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Lori Horton
Lori Horton is the owner of Celebrations by Lori in Pittsburg, Ks. With over 15 years experience in the bakery business, Lori opened Celebrations in 2000. She is always out front with the most unique ideas in cake and cookie decorating for all occasions. Celebrations is also on top of the industries' latest trends and products with the area's largest selection of baking and cake decorating supplies. Open Monday - Saturday, Celebrations can be reached at 620-231-5700 or at www.celebrationsbylori.com
Candy, Chocolate & Sweets
2012-06-05 09:34:07
Elegant wedding cupcakes
A: What a wonderful question that so many are thinking this season! It is a fine line to walk with cupcakes to keep them classy and avoid the look of a kid’s birthday party. I think the most important decision with a cake or cupcake display is how much color to incorporate in your designs. The stand that you will use will really set the tone for the rest of your cake table and there are many different ones available. The most popular is a style that mimics a tiered cake with descending sizes of plates with spaces between them. This type of stand gives a lovely display with height and balance and still leaves lots of ways to decorate the table. It also gives you the option of having a small cake on the top plate to save for your first anniversary. Other set ups that are fun may utilize lots of family cake plates or platters. This set up is very sentimental but is more festive than traditional. As far as flavors, pick some of your favorites, but have a few that are a more traditional flavor just in case you have some picky eaters. Since most bakeries offer cupcakes by the dozen, you can have some fun mixing up those flavors. Be sure to create some lovely signs that let your guests know exactly what those fun flavors are. Maybe some pink champagne ones with a raspberry filling. Chocolate cupcakes are yummy with Bavarian cream inside, and many flavors are complimented by butter cream icing which is ideal for decorating or matching colors. You’ll also want to think about what type of papers that the cupcakes are actually baked in to ensure those are an accent not a distraction. You may want a simple black, white or add a bit of sparkle with gold or silver foil. Keep in mind that in paper liners you can usually see a bit of the color of the cake through the paper while foil liners are solid. You can decorate your cupcakes in so many different ways; there are just as many decisions to make as with a traditional tiered cake. Depending on the style of the rest of the reception you may want to keep them simple with a swirl of icing and some edible glitter, pearls or even a small fondant flower on each one. Maybe you have a brighter pallet and lots of color and a butterfly or monogram on top would be a better match. Just don’t overdo on anything, a little color goes a long way! Subtle touches are what become the most elegant and memorable. Always go with your instincts and don’t over think the details!
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