Tiffany Inspired Party

The iconic blue box… the gorgeous white ribbon.  It’s completely obvious why the “Tiffany” party theme is a favorite!  If you are planning an elegant event… bridal shower, birthday party, a wedding… what about using Tiffany blue as your inspiration?

Gorgeous flower centerpieces, with a Tiffany blue surrounding….  visit the Hostess blog to see inspiration from this “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Bridal shower.  I love that she used inexpensive carnations and then dressed them up with pretty blue ribbons.  Simple, elegant, nice!

Tiffany inspired cookies, from the Amy Atlas blog.  To make similar cookies – you’ll need a “gift box  cutter’.  You can find the in the baking aisles of crafts stores such as Hobby Lobby or Click Here for an Online Source.  You can simply use white icing for the ribbon or if you want to use fondant – that also can be purchased from craft stores and some bakeries.  Or Click Here for an easy to make and work with, as well as delicious, Marshmallow Fondant Recipe.

Or how about putting a chocolate truffle or macaroon cookies in blue boxes as Eat, Drink, Pretty has done:

And what about cakes?  Look at this fab Tiffany cake that features an”open box”, from Pink Cake Box.  To find other fabulous Tiffany Cake Pictures go to Google.com/Images and type in “Tiffany Cake Pictures”. When you find one (or three!) that you must have, print out a picture and take to your bakery to replicate.


Or these simple, but elegant Tiffany cupcakes, from Grin and Bake it.  (Be sure to click through to the post – there are three great frosting recipes included!) To find other fabulous Tiffany Cupcake Pictures go to Google.com/Images and type in “Tiffany Cupcake Pictures”.

And, of course, we have plenty of fun Tiffany favors  at Diva Entertains.

Tiffany White Chocolate Dipped OreosTiffany Cupcake Toppers

Tiffany Magnet Favors, Tiffany Candy Wrappers

Are you inspired?  I am!

Tuesday Trend – Fondant Cupcake Toppers

Have you used fondant in your cake or cupcake decorating yet?  If not, why not?

About three years ago, I tried my hand at decorating with fondant and made a pretty fabulous (if I do say so myself) Princess Birthday cake for my daughter. (Ok, just the bodice of her dress was made with fondant, but I am still proud).

Since that time, the use of fondant and edibles for CUPCAKE toppers has grown like crazy, and this year, I plan do try again, BUT making individual princess toppers for cupcakes!

You know I found a few tutorials, right?  AND some super fab fondant artists from whom you can purchase fondant cake toppers, if you aren’t brave enough to try your own!

First off – let’s start you off with a super-easy, incredibly delicious marshmallow fondant recipe (or you can purchase fondant from a bakery or the baking aisle of a craft store).  Learning how to make cake fondant (or cupcake fondant) is fun and a money saver!

 

From Glorious Treats, a fondant tutorial, to help you get started!

From Crave. Indulge. Satisfy, one of THE best tutorials I found… how to make owl fondant cupcake toppers:

From The Crafty Penguin, a fun tutorial on ladybug cupcakes:

From Cake Journal, how to make embossed teddy bear fondant cupcake toppers (GORGEOUS!):


And remember when I said I was hoping to make some Princess cupcake toppers for my daughter’s birthday?  Well… I may just BUY them instead.  Check THESE out, from Edible Details:

And these from Parker’s Flour Patch, some rose and princess-theme toppers:

Cute, cute, CUTE!!