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Pink Velvet Cupcakes


A soft and tender buttermilk cake is topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting to give you a delicious pink velvet cupcake perfect for your bridal or baby shower!



  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2-3 drops pink food coloring
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk, room temperature
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream


For the cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake tins with liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy on medium speed, about 3 minutes. Beat in the food coloring. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well before each addition. Scrape bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  4. Reduce the speed to low and slowly alternate the dry ingredients with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  5. Divide batter into prepared baking liners. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese on medium high until completely smooth about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Reduce speed to low and add sugar, one cup at a time. Beat on low until combined. Add vanilla extract and heavy cream and beat to combine. Increase speed to medium and beat frosting until smooth and fluffy.
  3. If buttercream is not thick enough, place in fridge for 20 minutes to an hour until firm enough to pipe.

***  A special Thank You to Blahnik Baker for sharing this recipe and gorgeous photos with us.

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Pale Pink & Gray Chair Decoration

Dreaming of a pale pink and gray wedding palette? Then you’ll want to cast your eyes over this gorgeous decoration for the bride and groom’s wedding chairs. We totally fell for this pale pink and grey chair decor perfect for a romantic style wedding. Classic, elegant and uber pretty it features a sweet heart made out of twigs, white ribbon and garland of romantic roses, delicate baby’s breath and soft grey foliage. It’s the perfect feminine touch without looking too over-the-top or formal.

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Pink Wedding Inspiration

The pink palette can be a bride’s best friend. From hot pink peonies to cotton candy-toned favors, get inspired by the versatility of this feminine hue.

Sugar Rush

If you want to impress guests, treat them to something truly unexpected. Serve rich and creamy strawberry shakes topped with colorful striped straws.

Cool Kicks

To avoid pink from feeling too feminine, choose a modern shade and pop in unexpected accents, which flaunt your retro spirit. (Make way for a procession of Vans coming down the aisle!)

Blushing Bouquet

Don’t believe in love at first sight? You’ll certainly have a change of heart when you catch a glimpse of this cotton candy bouquet of peonies.

Pops of Pink

Shots of coral and a sprinkling of raspberry come together to create a lush eye-catching bouquet.

Eye Candy

When it comes to romantic décor, set your sights high. Hang fluffy floral petals from the ceiling of your venue to give it a whimsical vibe.

Slice of Subtlety

A delicate twist on a decadent confection. A lovely white fondant cake is embellished with delicate pink florettes and a pretty oversized pink bloom.

Charming Takeaways

Send you guests home with favors packaged in brown bags stamped in a rosy shade.


For a stylish and far-from-frilly look, the guys sport pink ties to coordinate with their khaki suits.

Color Theory

There’s no doubting the power of pink to stand alone. If you invite another bright shade (here, it’s lemon yellow) into the mix, then the  bouquet magically pops.

Ruffles All Around

All eyes will be on the layer upon layer of rosy ruffles, which accentuate the height of this decadent dessert. For an unexpected twist, choose a cake stand with a rugged edge.

Bright Whites

When it comes to power couples, white and pink rule. The brilliance of white is the way it takes pale pink–or any color for that matter–  to beautiful new territories.

We All Scream for Ice Scream

The truth is a real color story starts with the save-the-date and ends with the last detail of the wedding day. Strawberry ice cream sandwiched between two cookies will send guests happily on their way home. We’re sure of it.

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Mint, Peach, Pink and Ivory Wedding Colors

How absolutely soft and sweet are the colors in this bridal shower that was recently featured on Inspired by This?  Mint, peach, pink and ivory wedding colors? (…sigh)  Everything about this palette is pure loveliness.  

                    We’re always fans of a cute purple succulent!

The pinata style fringe is such a fun twist on the classic wall letters!

                                             Loving these details!

                                  How cute are these little coasters?

And of course a perfect calligraphy favor for guests to take home!

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Poppy, Pink and Primrose Yellow Wedding Inspiration Board

I’m sure today’s wedding inspiration board breaks some kind of unwritten rule about color matching and palettes.

But I believe there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to your big day!

Weddings are all about mixing colors, textures, patterns, styles, traditions (and people) that you and your partner love – so don’t feel bound by rules or expectations, just find the perfect combination for you.

 Poppy, Pink & Primrose Yellow Wedding

Yellow, red and pink together are generally not a go to color combination, but put them together in the right way and they really can look amazing.

Keep it modern with cutting edge floral design and gorgeous luxe accessories (red Louboutins anyone..?) and incorporate original vintage pieces to add an authentic feel.


Styling Tips

- Go retro on your cake. A traditional 1950s style tiered cake with bride and groom figurine topper (there are some fantastic finds on Etsy) and fancy icing can look so retro but so right!

- Vintage pieces such as original 50s prom dresses for your bridesmaids and decorative statement items for your venue decor like stacked crockery, fun vintage books and even fab furniture pieces will really make a statement.

- Your florals can provide fab feature flashes of colorr and playing with scale can look really incredible. Oversized blooms like tree peonies and giant magnolia blooms mixed with billy balls and a hint of greenery will look really stunning.

- Finish the look with super fabulous shoes and a flash of bright lipstick.

If you happen to choose this pretty palette, I want to see photos, stat.

* Photo credits:  Rose and Ruby Paper Co & Wedding Chicks

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Pink Bridal Bouquet Recipe

There are a few colors on the spectrum that I think are crowd pleasers and pink is by far one of them. It is delicate, lovely and reminds us of all things pretty. Just like this bouquet recipe designed by wedding florist Oak & the Owl Interior and Floral Design Studio.

Flowers needed to duplicate this bouquet

  • Honeysuckle
  • Iceberg Floribunda Rose
  • Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora Rose
  • Sexy Rexy Floribunda Rose
  • Snowball Viburnum
  • Tulip

* Photographed by Tonya Goettsche.

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Pretty in Pink

modern pink wedding details

I have to admit my favorite color is pink. However I used to think of a pink wedding as tacky and out dated. But now I’ve come around and think a wedding can be simply lovely with touches of light pink.

pink wedding tags

Light pink wedding necklace

pink grey wedding invitations

pink wedding chalkboards

light pink wedding details
just married banner

pink wedding bracelet

pink bridal clutch

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