Category: dessert

How to Display Multiple Wedding Cakes

Hi, loves! It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question. This one comes from bride-to-be, Angela, who says, “I am planning a cake bar at my wedding with multiple wedding cakes instead of one cake. I plan to have different flavors for each cake but I have no idea how to display them. Any tips?” Great question! Read on to find out how to display multiple wedding cakes at your reception with one simple idea…

How to Display Multiple Wedding Cakes

How to Display Multiple Wedding Cakes

The answer? Pedestal stands! Cake pedestals (also known as cake stands) can be used to display multiple wedding cakes or desserts with ease. When displaying multiple wedding cakes (or desserts), use pedestals at varying heights. This will draw visual interest to your table. Here are a few beautiful (+ handmade!) cake pedestals by Roxy Heart Vintage to inspire you…

How to Display Multiple Wedding CakesHow to Display Multiple Wedding Cakes

The pedestals don’t have to be the same, either. Mix and match colors or look for unique styles on the stands themselves:

How to Display Multiple Wedding Cakes

Presumably, you’ll probably still want a ‘wedding’ cake that is for you and the groom to cut. Make sure it stands out from the rest by placing on its own unique pedestal. This lace-inspired design is one such example.

How to Display Multiple Wedding Cakes

To see these pedestal cake stands (and more!), visit Roxy Heart Vintage, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.

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We hope this advice helps! Brides: if you have any questions or comments, leave them below. We’re always happy to help! If you have wedding advice questions of your own, just Ask Emmaline! Your question may appear in an upcoming post.


-E.

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Wedding Cupcake Ideas: 3 New Finds – May 24th

Brides: if you’re serving cupcakes at your wedding instead of traditional wedding cake, don’t miss this post! We’ve rounded up three new wedding cupcake ideas to ensure your cupcakes look their very best. We’ve found adorable cupcake stands, wedding cupcake toppers, and colorful wrappers to tie into your decor. Read on for the sweet inspiration…

Wedding Cupcake Ideas

1. Cupcake Stand

When it comes to wedding cupcakes, what’s the first rule of thumb? Presentation! You’ll want to display your cupcakes on a chic stand. We love these cupcake stands using vintage china by High Tea for Alice.

Wedding Cupcake Ideas: vintage china cupcake stand (by High Tea for Alice)

2. Cupcake Toppers

Next, you’ll need to dress up your cupcakes with a wedding-inspired topper. These sweet vintage-inspired cupcake toppers by Pink Cherry Mama totally fit the bill. You can snag these with custom initials, ‘Mr and ‘Mrs’, ‘I Do’, and much more!

Wedding Cupcake Ideas: cupcake toppers (by Pink Cherry Mama)
Wedding Cupcake Ideas: cupcake toppers (by Pink Cherry Mama)

3. Cupcake Wrappers

And, last but certainly not least, you’ll need decorative cupcake wrappers. Coordinate your cupcake wrappers to match your wedding palette with these paper wrappers spotted at Lasso’d Moon. Mint, anyone? (So hot this season.)

Wedding Cupcake Ideas: mint green wedding cupcake wrappers (by Lasso'd Moon)Wedding Cupcake Ideas: cupcake wrappers (by Lasso'd Moon)

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If you’re looking for even more wedding cupcake ideas, you might like this!

Are you serving cupcakes at your wedding? Have you ever been to a wedding with cupcakes instead of cake? Tell us your thoughts below!

Happy Planning!


-E.

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DIY Cupcake Bouquet

Brides: are you serving cupcakes at your wedding? Bored of the same old display? Want to cross “centerpieces” AND “cake” off your to-do list at the same time? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve heard of the cupcake in a jar – heck, we’ve even seen cupcakes on candlesticks – but a DIY cupcake bouquet is a fresh + fun idea. Instead of displaying cupcakes on the same old tray or tower, display them in a pot instead! These rose-frosting-topped cupcake bouquets are perfect for spring and summer weddings, bridal showers, and parties, and they double as your centerpiece, too. Plus, with Mother’s Day around the corner, you have no excuse but to whip up a batch of cupcakes this weekend and give ’em to your mom. (And, it’s EASY! Even I could make ’em, which is saying a lot. I’m no baker.) Besides, do you know anyone who would turn down a bouquet of cupcakes? Me either. So, grab your favorite cupcake mix, delicious frosting, some decorative cupcake wrappers, and a few other easy-to-find supplies and prepare to be inspired! Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the page for full step-by-step tutorials. Enjoy!

DIY Cupcake Bouquet Ideas
photo credits: top left – edible moments | bottom left – perfect wedding | right – culinary couture blog

DIY Cupcake Bouquet

A cupcake bouquet is a vessel – typically a gardening pot to fit into the ‘bouquet’ theme – filled with cupcakes. The cupcakes look like blooms because their tops have been piped with frosting to look like roses; the cupcakes are attached to toothpicks set in Styrofoam so they appear to be ‘blooming’ right out of their pot. And, if I do say so myself, they look almost too pretty to eat. (Let’s be honest, though, it’s still cake. Delicious. Icing-topped. Cake. I can’t pass that up.)

