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Ginger Ale Cupcakes and a Hey YoYo Giveaway!


Today I have a fun little giveaway with my favorite party supply shop - Hey YoYo!  Whenever I need a jolt of inspiration, I just hop on over to the online store to get a fix of kitsch and color.  Amanda is the shopkeep, and she has an eye for the cutest cupcake papers, treat bags and partyware of all kinds!


I recently received some squee!-worthy items from the shop, like these party hats. They're reversible! And how cute are those confetti napkins? The pattern reminds me of sprinkles, so I was in for those immediately! Honestly, I fell in love with the entire Toot Sweet line of paper napkins, cupcake liners, pinwheel toppers and etcetera. Gimme, gimme, gimme!

My good friend Christen was having a birthday, so she was the perfect person to help model party hats. She also came up with the idea for ginger ale cupcakes (which look extra cute in these liners). They really turned out delicious and quite apropos for party fare.

Love those Pinwheel Toppers!

Christen's cute pooch tagged along and he was caught giving crazy puppy-dog eyes for a bite of cupcake. Awww!  And you should have seen him and Biscuit-the-pug playing together, they were double trouble!

Contest Entry


a Rafflecopter giveaway


This contest is open worldwide because Hey YoYo ships worldwide, how awesome is that!?

Balloon toppers can be found here!
The ginger ale cupcakes were light and delicious. Christen commented that the cake portion tasted "bubbly", and with their faint gingery flavor, they do! We toasted each other with them after a day filled with laughing and chasing rambunctious pups.  Hope you'll enjoy them too!


Ginger Ale Cupcakes
Source: SprinkleBakes original recipe
Yield: About 18 cupcakes
Prep:  1 hour 15 minutes

Ginger Ale Cake
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup ginger ale
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground ginger; set aside.  In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup ginger ale and 1/2 cup sour cream (mixture will fizz and bubble a little).  Add flour and champagne mixture alternately, beginning and ending with flour.  Batter will be thick.
  3. Fill cupcake papers with 1/4 cup level measures of batter.  Bake for 17-22 minutes.  Set aside.

Ginger Ale Buttercream
1 cup ginger ale
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 tsp. ground ginger
2 sticks of butter softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
  1. Place the 1 cup of ginger ale in a small saucepan.  Simmer over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup.  Reduce heat to low. In a small cup, whisk together cornstarch and water until no lumps remain.  Add mixture to 1/2 cup ginger ale reduction.  Whisk constantly as you heat.  Mixture will thicken and have a soft gel appearance.  Remove from heat and whisk in ground ginger.  Transfer mixture to a bowl and allow to cool completely.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, cream softened butter and cooled ginger ale mixture together until smooth.  Stir in confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time on low speed until thickened to piping consistency.  You may not have to use all the confectioners’ sugar.  Conversely, If the ginger ale gel mixture is added while still slightly hot or if it was not cooked enough, you may need to add more confectioners’ sugar.
  3. Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Decorate with white nonpareils.





325 comments :

  1. Ohmygoodness, I could spend hours on that site! I love the Confetti Rainbow cupcake liners & the solid rainbow liners. I might have a cupcake liner obsession!!

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  2. I love those Black Tie paper cups!!

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  3. Such lovely colours! Love the balloon toppers :).

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  4. Love the striped straws!!! Perfect for the wedding shower I am throwing for my sister :)

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  5. I Love the paper straws, mini pedestals, and the cupcake liners!!! So much cute stuff!!!

    jen

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  6. I love the Nutcracker ballet and I love the fact that there is a nutcracker cupcake set.

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  7. Must have those confetti napkins! So cute!!!

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  8. Your photos are so adorable! I love them! I am so excited to try this recipe, my hubby would absolutely flip for these.

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  9. oh the candy cups! so colorful!

    c_lavallee at hotmail.com

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  10. It's impossible for me to choose just one thing from that beautiful shop! I have my eye on dozens of things that are inspiring a theme for my daughter's 4th birthday coming up in July! Invitations always set the mood for me so I'd say that is where I would start! Great giveaway and great idea using Ginger Ale in baking!

