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Outdoor Party Themes for the Upcoming Spring

Spring is right around the corner, and it’s never too early to get going on party-planning season. The first major thaw brings about numerous opportunities for outdoor themed parties, and at Simply Wrappers, we’re here to help.

Our custom cupcake liners are the perfect accent to a spring-themed outdoor party. We can match up with any event – let’s look at a few popular or interesting party theme ideas for the springtime when the weather starts to get nice.

Graduation

These are still a couple months off in most cases, but it’s never too early to get planning. Whether it’s high school, college or even a middle school commencement, few party styles are more synonymous with an outdoor barbeque and a nice, healthy crowd.

You want to go big at a graduation. Lots of finger food is good for all the guests, and the meat of choice for the graduate of course. Cupcakes adorned with Simply Wrappers special cupcake liners in the school colors are only appropriate.

TV-Themed

Spring also brings about the restart of several of the day’s most popular television shows, so if you and your friends are into such things, it can be a great way to kick off the season. Maybe everyone has to show up in their best Game of Thrones garb, or perhaps everyone picks their favorite character and brings a party favor in their honor.

Breakfast for Dinner

The perfect alternative style for a sunset themed party. Use eggs and toast as appetizers, and include cocktails like the mimosa or Bloody Mary if guests are so inclined. For a little topper, revert back to the traditional style with some cupcakes.

Vegan Party

If you and your guests are of a healthier persuasion, why not celebrate it? A vegan or vegetarian party offers opportunities to get creative with fresh takes on traditional party specials, plus keeps things healthier than the standard get-together. And of course, for healthier cupcakes on the menu, the liners at Simply Wrappers don’t discriminate.

For more spring party ideas, or to learn more about any of our themed cupcake liners, speak to the friendly staff at Simply Wrappers today.
By Bruce Hansen | | cupcakes, party, themed cupcake wrapper, themed party | Read more

Fun Alternative Ways to Eat Cupcakes

At Simply Wrappers, our goal is to maximize the enjoyment you can get out of your next party or gathering. Our themed cupcake liners add that extra layer of detail and specificity to your party design, turning a fun snack into something more.

The fun doesn’t have to stop when our wrappers are peeled off a delicious cupcake, however. Most people have only ever eaten a cupcake one way – the traditional, frosting-on-top bite. Many go their whole lives without ever experimenting one of the many fun alternatives there are for eating a cupcake, and this is a travesty we can’t live with. Let’s look at a few of your other options for eating a cupcake.

Sandwich Style

The number one complaint people make when eating cupcakes? They’re too messy, mainly due to the frosting. It’s often heaped on top of the cake material, usually so high that it’s tough to eat without getting some frosting on your face or shirt.

Sandwich style eating gets rid of these concerns. Simply rip off the bottom of the cupcake, turn it over, and place it on top of the frosting, like a second piece of bread on a sandwich. You can press down the frosting to easier levels, and take simpler bites that don’t make so much of a mess.

Split Parts

There are some people among us who are very against mixing flavors, and we have answers for you as well. It’s easy enough to split a cupcake up into its distinct parts – cake, frosting, and filling if the cupcake has it. Many people choose to isolate these and eat them individually instead of consuming the whole package at once.

Mashed Up

Others enjoy a more crumbly treat, and there’s a method here for you too. Crushing up the cupcake in a small bowl changes the texture, and the frosting will help pieces of cake to stick to themselves. This is also perfect for flawed or messy cupcakes that you might struggle to eat normally.

Portion Sized

On a diet, or looking to shed pounds? If you’re still allowed to have treats of any kind, cupcakes are easy to split up into various portion sizes. Our special cupcake liners will still retain their form if they’re cut around, so it’s easy to split up portions and enjoy some wonderful flavor without as many calories added.

Got cupcakes on the mind now? The experts at Simply Wrappers are standing by to tell you how our custom cupcake wrappers are perfect for your next event.
By Bruce Hansen | | cupcakes, themed cupcake wrapper | Read more

It's Halloweeeeeeeen!

Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!

Don't you just love this holiday?? 
Getting all dressed up, pretending to be something crazy or someone that you aren't, and getting free candy from all of your neighbors?
Think about it. How crazy is that?! On one day out of the year, we get to go to our neighbors' houses, or even strangers' houses, and ask for free candy.

