Texas Style 30th Birthday Party!

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Texas style 30th Birthday Party

What People Ate

Brisket, Texas caviar, Kale chips, BBQ tofu sandwiches

What people Drank

Iced tea, Beer, Water

Dessert

Root beer cupcakes with whipped cream icing, Chocolate chip and toffee cookie dip, OREO pops.

Budget

Under $150.00

Party Favors

Cupcakes in a plastic cup with lid and thank you brown paper bags closed with clothes pins.

The crazy tissue decoration I made for over the table was really easy.  Here is the link to the simple tutorial that I used.

http://www.alannageorge.com/2012/03/15/how-to-bunny-party-tissue-paper-decorations/

The best place to edit/create printables and photos is Picmonkey! It’s fun and easy to make the graphics for your event on your own. It does take a little time but the end result is worth it. You can make exactly want you want and save money.  Some of the party printable sets I’ve seen online are so expensive!

http://www.picmonkey.com/

Root Beer Float Cupcakes:

2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons root beer extract
1 cup boiling water

*Makes about 30 cupcakes*

Icing:

2 cups Heavy cream

1/4 cup Confections sugar.

DIRECTIONS:
For the cupcakes, preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups with paper baking cups. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil, vanilla and root beer extract; using a handheld electric mixer or an electric stand mixer, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water. The batter will be on the thinner side. Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full Then bake for 18-23 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs. This recipe makes about 30 cupcakes. So you may need to bake the cupcakes in installments if you only have 1 or 2 muffin tins. Let the cupcakes cool completely on a wire rack, after removing them from the muffin tin.

Icing, Just whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Next sift/add the confectioners sugar while still mixing the cream. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and add your sprinkles of choice. I used bat sprinkles which I found around Halloween to honor the Austin South Congress bridge bats.

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