Butterfly Themed Wedding Cakes

Having a butterfly themed wedding?  Incorporating your theme with not only butterfly wedding favors, but also into your wedding cake design can yield a delicate and beautiful effect that is sure to wow your wedding guests.  Many brides choose to incorporate butterflies throughout their wedding because they symbolize the ending of a previous phase of life and the new beginning.  The many natural species of butterflies offer a wide range of color choices making them a great option no matter what you wedding color scheme. Cake bakers can do amazing things on cakes these days.  Feast your eyes on some of the stunning cake creations in the montage below that incorporate butterflies.  From handmade gum paste butterflies that seem to


Butterfly Themed Wedding or Shower Cupcakes

Spring has sprung in most of the U.S. which means that the butterflies and birds are returning.  Why not incorporate a touch of Spring into your wedding or bridal shower by using a butterfly theme on your cupcakes?  Not sure if cupcakes (versus a classic layer cake) are the right choice for your wedding?  Check out this Squidoo lens which covers the pros and cons of using cupcakes and has a wide range of fantastic wedding cupcake ideas!  If cupcakes aren't your thing, be sure to check out my post featuring butterfly cakes in the very near future. Once you've decided cupcakes are for you, then choosing the theme is the first step.  As you can see in the montage of photos below, you can incorporate silk butterflies on flowers or gum paste and


Affordable DIY Favor Box Ideas

Taking a simple 2" x 2" x 2" white or ivory favor box and adding your own special touch enables you to create unique one-of-a-kind favors for your guests.  In the photo below (from the Wedding Star catalog), you can see four ways to transform a simple ivory favor box into something truly special.  These ideas are great for butterfly, Spring, green and destination weddings. The top left favor was created by taking a white floral embossed gift box and embellishing it with a white hydrangea bloom and hand-painted butterflies.  This delicate and beautiful favor will look amazing on your garden party or spring/summer wedding reception tables. Simple green bear grass is tied in a unique pattern around a cubed gift box to create the favor


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