You’re going to laugh at me. Well no, first you’ll gasp, then you’ll laugh. I don’t have a big sweet tooth. I know, I know. As a wedding blogger, who oohs and aahs over beautiful cakes and cupcakes daily (I really do love looking at them), I should love sweets. But I just don’t. And that leads me to – I was very naive about the options out there for cupcake wrappers. Bake them in a white paper wrapper, and call it a day. Well, a few weeks ago, we featured some awesome tablescape inspiration. And my eye went straight to the fantastic cupcake wrappers. Designed by one of our fabulous LBB members, Bella Cupcake Couture, they were SO not white paper wrappers. I fell in love, and maybe even had a rare cupcake that night. So I asked Carrie of Bella Cupcake to sit down with me so I could share my epiphany with all my favorite LBBers.
1. Who is Bella Cupcake Couture? And what is it exactly that you do?
Bella Cupcake Couture offers “Fashion for cupcakes”. We created chic and stylish textile-inspired cupcake wrappers for all special occasions. Our boutique-style designs add a touch of sophistication and elegance for any event. Each cupcake wrapper is printed with soy inks on recycled paper. So we’re not just a pretty face, we’re also eco-friendly. We are frequently complimented on our quality and great service. We are very proud as it is at our core to provide the best styles, service and products! Our hope is that our Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers bring smiles to our clients and the ones they care about.
2. Why cupcake wrapper design?
I have always enjoyed having friends & family over for special parties. It’s fun to think of all the little details that will make them feel extra special. One evening a friend complimented me on my party planning and décor skills and she wanted to know “how to do it?” I started thinking how could I make it easier for her and others who want to have parties but aren’t really baker/party planner types. Then I somehow became obsessed with wanting something fashionable for the bottom portion of my cupcakes. I always said “Why should the frosting have all the limelight?”
Now it’s easy for someone who does or even a person who doesn’t enjoy baking. They can simply bake or buy a cupcake and set inside to add that instant decoration every party planner is looking for.
3. What is your favorite kind of project to do?
We enjoy being a part of our client’s special events. We work frequently with brides and party planners who put together the best table displays for their clients. It’s important to us that they receive a “Wow” response from their guests and we make it so easy for them to create a beautiful table top display or incorporate into a candy buffet. We enjoy helping our clients to plan different color combinations and designs which will work together. We also enjoy hearing what new designs our clients would like us to add to our collection. We received so many requests for zebra print and cheetah that we knew we had to add it to our line. And now they are one of our best sellers.
4. What is your absolute favorite part of a wedding?
The cake of course! Every cake display is so different, we enjoying seeing how creative couples become when having their cupcake/cake display designed. From soft subtle elegance to bright & cheery. I also enjoy when they have a special song playing while cutting their cake. You also get a glimpse into the couple on how they “share” the cake; will they be kind and not smush the cake in each others face or will their playful side come out? It is definitely one of my favorite moments (aside from then eating the cake, of course).
5. What advice do you have for the newly engaged?
Plan a wedding that is perfectly “you” together. Tell a story on the day that speaks to how you met and what your life together is and will be like. It’s easy to add little details that mean something to you both together and that your guests who know you both well will adore. Then just relax and enjoy!
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