Midway Fall Festival Cupcake Booth

Whew! The Midway Fall Festival has come and gone, and it just happened to be a major success. Not only did we sell out of the 500 cupcakes, that were intended to last the whole weekend, on the first day, the combination of Jamie’s phenomenal baking skills and my obsession with garland and chalkboard paint combined to make an unstoppable team!

Booth Photo 1

The weather had that perfect Fall crispy-ness that required sweaters and cups of hot tea.

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On the menu: Sweet Potato with Cream Cheese Icing, Apple Cake with Caramel Icing, Vanilla with Buttercream, and Chocolate Buttermilk with Whipped Icing and fresh berries.

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So, the theme was Autumn Heirloom County Fair. Does it show?

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We’re already looking forward to next year’s festival. Maybe we’ll shoot for 1200 cupcakes next time.

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County Fair Ribbon Cupcake Toppers

Finally a new DIY project to really get back into the swing of things! Last week I told you about the cupcake booth design I’m working on for our town’s Fall Festival this month. Well as you all know, cupcakes just look naked without toppers, right? I wanted to come up with a topper idea that was easy to replicate, cost effective, and also something that would utilize all the scrap fabric piling up from all the other booth props. With the theme of the booth being Heirloom County Fair, I came up with these little darlings…

County Fair Ribbon Cupcake Toppers
What you will need for 6 toppers:

Scrap Fabric (6 pieces roughly 3″ by 3″ square, depending on the size buttons you use).

One 6 piece Cover Button Kit, size 3/4″ or larger, which you can get at just about any craft or sewing shop.

Ribbon, cut 12 pieces to 3″ in length, to be trimmed after.

Toothpicks

Hot glue gun

Toppers Step 1

Take your scrap fabric and place centered inside the female part of the button maker (the white piece), patterned side down. Place the smooth button half down on the fabric like so:

Topper Step 2

Now fold the excess fabric into the dip in the button (you can feel free to trim if there’s too much fabric), and place your cut ribbon on top so they stick out at angles. Now cover with the back of the button, and place the remaining part of the button kit (the blue piece) on top and press down until they all click!

Topper Step 3

All you need to do next is add a little dab of hot glue to the ring on the back of the finished button and place your toothpick in just enough to hold it in place, and then trim your ribbons at an angle so they look like little prize ribbons.

Finished Toppers

All done! Now for a delicious cupcake recipe so we can put these little guys to work…maybe next week?

Fall Festival Preparations

September is always a pretty action packed month. Just about everyone I know has a birthday this month (including me, yikes!), all of my fave shows come back on tv, and I can start wearing leggings again. But my favorite thing about September has to be all of the Fall Festivals! This year I am so excited to be designing a booth for a local restaurant in my little town of Midway, KY for their Fall Festival. The booth is all about one thing and one thing only: Cupcakes. Can you think of a better festival dessert? The booth is still in the early design stages, but with an emphasis on handmade, heirloom, autumn charm, there are sure to be a few DIY projects on the blog in the next week or so, and maybe even a Fall inspired cupcake recipe…in the meantime here are just a few Cupcake Booth sneak peaks.

Cupcake Booth Banner

Above: Some Cupcake signage. Below: Cupcake toppers (DIY next week!)

Cupcake toppers