Design & Remodeling

Entertaining Made Lovely: Put some personality into the cupcake craze

It’s the time of year to celebrate birthday parties, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations and baby showers.

Are you hosting one of these gatherings or simply looking for a more personalized way to treat someone? Cupcakes are a super trendy dessert right now and make great centerpieces, favors or treats for any gathering.

There are some great locally owned and operated boutique-style cupcake bakeries around Kansas City. Try Baby Cakes in the River Market, 3 Girls Cupcakes, a mobile cupcakery,Cupcake A La Mode on the Plaza and Smallcakes in Olathe.

What’s better than treating someone to a gourmet cupcake made locally? Adding a cute topper to said cupcake and making it a more personalized treat. Or, it could even be a gift. Depending on your setting, the cupcake and the topper design, these could work for any event.

I have designed some cupcake toppers for some upcoming spring and summer events. Feel free to download some of my topper printables for your own use! All you have to do is print the cupcake topper(s) on heavy paper, cut them out in squares and then simply Scotch-tape them to toothpicks. It’s literally that easy. Insert the toppers into your cupcakes and there you have it–a more personalized cupcake.

Here is a peek at the Mother’s Day cupcake from Baby Cakes that I gave to my mother, Pam, and mother-in-law, Annie.


Cupcake toppers


I would love to be part of all your fun summer events, so always feel free to contact me for custom designs! (

Audrey Kuether is the creative force behind Oh So Lovely, a Kansas City-based graphic design, photography and event planning company. She specializes in wedding design, photography and styling and planning. She lends her entertaining expertise every month for KC Magazine’s Web-only “Entertaining Made Lovely” blog.