Fun Stuff

We’ve moved to a new site! Yipee!

We are excited to say WE HAVE MOVED TO A NEW SITE that will now showcase our second online party shop AND our blog all in once place! Whoo-hoo! As other online business owners know it is tough finding a site that will do all you need it to. We tried a couple out this past year and they just didn’t cut it but now WE ARE IN LOVE! We think we finally found it and hope you stop by to check it out!

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We were able to customize the design to fit our branding, showcase our great party items PLUS feature our fun tips, recipes and party inspiration on our blog! Not only having a design and layout that works with our new look we most importantly wanted it to be easy for customers to use and navigate. A smooth easy checkout was key and we are happy to say we are open! Not all of our inventory is listed yet. We are adding new listing every couple of days and have quite a few sections full already. We have a lot more to list so please bare with us during this transition as we fill up the sections of our shop. Our goal is to feature the best cupcake supplies, baking supplies and party supplies to make it easy for you to get all you need for your next event, party or celebration!

The photo below shows you part of our new site homepage. You can see all the recent features on our new blog and some of our fun photos that we post on instagram making it easier for you to see what we’ve been up to!

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We have a great “theme” section on our menu bar where you can now easily search for some of our most popular color combinations. With a click of a button you can see all the products that coordinate to each other or fit a specific theme. We’ve done the hard work for you to make it easier for you to shop and get what you need quickly. We hope you enjoy and stop by often to see what is new!

We’ve been so busy working on the new site we forgot to make a post about it here! All future blog posts will now be featured on our new site. We hope like our new site as much as we do! Once we get it filled we will be happy to offer you a great variety of fun items to enhance your baking and celebrations and have some great features on our blog. Right now we are just shipping in the USA until we get all of our inventory listed. For our international customers you can order from our Etsy shop

Thanks for looking!
~the girls
The Bakers Party Shop

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Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes – Cinco de Mayo

Strawberry margarita cupcakes and mini margaritas: Cinco de Mayo is coming right up and summer is on the way! These both mark the beginning of Strawberry Margarita season in my opinion! It’s really hard to say what’s better, a cupcake or cocktail? Well how about both!


For the base of this cupcake we went with a pound cake recipe, infused with fresh lime zest and tequila. Once cooled, we cored each cupcake to make room for an extra burst of flavor with a Strawberry Tequila Puree. Since we just wanted a small pocket of this extra flavor, a jumbo or mid-size French frosting tip makes the perfect tool for coring cupcakes! Simply press the tip into the top of the cupcake and give it a little twist as you gently press down. Pull out the little piece of cupcake and you are left with a small space to fill with the puree!

Next is the delicious Strawberry Tequila Buttercream Frosting! This frosting is heavenly and reminds me of strawberry ice cream. I use a basic buttercream recipe, but instead of adding milk I use fresh strawberries blended smooth. You can also use the Strawberry Tequila Puree since the recipe makes more than enough to fill cupcakes, make frosting and a few cocktails!


If you want to get the sugared rim look for your cupcake, we found it is best to frost them in two steps. Start by outlining the cupcake with a thick round of frosting using a jumbo plain tip. Then have a bowl of sparkling sugar ready for dipping the cupcake in. Work quickly so you don’t lose any of the puree. Next, add a small swirl of frosting with a jumbo open star tip sealing in the puree to complete the cupcake. From here you can add a small candied fruit slice or other decoration of your choice! Now all that’s missing is a lovely Strawberry Margarita Cocktail! Stay tuned for a delicious recipe…..


Tequila Lime Cupcakes:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2-3 tsp lime zest (from 2-3 limes)
1 tsp lime oil or lime extract
1 tbsp tequila
3 1/2 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup half & half

In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add the zest, extract & tequila. In a medium bowl combine all the dry ingredients. In a small bowl whisk together the sour cream and half & half. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternating with the sour cream mixture. The batter will be thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
Recipe makes 24-30 standard size cupcakes.

Strawberry Tequila Frosting:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened but still cool to the touch
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
3-4 tablespoons purred strawberries
1 tbsp tequila
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the tequila and vanilla. Slowly add the strawberry puree 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach desired consistency for frosting cupcakes.