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  11. I just love all the straws they have & the pinwheel cake toppers!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  12. those balloon toppers! i think i might need to order some... so many memories.

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  13. I would love to try out making some cupcakes with the Rainbow Sugar Decorations! I think I could manage some fluffy clouds. :) So many cute things on their site.

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  14. I love the toot sweet cupcake wrappers

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  15. I am a sucker for paper straws,,,and bright happy cup cake papers...oh yeah!

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  16. It's all sooo cute! But my favorite item is definitely the Teacup Cupcake Mold n.n

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  17. Love the balloons!

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  18. I love all the vintage looking cupcake toppers!

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  19. Those pinwheels are adorable!!!! The cupcakes look scrumptious!

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  20. I loved the spoons and these http://heyyoyo.com/item/Extra-Long-Striped-Straws-Silver/1047/c15 straws!! SO CUTE!

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  21. What a cute site! I am always looking for great little places to find baking supplies :) My favorite thing today are the cupcake containers! I live far away from my family so I am always looking for clever ways to send cake :) The Toot Sweet collection is adorable as well!

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  22. Cute cupcakes! Ginger treats are so delicious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  23. I love the graphic utensils, so cute!

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  24. I love their sweet animals straw. Those cupcakes sound yummy!

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  25. I love the balloon cupcake toppers! Adorable!

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  26. I love the balloon cupcake toppers! Adorable!

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  27. oh my! I know where all my supplies are coming from now! Also, ginger ale is my favorite drink and I love these cupcakes!

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  28. I really like the bow toppers. I would love to put them on cupcakes to celebrate my 54th birthday!

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  29. The rainbow sugar decorations are adorable.

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  30. I love the little cake-topper balloons! I know I've seen them somewhere before.

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  31. There are some cute kids toys that I would love to buy for the baby we're expecting in June, especially the You Want Fries With That Sandwich Set. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Love all their cupcake liners and oooh..the striped straws.

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  33. Ginger ale cupcakes sound wildly delicious!

    Love that pooch.

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  34. I love the Chevron Small Favor Bags: Yellow. They're super cute and I'm a big fan of anything with the Chevron print on it.

    Emily S.
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  35. Loved the cupcakes! I tried the recipe and it was perfect! I'm also very exited about the giveaway!!!!

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  36. So many fun cupcake kits ! hard to choose one ! great giveaway !

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  37. Oooh, I love all of the sprinkles and sugar decorations, especially the lips and moustaches! Oh, and the hot air balloon ones, those are so cool!

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  38. Toot Sweet Cupcake Wrappers and the striped straws!

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  39. Ohh, this is a really interesting flavor! Thanks for sharing. And those hats are to die for. I want to put one on my poodle!

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  40. Rafaella Miyahira NakazatoApril 1, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Lindo!!

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  41. Oh man, love all those toppers! And sprinkles!

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  42. So many cute cupcake papers! There were some dinosaur ones that were particularly cute.

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  43. OMG. so many wonderful items to choose from.
    I love All the pretty cupcake liners as well as the sprinkles
    Thank you for this opportunity
    ColleenB.

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  44. Kim P -
    I love it all over at Hey Yo Yo but I really like the new black and white poka dot straws!

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  45. OMG I absolutely adore all the beautiful packaging at Hey Yo Yo! And the wooden utensils? And the cupcake papers? And the pretty paper straws?

    EVERYTHING!

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  46. Love the cupcake cups! "Confetti" rather than polka dots. Adorable!

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  47. I love ginger ale, so I bet ginger ale cupcakes would be a whole new level of yummy. And the bright, fun colors on these liners and accessories? To die for!

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  48. LOVE your human pictures! You're great with the camera.

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  49. I love the Birch Tree Pattern Paper Straws...

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  50. You guys are so cute! I love the little wooden forks and spotty cupcake liners!

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  51. I Love all the retro food packaging - the ice cream bags, the popcorn boxes, and the foil hot dog sleeves - perfect for a movie night :)

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  52. Those paper products would make even my cupcakes look stellar!

