(Closed) Anyone Make Their Own Cupcakes? Tell Me Your Story!

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Did you bake your own cake or cupcakes?
    Yes! It went great! : (4 votes)
    33 %
    Yes and I will NEVER do it again! : (3 votes)
    25 %
    Woman, you're crazy! : (5 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    9414 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am not because I want a cake.  BUT if I wanted cupcakes I would do my own because, like you, I make awesome cupcakes and I couldn’t imagine paying someone to do something I do just as well.

    I don’t think cupcakes would be very stressful to do.  I think you can either make them the day before (how many people are you having?  How many cupcakes?) or if you have access to enough freezer space, you can make them the week before and freeze them (unfrosted).  Then just pop them out and unfreeze and frost them the day before.  That is what I would do.  I don’t think it would take more than a few hours to frost them all when you are using piping bags.  I personally wouldn’t want to deal with them the day of, so I would have them ready the day before.

    The only thing I think would be stressful is transportation.  So if I were you I would look into ways to transport them.   A lot of people have created their own ways.  Then you will just have to decide if you will be moving them to the reception or if you have someone you trust that can do it.  The last thing you want is your frosting to be all smeared.  I’ve transported cupcakes fine in just large tupperware containers, but you have to be very careful with them and drive slow!

    You can look up how other people have transported as well, see: http://cakecentral.com/t/718339/how-to-transport-300-cupcakes

    Post # 5
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would never make my own.  I’d love to, because I make fantastic vanilla cupcakes (if I may say so myself) that my fiance loves, but I’m terrible at decorating them.  So while they would taste great, I’d worry they would look like crap.  I wish I was good at decorating them, but I’m just not.

    I’m like you though, where baking totally relaxes me, so if you’re capable of doing it yourself and you have the time, then I think you should go for it.

    Post # 7
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Wow how long before your date can you bake them and decorate them?   I can’t even imagine trying this but if you can do it .. why the heck not!

    Post # 8
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @ihavethemusicinme:  Haha, thanks, i would definitely need the help.  

    I swear the reason my fiance is perfect for me is because he actually prefers his cupcakes without icing, so I can get away with just smearing some buttercream on the ones I’m going to eat and he never has to know how terrible I am at decorating, haha.

    Post # 10
    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I plan on making my own as well. I thought I would make half of them because I’m very picky about my red velvet and I haven’t found a bakery that does them the way I like. I will make about 100 on order the other 100 to cut costs and be reasonable on myself.

    I think i will bake a few days ahead and then decorate the night before.

    Post # 12
    18 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I did cupcakes for my wedding and loved it! Actually, I didn’t bake them or decorate them myself because I knew I was going to be too stressed but I had several ladies from my church making them. For the top tier, I did order a small cake that we could cut. I got the cupcake tree and decorated it with lace and ribbon in my colors, then I had mini cupcakes and just had the ladies bake them and frost them, nothing fancy and someone made little edible flowers from fondant with an edible pearl in the middle that we put on top (that you can also buy) and they were really cute! Way much cheaper than buying a cake or ordering them from a bakery. 


    Post # 14
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am actaully thinking about making cupcakes for my wedding as well, as a way to cut down on costs. I am a pretty good baker/decorator for cakes and cupcakes… and though i can get a little stressed when baking, it is def. a good stress,  for me it is just a worry about travel. The wedding is an hour from my house, and we will be staying at a hotel for a couple of days! The site can house the cake for me, but idk if it will be worth all the hassle! Good Luck!!

    Post # 15
    13 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Last Year my girlfriend called me up and asked for a big favor. Well what she actually did was called me and said come for coffee and then told me she needed my help. She was asked by a bride in our town to make 400 cupcakes 2 days before her wedding.  The bride had the full intentions of doing it herself but then became overwhelmed when it came down to doing the deed. So in 1.5 days we made 400 cup cakes. We found out these things.

    1. Homemade batter is better than the boxed stuff.
    2. The fancy wrappers will become transparent when you bake in them.

    Now because the Bride wanted fancy cupcake liners we set to work and found a blank cupcake liner. http://rubberstamping.about.com/od/templates/ss/cupcake-wrapper-template.htm and then found some fancy damask clip art and created some beautiful cup cake liners for her wedding.  My girlfriend also made an small cake for the couple to put there cake topper on. Then we hauled all the cupcakes 1 hour from our homes and set them up. They turned out beautiful, it was a lot of work but it was a lot of fun.

    Post # 16
    7992 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I’m curious how this will work out. I’m planning to do my own evening buffet, cake, cupcakes, and flowers…. I think I must be mad…

    I want tips as well, guys!

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