Birthday party: Decorating cupcakes

One of my childhood friends always had the best cake at her birthday parties. Her mum would make (or buy?) the most ordinary cupcakes, and set the table with different sort of custards, frostings and toppings. I loved to pile up my plate with candy, and create the most enormous cupcake possible.

For Sara’s birthday party last year, I did a similar thing. I made cupcakes, and cream cheese frosting (simply mix cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar), and used my vintage fondue plates for the table setting. Chocolate sprinkles, heart sprinkles, mini m&m’s, candy… It was all there. And it was funny to see how the children enjoyed themselves (and how in the end, lots of the candy was left un-eaten on the plates, but all of the raspberries, blueberries and strawberries were gone)!

xxx Esther


Comments (4)

Leah Adams
March 3, 2014

Looks amazing; wish I had plates like that! We do this for my daughters 5th birthday party on Wednesday 🙂

gilly porter
March 4, 2014

I love the Charlie and Lola style black and white photo with coloured cupcake!!

March 9, 2014

Please share where you found those plates. They’re perfect!

Esther in Amsterdam
March 9, 2014

Hi Michele, I found them on Ebay — search for fondue plates. I also love them for painting, for the different colours paint! And my kids love it when I do a special dinner for them, on those plates, with little bits of fruit and veggies etc in each space : )

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