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  53. Those products would make even my cupcakes look professional!

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  54. Oh those sweets compotes are gorgeous!! Love anything cake stand-esque!

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  55. Love all of it... but am really loving the Stars and Stripes cupcake kit since I'm already planning our 4th of July party!

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  56. I love all of the different patterns of paper straws. I'm a sucker for a good paper straw.

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  57. I love the adorable little cereal box charms, and pretty much everything on the site!!

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  58. Those paper straws! Dang, I would love them.

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  59. I love the pink polka dot cups and everything else in that store!

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  60. I like the Small Googly Eye Cupcake Toppers & Finger Puppets

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  61. Those tulip cupcake liners are the cutest.

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  62. Love those lollipop candles! So cute!

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  63. I love the lollipop candles and the wooden ice cream spoons!

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  64. Love those balloon topper! Cutest topper I've seen in a while!

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  65. Heather, those cuppies sound delicious and the Hey Yo Yo stuff is just so HAPPY! I WANT IT ALL!

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  66. Easy! My Favorite Hey Yo Yo product are the rainbow paper straws! I *love* them!!

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  67. Love the Floral Nest cupcake liners - so pretty!

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  68. I have a slight obsession with stripes so the paper straws

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  69. I love all of the fun baking cups, so cute!!

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  70. Those pinwheels are possibly my favourite thing ever....ever.

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  71. Isabella BellatinApril 1, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    The paper straws are my favorite! love the million y colors they have!

    ibellat@hotmail.com

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  72. I like the white cake pedestals. I am a fool for serving platters and white is so versatile.

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  73. I wish I would have known about this site sooner, the cupcake liners, confetti sprinkles and such would be great for our party this weekend.

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  74. I'd love the toot sweet confetti cake cups! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  75. My favorite is the Bento Box: Strawberry!

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  76. I love paper straws. They are so cute for everything!

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  77. So stinkin' cute!I love everything you used for those cupcakes and the carousal horse candles!

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  78. I love all the fun different straws!!!

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  79. I am really into cupcakes right now and am going to try the baking cups. They are adorable!

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  80. What darling photos and I LOVE those cupcakes.

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  81. I love the Hostess Cupcake container. It's so cute!

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  82. I love the toot sweet cupcake wrappers!

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  83. I would love to have some pretty straws to add to my posts...But, I'm a huge sucker for cupcake liners! Thank you!

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  84. Count me in, Ive already got the GC spent!

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  85. There baking cups are my favorite and also the Cupcake Memo Pad. Too cute!

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  86. I love the divine twine (especially the black and the gray) and the pedestals.

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  87. Amazing..I love the paper straws and the candy cups, I've never seen them in the shops in Ireland so very happy they deliver worldwide!

    Jen

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  88. OH MY GOODNESS!! I love the Birdhouse cupcake boxes!! Love Love Love!!

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  89. OMG! I love all the halloween cupcake themed boxes! How to choose!?

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  90. I can't decide between the patisserie shop boxes & the chilly dilly pickle bags!

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  91. They are the cutest party supplies!

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  92. So many nice things, I like the Black tie set of paper products and all the cupcake liners and the colored straws. A baker could go a little wild and crazy.

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  93. I love the candy and nut cups.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  94. I would love to get the blue polka dot baking cups! They're too cute!

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  95. Those cute little chevron straws? Yes, please!

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  96. Just lovely lets get baking!

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  97. I absolutely love the chevron straws! Also, the wooden spoons in chevron and trellis patterns are super sweet. Great site, thanks for the introduction.

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  98. I'd love to have the Sweet Treats Gift Set!! Everything is so cute, and it's hard to choose!! Thanks for the great giveaway!! :)

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  99. Oh my goodness these pretty things are very pretty indeed! They look totally adorbs, no doubt.

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  100. While my kids never seem to care what their cupcakes are wrapped in I'm pretty sure my adult friends would think they were super!

