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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.

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.

28 Comments

  • Lena
    September 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    How magical-little bundts in a tree!

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  • Tegan M.
    September 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Cake in trees! Love it!

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  • Diana
    September 30, 2010 at 7:57 pm

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

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  • Melissa Lea
    February 24, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Too darling!

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  • Stephanie
    February 24, 2011 at 6:19 am

    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!!

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  • Teresa
    February 24, 2011 at 6:39 am

    So so simple yet so so cute. Love this!

    Happy SITS day!

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  • misssrobin
    February 24, 2011 at 6:42 am

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

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  • Kerri
    February 24, 2011 at 7:05 am

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

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  • Jeannie
    February 24, 2011 at 7:12 am

    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. :)

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  • April
    February 24, 2011 at 7:15 am

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

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  • zeemaid
    February 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Now that’s original!

    Visiting from SITS. Happy FB day!

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  • Jenna
    February 24, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Darling! Found you through SITS.

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  • Dacia
    February 24, 2011 at 9:23 am

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

    Happy SITS day!!

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  • Ilana @ mommyshorts
    February 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

    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?

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  • Stefanie
    February 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

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

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  • bianca
    February 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    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 ;)

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  • Ashley Marie
    February 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    So unique! I LOVE it :)

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  • Lauren
    February 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    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! :)

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  • jill
    February 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm

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

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  • ShaynnaB
    March 5, 2011 at 9:35 am

    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!
    Shaynna
    Happy SITS day – and will be following your now as well!

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