"Um....no." I replied, "But I sure hope you have."
I am pleased to inform you that not only has she thought about doing that...she did it! And it was was so much fun. She asked me to help a little with the decorations and I was excited to lend a hand. It was "A Cupcake Tasting" and this is how it worked.
First of all, we picked an evening and Ann sent out an easy evite a few weeks in advance. This gave her an idea as to how many cupcakes she would need to make. She then planned the flavors and got to baking! She decided on five different flavors....some "safe" and some being a bit of stretch as far as cupcakes go (i.e. not your traditional chocolate and vanilla stuff). Ann is a very accomplished baker and enjoys it so this was a great excuse to flex her baking muscles a bit.
I used my crepe paper rosette wreath from my daughter's birthday and made this little cupcake bunting (cut using my Silhouette SD) for some decor on the entry way table. I cut a few different sized cupcakes on a few different pieces of paper and then pieced them together. I then hot glued them onto a ribbon and Boom! instant bunting.
I then had Ann email me a description of each cupcake flavor and created this menu board using Photoshop and then had it printed at Costco.
It was an easy way for people to see what each cupcake entailed (are you drooling reading those descriptions??).
I also made these cupcake toppers to go in a few of the cupcakes so everyone knew which flavors were which.
Ann had it set up beautifully on cake stands of all kinds.
As the event got underway, everyone was to take one of each....
...and as they ate them, they were to fill out a little questionnaire on each flavor.
This was for important research, you guys!
Here are some close-ups of the different flavors:
And guess what? I'll be posting the recipes for these all this week!!
It was a fabulous event and I was so glad all I had to do was a little paper-crafting and photoshopping to help make it happen! It was DELICIOUS and so fun to sit around with friends and discuss each flavor as we filled out our questionnaires.
So tell me, have you ever wanted to make a bunch of cupcakes and have a bunch of people over to eat them? If so, do it! What better excuse to bake to your heart's content than a cupcake tasting!
Recipes for these delightful morsels to come!
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