Tuesday Tip - Back To School Bella Cupcake Couture Blog Party + $377 Baking Giveaway

Winner update 9/7/13: Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky winner (listed on the Rafflecopter widget) is Susan Berry

Back to school Bella Cupcake Couture blog party; almost $400 in prizes, ends 9/2

I'm so thrilled to be participating in another Bella Cupcake Couture Blog Party! This time around, we are all gathering together for a Back To School event and getting our children involved in a little end of summer fun!

Back to school @bellacupcakeco blog party cupcakes

This challenge was a little different.  We received plain white cupcake wrappers and paper straws to make our own pieces of art and display the creations. It's a partay-partay so check out everyone else's posts for more fabulous cupcake creativity...

Bella Cupcake Couture
Chronicles of a Foodie
Crazy for Crust
Cupcakes Take the Cake
Diary of a Mad Hausfrau
In Katrina's Kitchen
Love From the Oven
Mesa de Vida
Not Just a Mommy
Sugar Swings! Serve Some
The Baked Equation
The Decorated Cookie

Hang on...this is another long post but worth it for the fabulous giveaway at the end of the tunnel!

Coloring blank Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers

My niece and nephews were visiting so we got them in on the fun! I asked the kids to create a wrapper and decorate their cupcake based on their favorite moment of their summer. Plus, I asked them 3 questions and their answers are below their cupcake:

1. What is your favorite cupcake flavor?
2. What has been your favorite moment of the summer?
3. What are you most looking forward to when you go back to school?

Back to school Bella Cupcake Couture blog party camping cupcake

Back to school Bella Cupcake Couture blog party camping cupcake 2

The boy's cupcake

1. Salted caramel
2. Fishing and camping
3. Seeing all my friends again

This one was my favorite and not just because it's my son's...I love his wrapper's design. You can't see it, but on one side, has his brother making s'mores. So, of course we had to make a little campfire with paper straws and paper.

Back to school Bella Cupcake Couture blog party beach cupcake

The little one's cupcake
1.  Chocolate
2.  Going to the beach
3.  Going to PE

In case you missed it, those are Swedish fish swimming in the frosting.  That's what he wanted to represent the beach. He wanted shark Gummis but for the life of me, I couldn't find them anywhere! Do they not make them anymore?

Back to school Bella Cupcake Couture blog party lake cupcake

Nephew M's cupcake
1. Chocolate
2. Swimming at the lake
3. Seeing friends

Back to school Bella Cupcake Couture blog party amusement park cupcake

Niece B's cupcake
1. Lemon
2. Going to Silverwood Theme Park 
3. Seeing friends

Yes, I totally thought about Six Flags when we were thinking about topper ideas...so I made a few with straws and washi tape. I love my niece's artwork too...those are roller coaster tracks going all the way around.

Aren't blank wrappers awesome? They are perfect at a cupcake decorating party or any party, really. You know I'm all about keeping those little fingers busy. Of course, I love the idea for the big kids too. How about a contest for the most fabulous cupcake around? Sequins, twine, buttons, stickers...the possibilities are endless.

Sorry, those of you coming from the real foodie blogs...no recipes here.  We are box-mix folks around these parts.  But I will say the Betty Crocker Hershey's Milk Chocolate cupcake mix was delicious! You add a center of fudgy goo and the whole she-bang with chocolate frosting was chocolatey awesomeness!

Feeling inspired? You can order your own Bella Cupcake Couture white cupcake wrappers and paper straws. If you do...send me a picture of your creations, I would love to share with everyone.

Sorry...off on another tangent...back to the blog party!

Back to school Bella Cupcake Couture blog party prize pack

Now on to how you get to play along! This fabulous Prize Pack is worth almost $400 and will make your next soiree fab-u-lous! And guess what? It's open worldwide!

Thanks to our amazing Prize Pack sponsors for their generous donations! Please, visit their websites to see more of their fabulous products!
Bella Cupcake Couture
The Smart Baker
India Tree
Mesa de Vida
Pretty Party Details

Lucks Food Decorating Company

To enter to WIN this Prize Pack, simply fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below.

Contest opens August 27, 2013 at 7am PST and closes September 2, 2013 at midnight PST. One winner will be chosen and announced within 48 hours of the contest ending. Winner will be contacted via email by carrie@bellacupcakecouture.com and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If they do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. This contest is open to residents worldwide.

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