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FREE Printable Cupcake Toppers

5 Apr

Cute Cupcake Toppers - for FREE!

I used to think that cupcake toppers were unnessecary. I used ot think that if you took the time to put something on a cupcake, it should be edible. But…I have changed my mind. I’m a female, so I’m allowed to!

I have slowly grown to love the idea of cupcake toppers. Mostly for their versatility in design and simplicity in execution.  Cute little designs glued back-to-back with a toothpick stuck in the middle – such adorable finishing touch to any cupcake!

Cupcake toppers are great for personalizing birthday parties, office parties, and holiday parties. Here is a collection of FREE cupcake topper cut-outs. All you have to do is print them, assemble them, and use them!

I recently used cupcake toppers for a little girl’s 2nd birthday party I catered– they were pink and blue with baby elephants! The toppers really did add the perfect finishing touch to the cupcakes. Enjoy the freebies, and happy decorating!

Stay Sweet!

xoxo, Jill

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Coupon Code to Cure the Monday Blues!

4 Apr

Monday's are hard....eat a cupcake!

Happy Monday!

I have exciting news, and a perfect way to start off your week! I have a very special coupon code for Stay Calm Cupcake blog readers only! I recently found a great shop for some  cupcake shipping supplies. It’s called  “My Happy Store“, and they are giving us a discount!

Coupon Code: HAPPYCUPCAKE good for 10% off your entire purchase!

My Happy Store” is an adorable Etsy shop filled anything you need to decorate gifts and packages. The items are perfect for shipping a box of sweets, or decorating for a birthday party! Here’s some of the products I really like:

Happy Face Treat Bags

Perfect for giving away your yummy baked goods!

How cute are these!! They each say “Because I want to see your face with a smile!” I think these would be so cute used as goody bags at a birthday party or filled with colorful sugar cookies and given to my friends. They are self sealing and are sure to keep the sweets inside fresh! You get 20 bags for only $2.80 plus shipping!

Gift Tags

Get Creative and personalize these!

These tags are just waiting to be decorated and personalized. I think they are great for gift giving and attaching to any type of sweet you decide to bake up. These would be perfect for a birthday party or holiday party. You get 50 for only $3.50 plus shipping!

Ribbon

I ❤ Ribbon!

I love the HUGE selection of ribbon that this shop has to offer. I use ribbon for every single cupcake order that I ship out, so I cannot wait to browse all of her ribbon and pick out some to purchase. Seriously, who doesn’t love ribbon??

Make sure you stop by MyHappyStore and browse through all of the great products. The coupon code is good for 2 weeks. Make sure you come back and tell me if you order anything!!

Stay Sweet xoxo

Jill

Cupcake Fillings

22 Mar

I cannot tell you how many frustrated evenings I have spent trying to fill cupcakes with various creams, jams, and candies. I think every cupcake baker – at one time or another has felt this same irritation. If you cut a hole in each cupcake, it takes forever , if you just jam your filling tip into the cupcake, you don’t have enough room for the filling, and if you use an apple corer you end up taking too much cake out….oh the perils of  filling a cupcake – haha.

Cupcake Corer!

Not to worry, my dear cupcake lovers – I have found a solution!! Williams-Sonoma sells a “Cupcake- Corer” – perfect for all your cupcake filling needs. The best part about this product is that it only costs $5.00 – what a deal!! You simply push the corer into your cupcake and pull up. There you have it, a perfectly hollowed cupcake! The corer does all the work for you! I have read the reviews and they all seem positive. I wish I could give you my own review, but sadly enough I do not have this wonderful cupcake corer yet. I tried to order it online but it was “temporarily out of stock”. It is available in their store though – which is where I’ll be purchasing mine soon!

So what type of fillings are you going make now that cupcake filling is made simple?? I love a double berry filling but I also really enjoy a creamy Peanut Butter filling inside of a moist chocolate cupcake.

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Peanut-Butter Filling

  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla flavoring
  • 2 cups of Peanut Butter
  • 2 tsp of milk

In your mixer, on medium high,  cream together the butter and the peanut butter. This usually take 2-5 minutes to achieve the proper consistency

Add your powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing in between each cup

Continue mixing on medium high for 1 minute

Add your vanilla and your milk – mix for another minute. You’re frosting should be thick and creamy. If it is not the consistency you want, continue mixing for another 2 minutes.

Fill your chocolate cupcakes with this creamy deliciousness and enjoy!! Top with chocolate or peanut butter frosting – nothing is better!

Stay Sweet,

Jill xoxo

Gourmet Marshmallows

25 Feb

Sweetly Softly Marshmallows!

Thank God it is Friday!!! I need the weekend like you wouldn’t believe.