This cupcake bouquet by Edible Moments is one of my favorites. I love the white rose-topped cupcakes and the chocolate cake. I also love how she added the fake leaves that look so real. And, her frosting piping skills are amazing.

diy cupcake bouquet - pink cupcake bouquet (by edible moments)close-up of cupcake bouquet by edible moments:

I came across this blog called 52 Kitchen Adventures and it’s filled with so many great ideas! I especially love the animated gif she created on the tutorial which shows how to pipe roses. She makes it look do-able, even for a total novice baker, like myself.

diy cupcake bouquet (by 52 kitchen adventures)

diy cupcake bouquet by 52 kitchen adventures

Feeling adventurous? Add macarons on a stick, a little tulle, and cupcakes (with a decorative container) and you get this pretty little masterpiece. By Raspberri Cupcakes.

diy cupcake bouquet with macarons (by raspberri cupcakes)

by raspberri cupcakes

And, I’m no baker… so instead of me pretending to know what I’m talking about, I’ll leave the rest up to the pros! Check out these AMAZING resources (in no particular order) for how to make your own DIY cupcake bouquet:

o Get the full-scoop on how to make a cupcake bouquet from 52 Adventures, along with a piped roses tutorial image;

o Learn how to make the cupcake bouquet with macarons from Raspberri Cupcakes; and

o Check out the cupcake bouquet tutorial from Edible Moments.

After checking out these sources, I’m ready to go out and make these myself! I’ll let you know how it turns out. :)

Happy Planning Baking (+ Bowl Licking + Icing Stealing + Cake Eating)! P.S. My diet is coming back from vacation soon and she’s gonna be ticked.


-E.

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5 DIY Fall Desserts for Weddings + Parties

Happy Tuesday! Are you enjoying the new season? I love Fall… my favorite time of year. Maybe it’s the cool breeze, the pumpkin spice coffee that I’ve been thoroughly enjoying, or the changing leaves I can see outside my office window. This scarf-wearing, cider-buying, jeans-and-sweater sporting weather is perfect for weddings and comes with some pretty tasty dessert ideas, too. If you’re looking for fall desserts to add a thematic touch to your wedding, bridal shower, or party (maybe even just kicking back on Saturday night with your honey), you’ve come to the right place. I’m sharing five of my new favorite fall desserts for weddings to try – and each includes a link to the complete do-it-yourself recipe. So, roll up those sleeves, slap on your favorite apron, grab a few of these oven mitts (I’m obsessed) and get ready try these tempting fall desserts for weddings. You can bake ’em up and gift as favors (in to-go packaging) or share among other favorite treats on a dessert table. And, if you’re a bit of a baking amateur, just fake it ’til you make it: I think that’s the rule for beginner bakers anyway… enjoy!

5 Fall Desserts for Weddings + Parties

1. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

I’ve seen variations of this pumpkin cream cheese muffin recipe everywhere, so when delightful food blogger Christy (of The Girl Who Ate Everything) says it’s absolutely worth the time to make it, we’re going to believe her! Okay, adding this one to my own list… (Grab the recipe here!)

pumpkin cream cheese muffins - fall desserts for weddings

2. Brioche + Apple Tarts

These apple tarts scream fall AND look pretty enough to be served up in style at your next soiree. Grab the full recipe here (recipe by Valli Little for Delicious).

brioche and apple tart - fall desserts for weddings

photo by mark roper via taste.com.au

3. Cider Doughnuts

In a word: YUM. In three words? Ooey gooey deliciousness. Try ’em out yourself with the full recipe via King Arthur Flour.

cider doughnuts - fall desserts for weddings

4. Cardamom Honey Caramel Pears (or Apples)

I’m so happy to have found this recipe, as pears are often overlooked as a worthy treat, but pears are actually in their full glory in October. So, do what the folks at Not Without Salt created this amazing recipe, I couldn’t wait to share it. These pears make a great favor-to-go – just wrap and tie with pretty ribbon and a tag. Get the full how-to scoop here.

caramel pears - fall desserts for weddings

5. Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

These baked pumpkin spice donut holes look heavenly and only take twenty minutes to make. Crazy, I know- this is one I’ll be trying right away. These are actually miniature muffins, but with the special mixture of butter and little bits of magic, these taste like delicious donut holes – no frying required! Get the full recipe via Pennies on a Platter.

baked pumpkin spice donut holes - fall desserts for weddings

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If you do decide to bake one of these delicious fall desserts, let us know what you thought in the comments field below. Or, tell us which fall desserts looks the most bake-worthy to you. We’d love to hear which one is your favorite!

Happy Planning Baking!


-E.

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