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  101. Ok, I absolutely love Christmas time, so I just couldn't resist the Xmas: Merry & Bright Cupcake Gift Set, because it's absolutely cute and awesome and perfect.

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  102. love the pin wheel toppers!

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  103. I love all the straws! Esp. the rainbow surprise mix. Those chevron party favor bags are a close second though.

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  104. The candy cups are neat! thanks!

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  105. I love the yellow limoncello polka dot cups!

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  106. I like the pink cupcake boxes.

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  107. Marigold Chevron Paper Straws- oh my!!

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  108. I like the You Want Fries With That Sandwhich set!

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  109. Such fun, colorful items! How to choose?

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  110. carnival stripes baking cups!

    corisa
    jubinsky2114@yahoo.com

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  111. Oh my goodness, these are all so cute but I adore the polka dotted wrappers!

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  112. I love the rainbow surprise paper straws - so colorful!

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  113. Cupcake wrappers are super cute!

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  114. I thought you two were sisters at first! You look a lot alike! But what could be better then an amazing baker (Heather) and an amazing shopkeeper (Amanda)? I love all the polka-dot and stripe cupcake liners!

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  115. I'm a sucker for the wooden berry baskets in their shop!

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  116. I love all the different cupcake liners!

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  117. Love the toadstool sugar decorations!

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  118. Eva @ Pastel BakeryApril 1, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    So cute! Love the confetti napkins & pinwheel toppers! :)

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  119. the rainbow of straws...so colorful o.O

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  120. I want everything! But I particularly love the Orange & Pink Tulip cupcake liners.

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  121. I adore the Bride & Groom Cupcake Kit!

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  122. The pinwheel cake toppers are so cute! I'm itching to get some cupcake liners too...

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  123. Oh I love this site and all the pretty decos, I am definitely going to try these cupcakes in gluten free.

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  124. Oh my gosh...the adorable straws and the pinwheel toppers and the cupcake liners and...and..everything!

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  125. I love the Toot Sweet Children Cupcake Kit
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  126. Oh, I love ALL her partyware! I'll be placing an order for sure!

    I have to say though, that I have a weakness for the cute striped straws. The aqua chevron paper straws would be perfect for my son's upcoming 3rd birthday party!

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  127. you are pretty amazing I love every thing you.
    baking is my world and my grand kids thank you..i don't need a birthday to have a party its a party at my house every wk end with all your recipes. xx god bless

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  128. The Candy bar charms are too cute!!!

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  129. I can't wait to try these cupcakes. I love the Dynamite and Bomb Candles... so bad and yet so cuuuute!

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  130. The pinwheel cupcake toppers

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  131. I'm in love with the Toot Sweet Spotty Candy Cups - they are totally gorgeous!!

    Millie
    milliet@xtra.co.nz

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  132. Thank you so much for the generous giveaway - I love so many things on Hey Yo Yo but if I had to pick just one it would be the Freshly Baked Treat Kit.

    My fingers and toes are firmly crossed for the prize draw!!

    My details -

    Kath : moose.marine@xtra.co.nz

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  133. LOVE the ice cream van with treat cups and wooden spoons!

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  134. I love the balloon toppers :-)

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  135. My wife would be over the moon if I won this giveaway - she is a mad baker and loves to decorate and beautify her creations. Great website Hey Yo Yo - my top pick is the Paper Eskimo Boy Party Hats - they would be perfect for my son's birthday.

    Grant Thomas
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  136. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    I love the Ice Cream Van with Treat Cups and Wooden Spoons

    Thanks
    Ed

    Eddie
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  137. I love the balloon toppers the most :-)

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  138. Love the Toot Sweet Bow Toppers!

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  139. I love all of their cupcake toppers and picks! So many ideas! Cheers, Erin, erinejoy@cox.net

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  140. The bacon bandaids are a hoot, but I also love all those gorgeous straws!

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  141. I cannot get over the paper straw collection. Too many to choose a favourite! Thanks for introducing me to this amazing site.

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  142. The cupcake boxes are Cupertino cute.

