Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Filling

Love chocolate? Me too! Love peanut butter? Me too! Love them together? Oh yes!!! This weekend I whipped up double chocolate peanut butter filling cupcakes and I couldn’t put them down!

Double Chocoalte Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Filling | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And what’s better, this double chocolate peanut butter filling cupcake recipe is semi-homemade. Yep. I started with a box! {grin}

Here are the packaged items you’ll need:

  • Your own chocolate cupcake recipe, or a box of Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Cake Mix with additives
  • Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Icing

And for the from scratch peanut butter filling (yields enough for 24 cupcakes), you’ll need:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

And the easy how to steps:

  1. Prep cake batter, set aside
  2. Mix all ingredients for peanut butter filling until smooth
  3. Layer cake batter, peanut butter filling, cake batter, peanut butter filling, and end with cake batter in cupcake baking cups.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 – 16 minutes based on your oven and elevation.
  5. Allow to cool, ice with fudge icing, serve.

I promise, your guests, your family, your co-workers, they will all be in cupcake heaven!

Double Chocoalte Peanut Butter Filling Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Come back tomorrow and I’ll share with you how to make these super simple glitter heart cupcake toppers just in time for Valentines! 

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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5 Craft Room Organization Tips

I’ve been working on organizing my craft room. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve likely seen a few pics of my freshly painted space, my new photography softboxes, and these lovely jars.

This project is part of a campaign with Blueprint Social and Plaid, but all my opinions are my own. You know I’d have it no other way! 

Craft Room Organization Ideas | Kim Byers

I like to keep my space very bright and clear because I’m always flipping holiday crafts, parties and home projects. I tend to use black, white, silver and clear a lot in my studio décor so that whatever I’m working on doesn’t clash terribly with the space. It’s just a visual thing that helps me. This said, I love color. And because I have so many craft and party supplies, I tend to organize by color. And this new Mod Podge Sheer is the perfect embellishment for all my clear jars and white containers.

Most of these items sit behind closed doors, but it helps me to quickly see what I have when it’s time to get crafty!

Organizing Your Craft Room | Kim Byers

5 Tips and Ideas for Organizing Your Craft Room:

  1. Empty the space – trust me. I know it’s a pain, but it’s amazing how energized to organize {grin} you are when you’re looking at a empty canvas.
  2. Separate by type or use – while all your things are out on your craft room floor, take the time to organize them either by what they are, or the item’s use. For my craft room, I’ve organized mine by candies, tools, embellishments, surfaces, gift wrap, etc. and then by color.
  3. Keep heavy items low and light items high – I’m not short, but I’m not tall and I certainly don’t want to pull something heavy out on my head. Which, I have to admit was exactly what I’ve been doing. My cake pans, individually, are not heavy, but when you put them all in a basket (that they don’t fit in) and then try to pull out just what you need, or pull the whole thing out… well… it can be hazardous to your health!
  4. Use containers that make staying organized easy (aka clear and stackable when possible) – what I mean by this is, purchase containers that make it easy to “store–use–return” without much work. You might say, what’s the big deal… unstack the containers, pull out the container you need, pop the lid, store your items. Okay, so let’s get honest with each other. You and I both know that more often than not you will leave the ONE item that you needed to store on top of the stack telling yourself you’ll put it away when you have other things that need to be put away too. {knowing glare} You think I’m being judgemental. No ladies. I’m not. This is what I do myself and I know I’m not alone!
  5. Label – I know what you’re thinking. It’s pretty, but I don’t have the time. Actually, I label because it forces me to consciously think “I’m misplacing this.” Nine out of 10 times, when I have labels I put things where they belong the first time. Plus, it doesn’t h when little people are helping you tidy up!

And for this project, I labeled with COLOR! These podgeable facet cut shapes are darling in clear, but I have so much candy, ribbon, etc., that using them to organize my colors was a no-brainer.

You’ll need:

  • Podgeable Facet Cut Shapes
  • Mod Podge Sheer
  • Brush
  • Baker’s Twine

Make: Brush the desired color onto the back of the facets, allow to dry for 20 minutes and repeat until desired shade (these have two coats), string with baker’s twine and hang!

Craft Room Organization Tips | Kim Byers

Connect with Plaid and learn more about using Mod Podge Sheer:

You can find Mod Podge Sheer Colors, Facet Shapes and Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge in Michaels or on PlaidOnline.com. And all these pretty candies are available at Candy Galaxy.

