Saturday, February 25, 2012

Yes, I had a Giant Sparkly Cupcake Party....

Everyone at least once in their life should host something as fabulous as a Giant Sparkly Cupcake Party. ♥ I did last week, and it was wonderful.

(This is me and my giant sparkly cupcake, photo courtesy of my talented friend Angela from Angel Cakes). 

I made a cupcake vow to my hometown of Waupaca, and to all my cupcake friends......When I reached 1000 "likes" on the Amanda Cupcake Facebook page, I would return the love by baking and swirling a giant sparkly cupcake like magic.  

I invited everyone in town and from afar to eat my giant cupcake magic with me.
And if you could wear a tutu with me while eating a cupcake at the same time.  I mean..I spill frosting and edible glitter on my tutu often!  I wonder what my designer Mir Tutu thinks of that?

The journey to becoming a giant sparkly cupcake isn't always predictable. (This is what my colorful cake batter looked like in the pan before baking). 

..This is the unpredictable proof, at 350 degrees.  My colorful cake batter turned into a very beautiful kaleidoscope while baking. (Hint: Curiosity is a good thing! I would have never discovered such a beautiful sight if I wasn't curious enough to peek inside the oven 10 minutes after my giant cupcake started baking!)

I am glad I didn't eat my giant sparkly cupcake alone.
So many of my friends showed up, 
and they are all wonderful characters:

A Tu - Tu Designer.
A Chef.
Two Cupcake Superstars.
Some Young Aspiring Superstars.
My Artist Boyfriend. (the one who made this amazing drawing of me).
An Adorable Birthday Girl and Her Daddy.
My Friend from the Waupaca Middle School Dance Team (remember Chocolate Peanut Butter Love?)
My blonde bombshell of a friend. (there's always a blonde bombshell).
My past high school teacher who gives the best cupcake hugs.
 My Make-Up Artist Friend Kate Unger who gave make-overs all night.
Nicki Minaj as the soundtrack.

Eeek! Look at the adorable mini cupcake cake pops Angel Cakes made just for me!  They look just like my giant cupcake, except in mini giant cupcake size! 

Angel Cakes. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am still squealing with joy.  Just look at the box! You put so much ♥ into this wonderful gift.

Or what about this Ranch Bacon Cupcake that tasted just like a dream Subway sandwich,  masterminded by my Master Chef friend Lonnie and her talented tutu designer sister Miranda?
Lonnie and Miranda call them Dainty Dinners. ♥
Who says cupcakes can't be savory instead of sweet?

.....and of giant sparkly cupcake.


I tried to top the giant cupcake with a whole crazy mixture of everything I've piled high on cupcakes in the last year:
Gems.(edible ones like glitterized peanut butter cups).
Disco Cherries.
Sparkling Oreo Cookies. 

I even made the cupcake liner out of chocolate candy melts. 

And the cutting of the cake.. was just a sweet & beautiful disaster. 

It was so ginormously spectactular, we cut the cupcake with a cleaver.

It's a rare, but alluring surprise when something is just as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside!

An even bigger sparkly giant cupcake party:
Will happen when I reach 1999 likes on Facebook.
That means more cupcake love for the world to share.
Mark your calendar. 

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At February 25, 2012 at 10:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story and pics! Love cupcake hugs and the love that goes with them!

At February 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM , Anonymous Shana said...

Amazing! How do you get your colors so bright? I tried doing rainbow cupcakes a couple of weeks ago and failed miserably. HELP!

At February 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM , Blogger Amanda Cupcake said...

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At February 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM , Blogger Amanda Cupcake said...

Thank you Shana!! I use AMERICOLOR gel for my bright colors (they come in ELECTRIC colors, I love them). You can buy Americolor online..or I get mine at Hobby Lobby if you have one close by. I am going to do a tutorial soon on my blog on how to do rainbow cupcakes because everyone always wants to know. So keep your eyes open for it! I think step by step pictures will be better than me trying to explain it here!

At February 26, 2012 at 10:17 PM , Blogger Amanda Cupcake said...

Thank you so very much!! xoxo

At March 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You seem to use a lot of disco duston your the look BUT after reading up on it I'm very confused. Here is what I found on just one website when talking about this stuff.."Non-toxic. Made in the USA *Please note that these dusts are not a food product and should not be considered as such. " I kept looking and I kept finding that it's not edible. The part I'm confused about then is WHY would they show a cupcake with this dust sprinkled ontop of it???? Confused Confused It clearly looks like they are trying to sell this as an edible product. I saw cakes etc..with it too. If it's not a food product WHY would you put it on food???? Confused Confused
Please clarify this for me. Like i said earlier i love the look of it but would never want to feed someone something that isn't suppose to be eaten.

At March 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM , Blogger Amanda Cupcake said...

I have eaten a few little sprinkles of disco dust on pretty much every cupcake I create (and I sample them all the time) and I think it has actually made me happier. Glitter makes everything better. Just like anything-sugar, fat, butter..., disco dust should be used in moderation. The lightest sprinkling of disco dust makes a cupcake pretty! You can also make your own disco dust by crushing glitter sprinkles with a rolling pin. I do that quite often. :)


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