Gorgeous favour idea

I picked up the Fall issue of the Martha Stewart Weddings magazine yesterday (the most recent issue available in Australia but it looks as though the Winter issue is available in the US).

The cover features a gorgeous wedding ‘cake’ made of small boxes in a pyramid tower topped with flowers – you can see it here: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/current-issue-fall

Page 255 details how to make this ‘favor cake’, and it looks really gorgeous and is a great way to present your favours or even your wedding cake (each box could contain a cupcake or small piece of wedding cake).

I thought this would look great using The Wise Bride’s diamond embossed quilted ‘trapunta’ boxes

Here is how to decorate the boxes with the ribbon:

Fis ribbon to box lid

Fix ribbon to box lid

First, wrap the box lid with a length of ribbon and glue at the back with fabric glue or a glue dot.  I found that the slightly wider ribbon (1.5cm) works best.

To make the bow, take a 9cm length of ribbon and fold the ends in to the centre and glue. 

Fold ribbon ends in and glue

Fold ribbon ends in and glue

Then wrap the centre of this piece with a 5cm piece of ribbon and glue on the back.

Fold a smaller piece of ribbon around the centre

Fold a smaller piece of ribbon around the centre

The finished ribbon 'bow'

The finished ribbon 'bow'

Then attach to the ribbon on the box. 

Attach ribbon to the box

Attach ribbon to the box

A really simple idea, but looks very classy, and not too costly either. 

To make the ‘favour cake’ the boxes are all stacked on top of each other pyramid style on a cake stand.  In the Martha Stewart article it has been finished with flowers and ribbons on the top and a monogram/name plate.

Trapunta box with ribbon

Trapunta box with ribbon

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