Retro Candy Love

We had so much fun with the retro candy buttons yesterday, I thought we’d keep things going with more retro candy love.  Today’s feature was created by Katelyn James Photography as a unique and whimsical setting for a photography workshop.  Not only did it result in some stunning images but amazing party inspiration for us!  The bright orange and turquoise really pop and the retro candy is overflowing with fun!  Not to mention the incredible cake by Shyndigz.  I have a feeling you’re going to love this Retro Candy Inspiration!

Candy Shop Party Inspiration

I just love this cake by Shyndigz!  It is a great mix of buttercream and fondant.  The floral pattern floating up the front of the cake adds the right amount of color and detail without being too fussy or overpowering.  The white butter cream dots add a nice textural element as well.  Such a great design! Love the flirty cake pedestal as well!

Candy Shop Cake | by Shyndigz

Candy Shop Party Inspiration
Notice the Candy Buttons? What a fun and clever way to use them… as a napkin ring!

Candy Shop Party Inspiration

Candy Shop Cake | by Shyndigz

Whether it’s for a playful wedding or a child’s birthday, this party would have your guests leaving with a smile (and a nice sugar high!).  Hope you enjoyed this Retro Candy Inspiration as much I did.  Maybe this should become Retro Candy Week….!

Vendors & Credits:
Photography: Katelyn James
Candy Shop:  The Sweet Spot
Flowers: Janie Medley
Cake:  Shyndigz

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Carrie Sellman says

    Katelyn – talented in photography, party styling AND sewing! The table runners are perfect!

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    leslie says

    Such an inspiring set-up. Since I first started reading The Cake Blog, I have been inspired to create dessert tables for parties. I am planning to do one for my niece’s 8th birthday this year. Her theme is going to be a fusion of a cupcake/cookie decorating party and things from the movie Frozen. Still thinking how to merge the two but I pretty much have a rough idea on how to do it.


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