good at cupcake eating! 🙂 Well I talked with Chelsea and we are thinking two tables, a small one for our small guests and a larger one for our larger guests, in which you would be at the top of that list!(in the tall sense of the word large)

April 4, 2010

amy @ 11:47 am

I’ve done a bunch of cookie decorating parties in the last year. I put the frosting in squeeze bottles. That helps with the fingers issue.

April 5, 2010

Lauren @ 2:48 pm

I would agree with Amy because squeeze bottles would be so much easier! Good luck on the party!

Evan @ 9:23 pm

What a fantastic idea! I love it! But I actually suggest piping bags (or ziploc bags with a hole cut out of the corner), because cupcake frosting is too stiff for a squeeze bottle.

April 6, 2010

Lauren @ 4:44 pm

I did not think about that Evan! Great idea!

Deanna @ 9:21 pm

Great ideas! Thank you all for the advice.

April 7, 2010

val @ 9:28 am

What a fantastic idea!! I love the little flags too… we do all kinds of ‘bars’ here for parties. Banana split bars, omelet bars, pizza bars… but I haven’t done a cupcake bar. I think I will need to be baking some cupcakes soon.



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April 12, 2010

Lauren @ 6:05 am

This is a very random comment but here goes, one night I woke up at 3:48am 🙁 and I could not get back to sleep so I went downstairs and looked around but I had no idea what I was going to do for 5 hours until the rest of the family woke up. I went on my computer and looked at all my favorite blogs. When I was looking at Recycled Lovelies I was inspired at 3 in the morning to bake cupcakes because of your cupcake bar post! They turned out to be the most yummy cupcakes ever and all my family loved them. Now when ever I cannot get back to sleep I start baking.

At first I thought it would be a little weird to write a comment like this (it probably is) but that baking plan works really well for me and 2 days ago I made homemade cinnamon raisin bagels and they were really good!

Deanna @ 2:30 pm

The comment is not weird at all! I totally understand and have done my own baking in the middle of the night when sleep was no where to be found! I am glad I am not alone!

Have a great day!

April 16, 2010

Kim @ 11:41 am

I really like the cupcake tree/stand– did you make that? If so, I must find out how!! 🙂

April 17, 2010

Deanna @ 3:38 pm


I did not make that stand but it looks like something you could find at IKEA! Good Luck finding one.