GIVEAWAY NEWS!

 

 

We are very excited to team up with Sandi from Oh Baby! Custom Shower Decor to offer a great giveaway!

Visit the Oh Baby! …the Blog to enter the giveaway and one luck winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our online shop! Very cool!

 

GOOD LUCK!
The winner will chosen by random.org after Tuesday September 6th at midnight …so hurry up and enter today!

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

 

 


Just updated the Trip Advisor Travel Map tonight with more cities that our edible cake and cupcake toppers have been shipped to over the past few months. It’s fun to see our progress ;)
Very proud that they have traveled to Australia, Alaska and even Hawaii!
Take a look at the cities…we may even been in your city and you didn’t even know it.

     


    Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

    Around this time every year, my mom ends up either baking a pineapple upside down cake or buying one from the local grocery store for my dad’s birthday.  This is his favorite cake in the entire world and he would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner…if my mom would let him :)

    A few days back, I found a recipe to make pineapple upside down CUPCAKES!  I want to try this out soon, and of course my dad will be the judge to see if this recipe beats what we traditionally have.  I like the easy presentation of the cake in the cupcake liners for this type of cake since usually becomes a little bit of a mess on the cake plate. My dad will argue with me that this is the best part of the cake!

    Thanks to FamilyFun Magazine for the recipe and the step-by-step instructions to make these cute cupcakes.  They do not use cupcake liners but it is a quick step to do in the beginning while your oven is heating up.

    This recipe will make 12 cupcakes – just enough for a family birthday party or dessert for every meal for my dad for a week ;)

    A little tip to make this recipe even faster to make is to use yellow cake mix instead of making your batter from scratch. If you use cake mix, you can also double your recipe to make 24 cupcakes since you will more batter.

    Just a note: this recipe does not require the use of the cupcake liners. Just flip the muffin pan over to release each cupcake and display on a nice dessert platter…or you can add the cupcake liners so each person can have fun unwrapping their own dessert. I’m going to use fun decorative cupcake liners to match the decor of the party.

    Love the Presentation!

    Thanks to CookbookManiac.com for this great photo sequence of her version of pineapple upside down cupcakes. You can find the recipe at her website.

     

     



    I’m excited to try out a new recipe and if it turns out as good as they look in these photos, then I know it will be a big hit at my dad’s birthday party!

    Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!


    I am very excited to share our blog feature by Oh Baby! Custom Shower Decor! 

    I worked with Sandi, from Oh Baby! Custom Shower Decor, to customize edible cookie toppers to match the decor and theme of the upcoming baby shower she hosted for her friend this past weekend.  They did a Japanese cherry blossom theme in pink and grey… and it turned out amazing!  Here are a few photos that were taken at her event!

     

     

    It all looks so perfect! …from the cherry blossom invitations to dessert table to the coordinating centerpieces!

     

    To view more from Oh Baby!’s Japanese cherry blossom baby shower, click here!

     

    Sweet Sponsor: Sweet’n Treats

    Sandi was also nice enough to feature Sweet’n Treats as her “Sweet Sponsor”. She demonstrated how to use our edible cookie and cupcake toppers this week! You can see the full post here: http://ohbabyshowerdecor.blogspot.com/2011/08/sweet-sponsor-sweetn-treats.html

    Instad of using the edible toppers for cupcakes, Sandi and her friend made sugar cookies and frosted them with buttercream icing to use as shower favors!

     

     

     

     

    To view all of Sweet’n Treats edible cake and cupcake toppers, please visit our website!

     

    A big thanks to Sandi from Oh Baby! Custom Shower Decor! Visit her shop filled with cute custom baby shower decoration kits.

     

     

    Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

     

     

     


    Happy Tuesday!  We are finally having a beautiful summer day today with no humidity.  All of the windows are open and excited to take my daughter to the park this afternoon.

     

    My inspiration for today’s blog is jungle safari. I finished up a baby jungle safari cupcake topper order this morning and wanted to find cute ideas to go with this theme.

     

     

     

    Monkey Cupcakes

    Love the monkey cupcakes and they look so easy to make!  Start with your traditional cupcake, frost with chocolate icing and then add vanilla cookies to make the mouth area Split the mini nutter butter cookies in half for the ears.  Use black decorating gel to add the nose and eyes. Finally, use red decorating gel to create a smile!  The kids are going to love these!

     

    Safari Themed Cupcake Toppers

    Don’t have time to make these decorated cupcakes? Then try Sweet’n Treats Edible Cookie & Cupcake Toppers. We have a few different pre-design collections for jungle and safari themed birthday parties and baby showers!  Very easy to use and sold by the dozen.  Order 2 dozen and it is the perfect amount to apply to any frosted home-made or store bought cupcakes.

     

    Baby Safari Topper Collection

     

    Classic Jungle Topper Collection

     

    Tatoos for Tots

    I found this great site, TatoosForTots.com, with a fun collection of temporary tattoos perfect for favor bag treats for all ages.  These tattoos use colorful designs combined with printed words.  There so many different tattoos to choose from and the best part is the tattoos engages children to make connections between letters and sounds.


