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Cupcake Wars Birthday Party

A Cupcake Wars Cooking Party  is a fun way to celebrate for kids and adults. Recipe for Funfetti Dip below.

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a Cupcake Wars themed party. Recently we surprised my niece, Olivia with a cooking party for her 12th birthday that featured Cupcake Wars. She and her friends love to cook so this seemed like a home run.

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We held it at our Anaheim location, which is perfect for celebrations like birthday parties, bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Her friends came over early and with great anticipation, hid behind the demo kitchen. She thought my staff had called in sick and was coming over to help me with the dishes. I have to believe their was grumbling on the drive over!

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When she walked in the girls popped up and there were many shrieks before she ran over for a group hug.

Funfetti dip

We started off with Funfetti Dip and fruit and Honey Rosemary Popcorn.

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I kicked off the class with knives skills demos and then set up the competition.

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The girls divided into 3 teams and jumped into to brainstorming their award-winning cupcake. They were asking for saucepans to melt down the candy and picked out their secret ingredients.

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While the cupcakes were baking the girls made:

  • Pretzel Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce
  • Veggie Fried
  • Fresh Fruit with Lime Yogurt Sauce

After the cupcakes cooled, they intensely decorated, not letting us peek. Each team had a clear vision for their cupcake.

Cupcake Wars Judging

Judging time came, with Joy, myself, Grammy and a few of the moms making up the judges panel. The first team presented their award-winning cupcake featuring melted down marshmallows and butterfingers.

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Olivia’s team made a Macaron inspired cupcake. It looks just like a macaron. I was a proud aunt at that moment!

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Team Three melted down chocolate candy, mixed with peanut butter. They added it to the frosting. It had great flavor to it! Can you ever go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter?

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The deliberation was fierce, these moms were tough critics! The girls lined up, ready for the announcement.

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Cupcake Wars Cooking Party Winners

Team Three was the overall winner – with best taste and flavor.

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Adventures In The Kitchen hosts kids cooking parties and cooking competitions for groups of 10 or more at our locations in Anaheim and Costa Mesa. Contact us for more info.

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Cupcake Wars Cooking Party

Funfetti Dip


A quick dip to start the off!


Units Scale

  • 1 18.9 oz box Funfetti cake mix
  • 2 cups fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Graham Crackers


  1. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, vanilla yogurt and Cool Whip until smooth and well combined.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill for about 4 hours.
  3. Garnish with additional sprinkles if desired and serve
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Appetizer


  • Serving Size: 1 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0

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