Artist Sandra Magsamen says the elements of a great cupcake party are lots of edible decorations, good friends and a sense of fun! Get started by making your cupcakes and icing with Sandra's homemade recipes (or used boxed mixes). Then, set out some store-bought edible decorations.
Sandra likes using different colors of fondant, which is basically colored sugar that is cooked until pliable and can be rolled with a rolling pin to a desired thickness. You can cut any shape out of fondant, and it will hold the form effortlessly. Fondant can be bought at most stores that carry the basics for cake decorating.