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Cupcake Couture Blog Party! polka dot cupcake toppers and a big, sweet GIVEAWAY!

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One of the benefits of being a blogger of sweets is eating said sweets–in this case, chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting–at any time of the day. Another benefit? Joining a community of like-minded sweets makers and bloggers. Today I join 20 other bloggers as we craft cupcakes to match our bella cupcake couture cupcake wrappers. Hosted by Carrie Middlemiss from Bella Cupcake Couture and Betsy Eves, of JavaCupcake.com & Cupcakes Take the Cake, it’s a Cupcake Couture Blog Party to show you how good cupcakes can look, and how easy it is to make them wow. And there’s a giveaway. A giveaway of over 500 bucks worth of cool stuff!  To enter the GIVEAWAY, scroll to the end of this post.

UPDATE: And we have a winner of the giveaway! Over 7,000 entries, wow! Congratulations to Sara, her entry number 5321 was drawn to win.

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Visit everyone to see what they did with their cupcake wrappers:


An American Cupcake in London

Bella Cupcake Couture

Chronicles of a Foodie

Crazy for Crust

Creative Food

Cupcakes Take the Cake

Diary of a Mad Hausfrau

Eat Your Heart Out

Haniela’s

Hoosier Homemade

In Katrina’s Kitchen

Inside BruCrew Life

Java Cupcake

Love From the Oven

Make Bake Celebrate

Not Just a Mommy

Sugar Daze

Sugar Swings! Serve Some

The Baked Equation

The Baking Cup

The Decorated Cookie

 

I got these colorful polka dots. I had a bunch of ideas to decorate the cupcakes in polka dots. Icing dots, sprinkle dots, candy dots, fondant dots. But I wanted to use the actual cupcake wrappers in the decorating. So I made these super-easy polka dot cupcake wrapper cupcake toppers. Just use cardstock in coordinating colors to any cupcake wrapper, or buy an extra set of cupcake wrappers and use those.

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For the cupcakes, make your favorite recipe or just use store-bought cake mix. I then prepared my buttercream frosting, added a bit of white food coloring to brighten the frosting, and prepared a disposable decorating bag with a size “1M” tip. Pipe the frosting on top of the cupcake and let set a bit.

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For the polka dot cupcake toppers…

 

you will need:*

cupcake wrappers and/or coordinating cardstock

scissors or a 1 1/2-inch circle punch

craft knife and mat

6-inch lollipop sticks

*Find the supplies in the craft store.

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what to do:  Use the circle punch (or just trace a circle and cut out with scissors) to cut circles from extra cupcake wrappers and/or cardstock. With the craft knife, on a mat, cut a small “X” in the middle of a circle. Thread the lollipop stick through the “X” and repeat with more circles. Insert the topper into the cupcake.

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More TIPS: To make the backdrop, I just cut out larger circles from the cardstock and glued to white paper. I also cut out circles to place on top of these cupcake stands.

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And now… THE GIVEAWAY!!!

Look at all this cupcake coolness you can win from these great sponsors:

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Thanks to our amazing Prize Pack sponsors for their generous donations! Please, visit their websites to see more of their fabulous products!


Bella Cupcake Couture

Cupcake Stand

Java Cupcake

Lil’ Punkin Creations

Sweets & Treats Boutique

To enter to WIN this Prize Pack, simply fill out the entry form below.

Contest opens May 21st at 07:00 am PST and closes May 27th at 11:59 pm PST. One winner will be chosen and announced within 24 hours of the contest ending. Winner will be contacted via email to claim their prize.

This contest is open to residents of the USA and Europe only.


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57 Comments

  1. Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Nicely done! So cute!

  2. Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    What a great use of the wrappers!! I love it!!

    Thanks soooo much for being a party of our Blog Party!

    <3 Betsy

  3. Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Ahh! I love that you used the wrappers on top of the cupcake!!

  4. Kirsten Walker
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    I love the Meisha cupcake wrappers but those spotty ones are lovely too.

  5. Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Nice artistic toppers. Very inspired!

  6. ladywild
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I love the easter holiday wrappers. Something is so cute about a bunny butt.

  7. Hadas Bar
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    i love your cupcake decoration!

  8. Dani
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I love the Dorothy Polkadots! They are cute & colorful

  9. Posted May 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    With two boys in the house, I love the charteuse and platinum dots!

