Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Academy Awards Party Snacks!

So. I am pretty obsessed with edible glitter dust. I discovered it in the cake decorating section of Michael's when I made these Oscars cupcakes for the first time a few years back, and have been hooked ever since.
I gifted some to a friend recently for her birthday, because, who doesn't need a little more shimmer in their life?!

Wilton Shimmer Pearl Dust

These adorable and festive mini cupcakes are pretty easy to decorate, although they don't all come out picture perfect.  But, they are delicious nonetheless, and the perfect treat during the Academy Awards show this weekend, and the most important part: the Red Carpet Arrivals!

Check out the recipe below, to make your own little star shaped stencil, and get to painting the roses, err,

Red Carpet/Academy Award themed mini red velvet cupcakes for your Oscar viewing party!



  1. I bought that pearl dust and haven't used it yet. Love this suggestion Amy!

    1. Oh, yay! I hope you love it :) It is so fun.
      I find using a pastry brush is best for this type of application, and if you just want a fine shimmer dusting (fairy dust!) over the whole top of a cupcake instead, it is best to put a bit in the palm of your hand, and blow on it so it lightly dusts the top, instead of trying to sprinkle it! ...OK, so it dusts your counter top, too, but that's okay ;)

  2. Ooh that is neat! I'm going to try using pearl dust :)

  3. Those stars are TOO cute!

    Stopping by via SoCal Blogger Society :)

    1. Thank you SO much, Leeann!!
      Loving the SoCal Blogger Society!
      Have a great weekend :)


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