Cupcake Wars – Group Date Ideas and Printable Cards
If you are a fan of the Food Network, I’m sure you’ve caught a few episodes of Cupcake Wars! It’s one of our favorite reality food competitions. Basically, four bakers compete in three rounds of themed cupcake baking and decorating. It is such a blast to see all the amazing flavor combos and decorations the bakers come up with. We thought this would make for the perfect date night idea to recreate with your own spouse and maybe even invite a few friends. Now, who wants to host their own cupcake bake off date?! We’re giving you all the ideas and printables you need to pull it off!
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To get started, you’ll want to choose who your competition will be! Just want to keep it intimate between you and your spouse? That’s cool! This is your chance to finally see which one of you is the better baker. This is also the perfect double date or even group date. Invite some friends to compete against and bake as a couple instead!
Printable Cards and Invitations to Announce the Bake Off
We’ve included the cutest cupcake-themed invite! Thanks so much to Messes to Memories for creating these super fun Cupcake Wars printables.
After pulling the wrapper off, you’ll reveal the details for this fun date night idea! Isn’t that clever?
My husband and I have hosted a Cupcake Wars date a couple of times and our experience has always been better when we bake the cupcakes before date night and then all the couples bring their cupcakes! Then the date allows for a lot more cupcake tasting and enjoying your friends’ company!
Our invite does mention that couples should bring a dozen cupcakes. But you can always have everyone come ready to bake at one person’s house. Just be prepared for a floury mess! And how cute would it be for all the cupcakes to be displayed on this cupcake stand?!
We’ve included a digital Cupcake Wars invitation that you can text if that’s easier for you. If you do this, don’t forget to text the theme details. You can also choose your own theme and activity and text those details with the invite!
Cupcake ideas and themes
If you decide to add a theme to your date night, we’ve created three themes that are all ready for you to choose from! Each theme has specific ingredients that couples should choose from to bake a batch of unique, delicious, and beautifully decorated cupcakes.
Just like in the real Cupcake Wars competition, there are some classic cupcake ideas and flavors as well as some more challenging ingredients. Bonus points are always awarded for those who pull off a risky flavor combo!
- The Perfect Pair – Focus on romantic flavors or flavors that pair well together!
- Adventure – Want to try a few more adventurous flavors? These are all ingredients you might taste while on your own little adventure!
- Rock ‘N’ Roll – These ingredients are taken straight from a rock ‘n’ roll-themed episode of The Cupcake Wars! They are legit!
Each theme also has a suggested activity idea to do for your Cupcake Wars date that fits the theme!
After friends arrive and present their cupcakes, you’ll want to admire and taste each cupcake. Distribute scorecards before tasting so that people know how they should be judging the cupcakes.
We suggest that each cupcake is judged by each couple, so you’ll need quite a few cards, and you’ll need to discuss and come to an agreement with your partner as you score each cupcake! Tally up the scores for each cupcake to decide on a winner. We think it would be so fun to have a cash prize (have everyone contribute a small amount to the pot) for the winner… It’ll up the ante a bit! But that’s totally up to you!
And there you have it: a Cupcake Wars date night so epic that you’ll want to host it again ASAP! And what to do with all the leftovers? Send everyone home with a few in these cupcake boxes!
But just because your friends have gone doesn’t mean the party has to end… We’ve put together a super sweet after party for two that will take cupcakes from sweet to sexy in no time.
The Icing On The Cupcake? An After Party Just For Two!
Decorate your bedroom door with our adorable Cupcake Wars After Party sign and decor! You can even add some streamers and balloons for a fun party feel, or rose petals and candles for a sexy feel. Once your spouse spots the bedroom door, they’ll be excited to continue partying with you! It’ll truly be the icing on the cupcake. 😉
We’ve included 12 sexy Cupcake Wars printable cards with cupcake-themed questions, challenges, or activities on them. We’ve kept them tasteful; however, only include the sexy cards that you know you and your spouse will be comfortable doing!
We guarantee you’ve never experienced cupcakes like this before!
Don’t forget to download the Cupcake Wars Date Night printables below and get ready to host an unforgettably sweet party!