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Birthday parties are the best! But not when you have to stress about them.

by Rachel

Today we are partnering with Betty Crocker to have the birthday that our princesses will remember for a lifetime!

I love the simplicity of the Betty Crocker cake mixes – and their party planning website is unbeatable. If you are looking for inspiration they also have a book of Birthday Theme ideas.

These Hat cupcakes were inspired by these Elf Hat Cupcakes. Today, we made princess hat cupcakes. Easy. Tasty.

Supplies You’ll Need for your Cupcake Hats:

  • Two boxes of Betty Crocker cake mix (we chose chocolate and vanilla, but I bet strawberry and vanilla would have been fun too!)
  • Aluminum Foil – Lots of it
  • Snow Cone Cups
  • Muffin tin
  • Two containers of Frosting
  • Candies to embellish

To make our cupcakes we created snakes with aluminum foil and rolled the foil around our muffin tin holes. Inside these “nests” we put our snow cone liners. These helped keep the batter upright inside the cones.

Make your cake mix according to the instructions and then spoon the batter into the cups. We alternated colors for a swirl effect. Be sure to leave an inch or so of space so that the cupcake batter doesn’t overflow the cones as it bakes. My daughter wanted “zebra” cake – yumm!

Bake the cupcakes as directed on the box. After the cupcakes have cooled, carefully unravel the cup liners. If your hat is wobbly with the domed cake on the bottom, cut it flat so the hat stands up straight.

This was my daughter’s favorite part – decorating the cake! We love decorating the cakes together. It is a fun activity for the girls to do together as part of the party!

Fill a ziplock bag with your icing. If you are doing this as an activity in the party, be sure to have a bag of icing for each child. Cut the tip off one of the corners and help your kids gently squeeze the icing over their hats.

Then the attending princesses can decorate their hats with candy as embellishments.

I think she looks like a happy princess!!

Betty Crocker makes it easy, they have a party planner, to-do list, to help you get prepared for the event. They have printable cut outs if you are making a sheet cake. Love the idea of using the cutouts to do sandwiches too!! There are invitations to print, even little thank you notes you can include with your favor bags. They thought of everything.

Thanks Betty Crocker for the tasty, tasty cake, helping moms make parties into memories, and sponsoring Kids Activities Blog!

​Rachel is the founder of the blog, One Crazy House. She is the co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! and The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and six children.