Tip: I puree fresh strawberries with my Kitchen-Aid Immersion Blender. I like to keep the seeds in so it looks like real strawberry icing! Just make sure to blend for about a minute to make sure there are no large strawberry chunks. You can also use the Strawberry Tequila Puree below in place of fresh pureed strawberries.

Strawberry Tequila Puree:
1 pound of strawberries, sliced
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp tequila

Place the strawberries and sugar in a small pan over medium heat. Once the strawberries begin to breakdown, add the tequila. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, then blend to remove any large pieces of strawberries. Cool complete before using.


post written by Shauna & photographed by Esther

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“Freckled” Chocolate Easter Eggs

MINI “FRECKLED” CHOCOLATE EASTER EGGS: How darling are these beautiful chocolate Easter eggs with sprinkles made by Peacock Chocolates, a small artisan business making beautiful chocolates & confectionery items in Australia. Lisa, the passionate chocolatier behind Peacock Chocolates uses top quality ingredients, using the best French couverture chocolates from Valrhona and boutique manufacturer Michel Cluizel. Many of her chocolates are decorated with iridescent powders, gold leaf and our pretty colored tiny non pareil sprinkles are featured on her Easter Eggs (aka as “freckles” in Australia)! They were so popular this year that she will be adding them to her chocolate line as a standard offering creating little chocolate balls.


We love to hear about small business that are “living their passion”, creating beautiful and often delicious products and confections. Lisa says, “I discovered a natural ability for chocolate making and not just ability but a pure and all consuming enjoyment for the art of a chocolatier.” Now that is someone living her passion! When you can do what you are passionate about you are bound to create some wonderful things. Her chocolates look divine…I wish I had a few of these to enjoy! It was fun to see what she made with our colorful non pareils. Did you notice the colors of them go with her business name, clever!  Stop by Peacock Chocolates to take a peak at the divine chocolates they offer.

Thanks to Lisa for sharing her “freckled eggs”. We can’t wait to see what your great business comes up with next!

Enjoy and Happy Easter everyone!

~the girls

post written by Esther, photo is copyright of Peacock Chococlates

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Mini Doughnuts PLUS a Giveaway!


Boy, we have something extra special in store for you this week! We had fun in the kitchen last Friday making mini chocolate doughnuts in the Babycakes Mini Doughnut Maker, so much fun that we bought a second one for a lucky person to win! Whoo-hoo!

We are celebrating the re-launching of our blog AND the GRAND OPENING of THE BAKERS PARTY SUPPLY SHOP, our second online baking and party supply shop!  See below for all the details on how to enter! We have 2 great prizes to be won and ALL ORDERS in our new shop this week will get a FREE SURPRISE GIFT in with their order!


EASY TO USE AND FAST: The mini doughnut maker was super easy to use! We made the chocolate doughnut recipe from the little instruction-recipe book it comes with. We had to make a few substitutions since I forgot to buy buttermilk. Thankfully the recipe book told how to make some with milk and vinegar. The machine heated up quick and the mini doughnuts baked up really fast (about 4 minutes). Before long we had quite the pile of mini chocolate doughnuts and had to decide how we wanted to decorate them.

TIP FOR THE BATTER:  The recipe book suggested putting the batter in a plastic bag and then snipping off the end so you can easily squeeze the batter in the doughnut cavity on the machine. Well I must have squeezed a bit too hard because I popped a hole in the side of the bag. Shauna had a BRILLIANT idea of using one of our plastic disposable frosting bags since the plastic is a bit thicker and that worked GREAT! We are including a set of our frosting and now doughnut batter bags (lol) in with our grand prize! Scroll down to see how to enter and what fun things you have a chance to win!

Chocolate glaze on a chocolate doughnut...yum, yum!

Chocolate glaze on a chocolate doughnut…yum, yum!

