I conquered another cupcake challenge this weekend: individual/personalized cupcakes for a bridal shower.
Of course this wasn’t just ANY bridal shower, my best friend will be getting married in March and I was so honored to help out for her shower! I was so excited that she wanted to have my cupcakes in lieu of a traditional cake, and happy to know that these would also serve as the favors for all the guests.
A few days before the shower, we got together to prep these cute single-cupcake boxes that were decorated with her wedding color.
After having all 100 boxes decorated and ready to go, it was time to start the baking! I always make sure I have all my ingredients out before I start, that saves me the trouble of having to go buy eggs at the last minute – because that’s happened to me on more than one occasion! So I started with the red velvets, and my favorite Pandora station on my Mac :)
And why not give your eggs some character?!
I also decided to finish off my last bottle of white wine – so I have an excuse to buy more ;)
While my Red Velvets (which are also the Bride’s favorite) were in the oven, I got to piping the Bride & Groom’s initials that would go on every single cupcake.
I also made the Groom’s favorite cupcake – Strawberry Jam!
I will admit that I was a little afraid that the cupcake wouldn’t fit in the box just right, or that the initials wouldn’t be the right size once in the box. But I tried my first one out, and they were a perfect fit – just like the Bride & Groom <3 So voila! I had my first box, and was eager to see how they would all look once I finished all 100.
Not too shabby if I do say so myself!
As one of the bridesmaids, another duty was to decorate the tables for the shower. So with the help of Pinterest and 2 of my fellow bridesmaids, beautiful centerpieces were made! Each table was decorated with two tall glasses filled with coffee beans & a white tea light, then some fresh carnations in the center.
And each seat had their own cupcake :)
Another beautiful idea we came up with was the “Advice table” for the bride. Each guest would jot down some advice for the bride on love, married life, or just something encouraging to make her laugh. The table was decorated with two gorgeous flower arrangements from my favorite local florist, pictures from the couple’s engagement session and purple rose petals.
To me, this was such a special event to have been a part of because the Bride & Groom (and their handsome son) have such a special place in my heart. After months of planning, I can’t wait to see how the wedding comes together!