April 6th, 2010 |

Dress-Up Your Cake Plates!

It’s not just for cupcakes anymore!  You can now dress up your cake plates (round or square) with these lovely paper, filigree wraps.  Hmmm….my cakes just got a little [...]

April 5th, 2010 |

Giveaway: Estilo Weddings

It’s a happy Monday here at The Party Dress!  We have a fabulous giveaway for you from one of our sponsors!

Estilo Weddings is one of those sites that I go to purely to drool over the stunning party accessories.  Amazing floral details, cupcake wrappers and plenty of fabulous things for your party or wedding.  So, ladies….here’s [...]

March 31st, 2010 |

Buttercream Frosting Technique

The most frequent question I get asked about cupcakes is regarding how to make buttercream frosting.  I get told it turns out too runny or too thick.  So I thought I’d share with you a buttercream recipe that I use, that works like a treat each and every time.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

250 grams unsalted butter, [...]

March 25th, 2010 |

Cupcake Topper

I came across this darling cake on epicurious.com – talk about a darling cupcake topper!  This would be so cute for an Easter brunch, a birthday party or shower.  If you aren’t up for making a cake and cupcakes from scratch – cheat a little!  Order the cake from your local bakery, and bake your own [...]

March 25th, 2010 |

Bunny Cupcakes

I wish you had all been sitting with me when I first saw these cupcakes….I couldn’t hide my “ooh!!” if I had tried!  They are so cute, so unique….and are sure to get rave reviews from guests young and old.  Here is the recipe from All You:

Ingredients

1  16.5-oz. roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
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March 23rd, 2010 |

Raggedy Ann Birthday Party

 

For a bit of nostalgia, base a party theme around a childhood love–like Raggedy Ann. Make sure to add in all of the cool details–like Raggedy Ann’s famous “I love you” heart as a cookie–without over doing the theme. Focus instead on a fun color combo, like red and aqua. [...]

March 12th, 2010 |

Trend Alert: Daffodil Yellow

I love the first signs of Spring.  Especially the bunches of tulips and daffodils I see on my weekly spin thru Whole Foods!  It’s amazing how one little vase of flowers sitting on my kitchen table can brighten the entire room!  The color yellow is the epitome of Spring to me – [...]

March 1st, 2010 |

A Blooming Birthday Party!

 

Are you craving Spring parties?!  My post over at Project Nursery was so colorful and festive…I just had to share it with you too!

What little girl doesn’t dream of a birthday party full of beautiful flowers?!  With Spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start [...]

February 24th, 2010 |

Teeny, Tiny, Mini….Darling Mini Cupcake Stands

You all know my obsession with cupcakes….I mean, what’s not to like?!  Bite-size cakes decorated to the nines….nothing beats that!  A special cupcake deserves a fabulous presentation.  If you agree, then these will be right up your alley!  Mini cupcake stands by Rosanna….they come in 4 colors (pink, yellow, mint and white) and are beautiful alone [...]

February 24th, 2010 |

Modern Cupcake Design

I wanted to share one of my new product obsessions with you: Ticings, thin sheets of edible icing printed with contemporary designs using food-grade inks.  They are made in the u.s.a., gluten-free, FDA approved and kosher certified.  Best when applied to fresh buttercream frosting; just peel and press to give your cakes and frosted desserts modern [...]

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