Dapper & Darling: Mad Men Inspired Cupcakes

Looking for a great television to obsess over? Our latest favorite is Mad Men. Every week we snuggle into the couch and watch the television series with excitement and anticipation. The series airs on Sundays and is the perfect way to start off the week with a bang. The authenticity and visual appeal is a great homage to the 1960s. Between the characters, the fashions and the scandal, we absolutely love watching this show. Each episode of Mad Men requires its own special treat to indulge with. Next week, we’re planning to create a few Mad Men cupcakes with a throwback to the 1960s retro style. With a little tweed, hounds tooth and graphic frosting designs, these retro cupcakes are perfect.

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Pair brown cupcake wrappers with bright frosting designs for a great retro cupcake. Brown and grays are popular in the suits, furnishings and designs of the 1960s but the bright pops of color suggests an edgy twist. Show your dramatic edge with these retro designs. A polka dot cupcake wrapper, Moroccan Cupcake wrapper or vintage cupcake wrappers would pair perfectly with a bright retro frosting design. The beautiful outfits and set designs can help inspire beautiful cupcake toppers.

Any of our beautiful vintage cupcake wrappers in brown would match perfectly with your Mad Men themed party. If you don’t want to go overboard with the retro frosting designs, simply use a red cherry with chocolate syrup to do the trick. We want to see all of your creative cupcake ideas for a Mad Men party, to inspire us for our own fabulous cupcakes!

Cupcake Ideas: How To Decorate A Vintage Dessert Buffet

Old is new again. Everything vintage has become shabby and chic. Vintage weddings are very popular right now with style conscious brides. From the wedding ceremony to the wedding reception, everything has to be vintage and elegant. As you guessed, the dessert table is no exception. Creating a vintage cupcake buffet is easy with vintage antique cake stands, designer cupcake wrappers and a palette of pastels. Match a lace table cloth with yellow and pink cupcake wrappers to have a romantic feminine dessert display.

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Imagine a beautiful table lined with a white palette and decorated with soft yellow cupcake wrappers. Each cupcake can have its own unique cupcake topper for a classic dessert decoration. Vintage decorations incorporate lace, pearls and white together for a simple shabby but chic theme. These beautiful white jeweled cake stands would create the perfect presentation for a vintage table with an elegant theme. These white cake stands topped with white cupcake wrappers can create a stunning cupcake display but might be too plain for some brides. If that’s the case, mix it up with tan cupcake wrappers and a burlap tablecloth.

If you’re having an indoor wedding reception and your dessert table has a backdrop, decorate with strands of pearls and tissue paper pom poms. A beautiful “sweet treats” banner hung on the backdrop or on the edge of the table will let guests know they’re welcome to indulge. And don’t forget these beautiful heart shaped favor boxes for party favors. Any favor box lined with a doily can have a vintage feel.