hanging cake in the trees + printable pumpkin cake toppers

If you’ve been here long you know that I love a good dose of whimsical detailing in my designs. For the pumpkin harvest brunch I hung our bunt cakes up in the large swooping trees. A refreshing way to showcase party sweets + they were simple to cut down when it was time for eating.

To hang the cakes I turned upside down painted hat boxes, poked four holes on top and threaded thick twine through them. Each box was tied up in four places to the low hanging branches. Once balanced the cakes sat sweetly on top.

I topped each of the bunt cakes with a pumpkin harvest label to reveal the different fall flavors.

These labels would be a great addition to any fall celebration, download the labels by clicking below…

They print 8 to a page on landscape setting. Use them to liven up your own cake in a tree, dessert table, Halloween party, or even a Thanksgiving dinner (is it too early to say that?).

Brunch photo credits to Carly Taylor.

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Posted September 30, 2010
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25 Responses to “hanging cake in the trees + printable pumpkin cake toppers”

  1. Lena says:

    How magical-little bundts in a tree!

  2. Tegan M. says:

    Cake in trees! Love it!

  3. Diana says:

    Oh, this is delightful!! You are so resourceful and creative, I love it!

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  7. Stephanie says:

    That’s so unique! I would like a couple of cake trees in my backyard. Ya know, for that inevitable midnight sweet tooth ;)

    Happy SITS day!!

  8. Teresa says:

    So so simple yet so so cute. Love this!

    Happy SITS day!

  9. misssrobin says:

    What a great idea. You are definitely very skilled at what you do.

  10. Kerri says:

    I think at my house the birds were either eat them or poo on them!

  11. Jeannie says:

    Cute! I can envision my youngest son finding cake in a tree. eating it and then resourcefully using the brightly colored hat box as a tree swing, *sigh* A typical day in my life. :)

  12. April says:

    visiting from SITS . Wow! Your pics are amazing and I love your designs. Truely goregous!

  13. zeemaid says:

    Now that’s original!

    Visiting from SITS. Happy FB day!

  14. Jenna says:

    Darling! Found you through SITS.

  15. Dacia says:

    Wow, I’ve never seen this before. So cute & truly unique! I’m your newest follower on FB & pinterest :)

    Happy SITS day!!

  16. This is such a fun idea. If only there were more trees around my NYC apartment! I wonder if the parks department frowns upon this sort of thing?

  17. Stefanie says:

    These cakes are fantastic! It’s easy to see how the artist in you shines through in everything you do :)
    Happy SITS Day

  18. bianca says:

    Oh my sweetness! Those are presh! I love the fun, different way of displaying the cakes! My hubs loves my creativity, but I dont know that he’s get this ;)

  19. Ashley Marie says:

    So unique! I LOVE it :)

  20. Lauren says:

    Wow, I’ve never heard of a cake in a tree. It looks pretty cool, though. Where did you get that idea from? Stopping by from SITS. Hope you’ve had a good SITS day! :)

  21. jill says:

    Love this- holy cow I’d have never thought of that… lol

  22. ShaynnaB says:

    Way to cute! I style alot of pics myself so coming up with ‘out of the box’ ways to do something is always and exciting and nerve wracking challenge. One you have mastered!
    Happy SITS day – and will be following your now as well!

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