Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cupcake Wars Party

My daughter loves the Cupcake Wars show on the Food Network so when the time came to plan her 13th's birthday,  she new exactly what theme her party was going to be: Cupcake Wars! She planned  the party to be just like the real show, with teams competing against each other on the cupcake taste and presentation. Since the party was the same weekend as Mardi Grass, the teams had to create cupcakes for the Mardi Gras event that was going to take place the next day at our house(We celebrated a Brazilian Carnaval the day after her party). Each team received their own t-shirts and they made cupcakes pins to adorn them. They also received all the supplies they needed to make 24 cupcakes, like cake mix, sprinkles, cupcake liners, spatula, bowl and mixer to name a few. 
I made  tissue poms and used the fun printable from Bird's party to decorate the table.

For the sweet table, we had marshmallow cupcakes, gum ball cupcakes, cinnamon kettle corn, cupcake cookies, brigadeiro(chocolate fudge), Girl Scout Thin mints cookies (my daughter's favorite) and chocolate cupcake pops. To display the sweets, I used baking trays and cooling racks from the dollar store. Before they hit the sweets, they had tacos and chips and dip. 



Girls were divided in 2 teams and each team received the supplies to bake, decorate  and display 24 cupcakes. Both teams received the same supplies to make a Mardi Gras cupcake display.  They also came up with their team name, Crazy Bananas(yellow team) and Green Ninjas(green team). They had 2 hours to complete the task. My younger daughter, son, husband and I were the judges. At the end, we tasted their cupcakes and watched their presentation. Crazy Bananas won for presentation and Green Ninjas for best cupcakes. 



 I was so pleased to see that the girls really had a lot of fun and they used team work to accomplish they task.
Party Favors:
Girls took home some cupcakes and goodies from the sweet table in a cute paper bag with a label that said: "Thanks for baking with me".

 I was so pleased to see that the girls really had a lot of fun and they used team work to accomplish they task.

Styling, food and photography - Crissy's Crafts
Printables - Bird's Party 
Mardi Grass cupcake toppers for the challenge from The TomKat Studio


10 comments:

  1. If I told you Im a senior (loner) would you wonder what is she linking to me for???? I love to give advice to people I meet at / where ever, about ideas etc. Its so exciting to see your link. Colorful , good ideas to eat, decorations etc. Thank you. Sometimes I make some for my hubby & I.

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  2. I love Cupcake Wars too! This is the funnest idea and I love that you went all out!

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  3. I love this party idea for teen girls! So fun! Great work; I'm sure your daughter felt very loved knowing all the work you put into it! :)

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  4. I love cupcakes wars! I love all the colors you used, I'm sure everyone had a great time. I think I will try to put one of these parties together, just because. I'm a new follower. I found ya on Six Sisters Stuff.

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  5. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

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  6. Cute party idea, these girls look like they are having a blast! Thanks for sharing! We are so glad that you linked up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

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  7. This is so cute! Some friends of mine produce the show Cupcake Wars and I have forwarded your party pics to them. I know they will love it!!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cathie Filian

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  8. That is so awesome! super creative. I love the marshmallow & gumball cupcakes too they are too cute.

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  9. I love this idea! My daughter and I are Cupcake War fans! I mentioned this party idea to her and she was so excited! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Cindy
    crazyloucreations.blogspot.com

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  10. I saw the party supplies for cupcake wars in a catalog and thought I will remeber where to get these.. now i need them and cant remember!!!! I camr across your site searching for the supplies... where did you purchase the cupcake wars supplies for the party????

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