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Cupcake Wrappers: create a colorful wedding dessert + favor display
When you place your cupcakes in these designer wrappers, you will be creating a beautifully unique presentation for your guests. These cupcake wrappers are made from durable paper and will dress up cupcakes for a wedding, bridal shower or even a candy buffet table. They're available in fun colors and designs to compliment any event. Note: These wrappers are for display purposes only, do not bake cupcakes in these wrappers.
Create a colorful wedding dessert and favor display with cupcake wrappers in fun color and designs to match your event #CupcakeWrappers #DessertDisplays #WeddingCupcakes #CupcakeFavors #weddingoutlet
For best results, follow these steps . . .
1. Assemble wrapper by simply sliding tab into slot.
2. Place baked, unfrosted cupcake inside assembled cupcake wrapper.
3. Frost cupcake, and be careful not to get frosting on your cupcake's new designer outfit

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Photo Shoot : A Berry Sweet Summertime Strawberry Bridal Shower

I recently decided to put together my own photo shoot that I designed/styled and just last week it was showcased on the Dog n' Bird Artful Wedding blog and Monday on The Wedding Salon blog. Today, I'm super excited to share the shoot with you. I had an amazing photographer, Tiffany Wayne Photography, join me to shoot the tablescape and dessert table along with an amazing florist, Anthology Design Studio, that put together the most beautiful arrangements. I couldn't have imagined a more perfectly matched floral arrangement for this shoot. And, even a few etsy artists joined me with sharing their items for the shoot - Macaron Parlour and Once Upon a Pedestal. And, Once Upon a Pedestal has been so kind to share a 10% discount off any one item in their shop. Simply enter code "WEDDING" in notes to seller at checkout to receive your discount.

I mixed in a couple unique and fun ideas in the shoot, and one was serving the strawberry infused lemonade in glass votive candle holders.


I had such a blast putting this shoot together which took place right in my parents own backyard, exactly where my bridal shower had taken place 8 years ago. My goal was to create a shoot amidst the many that I know are showcased daily with one that could be approachable by anyone. A sweet and special design that would be budget friendly and make use of items that are either already around or items that can easily be re-used after the event.


For this particular shoot I wanted to create a unique and fresh bridal shower theme that would be perfect for the summer and of course strawberries immediately came to mind. Once I had a theme, I decided it would be fun to ask all guests to bring along their favorite strawberry dessert recipe on the card that was enclosed with the invitation. This way, the bride would have a wonderful collection to start her recipe box with.


Along with the invitation and recipe cards, I created all the printables including the menu, jam favor label, paper garland, and dessert tags. Many of these printable are now available in my etsy shop.


Another fun idea was serving muffins instead of cupcakes and presenting them on red glass candle holders that I found at Pier1 Imports for 50 cents each.


If anybody has any questions about this shoot or the items you see used, please feel free to ask in the comments and I'll reply that way :)

In case you missed the feature on Dog n' Bird Artful Wedding, you can see it here along with a Friday Freebie Download of the jam favor labels. And, you can see the feature from The Wedding Salon here.

Designed and Styled by Brenda of Brenda's Wedding Blog
Invitations and coordinating print designs by Brenda of Wedding Girl
Photography provided by Tiffany Wayne Photography
Floral arrangements provided by Anthology Design Studio
Strawberry and Lime Dessert Stands from Once Upon a Pedestal
Strawberry Macarons from Macaron Parlour

Cupcake Shop Directory

As promised - here is the Cupcake Shop Directory I've put together for those looking to have cupcakes at their reception or any pre-wedding event. {International cupcakeries are listed at the bottom, along with a Wedding Cupcake Shopping Guide} Please post a comment if you know of any others that aren't listed and I'll be sure to add them to the list.

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Cupcakes by the Season

In continuation of wedding cupcake week, I've put together some sweet cupcake eye candy for you organized by season. If you know of any other cupcakes, please leave a comment with a link to the image/photo.
fall season:
Apple Cupcakes from Martha Stewart {with recipe}
Top Right from blue cupcake
Bottom Left from jen's desserts
Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes from Martha Stewart {with recipe}
winter season:
Christmas Tree Cupcakes from Martha Stewart {with recipe}
Chocolate-Almond Cupcakes from
Winter Wonderland Cupcakes from A Grrl's Wrrld
Red Velvet Cupcakes from
spring season:
Hummingbird Cupcakes from Martha Stewart {with recipe}
Pansy Cupcakes from Woman's Day {with recipe}
DIY Pansy Cupcakes from
Daisy Cupcakes from Woman's Day {with recipe}
summer season:
Ice Cream Cupcakes from Martha Stewart {with recipe}
Blushing Grapefruit Cupcakes from Woman's Day {with recipe}
Kiwi Strawberry Cupcake from Sweet Avenue Bakeshop's blog
Beach Cupcakes from Martha Stewart

Cupcake Themed Bridal Shower - Part 2

Here's some ideas for gifts and items to include if you are having a cupcake themed bridal shower party. Please see part 1 of this post for printable bridal shower advice cards.

The Cupcake Place Card Holders {which can also be used as photo holders} are perfect for identifying the menu options at a buffet, as prizes for the bridal shower games, or as both the guest place cards and take home favors {available in our wedding store}.

The Monogram Cupcake Toppers {from Cheeky Moppet's etsy shop} are a fun addition to cupcakes at both bridal showers and weddings (additional cupcake topper designs are available in her shop).

The Bridal Shower Cupcake invitation {from The Paper Pear} is just too cute.

Additional Image Credits:
Cupcakes with Daisy Cake on pedestal stand from Pink Cake Box
Confection-ery Gift Wrap Kit from
Cupcake Party Embroidered Guest Towel Set from Swoozie's

And lastly, a couple more links I think you will like:
Wilton has a Cupcake Fun website with cupcake idea, recipes, techniques and more. And, Cupcakes Nouveau features a cupcake bridal shower in her flickr gallery.