DIY Wedding Cupcakes for 300 people

DIY Wedding cupcakes

After months and months of planning the wedding is finally over. I have been kinds of obsessing about this since my friend Leigh Ann asked me to make the cupcakes for her wedding. We did several rounds of tastings, built a Pinterest board , and spent several months deciding on the menu.

The wedding presented me with a few challenges. First of all, it was 6 hours away from my house, it was an outdoor wedding and there were going to be upwards of 300 guests. I was trying to design the dessert table on a budget. For my first wedding project, it was a big one. Staying organized and planning ahead was key.

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Leigh Ann chose four cupcake favors, two flavors of truffles, and a small gluten free cake. I first started by making a very simple cost sheet in excel where I detailed out my ingredients to determine the cost of each cupcake and what I needed to charge her in order to cover miscellaneous expenses. I saved costs by designing cupcakes that shared ingredients I could buy in bulk. I did a lot of shopping around to compare prices and took advantage of sales on ingredients that wouldn’t spoil in advance. I wrote a very detailed shopping plan.  I needed a lot of cupcake boxes of this event. The best deal I found was from here. For the cupcake liners, I also purchased them in bulk from Baker’s Stock. Continue reading

Airheads “You caught my heart” Cupcake toppers

Airhead cupcake toppers

In a sea of Airheads, you caught my heart! 

I recently discovered the Blogger’s Valentine’s Day Craft Contest sponsored by Airheads Candy. I thought it was such a cute idea, and I have used Airheads for cupcake decorations before! They are really pliable and sticky, they hold a great shape and can easily be molded.

These cupcake toppers are simple to put together and they don’t require any special tools. You can make whatever shape you want if you have the proper cookie cutter!

Airhead cupcake toppers

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Easy Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Tis the season, right? Endless cupcake and cookie ideas and only 25 days to try them all! I wanted to share this idea with you because it is so easy to do! It doesn’t require any piping bags or special tips or complicated frosting recipes. Perfect for kids as well!

Easy assembly and it makes for a cute decor!

You start with your favorite cupcake recipe, bake’em and let’em cool. For the Christmas tree cupcakes, it is better to have a cupcake that is a little denser so it can withstand the weight of the frosting and the tree.

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