Sugar Swings! Serve Some: party hat topped cupcakes....!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

party hat topped cupcakes....!

So is anyone sick of cupcakes yet?? I mean if you ask those food experts out there the cupcake trend should be way over by now, right? Personally I still think anything cupcake related is still going pretty strong.   And really, who can resist a little cake?

And then topped with a glittered party hat? Even better!

The party hats are made from Bugles (a lot of bloggers have been already been super creative with Bugles as hats like here, and here, here, here, and here!).  I also use them for my little candy people (for gnomes, Sorting Hat from Harry PotterSanta hats).  You could also use candy corn for the hats (they worked better when I did these witches last year).

For these party hats, dip the Bugle in melted candy wafers, then immediately dip into a bowl of rainbow sugar sprinkles and let the candy harden.

After dry, lay hat on its side and pipe some streamers from the top with melted white chocolate or candy wafers/melts.  When that is dry, "pipe"a circle of melted white chocolate and immediately add the hat to the center of the circle.

Then add to your cupcakes.  Since these were for New Years Eve, I added the year to some of the hats as well (in melted white chocolate too).

And you get some really fun and festive cupcakes!  Although I used these for New Years, I think you could do these for any celebration.  For a birthday party you could even add the kid (or adults!) name to the hat.  Wouldn't that be super cute?

Hope you like them and have a very fun and festive week!

I'm really enjoying all the Valentine's Day treats being shared around too.  I may have one or 2 coming up as well!


  1. What a fun idea! I am saving this one!

  2. very cute :) love bugles, they are perfect little shapes for any kind of hat!

  3. What a fun way to dress up a Bugle. They are so sparkly and festive for New Years or a birthday party.

  4. So cute! I'm totally with you, cupcakes will never be over! :) Found you from Pint Sized Baker, would love for you to come link up at my Pin It Thursday party

  5. These party hats are just too cute!!
    I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week - would love to have you stop by and share!

  6. Sick of cupcakes? Never! Especially if they are as cute as this! Love the idea. Must try!

  7. LOVE!! LOVE!! LOVE!!
    Thanks for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker . Your post is being featured tonight. Please stop by and link up your new treats from the past week!

  8. The trick behind any birthday party is brining the right people together with great food and fun. Any birthday party for a child is pretty much guaranteed to be a success because kids just have no 'box' to keep the fun out. Let them loose and away they go. But you can add to that with the right hats.


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