Looking for fun yet artistic tea party cupcake ideas?
There’s something so cool about tea parties and cupcakes. Though not a popular choice when it comes to a bridal party, young ladies and little girls will definitely fall in love with an all-cupcake tea party. Think about small mounds of deliciously prepared cakes adorned with whatever theme you have in mind. From chocolates to vanilla, matcha green tea, cola, berries and cream, these tea party cupcake ideas will bring about an affair worthy to be remembered.
Before you go around looking for recipes, it is important to make a few decisions. Unless you want something eclectic or a tea cupcake party where guests have to indulge in some DIY cupcake making on their own, you need to decide on a theme and motif for the said event. Think vintage vs. French frou frou or English high tea or perhaps, reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is also important to give out invitations and RSVP for attendance so you can make necessary arrangements to make everyone seated cozily to chat with friends. The location and time of the event will also be of utmost importance. An afternoon snack is definitely more relaxing than that of a brunch-type tea party as everyone can languidly while their time away– or to prepare you for the possibility of serving dinner (or lunch) and continue the fun.
When all these are in mind, it is time to find the best cupcake designs and recipes. To give you a taste on some tea party cupcake ideas, these three popular options never miss.
1. Cupcake Cones
Aside from easy preparation, cupcake cones actually channel two of the well-loved degustation on various occasions– cupcakes and ice cream. Think about ice cream cones filled with cupcake fillings and decorated like, yes, cupcakes! Deliciously clever, these will surely delight everyone gracing your event. Here’s the easy way to make these adorabe treats.
- Cake recipe mix
- Ice cream cones
- Jimmies, sprinkles and other edible decorations
- Egg carton to hold the cone in place during baking and decorating
- Cut-out the empty egg cardboard and place empty cones in an upright position into it.
- Fill the cone with 2/3 batter
- Bake according to instruction (often at 350-deg F for 30mins)
- Check bottom with a long skewer.
- Place frosting on top then, decorate with your favorite toppings!
2. Martha’s Flowery Candy Cupcakes
What’s a tea party without flowers? One of Martha Stewart’s smart tea party cupcake ideas is this candy-decorated cupcakes that needs no additional piping efforts. This will make a great menu for a cupcake tea party for children. Your little guests will definitely love to eat them petal by petal down to the cake-y mound at the bottom.
To prepare for the cupcakes, you can make do with any cupcake recipe. Frost cupcakes with a simple buttercream and decorate with carefully designed candies. Make a dahlia or a red-and-yellow garden rose by slicing Haribo Sour Peaches. A classic red rose swirled out of a 20-inch strip Sour Power Strawberry Candy Belt or a sugar-coated one by twisting a 10-inch strip of Sour Power Pink Lemonade Candy belt then, there’s a white daisy snipped out of Bumplettes Tutti Frutti gumdrop and a pink clemantis out of Jelly Belly Champagne Bubbles gumdrop, snipped marshmallows and Haribo Pink Grapefruit cut into pieces.
These cupcake tea party makes a great idea for summer time fun. You can learn from this cupcake candy decorating guide from Martha Stewart HERE.
3. Magical Teacups
Don’t sweat the important stuff they say. So you did! Why not just buy store-bought cupcakes and then, place them in delightfully designed teacups for a no-fuss tea party? Or if you want to put in a little effort, bake your favorite cupcake recipe handed down from the dear Great Grandma. Place them inside vintage cups, add frosting and then, decorate to your heart’s content. Definitely makes a great centerpiece, too, for a simple yet elegant tea party.
In all these, however, don’t forget to add other finger sandwiches, macaroons, biscuits, cookies and gingerbread. Women definitely cannot survive on cupcakes alone, particularly those who are on a diet. Of course, don’t forget the drinks, too! Offer a variety of tea in hot and cold rendition, fizzy drinks, and milkshakes. Mocktails may also be served for fun. Now, send those invitations over and enjoy!
— Cake International (@thecakeshows) May 22, 2017