    Each collection contains 2 sheets of temporary tattoos for $3.99 and they even have one for the jungle safari theme!

     

     

    Jungle Pals Balloons

    A party is only complete if you have balloons and lots of them.  How about these mylar gallons from BalloonPlanet.com. There are 4 gallons in this balloon bouquet and features an elephant, monkey (my favorite), lion, and jungle birthday balloons. Also included is a balloon anchor weight.  Combine these with some animal print (leopard or zebra) balloons from your local party store and your party will come together very quickly!

     

     

    I love finding different party themes and ideas through out the week and wish I had more parties to throw to use all of these great ideas!

    Have you thrown a jungle safari party? I would love to see photos from your special day! Send photos with details about your party to sales@sweetntreats.com and I may feature them on one of my next blog posts!

     

    Until tomorrow, have a great day!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Ahoy there! Let’s have a pirates party!

     

    There are so many creative and fun decorations and activities to make for a pirates themed party.  All coordinating balloons, plates, napkins, cups and utensils can be found at www.birthdayexpress.com

     

     

     

     

     

    To get the pirate theme started, find some great clipart graphics to make your own invitations to send to your child’s special guests.

     

     

    Treasure Maps & Treasure Chest Favors

    Instead of using favor bags for the kids, use treasure chest filled with candy, gold coins and even add an eye patch.  But the best part is to create treasure maps for the kids (and adults) to find the treats!  You can create your own map on construction paper.  Draw the layout of the party with markers and make a few different “X” marks the spot areas so everyone can find their own treasure chest. Give each party guest a map and let them find the treats! I’ve done this so many times for friends and family to find their birthday presents.

     

    Party Snacks

    In the photo collage above, a great party food are the “eye ball” deviled eggs! Prepare your deviled eggs as usual. The trick to make these look like eye balls is adding a sliced olive to make the eye and also roasted red pepper to make the eye look bloodshot. Display on a platter on top of some black beans!

     

    Desserts: Pirate Cupcakes

     

    How cute are these cupcakes! A nice way to incorporate the pirates theme with dessert.

     

    Pirates Edible Cookie & Cupcake Toppers

    Don’t have time to make these very decorative cupcakes? Try Sweet’n Treats edible cupcake toppers! We have a matching pirates theme that are very easy to use. Just remove the protective backing and apply the edible topper to the top of any frosted cupcake or cookie. It’s that easy!

    The edible toppers are available at: http://www.sweetntreats.com/products/cctoppers/kids.html. You can purchase them for $9/dozen.

    Printable Pirates Cupcake Toppers

    Or maybe you’re crafty and want to make cupcake toppers!

    Try Sweet’n Treats Printables! The same matching pirates theme for DIY cupcake toppers.  You’ll receive a template with 12 2-inch graphics ready to be used for so many party projects.  They are great not just for cupcake toppers but invitations, stickers, favor labels, banners, napkin rings, and even scrapbooking!

    Not sure what supplies you might need or even how to make the cupcake toppers? Don’t worry, here’s some instructions: http://www.sweetntreats.com/products/freebies/index.html

    DIY Pirates Eye Patch

    Follow these easy instructions from ChicaandJo.com to make pirate eye patches for all of the party guests!

    They also have instructions and templates to make flags, goody bags and more!

    Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

     

     


    Cupcake Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

     

    One of the cute ideas I made for my daughter’s birthday party were cupcake shaped rice krispies treats dipped in chocolate.  What a great response to this quick and easy treat!  I had so many people ask me how I made them and I’m even making some more this weekend for our friend who is having a birthday party for her daughter.

    A little twist on a classic treat!

     

     

    These treats are easy to make with very few ingredients.

    What you’ll need:

    • Cupcake Cookie Cutter (or any shaped cookie cutter to match your party theme)
    • 1 1/2 cups White Chocolate Chips
    • 10 oz. package Mini Marshmallows
    • 1 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
    • 3 tbsp. Butter or Margarine
    • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
    • Sprinkles (optional)
    Directions:
    1. In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
    2. Using buttered spatula (or wax paper), press mixture into 13×9 inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool.
    3. Cut cupcake shapes using the cookie cutter.

     

    4. In small microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate and oil. Microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

    5. Coat the top of the treats with the melted chocolate using a spoon.

     

    6. Decorate with sprinkles or other candy before the chocolate starts to set.  Any remaining chocolate can be put into a piping bag to outline the bottom of the cupcake to look like the cupcake liner.

     

     

     

     

    7. Place the treats on wax paper. Refrigerate until chocolate is set.

     

     

    Once chocolate is set, remove from refrigerator and place on a decorative platter for your party! ENJOY ;)

    This recipes makes 18 cupcake shaped treats.  If you use a smaller cookie cutter, than you can create more from this one batch recipe.

    The possibilities are endless with this quick treat.  There are so many different cooke cutter shapes, you can use this recipe for so many occasions!  …birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, retirement, treats for the office or just because!

     

    Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!