6 EASY DIYS FOR OUR FELLOW CAKE OBSESSIVES!

6 Easy Cake tutorials decorating DIYs cake toppers

In case you didn’t know, we LOVE cake…Give us any flavour along with a cup of tea and we’re in heaven! In fact, we love cake so much we even listed our favourite bakers on Instagram a few days ago and with the Great British Bake Off starting this week AND with it being the bank holiday weekend there really seemed like no better time than to share a few of our favourite cake DIYs from icing, decorating and making your own cake toppers! Here are a few tutorials to get stuck in to…

1.MAKE YOUR OWN CARD FLORAL CAKE TOPPER

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Don’t get me wrong, I love real fresh flowers as much as the next girl but making a floral cake topper out of card was something I’ve been thinking of doing for a while and let me tell you guys, it was SO EASY! If you’re going for a real DIY look at your wedding then this cake topper is a great addition to the decor and really adds to that ‘handmade feel’ of a wedding! Click here for the full tutorial! 

2. MAKE THIS: KATHERINE SABBATH INSPIRED CAKE!

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First things first, I just want to say that in no way could we ever be as good at decorating cakes as the epic Katherine Sabbath is, but since it was my birthday we thought we would give it a dam good go! These were the colourful results and if anything it’s a cake that Katy Perry herself would be proud of! If you’d like to have a go at making your own inspired cake then here’s how you can do it…. Click here to see more!

3. HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TASSEL CAKE TOPPER

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We’ve been big fans of Chelsea from Bright Bold Design tutorials for a while now and we know you guys will love love love to make a fun topper like this too, the best news is it costs less than $5 (£3.50!)What a bargain! Let’s get started shall we? See more!

4. HOW TO DECORATE A CONFETTI SPRINKLE CAKE!

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If ever there was a time when I reflected back on my day and thought ‘today was awesome’, it was the day that the confetti sprinkle cake was made! I mean who doesn’t like a day that involves edible confetti and cake?! This honestly is really easy to do, just whip up 4 layers of your favourite sponge cake and we’ll be ready to rock and roll! Click to see more!

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MAKE YOUR OWN CARD FLORAL CAKE TOPPER

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Don’t get me wrong, I love real fresh flowers as much as the next girl but making a floral cake topper out of card was something I’ve been thinking of doing for a while and let me tell you guys, it was SO EASY! If you’re going for a real DIY look at your wedding then this cake topper is a great addition to the decor and really adds to that ‘handmade feel’ of a wedding! Here’s how to make your own…

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YOU WILL NEED:

Cardstock in the colours of your choice for flowers (I chose light pink, bright pink, peach and lemon)  // Teal card for foliage // Bamboo Sticks // A Cricut Explore // Craft glue //

STEP 1:

Open up the design space and find the following flower images from the image library: #M4431D , #M3CBDF & #M3D7E1

STEP 2:

Vary the sizes of how big you want these, I sized mine around 8 inches wide.

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STEP 3:

Pop your card onto your mat and hit go on the Cricut, do this several times, varying the colours of your card as you go until you have 8 flowers stencils.

STEP 4:

This step is a little tricky to describe but you’ll need to roll up the flowers tightly then let them spring out and uncoil until a flower shape has formed! Glue this in place then allow to dry and repeat with your other flowers.

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MAKE THIS CELEBRATE TASSEL CAKE TOPPER

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You guys I am so excited to announce that we have Chelsea from Bright Bold Design with us here today sharing this awesome DIY cake topper! We’ve been big fans of Chelsea’s tutorials for a while now and we know you guys will love love love to make a fun topper like this too, the best news is it costs less than $5 (£3.50!)What a bargain! Let’s get started shall we?

YOU WILL NEED:

Embroidery Thread // Scissors // Celebrate wood cut out (pick one up at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 or in craft stores like Hobby Craft) // Skewers //

STEP 1:

Remove the tags from the embroidery thread, you can pick up embroidery thread at any craft or sewing store. You’ll notice that the two ends of the tread are looped, keep the ends looped.

STEP 2:

Take the end of the tread and remove 12″, this will give you 12″ of thread to wrap around the top of the loop. Tie a not near one of the looped ends and begin wrapping the loop around the top. Tie a knot at the end of the wrapped thread

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STEP 3:

Now lay your embroidery thread flat trim the looped + wrapped end to your desired length.

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For. Like. Ever! A Colourful Geometric Wedding in LA: Marie & Garth

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It is no secret that we are little obsessed with colour and geometric prints here at Bespoke Bride so when we were sent Marie and Garths chic LA wedding full of colour and Geometric sculptures, you can imagine our excitement. It was as though Bespoke Bride had been brought to life in a real life wedding!

It was love at first sight 12 years ago when Marie and Garth first met and they’ve been happily paired up ever since, making their home in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, where they decided to make it official choosing a new, hip, local venue, The Fig House. Marie’s love of mod geometric shapes was showcased beautifully in her beaded Mara Hoffman gown and was mirrored in the brightly stained-glass windows and custom invitations as well as handcrafted geo shapes used to create tablescapes along with bright succulent gardens. An art print with the words ‘For.Like.Ever’ hangs in Marie and Garth’s home, and it naturally evolved to become their personal mantra for the wedding. It was used in their invitation wording, wedding website and mirrored cake topper. The cake was made by the mother of the groom, who transported the cakes (unfrosted!) and all of her cake decorating tools from the Pacific Northwest. Watching her put the finishing touches on the cake as guests began to arrive is one of my all time favorite wedding moments. It was real life performance art–so moving and sweet and an expression of her love for her son and soon-to-be daughter in law.

We asked Marie to tell us more…

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A Rustic Winter Wedding – Travis & Lynsey

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I do believe that today’s real wedding will be the first winter wedding we have featured on our blog for 2014. How did we ever get to March without seeing a single speck of snow?

If I were to be completely honest winter is my least favourite time of year but I cannot deny that when it comes to weddings, it is a beautiful season to get married. Photographer Shanna Duffy Williams did a fantastic job of capturing some stunning photos of the bride in the low winter sunlight.

Lynsey told us that one of her favourite aspects of her wedding was her bouquet and it is clear to see why, a mixture of apricots, pale pinks and dusky purples the colours are perfect for a rustic winter wedding. These colours are a common feature throughout the wedding even the bridesmaids Rosewood dresses – which look amazing on Lynsey’s bridesmaids, fit exceptionally well with the rest of the theme. Here is Lynsey to tell us more…

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