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  143. I have actually been looking for a good ginger ale cupcake recipe for a while! Thank you, I will be making these soon, and the party ware is gorgeous.

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  144. Everything on the store looks great, but the liners are especially cute :)

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  145. Everything is so cute! I think my favorite has to be the mini cupcake pedestals, what a cute idea!

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  146. I'm obsessing over the liners! I'm amassing a collection, and I see a ton I NEED!

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  147. I like the icecream van with treat cups and wooden spoons! Such whimsy and cuteness at the shop. :)

    bradnlacey at aol dot com

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  148. Oh wow! The cupcakes and the HeyYoYo store look amazing!!! I especially love the mini pedestals - been looking for some here in Oz for ages! :)

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  149. It's a toss up between paper straws, or cupcake cups. I may have to order both.

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  150. There is so many things that I like but I guess I like the Happy Birthday Cake Stand the most. But I also like the glass jars with red lids too

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  151. What's not to love??? I love the Edibles and Sprinkles, especially the ladybugs and the Pedestals and Cake stands...I'll definitely be back to browse and buy :)

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  152. I love the mini pedestals! And the mustache sugar decorations!!

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  153. I like the mini pinwheel toppers! :)

    LYnnette

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  154. these look and sound delicious! yet another sprinklebakes recipe for my confectionary pinterest board.

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  155. Leslie:
    Toot sweet cupcake wrappers
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  156. I would love these cupcakes!

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  157. I have to say that I have always been, and will always be very partial to paper straws and I also love the wooden utensils. Everything is the shop is fabulous though.

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  158. everything looks so adorable especially the pinwheel toppers and the confetti napkins

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  159. Oh my goodness! Everything is so adorable and festive. Makes me wanna host a party right the way! I love their utensils! Those Wooden Ice Cream Spoons -Trellis Pattern are beautiful. Just in time for an ice cream party. ;)

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  160. what a fabulous giveaway. Those balloon toppers are amazing!

    Did not know they sold worldwide. Looks like I have a new place to shop!

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  161. I absolutely love the chevron print wooden forks!

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  162. Everything is so cute! I love the confetti napkins and the cupcake liners:-)

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  163. I couldn't decide! I love the stripy straws and wooden spoons...and oh, the cupcake liners!!!

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  164. I love the black cake stands and cupcake kits

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  165. I'm in love with the cupcake liners and the mini pedestals! I think they would match perfectly with the ginger ale cupcakes I'm going to make one of these days! :D

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  166. These little balloons are so cute:)
    Great give away!

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  167. I love Mini Pedestals: Petite Treats!!!!!!

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  168. Hey yo! seems to be a wonderful!shop, need to check it!
    Katarina

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  169. omg! cuteness! cuteness everywhere! ^ ^

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  170. Hy dear!I'm italian and i hope i will win!!!!! i love Mini Cupcake Liners: Tulip and theSweet Treats Gift Set !!!! back and kisses!!!

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  171. I love the windowed bakery boxes. So cute

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  172. This is a difficult question, but I manage to narrow it down to the Cupcake Kits. I don't think I can pick just one though. I love the pirate one, the ballerina one, the bbq one...lol I love pretty much all of them.

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  173. I think I'd go for the Paper Baking Cups in Carnival Stripes ^ ^ sooo adorable!

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  174. Oh wow! Such a lot of pretty! I need it in my life! Especially the cupcake pedestals - because really, all cupcakes should be on a pedestal. Oh, but the moustache (Mustache? showing my britishness here!) sugar decorations are amazing too! And ginger ale cupcakes = awesome!

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  175. Love those pinwheel toppers!

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  176. The cupcake liners are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  177. It's a toss-up between the deer family cupcake toppers and the paper dolls. I'm going to try the ginger ale cupcakes soon since I have a ginger ale-loving son with a birthday next month.

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  178. I never would have thought of ginger ale cupcakes. How clever!

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  179. I love the mini pinwheel toppers! Love pinwheels!

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  180. Love the wooden spoons and forks!

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  181. Vintage pricess phone charms, so cute!

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  182. I love all the pretty paper straws!

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