Holiday Special: Sweet Treats and Spooky Reads

With this spook-taculicious holiday just around the corner, we’re switching gears from wedding trends to a more general topic: party treats! But not just any spooky party treats, either. In preparation for this year’s All Hallows’ Eve, we’ve selected some of our favorite desserts inspired by dark classics in literature. You’ll have your guests chuckling in no time once they see your clever creations!

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Take a sip! Try a bite! Will you grow to be a giant the size of a cottage, or shrink down enough to fit through a teeny-tiny door in the wall?

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Bring the temptation up a notch – now your guests will surely be scrambling to find out what exactly you’ve concocted for them!

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Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a carriage ride with the White Witch in addition to servings of these tasty Turkish Delights.

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If you’ve come ready with your own additional (personal) ingredients, step right on up and prepare yourself for an interesting night ahead…

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Cupcakes make for better desserts than apples, period.

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Have the Weird Sisters inspired you to “Double, double, toil and trouble” in your own cauldron for this night? Try this “Eye of Newt” punch and tell us what you think!

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Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore” as we continue to commemorate the man behind our favorite dark poems and short stories!

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No one knows why the Frankenstein monster is green, but we’re just going to play along!

For more inspiration on all things fabulous and festive, be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! Happy Halloween-Eve, everyone!

How to: Celebrate Your Apple-y Ever After

You know it’s truly autumn when you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed or friends’ Snap-stories and pictures from apple-picking excursions are showing up every weekend. Since apples are so frequently associated with this season, imagine just how perfectly they’ll fit as a fall wedding? Not only does the fruit adapt easily to serve as various elements of a ceremony and/or reception, but the apple also display a palette that projects autumnal vibes. Keep reading to see all the ways these delicious, “doctor-repelling” fruit can be featured!

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Chocolate and caramel coated apple slices are easy and fun to make, but even easier and more fun to eat!

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10 points for each apple you find! You’d be surprised how well they blend into this impressive centerpiece!

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Your guests won’t be able to resist the sweetness once they get a taste of that homemade caramel apple sangria!

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It’s not exactly your typical wedding “cake”, but it definitely sets the tone for the season!

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Though they might not be very edible post-transformation, apple candles are easy to craft and quite stunning to look at!

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Put a seasonal twist on regular mimosas and you get the cinnamon apple cider version instead!

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SURPRISE! What would be your first reaction to such an adorably whimsical proposal?

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Better get the competitive spirit going – rally up your guests for a good ol’ game of apple bobbing!

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And then there’s our classic apple dessert! Some people like to package and wrap ’em up in ribbons and sparkles; others prefer it simple and straightforward. One thing’s for sure though – there is no going wrong with either pick!

If you’re hungry for more appeeling wedding inspiration or would like to browse through apple-easing collection of pretty paper, follow The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Trend Alert: All White Cakes

Did you take notes from this week’s Real Wedding post? Well, we did! Gabby and Jeff selected a cake that’s super trendy for this spring. Yes, all white cakes with a few floral additions are HUGE! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites for your planning pleasure.

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How sweet is this flower focal point?

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We love these little buds!

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Greenery is a trendy touch too!

What do you think of this cake trend? Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. We’d love to hear from you!

Trend Alert: Translucent Cakes!

If you attended a wedding last year, you probably ate a slice of a trendy, naked cake! Naked cakes skip the fondant and outer icing all together. Despite the lack of decor, they were a huge hit. Well, translucent cakes are the next big thing in wedding cake design! According to The Knot‘s 2017 Wedding Trends, translucent cakes are the cake of the future! Basically, it’s similar to a naked cake but with a thin layer of icing. Think: sweet, but not too sweet! Yum!

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A translucent cake has just bits of cake peeking through!

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We love this rustic version!

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Edible florals make a great statement on a translucent cake!

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Simple and sweet!

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Make it tropical and translucent for extra fun!

We love this cake trend! It’s the naked cake 2.0. What do you think? Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

It’s National Hot Fudge Sundae Day!

Today, July 25th, is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! You may have never heard of this holiday, but why not celebrate? It’s the perfect excuse to make an extra special dessert tonight for your friends and family. It’s hard to have the Monday blues if you’ve got ice cream with sprinkles and a cherry on top! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up our favorite hot fudge sundae desserts. Simply follow the links for recipes! 

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This is a not a day to be boring! Try something new like this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hot Fudge Sundae!

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These are Mini Chocolate Stout Brownie Sundae Floats with Burnt Irish Caramel and Hot Fudge! Yes, it’s a tongue twister, but isn’t your mouth watering?

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This cake was made for National Hot Fudge Sundae Day!

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Make it mini with this sundae cupcake recipe! 

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Hot Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect summertime treat!

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If you’re really trying to stick to that diet, these Sundae Fruit Kabobs are a lighter version of your favorite sundae!

At this point, we’re ready to skip dinner all together and just made a sundae dessert! We hope you’re inspired to try a new hot fudge filled treat too!

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-Amy