BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Meri Meri Cupcake Toppers


Dina has written about the Meri Meri cupcake kits before, but I had no idea that you could get them in France! (I picked mine up at my favourite kid’s book shop in Paris, Enfant Lyre). I also had no idea that such a thing as a cupcake topper existed — the cupcake revolution is still very young here in France.

For Violette’s 3rd birthday, I went cupcake crazy and it was a massive success. The little Frenchies went crazy for this Anglo invasion of sweet treats. I think there is a future here for them…. I cannot wait for the time we will find cupcakes neatly lining the bakery shelves, right along side croissants and pains au chocolat.

-Emilie


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Courtney in London
April 22, 2011

I also just used the Meri Meri cupcake toppers for my son’s circus-themed birthday party. Very cute!


April 22, 2011

Emilie,

I am guessing that you already know/know of Sugar Daze/Little Miss Cupcake?
http://littlemisscupcakeparis.blogspot.com/

Also, at Valentine’s Day, Lenotre was offering a two-cupcake “sweetheart” package for twelve Euros. Considering that the cupcakes did not look very good this seemed ridiculous.

Violette’s cupcakes, on the other hand, they look delicious. I am about to try to pull-off Barbapapa-shaped cakes for my older son’s school birthday. What recipe did you use for yours?

Jennifer


dina
April 22, 2011

We got the same exact princess toppers in your picture for my girls 4th birthday! I love all the stuff from Meri Meri – I especially like their whole greeting card line…


April 22, 2011

It was funny, the lady in the shop I bought the cupcake set said she regretted having ordered them because no one was buying them. Some how there is not market for them in France. Jennifer, I just typed vanilla and chocolate cupcakes into google and the joyofbaking.com website came up. They were delicious… what would you recommend?


Michele
April 25, 2011

I made cupckes for my daughters third birthday party. They were also a big hit, except all the little French kids insisted on eating them with spoons! 🙂


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April 25, 2011

Emilie, for the past two years I have used Nigella Lawson’s recipe for fairy cakes via this blog: http://lick-the-spoon.blogspot.com/2005/07/fairy-cakes.html

You have to double or triple the recipe, but they were delicious. I think I used a different frosting though. This time I might need to make chocolate ones too (for Barbamama and Barbouille, but I am running out of time and thinking of just going back to heart-shapes instead of the Barbapapas–these are for tomorrow). I’ll check your recipe!


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