Posted May 24, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
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.
Posted May 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
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!
Posted October 2, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
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!)
Posted September 18, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments
Happy Tuesday! If you’ve been craving cupcakes as I have this week, you’ll appreciate this round-up of wedding cupcake wrappers sans those pesky cals. Cupcake towers are a popular choice for brides who want to ditch the traditional tiered idea – or, who want to incorporate a little added sugar to their dessert table… and dressing ‘em up is half the fun! Today we’re sharing ten hand-picked wedding cupcake wrappers to inspire your cupcake creations. Read on to see which wrappers made the list… then go out and get yourself a cupcake pronto. I know I will! Enjoy!
Top 10 Wedding Cupcake Wrappers
1. Lace Cupcake Wrappers
Made with real lace, these cupcake wrappers will make a dramatic addition to your decor! By Bailey Mama 5.
Posted May 15, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Good Morning, loves! Today, we’re diving into the whimsical collection of vintage wedding cake stands by our friend Lisa Marie of High Tea for Alice. Lisa Marie creates some of the most incredible vintage wedding cake stands ever – and, she’s a total sweetheart. It’s no surprise, then, that her cake stands fly off the shelves – figuratively speaking, of course, as this china is quite delicate – and brides become regular clients even after the big day. If you’re planning a vintage wedding and want to add the perfect touch, consider one of these vintage wedding cake stands for your big day. Use as a dessert-topped centerpiece for each table, display two or three on your cake table as a cupcake holder, or use as a display piece. After the wedding, gift remaining stands to loved ones as a keepsake or display in your home: it even makes an elegant jewelry stand. Read on to see some of our favorite vintage wedding cake stands we know you’ll love…
Posted April 19, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
We’re kicking off your morning with a sugar rush in a delectable bite-size serving: DIY banana split bites! If you love ice cream – and delightful desserts for guests, these DIY banana split bites are perfect for you! We spotted these treats at The Family Kitchen and we think they’d make a sweet addition to your dessert table or as favors for guests. Worried they’ll melt? Prepare + freeze in small (4 oz.) mason jars (remember when we showed you ice cream in a jar?), wrap in a thank you favor tag, and serve to guests with a spoon. Don’t forget the rainbow sprinkles… we think it’s the best part!
Posted April 17, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
If you’re planning a nature-inspired wedding or bridal shower, you’ll love these green-inspired DIY sprout cupcakes! To make them at home, simply bake up a batch of miniature-sized chocolate cupcakes – hold the frosting – and add these sweet sugary sprout cupcake toppers by Mimicafe Union. These cupcakes look like tiny little (edible) sprouts, which are made from fondant. You can also order the cupcakes with the terra cotta pots for easy “planting”. Add a thank you tag and guests can take these DIY sprout cupcakes to go! Take a closer look…
DIY Sprout Cupcakes
Each edible “sprout” cupcake topper measures 1.5″ in diameter.
Posted November 24, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Emmaline Bride would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is filled with good family, friends, tons of yummy food and conversation to warm your hearts. We are thankful for you, our dear readers and sponsors for allowing us to spread love for handmade weddings. We love you all!
Now… we wouldn’t leave you without some DIY inspiration, would we? Check out this adorable Oreo Turkey cookie idea you can still make just in time for dessert! This photo is courtesy of Our Best Bites and was spotted via Pinterest. You may click here or on the image below to find out the entire how-to to make ‘em yourself! These oreo turkeys are made of oreos, peanut butter cups, candy corn, and more. Enjoy!
Enjoy the holiday! We’ll see you back here bright and early on Friday morning.
Posted November 2, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Move over, cupcake! Cookies are back and better than ever. If you haven’t found a topper you love, we’ve done the guesswork for you in the form of a yummy cookie cake topper. These custom wedding cookies are by Katie’s Something Sweet and we love ‘em! We also rounded up a few of Katie’s other cookie creations including bridal party portrait cookies your bridesmaids and groomsmen will love. Read on to see more and find out where to buy a dozen… or twenty. We won’t tell.
Posted October 20, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
I think all guests would agree (especially Bill Cosby himself) that pudding in a jar is a grand-slam favor idea. Who doesn’t love chocolate pudding – particularly Midnight Black Chocolate Pudding – as shown below? I will never tire of treats packaged in mason jars, let alone ones that look as scrumptious as these. Spotted via Pinterest from Joy The Baker.
Posted September 28, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 18 Comments
Planning a fall wedding? You’ll love this caramel apple wedding cake to top it off! It is always fun to incorporate favorite fall-isms into autumnal events (like caramel apples, apple pie, cider + donuts) and this caramel apple wedding cake is perfect! This cake seamlessly blends in all the spices of the season: caramel, apple, moist cake, chopped nuts, buttercream… YUM! The baker of this cake says that after one bite of this cake, “I wanted to throw on my favorite sweater, watch football and go rake some leaves.” Yup – that’s what we love to hear!
Posted August 26, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
So, you’re in love with the idea of homemade pie at your wedding but you still want to have your cake (and eat it, too). Not a problem! Instead of ditching the tiers all together, why not serve up wedding pies to go? Wedding pie favors are a great way to mix in the homespun goodness of freshly baked mini apple and cherry pies (or any flavor you crave) as well as add to that fall-themed decor you’ve been dreaming about. Take a cue from some of these images below to whip up a little inspiration:
Posted August 16, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
What do guests really want as a wedding favor? Something decadent, delicious, and oh yes, sinfully sweet. There’s plenty of summer sunshine left in the skies, but fall will be here before we know it. And, since the autumn air will be hitting you faster than you can unpack your favorite corduroys from the basement, now is as good a time as any to gather up some inspiration. If you’re looking for fall wedding favors (or party favors for an upcoming autumn celebration), you’ll love our round-up today. We’ve gathered up five of our favorite fall wedding favors worth savoring – don’t even bother counting the cals. And, you may find yourself making a few “trial runs” at home just to… you know… make sure it tastes right. ;) Cider and donuts is right up there on my top ten favorite foods list with a few of these new treats coming in at a close 2nd. So, get ready to enjoy these foodie favors with one caveat: you will definitely have a sweet tooth after this post. You’ve been forewarned!
First up we bring you these incredible donut hole wedding favors spotted at Hip Hooray blog. I’d like to give a great big hug to the person who decided to make miniature donuts – all the yummy taste with half the guilt.
Posted July 12, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Looking for a twist on traditional wedding cake? This wedding cake alternative – double chocolate raspberry pavlova – looks positively delicious. Pavlova is a dessert with a meringue base or shell and is filled with whipped cream and fruit. We spotted this yummy wedding cake alternative at What Katie Ate (via Pinterest) where you can read a full pavlova how-to instruction. This looks too good to skimp on size, so be sure to make plenty (+ save some for us)!
Posted May 24, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 18 Comments
What’s more fun than yummy cheesecake? Cheesecake in a jar, of course! It’s clear that I have a bit of an obsession with anything in a jar these days (such as bubbles, cookies, cherry pie, ice cream + candles to name a few…) and cheesecake is no exception. The best part of cheesecake has to be the fruit pairings. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries… you name it, I love it. This would make a tasty dessert favor to serve to guests (place jars on ice to keep ‘em chilled!) and even more fun as part of a cheesecake-in-a-jar bar. Have plenty of fresh fruit and granola pairings for guests to choose their own toppings. YUM!
Posted August 23, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
These cookies have officially stolen my heart. Just press the cutter into the dough and your lettering is imprinted smack dab on the cookie! Seven premade words are included, plus three full sets of alphabet letters to make your own creative cookies! These would make adorable wedding favors. Spotted at Williams-Sonoma.