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Have a Cupcake Party!
- Melissa Larson
Introduce young children to baking by throwing a cupcake-decorating party.
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Decorate with an easy-to-make garland. Using a needle, thread colorful cupcake liners ($3 to $4; bakeitpretty.com).
- Tracie Stier-Johnson
- Meredith Moza
Offer an assortment of frosting colors, sprinkles and candies, and let guests pile on the sweetness. (mythreetinythings.blogspot.com)
- Linda Vandermeer
Dip the rim of a glass into pink melted candy coating. Then place the rim in a bowl of sprinkles. Shake off excess. Once dry, fill with strawberry milk and marshmallows. (bubbleandsweet.blogspot.com)
- Kim Kuhn
Let the kids decorate chef hats ($3 each) and aprons ($2 each; chefskin.com) with fabric markers and letter stickers (both at crafts stores) before they start cookin'.
Make a Wish
As an alternative to a cake, stick candles on top of a stack of gorgeous cookies. (cookiemondays.com)