AND THEY GIVE IT TO US.

What better way to celebrate the lives we live and to spread happiness??!
I know. A HALLOWEEN BASH! 
A "THE MONSTER MASH" themed Halloween party!!

You can make the party big by inviting all of your friends, or small and just have it with your hunny and kids!

Go ahead! Throw a fun party, with games and awesome festivities, and end it by gathering around the TV and watching "Halloweentown". C'mon. It's a true Disney Channel classic! Your kids will thank you for it, believe me.

And of course.....DO NOT FORGET THE CUPCAKES! You would ruin Halloween without them. 
And here at Simply Wrappers, we have just the ticket!



Frankie Cupcakes

 

 

   

 

BUT WAITTTTT!!! You CANNOT forget the key to the ENTIRE recipe!! 

   
   Halloween Medley Cupcake Wrappers


Trick or Treat Spiderweb Cupcake Wrappers


        Vampire Bats Cupcake Wrappers



Make sure to grab some of these spooky wrappers to wrap Frankenstein up with! 






Happy Halloween!

 

 

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day!

Hello cupcake lovers!

I remember way back when, when I was a itty bitty kindergartner, learning about the remarkable Johnny Appleseed.
That was almost 20 years ago, and I STILL remember it!!
What a lasting impression my teacher left by teaching me about this inspirational man.

If you're a teacher, parent, aunt or uncle, celebrate September 26th and teach the children around you the story of the American hero Johnny Appleseed!


After you're done teaching them about him, have a glorious Apple Strudel cupcake, with real bits of apple inside them!

Amaretto Apple Strudel Cupcakes


       

 


If you do not want to use amaretto, substitute it for 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.

You will NOT regret taking the time to make these. They're so light and fluffy, you'll lose count of how many you have!
And, even better, they're light on the calories!
It's a win-win situation here, people!

 

Don't forget to pair your cupcakes with any of our gorgeous cupcake wrappers!


 
Red Chevron Cupcake Wrappers


Glitter Green Grass Sparkly Cupcake Wrapper

 
Leaf Green Polka Dot Cupcake Wrapper

  
Pastel Blue Swirls Cupcake Wrapper

 


Thanks for stopping by!


Love, 

By Christina Beebe | | apple, baking, cupcakes, holiday, johnny appleseed, strudel, teacher, wrappers | Read more

Calling All Banana Lovers!!

Hello readers!

Guess what???

TOMORROW is National Banana Lovers Day!!

So to commemorate this festive and important day, here is one marveloussss recipe for some scrumptious banana cupcakes!

Now, I doubt I even have to tell you all this, but seeing as there are bananas in this recipe, that means these are healthy cupcakes. RIGHT?! ;)
So you have no excuse but to get home, put on those lounging pants and get to baking to get in your serving of fruit for the day.
You want to stay healthy, right?! Then these are the cupcakes for you!


Gina's Banana Cupcakes

   

 

Don't forget to pair your delicious cupcakes with our Dandelion Yellow or our Glitter Yellow Sunshine cupcake wrappers! You won't regret it!

In addition to National Banana Lovers Day, tomorrow also happens to be Thoughtful Thursday, so how about baking up a batch of banana cupcakes for your friend or  your neighbor? Sound like a plan?


Thanks for reading!




By Christina Beebe | | banana, cupcakes, friends, holiday, thursday, wrappers, yellow | Read more

Easter Bunny Cupcakes!

Happy Easter, everybody!

Don't you love this time of year? Everything is beginning to bloom, the smell of flowers in the air with the sun shining and birds chirping!
Taking a walk outside just brings a smile to your face!

What better way to celebrate this Easter holiday than with gorgeous and delicious bunny cupcakes?!


Aren't they DARLING?!

Here is how to make these cute-tastic cupcakes!
For even further instruction, go here to the source.

1) Go ahead and cut and bake some regular cookies from any recipe! You can find a Vanilla Butter cookie recipe here
Use a bunny face cookie cutter to cut your cookies. We'll be cutting off the ears once they are baked. Click here for a great cookie cutter!

2) Once they are baked, cut off the ears of the cookie.



3) Let the cookies cool. Once they are cool, use this recipe for stiff royal icing to "glue" a toothpick or 1/2 a Popsicle stick to the cookie.
Apply the icing and attach the toothpick or popsicle stick and wait for it to dry. This may take overnight, if you have the time. Otherwise, keep an eye on it and if it is really stiff, press on!

