(Closed) Cupcake picks – Are they ugly? Too much work? Opinions please!

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@AbBeeRoad:  They look fine. Only change I suggest is using white colored font for the blue ones. I can’t read the black font.

Post # 5
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think they are cute but a detail that no one will miss if you are finding them too much work 🙂  Also like a pp I find the black font on blue paper very hard to read!

Post # 6
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AbBeeRoad:  The blue ones are really hard to read. I don’t know if it’s just the lighting in the picture, but remember that it will probably be dim in your reception venue, so I don’t know if the guests will be able to read them or if they’ll just be like “hey, get this thing out of my cupcake so I can hurry up and eat it!!”

Personally, I’d skip them. But if they’re all already made, then go for it. 🙂

ETA: Looks like I typed too slow and the PP already covered it. 

Post # 7
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Cute! I think they’re adorable.

Post # 8
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think they are cute. Same as pp just use a white color font on the blue ones and if you are enjoying doing them go for it. If a pain, don’t. I really do like them.

Post # 9
2914 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

They aren’t ugly. (Agree with PP that the blue ones are too hard to read.) I think they’re cute but it seems like they’d be an awful lot of work. If you’re going to do them while watching TV or something and you have the time, cool, but if you’ll be wishing you’d decided not to bother, I think it’s fine to skip them.

Post # 10
495 posts
Helper bee

I love the Beatles, but I think these are best skipped. They’re not ugly, they just don’t pop or add anything special — maybe it’s the font or color, or maybe it’s just that I don’t want a little thing in my cupcakes that I have to pull out and toss unless it’s really, really cute.


There’s nothing bad about them, per se, so keep them, if you really like them!

Post # 11
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

they are very cute, but I do have some tips:

don’t let the text get too close to the edges at the top and at the sides. for the signs that have long quotes, shrink the font a couple of points. also, reduce the vertical spacing between the lines.

I think it’s totally ok if they are not super uniform — like if some signs have bigger text, or if you chose two different fonts (but I wouldn’t recommend more than two or it could get too random looking.)

if you can’t print with white ink on the dark blue paper, is there a lighter color paper you could choose that would stay in keeping with your theme? Or blue text on white paper?

(I don’t have your font, so I just chose a random one for an example.)


Heh heh, sorry about the detailed response — I’m bored right now!


Post # 12
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

aww i think i would really appreciate that little touch as a guest! i agree with the others about the font change though!

Post # 15
14 posts

i agree with the others about the font change though!

Post # 16
26 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

cute! its only up to you if its worth your time or not.. 

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