Thursday, October 29, 2009

Making Cake Labels for the Buffet...

This was a really quick project that took almost NO time to start and complete. Remember, I posted here that I was going to do a cake buffet at our wedding? Well, I followed through on that idea and had all the women of our families (along with my Maids) bring in their favorite cake stands to display them.

Since there were 6 or 7 different types of cake, I wanted to be sure and have some type of sign out telling our guests which cake was which. Enter these simply beautiful cake labels...
Sorry for the dark picture...self use of camera when tired, does NOT make a pretty picture!

Don’t you like them? They make me drool...but they were SUPER easy to make!

First, make a text box in either Word or Power Point (whichever you’re more comfortable with) and use whatever font you’d like. I used the same font that I’d been using through a lot of our paper products just to tie them all in. I printed out all of the details for each cake, and was able to fit two labels on one sheet of paper.

Load in some heavier, cardstock paper into your printer and print.
Cut them out, trim them down using whatever paper cutting tools you prefer...I used both a large trimmer and a smaller one. Score fold lines around the main “label” using your handy dandy bone folder. Stamp/emboss with your favorite design. Once again, I used the same scroll that was used on our save-the-dates, invitations and programs to tie these into the rest of our paper products.

Apply double-sided tape to the bottom of the label and press ends together.Viola! You have a self-standing label for your cake buffet. Or a candy buffet. Or a self-serve bar...the list is endless on where you can use these! I literally started and finished these labels within an hour...but maybe I’m just super wedding woman! Hee hee. I’m so funny! It was just a little touch, but once again, they helped to tie in all of my elements to our wedding together...
What was that? Did I just sneak in a peek at our wedding pictures? I think that I did! Oops, I didn't mean to do that, honest! Just kidding...I'm getting some pictures in from friends and family a little at a time, and trying to put them in some semblance of order...and impossible task I tell you! But that's a before and after shot of our cake buffet...not really clear and no great details shown...hopefully the photographer captured some better shots that I did!

I got the paper here.
Here’s the font that I used.
The rest of the tools were things that I already had...those are harder to share...sorry!

Do you have a design or “theme” that runs throughout your entire wedding like we did? It was really fun, and our guests really seemed to like it all!


  1. That is SUCH a great idea, and I could use a HUGE slice of that cake for breakfast. Yummo!
    Can't wait to see more pictures you big tease ;)

  2. A fabulous idea and execution. I'm very jealous!