Our Mini Family: Back-to-School Sprinkles Bar


Aug 19, 2015

Back-to-School Sprinkles Bar

Back-to-School cupcakes with Ziploc® brand
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It's back-to-school time for many of us here in Phoenix, and all of our friends who are parents are jumping for joy! I figured we'd help our friends celebrate with something sweet, and what better sweet to enjoy than a frosted cupcake with sprinkles! Today, I'm sharing some inspiration and how easy it can be to host a back-to-school sprinkles bar of your own!



Whenever I'm planning a party or get-together of some sort, I'm already thinking about a few things: how I'm going to store the supplies and clean up. I'm not a believer in buying those fancy and overpriced storage containers, and I'll be the first to admit that I can be a little lazy when it comes to clean up. I prefer to use Ziploc® brand products to my advantage whenever I can. If you're going to host a back-to-school sprinkles bar, you can utilize Ziploc® brand products to get prepared for the party and anticipate how much you need to clean after everyone has left you with a sink filled with dishes!



Preparing for a back-to-school sprinkles bar means you're going to need to bake ahead of time. Depending on how many people you're having over, you may need to bake and then figure out how to store two-three dozen cupcakes. I don't know about you, but I don't have a closet big enough to accommodate that many cupcakes! I like to use Ziploc® brand Freezer bags with Easy Open Tabs to store all of my cupcakes in the freezer before my guests arrive!




If I had to guess how much money I used to spend on fancy piping bags for frosting cupcakes, gosh, it would be a pretty high number! When I first discovered I could use Ziploc® brand Sandwich bags with Easy Open Tabs in lieu of bakery piping bags, I was so excited!


I also discovered I don't even need the fancy, metal frosting tips to get a nice shape when I use Ziploc® brand Sandwich bags with Easy Open Tabs. What's really great too is that these bags are smaller than regular piping bags. They are easy for kids to grip and easy to open (and ultimately, you are less likely to end up wasting extra frosting!)




Another thing I love about using Ziploc® brand Sandwich bags with Easy Open Tabs for frosting is that it's easy to clean up! I have bought the fancy, reusable piping bags in the past and then had to clean and wash them over and over again. I like that when all of my guests are done frosting their cupcakes with Ziploc® brand Sandwich bags with Easy Open Tabs, we can just remove any metal tips from them, and toss the bags in the garbage!

Not having to do the dishes is a victory!





Yes, having a back-to-school sprinkles bar could ultimately be messy. But that's why I utilize Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs as much as I can! Once we were all done decorating our cupcakes with sprinkles, like this gorgeous multi-colored sprinkle, we packaged all of the leftover sprinkles back into separate Ziploc® brand Storage bags with Easy Open Tabs!



Whenever I'm planning a party with messy foods or supplies, I prefer to use Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs over other brands.



Check out some other Ziploc® back-to-school ideas here: http://cbi.as/mg7p



There are a few upcoming Ziploc® brand promos at Fry's (and other Kroger Banner stores) to look out for:

  • 7/20 to 8/16: $3.99 promo on:
    • Ziploc® brand Storage bags with Easy Open Tabs Quart Value Pack 48ct
    • Ziploc® brand Storage bags with Easy Open Tabs Gallon Value Pack 38ct
    • Ziploc® brand Freezer bags with Easy Open Tabs Quart Value Pack 38ct
    • Ziploc® brand Freezer bags with Easy Open Tabs Gallon Value Pack 28ct.
  • 8/2 to 8/9/15: $1 MEGA offer (Buy 4, save $4 or Buy 5, Save $5)
  • 8/9 to 8/30: $0.50 off regular retail price on:
    • Ziploc® brand Sandwich bags with Easy Open Tabs 40ct
    • Ziploc® brand Sandwich bags with Easy Open Tabs 90ct
    • Ziploc® brand Snack bags with Easy Open Tabs 90ct



Let's play a game: describe your ultimate cupcake! 

Does it have sprinkles? What flavor is it?




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11 comments :

  1. Wow never thought of using zippy bags that way. Awesome

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    1. Yes!! It changed how I decorate cupcakes for sure!

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  2. What an awesome idea! My ultimate cupcake is anything with chocolate! haha

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    1. Mmmm I love chocolate cupcakes, too!

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  3. Such great ideas! Gotta love Ziploc products!

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  4. This looks lovely! I love a good old fashion red velvet, sometimes I do put sprinkles but other times its crumbled pieces of cake :) I do love using ziploc bags for my icing though and its so convenient for sprinkles too!

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    1. OH yes! Red velvet is my favorite! I always end up not baking them for parties though, because a lot of our friends don't like the red velvet.

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  5. This is something I'm going to plan with my kids and their friends. This is such a fun idea!

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  6. I didn't think of using a ziplock that way but that's a good idea! :) It looks quite delicious and even look a lot better than how I do it!

    I need to practice more on my baking skills haha, I'm not that great with cooking and baking but I know I gotta keep trying !

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