Organization Ideas | Kim Byers

 


As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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5 Valentine Printables {Free Downloads}

I’m so thrilled to share with you some of my favorite party bloggers and their free Valentine printables.

Free Valentine Printable Downloads | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

If you don’t know these four ladies, they’re all super talented. Hop over, download your free Valentine printables and get to know them! You’ll love them!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Enjoy!

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Ice Cream Football Sandwiches {Super Bowl Party Food}

With three boys in the house (yes, I’m counting my husband), you bet football and the Super Bowl are big around here! So let’s talk Super Bowl parties and my simple and fun football ice cream sandwich idea!

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Rubbermaid and Sharpie but all my opinions are my own. You know I’d have it no other way! #pmedia #RubbermaidSharpie  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

Super Easy Football Ice Cream Sandwiches | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Making football fare for any game or tailgate is fun, but the Super Bowl… well… it’s the Super Bowl! I’m a fan of all the savory sandwich recipes and dips, but I have to have a bit of sweet too. And what’s best about my little football ice cream sandwiches, they’re super easy to make and store until your guests arrive!

Super Bowl Football Ice Cream Sandwiches | Kim Byers TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You’ll need:

  • Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Wooden Spoons
  • Sharpie (coupon details for Target below!)
  • Rubbermaid storage containers (coupon details for Target below!)
  • White cake icing
  • Resealable bag
  • Icing tip #4 and connector
  • Knife
  • Optional: Chocolate sprinkles

Simple steps:

  1. Using a Sharpie, draw football plays, referee stripes or team colors on wooden spoons
  2. Unwrap your ice creams and lay them on a sheet of wax paper or in Rubbermaid container
  3. Pierce one end of the ice cream with a knife so that your wooden spoons can be inserted easily later
  4. Cut the edge of resealable bag, insert your icing connector and tip, spoon in icing and pipe football design
  5. Place in Rubbermaid container and freeze until guests arrive.
  6. Insert wooden spoons, sprinkle container with chocolate sprinkles (to finish the look) and serve.

Tip: If you serve them at halftime and they’re hard frozen, they should last the full 30 minutes!

Super Bowl Party Ice Cream Sandwiches | Kim Byers TheCelebrationShoppe.com

LOVE Sharpies and Rubbermaid (they’re the ONLY storage dishes I use in my kitchen) as much as I do?! 

Text COUPONS to TARGET on your cell phone to get the $1 off Rubbermaid and $1 off Sharpie 4-pack or larger coupon offers from Jan 25- Feb 8, 2014. Did you know you could do that?! LOVE mobile coupons! I never remember paper, but I always have my phone!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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XOXO Class Valentines {Free Download}

Do your kiddos have their classroom Valentines yet? Well your girls are gonna love these fun little freebies! And I have tons of fun ones for boys too. My Valentine candy bar wrappers are my fav!

Back to these cuties. My mom always sends “BH&Ks” (aka Big Hugs and Kisses) to my boys when we talk on the phone. Well, this is my classroom Valentine version of her BH&Ks and mine includes actual KISSES! {wink}

Hugs and Kisses Valentines - Enjoy from Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You’ll need to:

    1. Download my FREE XOXO class Valentine printable (below)
    2. Print (white cardstock recommended)
    3. Attach a few Hershey’s KISSES (got mine in bulk from Candy Galaxy) with Elmer’s glue dots
    4. Give

XOXO Valentine Free Printable | Kim Byers of The Celebration Shoppe

Free Valentine Printable Download | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

LOVE me some glue dots!

Class Valentine | Free Download TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Hope you like them!

And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Enjoy!

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All You Need Is Love Brunch {Free Valentine Printable Downloads}

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life you just want to remind your family you love them. And that’s exactly what Flavia of Fête à Fête did after their recent move across country.

FREE Valentine Printable Downloads

While all their things were still in storage, Flavia hosted a little family brunch to lift her crew’s mood. New town + new home = party! Her menu consisted of French omelets, toasted homemade bread, fresh coffee and to top it off, chocolate cupcakes.

And what’s best, Flavia is sharing two lovely FREE Valentine printables with you! Download her Valentine party invitation and LOVE eye chart on her blog. You can also see tons of additional Valentine party printables on her blog and in her shop - Fête à Fête.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Farm Party Supplies {let’s host a barnyard bash}

Oink! Baa! Moo! Do you have a little farmer in your life? He or she will love our down on the farm birthday party supplies collection. Yellow gingham, red barns and adorable cows, pigs, sheep and chicks — perfect for hosting a barnyard bash.

