Cakes & Catering

DIY Cake Toppers for Every Celebration

In celebration of Real Simple’s 15th anniversary, we assembled an assortment of impressive do-it-yourself cake (and cupcake) toppers. These crafty embellishments will make any dessert look so special that party guests will probably ask where you bought them.

How a Glass of Wine Makes You Better Looking (According to Science)

Forget that new lipstick. Sipping on a glass of wine could make you more attractive—seriously!

6 Super Simple Bridal Shower Cupcake Ideas

If you’re in charge of dessert, impress the bride-to-be and shower guests with incredibly cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

How to Simplify Wedding Planning

Take our survey and share your ideas for planning a stress-free celebration.

The First 5 Steps to Planning Your Wedding Menu

Not sure what to serve your guests? Consider these tips before finalizing your menu.

Cocktail Flag

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Cake Stand Embellishment

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

7 Tips for Planning Your Wedding Menu

An expert offers candid advice on catering, party rentals, and more.

Wedding Cake Design Tips From an Industry Insider

How do you choose the perfect wedding cake? Talk to a pro. Here, the secrets to designing the cake of your dreams.

7 Creative Ways to Serve Dessert

Sweet and festive ideas for an unforgettable celebration.

Real Wedding: A Charming Backyard Garden Party

Rain during an (outdoor!) wedding is no match for this sunny couple.

A Handmade Tale in New England

A DIY mentality is the first step towards a one-of-a-kind wedding.