Cupcake ideas that say special! Part of our summer series. Check out the other videos and blogs in the series. “Sangria Recipe”, “Summer Party DIY’s”, “Make 1950s Playsuits”, “Party Cupcakes” and “Retro Summer Party” where you can see how everything turned out and the girls big surprise! Don’t forget to download the free cupcake liner pattern at the bottom of the page too.
These cupcakes are made with a sturdy buttercream frosting so they will last without refrigeration for an afternoon. They held up beautifully in 75 degree weather.
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Our party is retro themed, so we made them look like an old-fashioned ice cream sundae.
Bake the cupcakes. Any favorite recipe or cake mix will do. We decided to go with a gluten free box mix, which was delicious and easy!
We decided on Buttercream frosting because it is a favorite and holds up well without refrigeration. Also easier to pipe frosting.
We love almond extract, but if it’s not to your liking, just leave it out.
On slow speed, slowly add 3 to 4 cups confectioners sugar while adding 4 to 5 tablespoons milk. Alternate until a good consistency for piping.
Download free liner pattern at the bottom of this page.
Trace, cut out, and tape.
This cupcake says party! Get creative with the liners. Make photo liners, or print your own art. There is no limit, just make sure the paper is sturdy!