I'm a big fan of themes. I thought my theme would be "charms" and what is more charming than mini-cupcakes.
Lemon-meringue Charms (recipe here)
I actually just made up a batch of the lemon meringue cupcakes. Before I added the lemon juice and zest, I poured about 1/2 of the batter in the tins. Then I whipped up some cream and put half a fresh strawberry on each. Easy, yummy and pretty.
I also made "Brownie Charms". I just made a batch of box brownies and baked them in the mini-muffin tins. I only baked them for 9 minutes.
MARTHA TIP: I stole this from my SIL. She always makes little signs for her food at parties. It looks pretty and it lets people know what they're eating.
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