Puff 'n Stuff Catering Blog
Trends | Cakes + Cupcakes | Sweet Little Things
January 22, 2013 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

We’re so excited to have teamed up with Jennyfer Mancino at The Sugar Suite to bring you this weeks blog post! We’ve seen so many weddings lately where people are opting out of the traditional wedding cake and instead using cupcakes or mini-cakes. In addition to the wild epidemic of new flavors, we’re seeing mini-cakes and cupcakes looking absolutely glamorous. From sugar flowers and pearls to elegant gold dust, today’s cakes are more stunning than they have ever been before.

Another trend we’re seeing is smaller wedding cakes accompanied by other decadent desserts. Jennyfer said, “We do small wedding cakes serving 25 or less when a bride and groom want the style of a wedding cake, but may have other desserts they would like to incorporate. I recommend this over cupcakes because a wedding cake does a better job of capturing the style of the couple and the reception.” This is a great option for variety and to add that extra hint of personality to your special day. In recognition of these yummy trends, we’ve collected some of our personal favorites from The Sugar Suite to share with you, enjoy!

Mini Cakes- Sugar Suite- Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Wedding Cupcakes- Sugar Suite- Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Mini Wedding Cakes- Sugar Suite- Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Mini Wedding Cakes- Sugar Suite- Puff 'n Stuff Catering

A huge thank you to the following photographers for sharing their incredible work with us:

Kristen Weaver Photography

Damon Tucci Photography

Scott Watt Photography

Amalie Orrange Photography

Trends | Centerpieces | All Eyes On the Center!
April 3, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

While we hold many wedding traditions dear, we love inspiring, of-the-moment centerpiece creations! The new trends show that brides are using their creative license to imagine, create and showcase their personalities through centerpieces. With so many DIY tips and tutorials available on sites like Pinterest and YouTube,  original and crafty centerpieces are rising to new heights on today’s tablescapes.  Whether your style is glitzy and glamorous, au natural, or modern chic, the possibilities are endless!

Using themed centerpieces unique to each table is a great creative trend right now. Fruit is also making a fresh new statement on the tablescape, from accents in floral arrangements to baskets and goblets brimming over with ripe fruits. Brides are also utilizing new materials such as wood rounds, paper products, color dyes, and earthy elements like rocks, sand and plants such as echeveria to make the centerpieces their own unique masterpiece. Check out the collages below for some of our favorite trending centerpieces!

Modern Marvels



Garden Paths



Natural Love


Collage 1:
Left: Paper Doiley Chandelier
Top Right: Bubbly Balls
Bottom Right: Designs by Ahn

Collage 2:
Top Left: Tea Cups & Saucers
Bottom Left: Layered Vases
Top Right: Terrarium
Bottom Right: Clipboard Candles

Collage 3:
Left: Ripe Fruit
Top Right: Woodsy Wedding
Bottom Right: Apple Blossom

Trends | Wedding Favors | Favors to Rave About!
January 31, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

A wedding favor is the cherished token guests take home after the wedding; it’s the memento that represents your special day.

Although edible favors are traditional choices, non-perishable favors such as photo frames, cooking utensils, magnets, and candles offer unique options for modern weddings. When choosing a favor, keep your guests in mind and give them something that they can love as much as you do!  Even if the per piece cost is a little higher, knowing that your favor can be enjoyed for years to come is priceless. And whether or not your choose an edible favor, any thoughtful and personal gift makes for a sweet ending. Here are some fun ideas to get your creative juices going!

 Wedding Favors

Wedding Favors

Wedding Favors

Wedding Favors

Collage 1:

Bride & Groom Apple Pops
Sweetie Pies

Collage 2:

Spread the Love

Collage 3:

The Perfect Blend Tea Set
Tea Cup with Succulent

Collage 4:

Coffee Mugs with Initials
Cheers to a great Combination Set
Eat Drink and Be Married Glass

Floral Wedding Trends | The Freshest Trends of the Season!
December 5, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Fashion isn’t the only thing that changes with the season…and this season’s floral trends are absolutely breathtaking! The traditional white arrangements have taken the backseat to bright color combinations, diamonds, feathers, dynamic sizes, and hints of herbs. Brides and Grooms are designing floral arrangements to set the tone they want for their special day. Whether you’re looking to set a fiery romantic, vintage, or a lively atmosphere, this season’s trends will compliment them all!

In early Roman Weddings, Brides carried herbs under their veils to ensure fertility and fidelity, and to ward off evil spirits. You might not use them for the same purpose on your wedding day, but you can still participate in one the freshest trends of the season; incorporating fresh succulents like echeveria, and herbs like rosemary and lavender to your arrangements. It’s ancient beauty meets modernity to create this boho- chic look, bringing new textures and scents to the table.

New Heights
Table arrangements are reaching new and different heights, literally. Instead of identical centerpieces, brides are mixing it up. From various size arrangements of the same color scheme, to multiple vases of different heights on one table.

Another new trend we love is feathers! They are such an elegant and romantic addition providing a fairytale atmosphere; and they can be incorporated into your wedding in so many ways. From dainty and subtle, to large colored ostrich feathers, they add a plume of perfection to today’s arrangements.

The finishing touches… after all it’s all in the details! After taking the time to pick out the perfect floral combination, adding buttons, pins,  jewels and pearls make your arrangement that more more unique. Year after year the satin ribbon has been a beautiful choice for binding, but also consider lace, a funky fabric, or even burlap. Most of all, have fun!

Floral Wedding trends

Floral Wedding trends

Floral Wedding trends

Floral Wedding trends

Floral Wedding trends

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Art Faulkner Photography and Fairbank Florist, two amazing local vendors of which many of the above pictured floral arrangements came from.



Art Faulkner Photography

Fairbanks Florist

Rhodes Studios

Silk Wedding Designs