Science Birthday Party: Crazy Cupcake Concoctions


Crazy Cupcake Concoctions: A birthday party hack that every kid (and parent) will love! Put the cake decorating in the hands of the kids and watch them go.

As I’ve been sharing in Easy and Cheap Science Birthday Party: A Complete Guide, we had so much fun at my son’s 7th Science Birthday Party. One of my favorite parts of the party, to be honest, was the easiest cake idea ever. You could do this for any birthday party really.

Our little scientists performed their last experiment on their own cupcakes. Using icing and lots of fun and crazy toppings, they got to create their own Cupcake Concoctions. As you can see, they weren’t necessarily pretty but, boy let me tell you, they LOVED making their own! Bonus: This saved me time decorating a cake and/or spending the money on an expensive store-decorated cake.

Crazy Cupcake Concoctions: A birthday party hack that every kid (and parent) will love! Put the cake decorating in the hands of the kids and watch them go.

Supplies:

  • Cupcakes, one per child
  • Small ziplock baggies filled with about 1-2 tablespoons of icing, one per child
  • Lots of fun toppings in small bowls with serving spoons, like: gummy worms, sprinkles, chocolate chips, jelly beans, nuts, etc.

Directions/Tips:

Each child gets a cupcake and icing bag on a plate. The key to making this a doable project for lots of little kids at once is putting the icing in small individual ziplock bags. Then, we simply snipped off the bottom corner to create a homemade piping bag for each child. Then, kids use the toppings that are in bowls on the table to decorate their cupcakes to their liking.

Cost:

For 2 dozen cupcakes plus enough icing and toppings for 24 people, this cost me about $12 ($.50 per person) and I had lots of leftover toppings. Note: I did use chocolate chips, nuts, and sprinkles from home and I made homemade icing.

Crazy Cupcake Concoctions: A birthday party hack that every kid (and parent) will love! Put the cake decorating in the hands of the kids and watch them go.

Need more Science Birthday Party ideas? Check out this post for the entire plan.

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