  10. Jeannine DiBart
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    It’s so hard to choose! But I love the black and white damask ones.

  11. Rena
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    love the olivia swirl in blue- but love so many more!!

  12. Posted May 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I love the decorations you did! What a great idea!

  13. Andrea D.
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    I like the purple polka dot wrappers.

  14. Joanna
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    These would look wonderful on regular cookies!

  15. wendy
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Purple polka dots, for sure!

  16. Posted May 21, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    I love the mod artsy look of your toppers … so creative!

  17. Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    What a cool idea! I love what you’ve come up with for your theme :)

  18. Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Cute idea so colorful
    Mimi

  19. Posted May 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Cute idea! The wrappers and topper remind me of the circus a little.

  20. Posted May 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    I saved the best for the last..these totally cheered me up. Such a cute idea!

  21. nessa
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    I love the Dorothy polka dots!

  22. Kimi
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    I like the black and white swirl

  23. Posted May 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Hannah citrus. But they all are so cute and so is what you have done above!!!

  24. Melisa
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Love the Meisha design, but they’re all pretty fun!

  25. Posted May 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    polka dots are one of my favorite patterns ever! loved what you did with the cardstock – such a cool idea!

  26. Posted May 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    polka dots were perfect for you! love the toppers too! fun

  27. Ilissa
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    love the polka dots!! so fun!

  28. Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Very cute! I’m looking forward to checking out all the other sites too!

  29. Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    oh, and i like the olivia swirl in sea blue!

  30. Jen Y
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    I love th ebird themed cupcake wrappers!

  31. mekei
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    ahhh, i like the hannah

  32. kim
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    love the pink camo

  33. Posted May 22, 2013 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Nice job…. LOVE the toppers!

  34. KaySue
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Olivia Swirl in navy blue.

  35. Posted May 22, 2013 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Meisha!

  36. Christina
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    I love the Hannah Blue/Chocolate Brown

  37. Alyssa
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    I love the Olivia swirl in sea blue!

  38. Cris Taringirl
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    I love the polka dots wrappers, but I think I’ve just fallen in love with the one with birds and cherry blossoms!

  39. Stevie
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Awesome idea for the toppers, I might have try that out for my son’s party next month!

  40. heather
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    super cute!!

  41. Maren
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    The black/white Olivia Cupcake-Wrapper is my favorite of those on Bella Cupcake Cotoure

  42. Londra Fleming
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Love the polka dots…perfect for any occasion!

  43. Carmen
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    I like the Hannah- Pink/Yellow

  44. Caren D.
    Posted May 23, 2013 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    Damask in Lulu pink just makes me smile :) It is so beautiful, shabby chic & perfect for a princesses birthday (specifically one in mind who is turning 4). Love this give away :D

  45. Posted May 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I love the Cupcake wrappers – Olivia Swirl – Black / White the best

  46. Posted May 23, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I love how you made the polka dot cupcake toppers! They look so awesome paired with that cupcake wrapper! :)

  47. Posted May 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    I love your polka dot cupcake toppers! So creative…by the way I had to tell you I still have the “violet” baby cookie from your online shower. It’s so cute I can’t bear to get rid of it!

  48. Posted May 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    What a super clever idea!! LOVE! You paired the cupcake wrappers and toppers so sweetly & whimsically together.
    Thanks so much for participating in the cupcake couture blog party.
    BTW My mom said yours was her favorite! :)

  49. Hannah
    Posted May 23, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    I really like the designs on the winter cupcake wrappers.

  50. Posted May 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    I love the Damask cupcake wrappers!

  51. Liz
    Posted May 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Love your blog

  52. Judy
    Posted May 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    so many possibilities for these goodies!

  53. Posted May 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    how pretty are those !

  54. Jenny Williams
    Posted May 27, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    I love the polka dot cupcake wrapper!

  55. Mojihu
    Posted May 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    I have a lot of fondant circles left over from a cake project. These are great ideas to use them up!

  56. Claudia Rivera
    Posted May 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    I like the baby shower ones.

  57. Melody P.
    Posted May 27, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Really bright and colorful! I’m loving ALL of her wrappers, especially the prints with swirls, stripes, and polkadots. Oh my, I might be in trouble!!!!

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