4) Next, once it's dry, it's time to decorate!! All you need is white icing and pink icing. That's it!!
So, get your white icing, and with a #3 tip, outline the bunny ears and fill them in! Once that's done, fill in the middle of the ears with the pink icing, while the icing is still wet!
After that, play a little bit of the waiting game for the icing to dry. 
If possible, let them dry overnight.



5) In the meantime of all the waaaaaiiiiiitttttiingggggg......let's do what we love! BAKE SOME CUPCAKES!!
Pick your favorite recipe to bake! It's that easy! Bake the cupcakes and we'll be all set and ready to go.
If you need a recipe, try this recipe for Vanilla cupcakes.

6) After the icing for the bunny ears has dried, it's time to construct!
Take the cupcakes you magnificently baked, and ice the top of them with some white frosting. 
Here's a recipe for some delicious white frosting:

  

Oh, DO NOT ADD FOOD COLORING to the icing, unless you want a green bunny rabbit! 


7) After you have iced the cupcakes, stick on your bunny ears!!



8) Now for the bunny face! Use small, black sugar pearls for the bunny's eyes and a pink candy bead for the nose! 



Look how cute!


9) Last, but CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, add a finishing touch with our Easter Egg Hunt cupcake wrappers or our Happy Easter cupcake wrappers for that extra little kick!
Or, if you're feeling like you want to go with a solid color, try out our Celery Light Green cupcake wrappers or our Light Yellow cupcake wrappers.

 

 


For help, watch this video to see how you can finish off your cupcakes with perfection!



 

 

Stop by the store to check out all of the amazing cupcake wrappers we have to offer! With even more of an Easter selection!

 

 

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!

Red Velvet Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Hello Again!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, what are YOU going to get your significant other?!
Looking for something special? Something to make her happy and surprised? Try out these delicious Red Velvet Cupcakes from scratch!


What a neat way to say "I love you" to your sweetheart, while saving some money on the side.
Take her out to dinner and bring her home to this delectable desert, surely to knock her off her feet!

Women love nothing more than things that come from the heart....like made from scratch cupcakes!
And men....there's a reason why they say "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" ;). 

Without further ado, here it is!


 

Chef John's Red Velvet Cupcakes

 

 

Pair these cupcakes with our "I Love You" Valentine cupcake wrappers or our "Love Hearts" cupcake wrappers for a more finished and complete look!

   

 

Thanks for stopping by!


By Christina Beebe | | color, cupcakes, hearts, holiday, I love you, red velvet, romantic, valentine's day, wrappers | Read more

It's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Here at Simply Wrappers, we get excited for ALLLL holidays! Just love 'em!

For you parents, teachers, leaders, etc. out there, there's a neat little lesson I have come across that is perfect for today!

1) Show this picture of m&ms to the children

2) Ask them what the picture is showing. Ask them to describe what they see.

3) Ask them if they've ever had this delicious treat before. Of course they have ;)

4) Explain that these m&ms are all different colors, but on the inside, they are all the same.
Just like us. We all come in different shapes, sizes, AND COLORS. But on the inside, we are all the same.

5) Then explain who Martin Luther King Jr. is and why we celebrate today.

 

Either along with this lesson, or just for fun, make some cupcakes with this delicious recipe.
Make sure to add our Black Sparkly or our Black Polka Dots wrappers for a finished look!
Instead of sprinkles, top these scrumptious cupcakes with the m&ms from the lesson (Or just eat them...whatever).

 

                                                           

 

Christmas Themed Cupcakes!

Tis the season, people!

I am always SO EXCITED for Christmas, that I just can't hide it! So why not celebrate by making some sweet treats?!
If you're feeling friendly, cupcakes make a GREAT holiday gift to give to the neighbors!
They're excellent additions to holiday parties too!

 

 

 These Peppermint Hot Chocolate cupcakes are a great way to bring in the Christmas spirit!!
They are definitely a treat that everyone will enjoy :)

 

   
You can find this recipe here.

 

 

These cupcakes are topped with a gorgeous looking fondant, topped with some more icing! 
Go ahead and make your own cupcakes using your favorite recipe, and top them off with these adorable ornaments!
Now, fondant is often not the best tasting thing in the world...I totally understand that.
Which is why I have taken it upon myself to add a recipe for a super tasty MARSHMALLOW fondant!!


