National Cupcake Week is coming and we’ve gathered all our best ideas for how to celebrate the most delectable week of the year!
We don’t need much excuse for a cupcake and with a whole week of cupcake celebrations in the pipeline, we can’t resist getting on board.
Today we’ve scoured all our beautiful cake accessories and party themes to bring you the best ways to make your cupcake week delicious. So from vintage cake cases to Great British Bake Off themed party ideas, keep reading for more inspiration!
1. Host a bake sale
Organising a bake sale is a brilliant way to celebrate National Cupcake Week in a school or office as everyone can get involved and it’s a brilliant way to raise money.
If you’re feeling competitive, you could offer a prize for the best cake, but if you’d rather just raise loads of cash for a good cause, be a little more lenient and let people bring in shop-bought cakes too. After all, cake is cake! Take a look at our charity cake sale ideas for more inspiration.
2. Throw a Great British Bake Off party
This year’s Bake Off will still be in full swing during National Cupcake Week, so why not host your own GBBO themed party? Just gather your friends round on a night the Bake Off’s on (or watch it on catch up) and serve sweet treats like finger sandwiches, mini Victoria sponges and cupcakes that Mary Berry would be proud of.
Decorating the room like the Bake Off tent is essential so hang bunting like this along the walls room and serve your food on cute vintage tableware. You could even pop one of our free printable cupcake toppers into the top of each cupcake (they feature all the most iconic Bake Off phrases like ‘soggy bottom’ and ‘showstopper’!)
3. Make a cake made of cupcakes
If you fancy getting your bake on for National Cupcake Week, why not have a go at making the ultimate cupcake showstopper – a cake made of cupcakes?
Our favourite design is a princess dress like this one. It’s really easy to make – all you need is 22 cupcakes and some easy swirl icing to decorate them. Then pop a wand and a tiara on top and voilÃ ! Your cupcake cake is complete.
4. Treat yourself to a showstopping cake stand
What’s the point in a beautiful batch of cupcakes if you have nothing to display them on? Take a look at our best picks of the most showstopping cake stands out there. From our striking spiral cake stand to adorable individual cupcake stands, they make the perfect little self-indulgence for National Cupcake Week.
5. Throw an Alice in Wonderland tea party
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland so why not celebrate with a Mad Hatter’s tea party for Cupcake Week? Alice in Wonderland themed party supplies like these ones from our Truly Alice range will
This is a very important date that you won’t want to be late for!
When is National Cupcake Week?
National Cupcake Week is back between 14th and 20th September 2015 and if you’re as eager as we are for a week-long cupcake celebration, check out the official countdown here!
Take a look at our full range of tea party supplies for more inspiration and to pick up all the items featured in this post.