Ballerina Cupcakes, Turtle Pie, Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Pinwheels, & Homemade Lemonade


Sometimes it’s best to start with dessert first, and that’s exactly what our Shindigz Party Recipe Authors did this week.

Ballerina Cupcake Recipes decorated Shindigz Style!

Ballerina Cupcake Recipes decorated Shindigz Style!

We’re so pumped about our TuTu Much Fun Ballerina Party this week that we found a few recipes for Ballerina cupcakes.

Heather's Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Pinwheals

Heather’s Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Pinwheels

Heather provided us with this scrumptious chicken recipe.

Candace's Lemonade

Candace’s Lemonade

Candace updated a classic homemade lemonade recipe.

Carbo's No-Bake Turtle Pie

Carbo’s No-Bake Turtle Pie

And from Carbo’s kitchen, a no-bake turtle pie recipe that won’t heat up your home!

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A New Twist on a Classic Chocolate Treat


Have you ever tasted of Creamy Brownie Dip?

Only if you’ve been following our updates on the Shindigz Party Recipe website.  First, take a look at this treat:

This Creamy Brownie Dip is just one of the new taste treats on the Shindigz Party Recipe site!

This Creamy Brownie Dip is just one of the new taste treats on the Shindigz Party Recipe site!

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Shindigz Summer Games: Cake Decorating Results are in!


After kicking off the Shindigz Summer Games: Race to the Golden Dog Bone with a cake decorating contest, Shindigz allowed the entire world to vote for the winner. After a week of voting, the results are in! Party Hosts were challenged to create a cake that uses the Summer Games theme.

Shindigz Cake Decorating Results:
1st Place: Kick ‘em in the Shindigz
2nd Place: Ankle Biters
3rd Place: Snoop Doggy Dawgz
4th Place: Taj Mautt-hals

Come back and check out our blog for additional party ideas on creating your own Summer Games with products and supplies that are easily found on our website. Watch for our Shindigz Summer Games updates as The Race for the Golden Dog Bone continues until August 15th!

Not Just Cake- New Trends in Wedding Desserts


Move over bigger than big cakes.  Sweet little treats are trendy at this year’s weddings.  From cupcakes and cake pops to decorated pies, brides are looking for unique alternatives to three-tiered cakes.  “Unique, sweet treats are trendy and they save money,” comments Keith Bansemer, Director of Internet Marketing at Shindigz.com.

Vanilla and chocolate wedding cakes are still in demand, but many couples opt for seasonal tastes such as hazelnut, cinnamon, lemon, cherry chip, or mint.  Novelty cakes that highlight a couple’s hobbies or interests are also on the rise.

Changes can be seen with fondant, butter cream icing, and icing sprays, too. Cake decorators highlight wedding colors with unique designs and patterns.  Beyond pastels, trendy colors include bright oranges, deep purples, and jet blacks.

Other new, dessert trends include decorated cookies or brownies paired with specialty ice creams.  One look through the colorful photo boards on Pinterest shows that the most popular trends for wedding cakes aren’t necessarily big cakes.

Explore your options with do-it-yourself, cake supplies for weddings and other events.  Making “life more fun” since 1926, customers shop Shindigz for over 34,000 party supplies, photo invitations, party favors, and party decorations to over 22 million events.

Royal Celebrations for Kate & Prince William


The wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM (be sure to check local listings for television airing time) is anticipated to draw a gigantic global television and internet audience. Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles drew about 750 million television viewers. With so many royalty enthusiasts, royal celebration parties will take place all over the world for friends and family to gather together and watch the couple join in holy matrimony. Get a jump start on your royal celebration!

Invitations
Make your guest list and send out elegant, personalized white party scroll vertical invitations to watch the royal wedding.

Royal Party Decorations
Decorate the party space with wedding stacked mylar balloons. These balloon have the look of presents stacked upon each other in beautiful silver, purple and white. Add pearl white damask patterned latex balloons to make a royal balloon bouquet. Accent the party space with a few pink rose hanging topiary decorations. These topiaries feature luscious pink roses and includes pink ribbon for hanging. Another great decorating tip is to use gossamer streamers for decorating chairs, tables, tie fabulous bows, or create whimsical canopies. The possibilities are endless!

Tableware
No royal celebration would be complete without hors d’oeuvres and cake. Serve your special party food on the something blue wedding kit-n-kaboodle to make your table decorating a breeze. The basic kit includes: dinner plates, luncheon napkins, cups, thank you notes, white plastic cutlery, pink pearl and green pearl balloons, a candy pink plastic table cover, and silver curling ribbon. For a matching touch of floral elegance, add a pink rose bouquet centerpiece to dress up your table(s). To commemorate the carriage that the couple is expected to ride in after the ceremony, bake a carriage cake using the princess carriage cake pan.

Royal Party Favors
Have a champagne toast for Prince William and Kate with the frosted tulip flute personalized glassware imprinted with the couple’s name and date of the wedding that your guests can take home with them to remember the occasion. A guaranteed crowd pleasing favor is one of the many wedding chocolate lollipops to choose from.

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