Farm Party Supplies | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

For our farm collection, we offer an invitation, thank you note and the tons of darling farm party supplies including:

  • cupcake picks (four designs with cow, pig, sheep, & chick)
  • cupcake wrappers (1 design)
  • straw slips (6 designs),
  • favor tags (“thanks, y’all!”)
  • cello toppers (with “Thanks for moseying by, y’all!”)
  • bottle wrappers (3 designs – farm animals, well water, & moo milk),
  • 5×7 display mats (2 designs -  “olde fashioned candy” & “lemonade”)
  • frame (“5×7″) mat, (holds a 4″x6″ photo)
  • dessert labels (pre-filled with 12 dessert names and one blank sheet so that you can overprint your own),
  • napkin rings, (3 designs)
  • banner (4 pennant designs)
  • 8×10 farmers market mat
  • straw slips (6 designs)
  • pattern sheets (2 designs)
  • NOTE: The standard party décor kit is not personalized, but for a small personalization fee we can add names and ages to select items! Not sure what to add to your cart. Just convo us in Etsy and we’ll help!

Want to see lots of pictures of our farm party supplies in use: Farmer’s Market and Moo! Layla’s Two!

No little farmer in the family,  but you have a camper… or artist… or rock star?! We have over 35 party supply kits. Come have a look in the shoppe!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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You’re LOOM-AZING! {FREE Rainbow Loom Valentine Download}

Are your kids crazy for rainbow looms? Mine too! So I made a FREE downloadable boy and girl friendly Valentine so your kiddos and mine can share their crafty creations with their friends!

Free LOOM Valentine Download | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

To attach your rainbow loom bracelet or charm to the Valentine card, I’d use either washi tape or punch a small hole and loop it through.

FREE Rainbow Loom Valentines – The Celebration Shoppe

If you like these and you download, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Free Rainbow Loom Valentine | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I also have several other free Valentine printable downloads:

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Enjoy!

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Valentine Candy Bar Wrappers {FREE Download}

Want to have the coolest and the sweetest class Valentines this year?! Send your kids to school with my FREE chevron Valentine candy bar wrappers! And what’s best, you can personalize them right inside the file before you print them. (Only Adobe Reader needed, nothing special.)

FREE Valentine Candy Bar Wrappers | Enjoy from Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com

In one free download you get two Valentine designs: 

  • For the girls: Red chevron with “You Are Bar None The Sweetest”
  • For the boys: Blue chevron  with “You Are Bar None The Coolest”

And I wrapped both around my favorite, Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Candy Bars!

The Celebration Shoppe Free Valentine Candy Bar Wrappers

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Enjoy!

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Space Party Supplies {out of this world ideas}

3, 2, 1…Blast off! Have an aspiring astronaut or budding scientist in your life? Our Space Birthday party supplies are perfect for letting his imagination soar!

Space Story Board

The space party supplies collection offers an invitation, thank you notes and the following space party supplies:

  • cupcake picks (4 designs, 8 per sheet; personalized upgrade for name and age available in the a la carte section of the shoppe),
  • cupcake wrappers (1 pattern, 2 per sheet),
  • cello toppers (2 per sheet),
  • bottle/beverage wrappers (1 design, 2 per sheet),
  • dessert labels (12 pre-filled plus a blank sheet; personalized upgrade for 12 of your own names available in the a la carte section of the shoppe),
  • napkin rings (6 per sheet),
  • favor box label with sheet of 2″ round favor labels (8 per sheet),
  • favor tags (8 per sheet with “Thanks for Blasting By!”; personalized upgrade with child’s name available in the a la carte section of the shoppe),
  • straw slips (3 designs, 12 per sheet),
  • 8′x10″ activities mat,
  • banner (as seen above plus large “BLAST OFF 1, 2, 3″ letters for DIY backdrop),
  • astronaut placecard/ name badge (blank sheet of 6 per page; personalized upgrade for 12 names available in the a la carte section of the shoppe),
  • 20″x 30″ poster (“Space Station” text only; personalized upgrade available in the a la carte section of the shoppe),
  • 8.5″ x 11″ pattern papers (3 designs),
  • NOTE: The standard party décor kit is not personalized, but for a small personalization fee we can add names and ages to most items! Not sure what to add to your cart. Just convo us in Etsy and we’ll help!

No little astronaut, but you have a budding scientist…or artist…or rock star?! We have over 35 birthday party supplies and holiday party supplies kits. Come have a look!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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