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Kids' birthday party

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Vanilla Letter Cupcakes

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Rainbow Cake

Ingredients
  • Vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/3 cups sugar
  • 5 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, room temperature
  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple gel food coloring
  • Lemony Swiss Meringue Buttercream
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, plus more for pan
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons red-currant, or Concord grape jelly
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Make a Pinata

Steps:6
Part of a pinata's unique charm is that no matter how ornate it is or how much time went into making it, its decorative qualities are entirely temporary. Stuffed with candy and treats, the pinata is meant to be smashed apart, spilling its contents into the hands of the children clustered around it at parties.
Materials
  • 14-inch balloon
  • Cloth tape
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper, cut into 1-by-6-inch strips
  • Wheat-paste powder
  • Strong white paper (20-pound copy paper works well)
  • Spray mount
  • Compass
  • Craft glue
  • Tissue paper in several colors
  • Rotary cutter (optional)
  • Self-healing mat (optional)
  • Utility knife
  • Large needle or piece of wire
  • Tissue-paper streamers
  • Strong cord
  • Candy, treats, and small prizes, for stuffing
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Cupcake Pops and Bites

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Coconut Cupcakes

Time:1 hour 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fine unsweetened coconut flakes, finely ground in a food processor
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Salt
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Garnish: large unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks, plus 5 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
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Little Lamb Cookies

Time:3 hours 30 mins
Ingredients
  • Royal Icing tinted pink (optional)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • Fine sanding sugar, for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
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Chocolate–Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

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Crepe Paper Blooms for Birthday Party Centerpiece

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