SPRING ARE YOU EVER COMING?: Since we are really trying hard to think SPRING we wanted to showcase some of our fun pastel colored sprinkles on the doughnuts. For the glaze we used Wilton Chocolate Glaze that I had picked up for impromptu baking projects. It is always good to keep a few baking staples in your pantry! You could make one of the glazes listed in the recipe book or make your own. The Wilton chocolate glaze was easy to use and it was nice and thick so it didn’t run down the sides of the doughnuts. We heated it up in the container it came in (following the instructions, making sure not to overheat it) and then transferred some to a quart size freezer bag (or use one of our disposable frosting bags) where we snipped just a little of the tip off so we could apply some squiggles to the top of the doughnut. If the glaze is too hot it can drip so getting it warm enough but not too hot worked best. Decorate the doughnuts one at a time since you don’t want the glaze to set up before you get the pretty sprinkles you are using on them.

ANOTHER USE FOR AN EGG CUP: Egg cups work great to hold sprinkles too! If you are having a doughnut making party they are a fun way to display the toppings you will be using!

All dressed up!

All dressed up!

ALL DRESSED UP AND READY TO GO….GO WHERE YOU SAY?:  What goes better with doughnuts than a glass of milk….or a shot glass of milk since these are mini doughnuts!

When I see a good bargain on something I can use in a future project or photo shoot I grab it. I remembered some pretty shot glasses I had purchased (or had been given to me by my mother who tends to do the same thing) and was lucky enough to remember where I had stashed them. They have a pretty pop of color at the bottom of the glass and were nice wide, short shot glass, almost a mini rocks glass style. So where were the doughnuts going?…on top of the shot glass, of course! This made for a fun display and a cute way to serve them for a brunch, birthday party or snack. We cut down some of our spring polka dot paper straws and that just sealed the deal….mini spring doughnut cuteness!

SHOPPING LIST of the items we carry that were used in our project:
disposable frosting bags – to help get the dough in the maker a little more easily
mini pastel confetti dot quin sprinkles
pastel rainbow non pareil mix sprinkles
pastel mix baby sugar pearls
spring polka dots paper straws

RECIPE ALERT: Stay tuned! Later this week we will post a fun recipe for another style of mini doughnuts that we are working on!

Don’t forget to see the below details on how you can enter for a chance to win one of our great prizes!! Contest starts Monday 3/31/14!


We have been working very hard getting product listings added to our new shop. We are excited to announce that we are NOW OPEN! We have a great assortment of products available and will be adding more to the shop each week. Fun NEW products are coming soon (balloons, confetti and more)! We have a TON to get listed in our sale section too! Please stop by and shop all the baking and party goodness we have to offer!

REMEMBER: ALL ORDERS MADE IN OUR NEW SHOP, The Bakers Party Supply Shop, FROM 3/30/14 – 4/6/14 (midnight est) WILL GET A FREE SURPRISE GIFT IN YOUR ORDER! We’ve got some fun prizes packed up! Plus orders over $100 always ship for FREE!



Help spread the word on our fun little blog and new baking and party supply shop! We have some great prize packs you can enter for a chance to win!

One lucky winner will win our GRAND PRIZE which contains:
Babycakes mini doughnut maker
Pretty baking apron
2 oz jar of pastel non pareil sprinkles
2 oz jar of mini pastel dot quin sprinkles
2 oz jar of pastel mix baby sugar pearls
a set of 10 disposable frosting-doughnut batter plastic bags

2nd place wins this fun prize pack:
18 white tin tie treat bags with window
Lime bakers twine spool
18 assorted pin back buttons in a mix of hearts, stars and “Thank you”



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We hope you enjoy and good luck to all that enter!
~the girls

This promotion is open to those 18 years or older with a valid United States shipping address. Void where prohibited.

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Working on something new…

Us girls are SO excited to be launching our new and improved blog! We will be working hard to help bring all you bakers and party throwers a fun site where you can get some great tips, recipes, baking and party inspiration! For those that don’t know dessert catering was were we started so we feel like we are now coming full circle by being able to get back in the kitchen and work on some creative projects to share with you. We hope to showcase some of customers creations here too as we love to see what people create using the fun baking and party supplies we carry! There might even be a family spot light here and there too when someone is making something fun and worth sharing!

We have some other exciting things in the works and will have another announcement soon!

the girls at The Bakers Confections

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