Fancy on a Budget!

 

Yesterday I had the pleasure of hosting a retirement party for my mother. As you know I’ve hosted quite a few parties this year. All while trying to make sure that I didn’t deplete my bank account when it was all said and done. The decorations were simple but the one piece that I got a lot of questions on was the cake. The guest talked about how delicious the cake and the cupcakes were. They insisted that I tell them which fancy bakery I went to to get such a beautiful cake. I had to let them know that I didn’t have the budget for a very fancy bakery to create the look I was looking for with this cake. I told them that I bought my cake and cupcakes from Safeway grocery store. Everyone was shocked. I noted that I did add a few decorative items to the cake and cupcakes, so that it was more in line with the theme of the party. But I couldn’t take credit for how the cake taste. As you can see from the pictures below Safeway did awesome job with the cake. I simply added edible blue butterflies to the big cake and Tiffanyblue and gold sparkles to the cupcakes. Not too shabby for grocery store cake! What’s your secret inexpensive WOW party item?

My $19 cake and $20 cupcakes (for 30)

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