Today I want to introduce you to one of my new Sponsors, Softly Sweetly: Gourmet Marshmallows. I was so excited that Rachael from Sweetly Softly wanted to sponsor my blog that I headed right over to her adorable Etsy shop and purchased some marshmallows to try. I chose the Peanut Butter Swirl marshmallows. Here’s what I thought:

So excited to see these in my mailbox!!

  • Unbelievably fast delivery

 

  • Adorable packaging – My 6 marshmallows were packages neatly together with a ribbon tied around them. Perfect for gift giving, except I didn’t plan on giving them away 🙂

 

  • Huge portions! I got 6 Marshmallows and each square was at least an inch thick and an in wide. It was massive – perfect size for a quick little sweet treat!

 

  • Delicious! I had never tried homemade flavored marshmallows before. Let me tell you – it was a bite of heaven on earth! So fluffy, and the swirls of peanut butter made it so much more than a regular marshmallow. These are not Jet-Puffs, I’ll tell you that.

My boyfriend had one, or two, and absolutely loved them too. I have a couple left in my fridge because I plan on dicing them up and using them as toppers on my chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. Don’t you think that will be so cute and yummy!!

Who wouldn't love caramel filled w/ Marshmallow?

I am so happy to announce that Softly Sweetly is offering you guys an awesome coupon code! Use code CUPPYCAKE10 for 10% off her already incredible prices!

Here’s just a few of her incredibly delicious sounding treats:

Toasted Coconut

Triple Chocolate

Bacon Chipotle

Rocky Road

Orange

Caramel Covered!!

Stop over at Softly Sweetly and get your sweet fix for the weekend. Stay Sweet!

xoxo,

Jill

A Place For My Recipes

31 Jan

Happy Monday everyone! I’d like to introduce you to another great etsy shop that caters to the needs of bakers just like us!!

StayCalmCupcake readers, meet Moonbeam Crafts your one stop shop for recipe organization!

If you’re like me, you want to have a specific place for everything – especially all of your recipes!! I found Moonbeam Crafts one day while I was browsing on etsy. To my surprise, they offer the most adorable and affordable recipe boxes – all handmade of course!!

Moonbeam also offers handmade recipe cards, note cards and handmade gift tags (perfect to attach to some Valentine treat bags!) I am so excited to have Moonbeam Crafts as a sponsor, so stop by and check out some of the great items they offer! Prices starting at only 2.50!!

Moonbean Crafts is offering a 15% discount to all Stay Calm Cupcake readers! Use the code “Cupcake” for 15% off your purchase. Good now through Valentine’s Day. Now thats a great deal!I’m deffinitely getting some  cute treat tags!

Here are some of my favorites:

Recipe box by Moonbeam Crafts

Valentine Gift Tags by Moonbeam Crafts

Perfect for some of my V-Day treat boxes!

Cherry Recipe Box by Moonbeam Crafts

Sprinkles, Aprons and Minis

28 Jan

Happy Friday everyone!

I don’t know about you – but I am so glad the weekend is here! Today’s post is a mix-up of a few different things (all cupcake related though..of course!)

Every wonder how professional cupcake bakers get the perfect amount of sprinkles around the edge of their frosted cupcake? Me too, until I just tried it and realized it’s not hard at all!

Once you’re cupcake is frosted, pick out the type of sprinkles you want to use. Pour 1.5 Tablespoons of sprinkles into the palm of your left hand. Holding the cupcake in your right hand, dip the edge of the cupcake’s frosting in the sprinkles – rotate the cupcake’s edge in the sprinkles until you have made a complete circle. Fill in any spots that aren’t covered and VOILA – a very professional looking sprinkle job!!

Whats better than sprinkles?!!?

But what about looking the part?? Every cupcake baker needs an apron! My new sponsor Apron Queen  has just what you are looking for! Her shop is filled with the most adorable aprons and gloves!

Here are some of my favorites:

Cupcake Apron for Cupcake Baking!

"Diva Dish Gloves" by Apron Queen

Everyone looks cute in Pink Polka Dots!

 Stop by and check out her shop – if you don’t see a pattern you like, she will be happy to create a custom design just for you! I’m still trying to decide which apron I want to buy!

 

Feel like cupcakes but don’t feel like making them yourself? Good news…Today’s Special on Stay Calm Cupcake Shop is a 6 pack of Mini Cupcakes for only $3.00!! Head on over and order yours while supplies last.

Stay Sweet!

Xoxo, Jill

Free Cupcakes!

24 Jan

Yup, you read that right…I am giving away free cupcakes! All you have to do is follow me on Twitter @ StayCalmCupcake.

When I get up to 50 followers, I will randomly select 2 of my followers and ship them some tasty cupcake samples free of charge! So easy, and so delicious!

Following me on twitter will you give you updates on sales, exclusive coupon codes for my etsy shop, links to my recipes and blog post, and so much more!

So what are you waiting for? Join in on the fun and enter to win some free cupcakes!

Happy Monday ~ Stay Sweet

xoxo, Jill