1. We made cupcakes from a mix and decorated them with canned frosting. I really like the Betty Crocker frosting. Most varieties are gluten free and many are dairy free too. Put the frosting in a pastry bag and pipe it on your cupcakes. They will look professional and are actually so easy to make! Tip: Make sure the cupcakes are completely cooled before frosting them or your frosting will melt. We displayed our recent cupcakes on a Wilton Cupcake Stand and they looked adorable.
2. My daughter is not a fan of frosting. So the above mentioned cupcakes weren’t what she wanted as her birthday treat. Instead, I made 19 cupcakes and a small 6″ cake with the remaining batter. We sprinkled powdered sugar on the cake and decorated it with some sugar cake toppers (I did have to use a little frosting to adhere the toppers to the cake). I then wrote on the plate with melted chocolate.
3. The other neat thing we did at my daughter’s party was have each child make a chocolate pizza. We made these at the beginning of the party and then when it was time for cupcakes at the end of the party, the “pizzas” were hardened. Most of the kids had a few bites and then we sent them home in cute goody bags. It was a great way for them to be creative and we didn’t need additional goody bags!