6 Delicious DIY Favors

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Love and care go into a homemade gift, which is what makes DIY wedding favors so special. Even better when they are delicious! Here are 6 favor tasty treats that you can make yourself.

limoncello DIY wedding favor

Limoncello DIY Favor

This Italian liqueur requires some lead time to make yourself. But it’s a unique favor that your guests will be savoring long after your wedding. Find the tutorial on My DIY Wedding Day. {Photo by Impressions Photography via Style Me Pretty}

 

homeade nutella diy favor

Homemade Nutella Wedding Favor

This is a totally doable, totally delicious favor idea. You can even use smaller jars to make less work making the favors (and save more nutella for you!) Want to give it a try? Get the how to and recipe at Ruffled.

 

peach preserves DIY wedding favor

Peach Orange Preserves Favor

I admit it, making preserves seemed like one of those expert favor ideas. But that was until I found a tutorial at Cooking Lessons. Now, it seems really doable. Get a step by step tutorial on making your own preserves at Cooking Lessons. Seriously, you can do this.

 

Pie Pop DIY Favors

Pie Pop Wedding Favor

I know cake pops are all the rage right now. These pie pops are an adorable alternative. Score the recipe over at Borrowed and Bleu.

 

chocolate chip cookies DIY favor

Cafe Cookie DIY Favor

I love the simplicity of this favor. One giant, chewy cookie in a CD sleeve. What could be easier? Get the recipe and even a printable for the label at Intimate Weddings. Done and done.

 

smores DIY favor

S’mores DIY Favor

You don’t have to actually make it for it to be a delicious favor. Here the ingredients for s’mores are artfully presented to create a wonderful wedding favor. For this type of favor, it’s the packaging that makes it. Find the tutorial at Valley & Co.

 

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide.}

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Mini Cakes for Showers and Parties: From Cute to Classic

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you rock cake

Often when our customers are  putting together a bridal shower, baby shower or party with their dearest friends, they are paying attention to every detail to create a cohesive event. And what’s more fun than the cake! But getting a special cake doesn’t have to be stressful.

Here are some beautiful mini cakes that look great, taste great without a lot of design effort.

{photo above via Pascale De Groof}

mini rock candy cake

Rock Candy Cake

This cake is as beautiful as it is fun. And the great thing about it is, that if you’re on a budget you could purchase a simple cake with white icing and decorate it yourself. Match your shower or party colors and you are good to go!

{photo via OneWed}

pavolva cake

Pavlova Cake

Ok this is definitely more work than the rock candy cake above…but look at it. It’s worth it! This is a fresh fruit pavlova cake, known for its meringue crust and soft inside. The crust can even be made 2 to 3 days ahead. Ready to give this a go? Find tips and the recipe at What’s For Lunch Honey?

{photo via What’s For Lunch Honey?}

handpainted mini cakes

Handwritten Font Icing Cake

Handwriting always gives a personal touch, so too with cakes. Add some meaningful words or phrases to make your guests and the honoree smile. Love the hand painted cake idea? Check out more fabulous hand painted cakes at One Fab Day.

{photo via One Fab Day}

 

coffee cake

Coffee Cake

There’s nothing wrong with a classic.  Coffee Cake and other bundt cakes are perfect for tea, vintage or rustic themed showers and parties. There’s something so homey and comfortable about them. And they look so lovely on a cake stand.

{photo via Martha Stewart}

Elephant mini baby shower cake

Elephant Mini Cake

Simple can be elegant and utterly adorable too. A name or short note, a simple purchased topper and a little bit of lace is all that you need for a beautiful cake.  For more sweet fun with elephants, check out our elephant dessert post.

{photo by Hello Naomi via Cheap & Chic Nursery}

There’s more sweet inspiration in our desserts section.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide. }

 

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Elegant Coral and White Floral Cake {Mondays are Sweet}

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Now that I’ve become an avid pinner on Pinterest, I’ve learned a lot about what I like. And I’ve realized that I really love sweets…it’s actually bordering on an obsession. So to give my obsession meaning I’m starting this regular feature of the most interesting, beautiful and/or delicious weddings desserts I find in my online travels.

caketress coral white floral wedding cake

This first cake is a stunner. It comes from The Caketress, based out of Toronto. Her blog features gorgeous cake after gorgeous cake, so visit her site if you are ready to drool, or if you live in Toronto and love cake artistry.

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