Rolled Marshmallow Fondant
- 1 package (16 oz) white mini marshmallows (Make sure to use a good quality brand!!)

- 2-5 tablespoons water

- 2 lbs (about 8 cups) sifted confectioner's sugar

- 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
This recipe makes about 2 lbs of marshmallow fondant.

 

Instructions:

Step 1: Place marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir until mixed well. Continue microwaving for 30 seconds more. Stir again. Continue until melted (about 2 1/2 minutes).

Step 2: Place 3/4 of the confectioner's sugar on top of the melted marshmallow mixture. Fold sugar into marshmallow mixture. Flavoring can be added at this point if desired. Place solid vegetable shortening in easily accessed bowl so you can reach into it with your fingers as you work. Grease hands and the counter GENEROUSLY; turn marshmallow mixture onto the counter. Start kneading the mixture as if it were dough. Continue to knead while adding additional confectioner's sugar and re-greasing hands and the counter top as needed so the fondant doesn't stick to your hands or the counter. If the marshmallow fondant is tearing easily, it is too dry; so add water (about 1/2 tablespoon at a time) and continue kneading until fondant forms a firm, smooth elastic ball that will stretch without tearing, about 8 minutes.

Step 3: Prepare it for storing by coating with a thin layer of solid vegetable shortening. Wrap it in plastic wrap and then place it in a resealable bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible and store in the refrigerator. For extra fondant that you don't use, it can store in the refrigerator for several weeks. 
When not working with fondant, make sure to keep it covered with plastic wrap or in a bag to prevent it from drying out.

Step 4: When you are ready to use it, knead the fondant until smooth. Then roll out the fondant 1/8 in. thick

Step 5: To color the fondant: if you need to tint the entire batch of fondant, add a little icing color to the melted marshmallow mixture BEFORE adding confectioner's sugar. For smaller amounts of tinted fondant, add icing color to portions of fondant as needed.

This recipe is HIGHLY reviewed, and people love it!


One more cupcake topper that I couldn't possibly leave out of this Christmas post is this cute snowman!



To make this gem, use your favorite cupcake recipe!
Top the cupcake with some icing, and drizzle powdered sugar on top of it.
Then, grab a mini powdered donut and stick it on top!
Next, grab a powdered donut hole, and put that right on top of the mini donut.
Top that off with a Silver Foiled milk chocolate candy and two peppermints, and you're good to go!

To help the items stick together, use an edible adhesive :) Preferably one that won't take away from the flavor.

This snowman cupcake is absolutely adorable and would make your neighbors, your friends, or your guests burst with joy!


And to finish these cupcakes, you cannot forget our Christmas themed wrappers!

   

Our Christmas Red Medley wrappers and our Holiday Ornaments wrappers would be the cherry on top of it all!
Stop by our store and get some today!



Thank you so much for stopping by!




By Christina Beebe | | christmas, color, cupcake wrappers, cupcakes, ornaments, red, snowman | Read more

Thanksgiving!!! Nomnomnomnomnom.

Let's all give thanks for Thanksgiving!!!
Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, and PIEEEEEEEEE!!!

Here at Simply Wrappers, we all LOVE pie! 
But why not try and spice it up a bit?

THROW SOME CUPCAKES INTO THE MIX!

It's the perfect mix. You can't deny it!
Apple pie + cupcake = HEAVEN.


So either follow this link or read on for the mouth-watering recipe!



APPLE PIE CUPCAKES!

Recipe:

 

The expert cupcake makers have given 2 helpful hints: 
1) Take a shortcut and use canned apple pie filling!
2) Instead of using whipped cream, go ahead and use your favorite ice cream or your favorite flavor of buttercream frosting.


How amazing! 
Now before you can rush to your kitchens and aprons, 

Don't forget to order some autumn wrappers for the much needed finishing touch!

We have a gorgeousss beyond gorgeous design! Our Autumn leaves wrappers are better than anything you will find!

 

Now go ahead! Run off and make these cupcakes!!
Give it a test run and just see how your tongue rolls out of your mouth with just the smell of these.
You'll be the most popular person this Thanksgiving if you bring these cupcakes to your gathering, we guarantee it!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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