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Recipe: Bridal Shower Cupcakes

How to make a wedding dress using cupcakes.  Perfect for any bridal shower from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.



What do you serve for dessert for a bridal shower?

You could get a sheet cake from a local bakery or you could do something really special for the bride-to-be and make Bridal Shower Cupcakes in the shape of a wedding dress like we did for our daughter's shower.  

I shared with you a few weeks ago some photos of the shower we had for our daughter, Olivia. And today I'm going to share with you the beautiful bridal shower cupcakes we had for dessert.

They were in the shape of a wedding dress and were perfect for our daughter's bridal shower. 

Bridal Shower Cupcakes in the shape of a wedding dress from Walking on Sunshine


When I first started planning Olivia's bridal shower, I asked my friend Lisa if she could help by making cupcakes and arranging them into the shape of a wedding dress.  
She did such an AMAZING job!
Everyone at the shower was impressed with the end result.

Here's Lisa arranging the cupcakes into the shape of the wedding dress.

Lisa decided it was best to ice the cupcakes and then put them together at the church where we held the bridal showers.  This way there was no chance of anything being ruined while she transported the cupcakes to the church.  

Starting to frost the cupcakes.

Lisa did all this while guests were arriving and watching her.

Such a steady hand.

Lisa uses these disposable bags and tips from Wilton.



Icing all done.

Now to add the burlap flowers.

These burlap flowers were very similar to the ones we used on the cupcakes.




 Beautiful!


My daughter, Olivia and I in front of the cupcake dress.

I'm so thankful that Lisa was able to create such a beautiful cupcake dress
for Olivia's shower.  She is so talented and makes beautiful cakes for her family.

She even had a few of us over to her house a few times to teach us 
how to properly decorate cupcakes and use piping bags.

Here's a photo of a few of the cupcakes she taught us how to make.

 Here's a photo of Lisa, her daughter, Jessie and her mom, Cathy
from last year's Mother/Daughter Tea at our church.

As you can see from some of the photos, we used a lot of ball jars for the decor at the bridal shower. 
I have a pretty large collection of antique ones that we used, but we also purchased
the new blue ball jars.  I love them.  They're very affordable and there
was no fear of anyone accidentally breaking my antique ball jars.  



Lisa and her mom, Cathy, also helped out with the flower arrangements
for the shower.  They did such a beautiful job.

I'm so thankful for their friendship and for their willingness
to help make Olivia's shower so beautiful!  





Bridal Shower Cupcakes in the shape of a wedding dress from Walking on Sunshine









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15 comments

  1. Love this! I want to make a cake like this for my daughters baptism!

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  2. That is a very pretty cake!

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  3. So creative and what a fun idea! So many potential parties this idea could be used for!

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  4. Love! Beautifully creative! Thanks for linking up with Best of the Weekend!

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  5. Wow, you look more like Olivia's a sister than mom!
    Love the cupcake idea - cute & funny :)
    I hope you'll find the time to link up with us this week:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/04/idea-box-thursday-link-party-5.html

    xx
    Mila

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  6. Beautiful! Thank you for linking up at the Home Matters Party. I hope you will join us again this Friday! The Door Opens at 12am EST.

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  7. Stunning! This is amazing! What a yummy recipe! I would love for you to share this at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! :-)
    Cathy

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  8. My cousin did something very similar to this at her shower! It is beautiful!

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  9. Wow! I love this. Our son is getting married in the fall and we have a bridal shower coming up. I am sharing this with the mother of the bride for sure! Pinned :)

    Please stop by and share this great post at my party? Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks 'n a Row! Hope to see you there :)

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  10. This is so gorgeous! I love it! Thank you for sharing with Idea Box link party! Hope to see you again this Thursday:)

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  11. Love this idea! My daughter is getting married this summer and so I've pinned this to my Wedding Board to share and refer back to when we plan her bridal shower. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Marie, The Interior Frugalista

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  12. This is such a pretty way to display cupcakes! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week.

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  13. Dear Lois, what a beautiful way to present these bridal cupcakes...Such a lovely surprise. xo, Catherine

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