Cakes & Catering

Frightfully Fabulous Halloween Wedding Cakes

Whether you dream of a wedding cake that is subtly spooktacular or one that screams Halloween, there are plenty of ways to evoke the spirit of October 31 on your big day.

The First 5 Steps to Planning Your Wedding Menu

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

The Wine-Lover’s Guide to the Perfect Beer

Think you’re not a big beer fan? Think again.

10 Oddly Satisfying Cake Decorating Videos

These spirals of frosting will suck you in.

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.

The Perfect Snack Pairing Guide for Your Gilmore Girls Marathon

Lorelai and Rory couldn’t even plan a menu this good.

6 Party Appetizers That Start With an Olive

The bite-sized ingredient makes for irresistible salty, briny Hors d’oeuvres.

6 Hors D’oeuvres that Start With a Cracker

Look out, cheese and crackers. These recipes top you any day.

The Best White Wines Under $15

Here are more than 60 still and sparkling whites, all steals, that are on store shelves now. These terrific bottles come from some of the world’s best wineries.