Cupcakes are hugely popular as favors, and rightly so! They can be such delicious treats, while being gorgeously decorated besides. But can homebaked cupcakes hold their own against all the fabulous customized wedding cupcakes on the market? Certainly!
These examples we found online all prove that DIY cupcakes don’t have to look or taste DIY! With the use of creative decorating tricks, even basic ones can be transformed into pro-looking goodies,. while unique flavors and unusual colors can surprise and delight your guests. So come have a taste of what you might do for your own favors!
So Stylish! So Thoughtful!
- Topping your cupcake favors with a customized monogram is a great idea, courtesy of Alexandra of Wedding Cupcakes. These cute little discs can be made from gumpaste tinted in whatever color is needed to match your chosen palette. It will give each cupcake such a polished finish that, as Alexandra says, “No one would ever guess it’s DIY.”
- Another unusual option would be matcha green tea-flavored cupcakes, like these delish-looking ones shared by Cooking How. The tiny black flecks in the white chocolate cream frosting are actually black sesame powder, so how neat would these be as favors at an Asian-inspired reception? Again, the color is so cool!
- Gift guests with a sweet and nutty treat, pistachio cupcakes with honey vanilla frosting! We found the lovely photos and the fun how-to with lots of practical tips over on For the Love of Sucrose. With their delicate green coloring, these cupcakes would be perfect for a garden wedding reception or perhaps one with a “green” eco-friendly theme (actual pistachios are used in this recipe, no artificial flavorings)!
DID YOU KNOW?
Have you ever heard of cupcake caps? Well, neither had we until we came across this post at One Stylish Bride. Believe it or not, the tops of these cupcakes are edible, ready-to-use “lids” from the online vendor Cupcake Caps. Just bake or buy plain cupcakes in your preferred flavor, follow the simple instructions for attaching the caps, and you’re sure to wow guests with cupcake favors this gorgeous!
For more ideas that you can make at home, check out some more DIY edible favors!