June 25, 2013

Decorate A Cupcake Kit

It's a happy, happy day!
Today is my birthday...yay!
(I'm 37 in case you were curious)
I love birthdays.  I love parties. I love celebrating.
With that in mind,  I came up with the perfect way to celebrate someone. 

Wouldn't you love to get this little cupcake in box? I mean, how stinkin' fun would it be to find this sitting on your desk at work or if your little one opened their lunch at school and found this waiting for them? Here's how I did it...

The first step is putting fun sprinkles in a paper straw.  This won't work for bigger sprinkles but for nonpareil sprinkles, it works great. To get them in there, I created a paper funnel and made sure the tip was super tiny so it would fit in the straw.
I bent one end and hot glued it and after putting in the sprinkles, I folded over the top, punched a hole though the folded end and tied it off with bakers twine with a tag labeled sprinkles. This secures it closed but makes it easy to open when decorating the cupcake.
Next, I made the little mini bag (for one) of icing. I cut off the zip closure part of a sandwich size bag and fit the bag around a small bowl so I could easily scoop icing in without messing up the top. I tied it off with a tiny rubber band, twine and a handwritten label.
Oh and I baked the cupcakes using this vanilla cupcake recipe that makes only two cupcakes from How Sweet It Is.
See? Mini things are happy things.
 I made a cute little tag that matches the treat box from Martha Stewart.
And if it's a birthday cupcake, tape a little candle to the front for an extra dash of cuteness.
Now whoever receives this sweet box of goodness can give the little icing bag a snip and ice their little cupcake and add a shake of sprinkles.
Yum!

Now I hope someone makes this for me today. (wink) :)

31 comments:

  1. Ooooo! this makes me happy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you too! have a wonderful day! :>D

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  2. why are you so smart?! ...actually I forgot... it's my birthday today too? so yeah. I need one of these whenever you're ready. :) ♡♡♡

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  3. happy birthday!!! very cute idea!!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much!♥♥♥
      hugs!
      Jessica

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  4. Happy Birthday to you! Love this idea, especially the sprinkle-filled straw!

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    1. Thank you so, so much Michelle! I love this little straw too. You are sweet to peek in on me today!
      xo,
      Jessica

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  5. Happy Birthday to you.
    What a cute little idea.


    Linda

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    1. Linda,
      Thank you so very much! I think 37 will be great! It was a lovely birthday and I appreciate you so much for leaving me a kind word today.
      Hugs,
      Jessica

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  6. Eeeks! How cute! Happy birthday dear, creative, Jessica! ♥♥♥

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  7. Yeah, oh how much fun could be any day!!! What a great idea. God's grace, peace, light, and love in Jesus' service

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    1. Doreen!!! You bless me with YOUR sweet blessing! Thank you so much for the love and encouragement today. Hugs to you my sweet sister!

      Jessica

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  8. Happy birthday! Hope someone gives you a cupcake : )

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  9. Happy Happy Birthday! What a treat you gave US on your special day. I don't know why, but this particular idea just really speaks to me. I can only imagine how happy it would make someone if they found this little gift awaiting them on a special day! And it could be ANY holiday... My favorite is the straw with sprinkles. It's just too fun! My initial favorite, when the photo popped up, was the label you made to match the treat bag, but when I finally saw the sprinkles-filled straw, I was done in! Love it. Love you. Happy 37th (so far, 37 isn't that bad, fyi!!)

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  10. You are so stinking creative!! But I guess you already knew that huh?? ;) I LOVE how you take pictures of the step by step! Beautiful!!

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    1. Oh you make me blush! This was a fun one to photograph to be honest. But I think my favorite part was eating that cupcake when I was done. :) Happy Day!
      Your little note here made my day!
      xo,
      Jessica

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  11. If this got any cute I think I would EXPLODE!!!!!! WOW...how is it that you always amaze me!!!! hugs...

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  12. ps...HAPPY B DAY!!!! I hope my message went through on GOOGLE PLUS yesterday! Sending tons of love and hugs!!!!

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  13. Happy {Belated} Birthday Jessica!! I hope you had a beautiful day!!

    This little kit is too stinkin' cute!! I LOVE it!

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  14. I absolutely love this idea! How adorable! I like the use of the paper straw. So creative! :)

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    1. I am so with you...the paper straw is my favorite part too. :) It makes me all kinds of happy. :) Hugs girl!
      Jess

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  15. So creative, What a cute idea! I wouldn't mind one of those at all ;-)

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  16. well that is fancy smanchy(I kinda made this word up!! LOL) of you!! AND Happy Birthday giving sweet little gifts to ourselves is the best!! Hope you are havin an awesome day!!! XOXO Love Fran.

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    1. Ha Fran! This was such fun to make and easy too. You are too sweet!
      Hugs!
      Jessica

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  17. I love this idea and I know just the person to give it to.thanks.oh and a big happy birthday wish-love dee x

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  18. Such a lovely and delicious gift idea. Just saw your feature over at Free Pretty things...
    Blessings,
    Susan
    @SugarBeans.org

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    1. Oh thank you so much Susan! It was so lovely that you stopped by to leave a kind note. Thank you! xoxo Jessica

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  19. This is such a cute idea!!! I would love to receive this on my desk! I am going to have to try this some time.

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  20. Jess, you are adorable. You need to mark down my birthday on your calendar and send me one of these next year. ;)

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