If you follow me on Facebook,  (and if you don’t, you can by clicking here and clicking the “Like” button) you know how much I LOVE the creativity from Kathi at My Sweet Things!  Yummy treats like these pop up all of the time, and I always look forward to seeing what is baking each day…like this gorgeous chocolate ruffle cake!  I really want one for my birthday!

Precious pink puppies…

And the CUTEST selection of Strawberry-themed cookies, cake, and cupcakes…

Aren’t they lovely and cute?  Recently, Kathi saw a post from Cookies and Cups that she loved, and she set out to make a cupcake design of her own for her sweet little niece using the inspiration from Cookies and Cups~  Kathi shares them with us today with a tutorial on how to make them!  With Kathi’s help, you, too, can make some “sweet things” to wow your family, your guests, and yourself!

Isn’t that the cutest cupcake with a party hat?  Here is what you will need…

Baked & frosted cupcakes
• Sugar cones
• Candy melts
• Sprinkles
• Marshmallows or gum drops

Step 1.

Melt candy melts in a microwave-safe dish.  Kathi recommends a glass pie plate as it is perfect for rolling the cones!

Step 2.

Roll sugar cone in melted candy.  You may have to roll 2-3 times for the color to be opaque.  When cone is covered, place on waxed paper.

Step 3.

Add sprinkles to cone while still wet.  Kathi added pink pearls to this one, but she reminds us that the possibilities are endless!  Add a marshmallow or gumdrop to the point on top!

Step 4.

Once sprinkles have been added and cone has dried, place on top of frosted cupcake.  Push down just a bit so that cone will stay in place.  Add dotted or ruffled border around edges for extra stability…

TA-DAA!!  Look how beautiful and FUN these Party Hat Cupcakes are!  I love how tall and festive they are!  They are so cute for birthdays- I can only imagine the faces of the children when they see these party hat cupcakes!

Thank you, Kathi, for sharing how to make these festive party hats!

Be sure to keep up with all of the adorable treats from My Sweet Things on Facebook!  Kathi can coordinate treats to fit your theme or request.  Kathi always adds the most creative borders and little details…not to mention,  the sweets are delicious!!  Do you see those perfect edges on the cookies? Wow!

Related Articles


Celebrating your birthday with a Mexican Fiesta is a sure way to have a great time!  My daughter and several of her friends had a ball with all of the bright colors and (hopefully) vivid memories of a beautiful party day full of fun!  Planning all of the party ideas and details was loads of fun- although we don’t claim to have everything authentically perfect- this is our take on a party that combines Mexican birthday party ideas with a young girl’s likes and wishes!  For instance, we know hedgehogs don’t hail from Mexico- but when she fell in love with a festive-looking hedgehog at a local shop, we decided the hedgehog would make a perfectly fun party favor!  So read on and enjoy- and hopefully you will find an idea or two that you can use for a Mexican-themed party or even a Cinco de Mayo celebration, too- and inspiration to incorporate ideas that make your party perfectly-suited for the birthday child! 


There is nothing like the bright colors and happy prints of Lilly Pulitzer to make every day feel like a party!  For my daughter’s 12th birthday party, she wanted to decorate cakes~ Lilly-style!  So, in order to decide how to mesh the two, I kept thinking “if Lilly had a cake shop instead of a juice stand”… I have to admit, this was one fun party to plan!  It is a blast to see where ideas go in the hands of a TWEEN!  Enjoy and remember, “…being happy never goes out of style!”. 

Birthday Party Ideas for a Teen- How to Celebrate a TEEN

Wow! My daughter turned into a teen!  Sometimes it can be tricky to decide what to do to celebrate this milestone.  I wanted to share with you some ideas that may help if you want to mark the occasion but also keep it low-key.  At first, my daughter wanted to have a very large sleepover to celebrate.  I loved it that she wanted to include everyone she knew, but laughed at the thought of trying to corral close to 30 tweens and teens! So, I told her she could have a little, bitty, teeny sleepover and her “real” party could be bubble soccer (which she had been begging to do at this huge sleepover she was planning ).  So, realizing the play on words with a “teeny” party, we went with the TEENY theme and used as many miniature things as we could.  It was such a fun theme and the ideas could go on forever…but this is what we decided on for her teeny, little sleepover. 


What began as a simple gesture to introduce my daughter to a wonderful book series has become a special evening ritual for us- reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books!  I must admit, I didn’t realize quite how interesting these books would be to her, but she cannot wait to read all nine in the series.  It was only fitting that her birthday party focus around Little House on the Prairie!  Together, we had a ball planning all of the details of her party that related to the books in some way.  At Camille’s request, we focused on some of her favorite parts of the stories… prairie flowers, covered wagons, tee pees, the colors in the drawings of the books,  and “pretty”…because “Ma” liked things to be pretty!


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Other Posts in