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March 29, 2012#

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

Personalized Wedding Cakes

Whether you are having a Formal, Traditional, Hipster or DIY Wedding… one thing you can always do to inject a personal bond with your guests is sharing your personalities through your cake!  From custom toppers to awe-inspiring cake design and flavors, let your guests have their cake and eat it too!  Check out some cake topping wonders!

cake topper

Most venues include a basic cake in the overall cost.  Brides, make sure you ask who your vendor’s baker is and schedule a consultation or if you have a baker in mind, don’t forget to have your venue deduct the cake cost from your contract.

 

Cake Tips:  To make the cake personal, try including a symbol, phrase or colors that are significant to you and your partner!  More and more couples are including references from where they got engaged into the cake.  If your dream cake is out of your budget, try talking to the baker about doing a single or double tier cake to achieve your vision for the cake cutting.  The baker can lower the cost by creating a smaller decorated cake and bringing the rest in a sheet cake form for your guests, or supplement the difference via cupcakes or a dessert/candy bar!

wedding cake

 

candy bar

 

The above pictures are from the brides cafe and bliss design studio

To get more cake ideas and inspiration follow us on Pinterest, check out pretty little cakes!

Peace, love & cake–

Laura

 

March 20, 2012#

How To; Paper Flowers

Paper flowers are easy to make and give that extra touch to any party!  Use various shades or different colored paper for added flair.

To start, you will need tissue paper, scissors and green pipe cleaner

1. Cut tissue paper into rectangles of desired size, usually 5 x 7 (larger rectangles produce bigger flowers) Stack around 15 pieces of tissue paper. Use the same color or different colors. If you want to use a smaller number of pieces of tissue paper, flower will not be as full.

2. Accordion pleat the tissue paper working from the long side (fan fold), once paper is folded into one thin rectangle secure middle with pipe cleaner and trim the ends of both sides (round or pointed)– snipping the ends round or pointed creates the petal shape

 

3. Gently separate each layer pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower, then do the second side.

 

 

Final Results will vary, estimated time per flower 15 minutes.. enjoy!!

For more paper flower inspiration, please visit paper flower creations 

-Laura

photos by: http://origamiowls.blogspot.com and www.stlylemepretty.com

March 5, 2012#

DIY Table Numbers

Looking for creative and fun table numbers for your next event?  We have an easy DIY project that can go with any color palette and they only cost $2 each to make!  All it takes is a trip to Michael’s and a little time.   We made these frames for our “Timeless Fall Wedding” back in October and they turned out great!

Supplies

Unfinished Wooden  Frames ($1 each), Wooden Number ($.05 each), Paint-choose whatever color you prefer, or mix and match! ($.59 each bottle), 12’x12′ scrapbook paper-each sheet is enough for 3 table numbers  ($.79 each), Paint Brush, Hot Glue Gun

Step 1:

Evenly paint the wooden frame, let dry.

Step 2:

Evenly paint the wooden numbers, let dry

Step 3:

Cut scrapbook paper to the size of the frame opening (you can use the insert to trace the size)

Pick scrapbook paper to match your theme or color palette (these colors would have gone great with our Modern Shore Wedding!).  You can also use fabric.

Step 4:

With the hot glue gun, glue the numbers to the center of the scrapbook paper (use only a small amount of glue on the corners)

 Step 5:

Done!

We made six completely different options, the possibilities are endless!

 

Here is another great axample.

                                                       (image courtesy of Style Me Pretty)

Have fun!

-Jenn