6 Sweet Ways To Display Your Cupcakes

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cupcakes have become incredibly popular for birthday parties, showers and even weddings. That’s because they are individually sized, fun to eat and versatile enough to fit any theme. How will you display the cupcakes at your next party? Here are 6 ideas: Clear Champagne Glasses Buy clear plastic champagne glasses with a wide top. Pour colorful candies into the bottom, and then place a cupcake on top.  In Flower Pots Cupcakes make great flower substitutes. You can buy terracotta pots made specifically for baking cupcakes. Simply frost the tops in a rose pattern or top with sugar flowers when they are cool.  You can also make a cupcake bouquet by placing a Styrofoam ball into a bucket, vase or flower pot. Put cake decorator’s sticks into the ball, and top each with a pretty cupcake. Use enough so that the cupcakes look like a collection of flowers bursting out of the container.  Doll Stand Start with a 3 tiered cake stand or cupcake stand. Place a doll torso on the top layer. Drape the doll torso and all of the cupcake stands in loose fabric to make it look like the doll is wearing a dress. Place color coordinated cupcakes on the stand to look like embellishments on the doll’s dress.  Make a Monogram Use cupcakes in two contrasting colors and simply arrange one color in the shape of the first letter of the name of the birthday child, the first letter of the married name of the bride to be or any other letter or number meaningful to the party. Then place the other colored cupcakes around the monogram.  In “Dirt” Make a cute display for cupcakes with a flower or a bug theme by filling a pan with crushed chocolate cookies and chocolate pudding. Place each cupcake in the “dirt’ and top with a sugar flower, a candy bug or a gummy worm. You could also use frosting to make the cupcakes look like carrots, strawberries or other delicious food that grows in a garden. Create Your Own One fun way to use cupcakes at a children’s birthday party is to let the guests decorate their own. You provide the naked cupcakes, several bright colors of frosting and a variety of candies to place on top. It’s a snack and a fun activity rolled into one.  There is no end to the fun you can have with cupcakes. You can make your cupcakes even better by placing them in creative displays. To learn more, contact a company like Glamorgan Bakery with any questions you...

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Great Low Carb Italian Restaurant Dinner Options

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your friends want to go out for Italian food, there is no reason you should skip out just because you are on a low carbohydrate diet. Italians love keeping it basic with lots of vegetables and fresh meats. Here are a few items you could order the next time that you are out with your friends that are not only tasty, but will allow you to stick to your low carbohydrates as well. Salads Italian Tossed Salad: This salad is generally made with iceberg lettuce, arugula, red onions, pepperoncini, kalamata olives, and croutons. It is topped with an Italian vinaigrette dressing. See if they can hold the croutons for a truly low-carb salad. Spinach Salad: Most Italian spinach salads also include red onions, blue cheese, pine nuts and fruit. It is topped with a white balsamic vinaigrette. Grilled Salmon Salad: This salad combines fresh vegetables such as grape tomatoes, green beans and red onions with some grilled salmon. Grilled meats are the perfect way to stick to your low carbohydrate diet. Chicken Dishes Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad: This salad is really fresh and tasty. It contains always contains fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. It may even contain cucumbers, red onions and kalamata olives. It is generally topped with a white balsamic vinaigrette. Chicken Caprese: Very similar to the grilled chicken caprese salad, the chicken is cooked and then topped with tomatoes, mozzarella and asparagus with a balsamic glaze. Chicken Marsala: The chicken is sautéed in a marsala sauce and topped with some mushrooms. It may be served on a very small bed of pasta. Chicken Saltimbocca: The chicken is baked and seasoned with sage, and topped with some prosciutto and provolone. Seafood Dishes Shrimp Fra Diavolo: The shrimp is seared in the pan, and then it is topped with garlic, tomatoes and a diavolo sauce. It is generally served on top of some fresh fettuccine noodles. Grilled Salmon: You can almost always find a grilled salmon dish on an Italian menu. The salmon is generally grilled and topped with some fresh herbs or possibly a white wine butter sauce. You can also expect a side of fresh vegetables with it as well. Salmon Oscar: This is a sautéed crab dish that comes with sautéed vegetables as well, such as asparagus, spinach and tomatoes.  It can be really easy to stick to your low carbohydrate diet when you go out for Italian food. Order a salad with some grilled chicken or salmon, and ask them to hold the croutons. Or order a grilled or baked chicken or seafood dish with some fresh veggies on the side. (For more information, contact Gabriel’s Restaurant Bar &...

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