Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cupcake Toppers

There are two things that have stayed with me regarding cooking dos and donts that I learned in a gourmet cooking class in college.
They are:
~ Always tear (never cut) lettuce into bite size pieces so guest can eat their salad with ease.
~ Anything that is offered on a plate should be edible. (this could explain the excessive use of parsley sprigs in the 80s :)

I still consider and stick with these two rules, but there is one exception I make when it comes to cupcakes. I think it is perfectly acceptable to dress a cupcake up with a pick or topper! I know they're not edible, but since they are a fun and inexpensive way to dress up a party, I say 'go for it'!

As a kid, I clearly remember collecting those funky chenille and plastic toppers when they showed up on cupcakes in the bakery during the holidays. They were simple and the whole miniature aspect of them makes them an immediate hit.

Today there are many toppers to choose from at party supply stores and online shops. You can even create your own! We have had many customers show us some very festive toppers that will go on the cupcakes they are picking up from our shop. While we do the baking, customers are all too happy to focus on that perfect table display. Here are a few places to look for toppers: Party Warehouse, Party City, or make your own with Martha Stewart instructions!

Toppers are certainly worth considering!