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15 Ways To Dress Up Your Wedding Cake

I have a confession. Amidst the happy chaos of our wedding night, I only ate one bite of my cake. Shame on me, I know! Thankfully, we each savored a piece the next morning and it was equally as tasty as it was pretty—a must in my book. Whether you fancy yours up with fresh blooms or elegant...

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DIY Chocolate Cake Toppers

When it comes to the serious business of wedding cakes - it's tough to imagine them getting even tastier than they already are. But these DIY chocolate cake toppers have officially changed our minds. These are the cutest and easiest way to add a lovely touch to your wedding day sweets, and the video below from Elysium Productions shows you exactly how to make...

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Learn to Frost a Pretty Cake

Everytime I walk into a bakery,  I think two things: How does it smell this good? And how come my desserts never look like that? Well friends, after much trial and error, we've finally learned how to frost a cake just like the pros. Ish. With a few  tools, some patience, and loads of buttercream, you can have a beautifully smooth cake in no time at all and ...

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DIY Leftover Treat Boxes

They say that the smallest details make the longest lasting impressions. Send your guests home with a little something sweet, tucked neatly inside these adorably whimsical treat boxes - and they will most definitely be stopping by for more! Check out our Holiday Mag for even more ideas on how to be the hostess with the mostess this year. [avery_logo] Treat boxes (we used...

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DIY Wedding Cake

To be totally honest, making your own wedding cake is not for the faint of heart. It's for brides like Jess, who have a love of crafting, baking and DIYing running through their veins. But for those brides up to the challenge, we've got the step-by-step to make the whole process stressless as can be. And the end result?

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Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas + A GIVEAWAY!

Everyone knows Amy Atlas. She's the pretty blonde genius behind the the dessert buffet craze that has literally changed the wedding industry. For the far more delicious of course. Well, not everyone knows that aside from crafting some of the loveliest sweets a girl could ever imagine, she is also one of the loveliest of women who just happened to write...

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DIY Heirloom Cake Topper

It has been awhile since we've featured a DIY project for all of you crafty brides and grooms-to-be (yes the grooms have been known to dabble in the craftiness too). Whipped up by the talented ladies of Posh Paperie with the help of Melody's cake making skills from My Sweet and Saucy and photography from our fave...

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DIY Inspired Dessert Bar by Chic Sweets

This next feature is really special for a couple of reasons. For one, it was inspired by my amazingly talented sister-in-law's DIY templates that we debuted about a year ago. Laura Larson is the designer of the brand Two Yellow Shoes and crafts ready-to-print templates for your wedding day paper goods...along with the cutest details a bride could ever want. Well, Natalie Clamp, the owner of the yummy...

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Holiday DIY: Chocolate and Caramel Covered Apples

So. Running a pretty successful wedding blog definitely has its perks. Aside from just being a really cool job (and getting to work in my PJ's) we also happen to get really great little gifts right around the holidays. It's actually kind of awesome, although many of them are making me quite fat. In a good way. So, one of those treats that we loved the most were these incredible Chocolate and Caramel Covered Apples that Jessica over at...

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DIY Project: Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love this next project a lot. Probably too much. Chocolate covered pretzles are such yumminess, you can rest assured that your guests will definitely devour your hard work! Here is the breakdown... From Rachelle, the cute bride... My wedding was last weekend, so what better timing than to submit the favors that I actually made for my guests.  My inspiration came from the chocolate-covered pretzel rods I make every year as Christmas treats.  I have been making them for years...

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DIY Project – Cupcake Tier

This next project was so unexpected, I just had to share...a Map-Inspired Cupcake Tier! Plus, you can use these instructions, substituting the map paper for just about any paper, and still have an absolutely adorable way to present your cupcakes. Materials Cupcake Tower Large Sheets of Decorative Paper or Wrapping Paper Craft Acrylic Paint Decorative Ribbon Instructions 1. Either make or buy a standard cupcake tower.  I bought a basic cardboard frame. 2. Cover with paper.

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

Check out this DIY Wedding Cake that one of our readers sent me! The entire cake cost less than $200 to make! Tips on making the cake from the designer... I preordered a plain double tier vanilla sponge cake complete with royal icing. With the specifications, I drafted the bouquet on paper and assembled the top at home. Put them all together on the wedding day on site. To add height to the cake, I placed the cake on top of a Ikea photo frame and placed river pebbles and vanilla scented...

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