Art Deco Bride & Groom Bridal Shower Cupcake
If your bridal loves art deco, follow our tips for baking the perfect art deco cupcakes for her bridal shower.
I created the cool bride and groom shape using a Cricut machine. A Cricut is a home-use tabletop electronic die-cut machine, available at many Michaels Arts and Crafts stores, where you insert cartridges with different images, choose the image size and quantity, load paper into the machine, push a button, and then a tiny blade cuts the image out. It's really incredible!
There was something about the bride and groom image that felt very "Deco," so I went with a silver patterned paper for the cupcake wrap and the classic black and white for the couple.
Art Deco Wedding Cupcake How-to:
Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the Cricut machine process as per the manufacturer's instructions.
Step 2: The bride and groom image is actually called the "Couples" image on Cricut's Potpourri Basket cartridge. Insert the cartridge into the Cricut machine and place the keypad over the buttons.
Step 3: Load black cardstock into the machine. Choose the "Couples" image on the keypadand set the size to 2". Press the button to cut out the image. Unload the paper and remove the image.
Step 4: Load white cardstock into the machine. Press the Shift key and then press the Shadow key. Choose the Couples image again on the keypad and set the size to 2". Press the button to cut out the image. Unload the paper and remove the image.
Step 5: Use gluestick to apply the black image on top of the white image.
Step 6: Bake a batch of your favorite cupcakes in baking cups and ice them with white frosting.
Step 7: Make a pattern for the cupcake wrap by wrapping white paper (or cardstock) around the cupcake and trimming it to fit.
Step 8: Place the cupcake wrap pattern on a Deco-patterned paper, trace it, and cut it out. For the front of this cupcake wrap, I cut around the pattern, which created a decorative arch as a background for the couple image.
Step 9: Wrap the cupcake with the Deco paper and use tape to keep it closed.
Step 10: Use double-stick tape to attach the couple to the front of the wrap.
Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.Read More »