Host A Cupcake Painting Party: Recipes and Video

Last week Amanda had us over for an evening full of cupcakes, painting, and good people. You could do the same and pull it off with just a little info from myself and Amanda.  Amanda has put together the recipes and I've put together an instructional video.

Host a Cupcake Painting Party: Recipe and Video

But before I get straight to it, check out the party!

Amanda has released each of the recipes!!! From top to bottom of the cupcake tower:

Not shown in the cupcake tower, another jumbo cupcake that was all rainbow inside and my favorite, the S'more cupcake - YUMMMM, man I wish I had one!

This is what happens when you get a bunch of bloggers together and we take a break...:)

Erin needed a charger :
Whew, Amanda made such scrumptious mini cupcakes!!! it was hard to believe but it only took 3 really well done mini cupcakes until we needed time to rest and digest. :)   So we started painting.

I just love watching everyone paint the painting: they add their own flare. Amanda's @ Kevin and Amanda is the upper left, moving right: Brekke @ My Sweet Home, Dolly's (my mom), Erin's @ The Pigbear and on the bottom row, Myra's @My Blessed Life.  It was Dolly's idea to add lipstick to the glass/cup.

The finished products!

If you'd like to paint your own, here is an instructional video that took way longer to upload to Youtube than it did to make and edit.  If you want to do this, you can totally do this!!! 

Grab a 10 x 10 canvas and the following and you are ready:
  • Titanium White
  • Zinc White
  • Cerulean Blue (or Cobalt Blue)
  • Green Light
  • Magenta
  • Crimson
  • Prussian Blue (or Plathelo Blue)
  • Burnt Umber
  • Yellow Ochre
  • 1" Flat Brush
  • 1/2" Flat Brush
  • 1/2" Round Brush (what we'll use as our eraser brush)
  • #4 or #6 Round Brush
If you've painted the Macaron from our last party, you'll have 7 of the items above (I reuse many of the same paints and paint brushes).  With the last two paintings, we've built the foundation of an artist's pallet.

(FYI - and this is my personal opinion, I really like the brand Master's Touch acrylic paint brushes you can find at Hobby Lobby. If you don't have a Hobby Lobby available, pick an acrylic paint brush that has synthetic bristles, not squirrel, sable or something else - synthetic.  It's stiff and easier to deal with, in my opinion.)

My hope is that you actually do this; think about it...what would your daughters/mothers/sister-in-law/friend painting look like compared to yours and when I say compare...don't compare which one looks "better", but does the painting reflect them.

Painting is truly one of the most personal experiences that you'll have and now you can share it with friends/family.

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Grinning Like An Idiot: Create your Happiness. I'm a stay-at-home mom who doesn't 'stay' very well. I like to provide everyone with resources and ideas for crafts, painting and DIY!