Cupcake Decoration Station

One of my great joys in life is planning and hosting parties in my home. I don’t even need a good reason. I mean, fun is reason enough, right?

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HoweverI had a very good reason this month. I turned 33 and wanted to celebrate with some good friends. I thought a DIY food bar would be a fun addition. It’s a creative, interactive way to get your guests involved. In the past I’d done roll-your-own sushi, make your own pizza, and an ice cream sundae bar. This time I wanted to do something a little different. So I poked around online and found ideas for a cupcake decoration station.

It was great!

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That morning I got busy baking about four dozen chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. I put some aside without frosting them (in case people were into that), and frosted the rest – half the chocolate and vanilla with cream cheese icing and the other half with chocolate.

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I put out my favorite toppings: crushed heath bar, oreo cookie crumbles, coconut, chocolate sprinkles, and midnight sparkle icing. And I made up pink, blue, and green icing bags for guests to pipe onto their creations. Here’s the [couldn't-be-simpler] recipe for that.

Good times!

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Lots of delicious fun was had :).

 

Want a few more ideas for fun food bars?

Snow cone station from Martha Stewart Wedings. Perfect for a summer parties.

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Truffle bar! Simpler than it sounds. Head over to Style at Home and find out how.

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Banana pops, found on Bakers Royale. Look how tasty, and such simple prep!

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Breakfast cereal bar. Great for brunch get togethers! Check it out on Marta Writes.

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And the classic ice cream sundae bar :). Can't go wrong. Check it out on Cupcake Dreams!

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