(Closed) cakes or cupcakes as centerpieces…crazy or cute?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

i was at a wedding where the bride was a pastry chef so she made all the centerpieces cakes.  They came out really cute! after the bride and groom cut their cake, we "elected" a couple at our table to be our table’s bride and groom. other tables followed suit and people were feeding each other cake all over the place.  it was pretty funny!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hi emileee! 

I’m doing centerpiece cakes for our wedding, but it’s not until next May!  We were at a wedding that did this, and I thought it was a great idea!  The bride and groom came around to each table and cut the first piece, so they got to see everyone and at least say hi! 

I haven’t found any good pictures of brides that did this, so it will be interesting to see what other people contribute!

I’m making my own cake stands too, so if you want to see my pics of that, just let me know.   

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

Cute!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I think it’s super cute! But are you up for the challenge? I’m VERY picky about my cake decorating , while by no means a professional , I ususally make them for all the friends birthday and other events ( no wedding though , I’m not that talanted). I did to about 10 for a huge baby shower though. I ended up going to a grocery store and bought the already assembled and iced cake and did all the other decorations myself. They have me a great deal  and it was alot less work. Baking 10 cakes in a home oven is not fun! I don’t think it’s a crazy idea , but it IS alot of work.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

I wonder if cupcakes would make people think it was okay to eat them anytime?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

CUTE! i love this idea! 

i loved this idea last year for myself, but have let it go. i think the logistics of getting the cakes or baking the cupcakes and then transporting them and whether or not people would eat the cupcakes early, turned me off.

if you have enough man power to transport them and set them up, i think this would be a great idea!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

How about cupcakes as the center pieces, that double as your favors?   I’m giving cupcakes away as my favor inside small bakery boxes that are decorated with a ribbon or monogram sticker in my wedding colors.  If the cupcakes are your center pieces, you could place an empty cake box (4x4x4) at each place setting with a little note explainng that the cupcakes are meant to be taken home.

Actually, after researching flower prices, I might do this too!   🙂

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh, I would not attempt to make the cupcakes myself.  I am getting mine from a local bakery.  I should be able to do the entire thing for about $3 per favor.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

I went to a wedding that had cupcakes as the centerpieces that missking posted the link to. They were adorable!

To answer Angel’s question, everyone at our table waited until at least after dinner to eat the cupcakes….I don’t remember if it was before or after the cake cutting, though.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I went to a wedding last fall where they used different cakes as the centerpieces — nothing too cute or fancy, I think they bought them from Costco or something. But for them it was cheaper than doing floral arrangements and much more fun for the guests. For most of the night, my table was plotting out to switch out our carrot cake for the chocolate mousse cake on the other table =P. So at the very least, it’s a fun thing for the guests having their own cake, and if you have the time and money, you can really make it into a very cute and attractive centerpiece!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2007

I’m allergic to flowers so I had a cupcake tower centerpiece and everyone loved it 🙂  They loved being able to choose between the different cupcakes as dessert on top of the wedding cake.

 It’s a fun idea and everyone gets a piece of the centerpiece – literally!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’m actually doing this for my wedding in June! I’ve never seen it done but it sounds cool so I wanted to give it a try. My mom saw it at done at a wedding she went too and loved it so we are using the same baker. Some things to think about: 1. You may have to provide your own cake stands for this. My baker told me she did not supply the cake stands so I had made a plan to gradually start buying them whenever I saw them. But luckily, we were able to use the ones from the wedding my mom went to. Her and the MOB are friends and she had no use for them after the wedding so we got them. They’re all clear glass but varying heights which i think will look great. 2. It will save you money instead of doing flower centerpieces because what are you supposed to do with all those flowers once you’re done with the wedding? I’ve had friends who have them all at their house after the wedding. 3. Design. Our colors are champagne, pink and ivory so each of our cakes will incorporate these colors but each design will be a little different. One might be polka, one striped, etc. And the cakes will be different flavors.  4. A cake for you? The baker is making a two tiered cake for us to cut so we’re still having a cake table. This will also feed the bridal party so we still have our own mini wedding cake in a way. 5. Cost? This is costing as much as having a regular wedding cake. We live in big city but we are going with a small-town baker who charges less. My parents are from this town and everyone uses her and raves about her cake. I have had some trouble of finding pictures of this too so I’l be sure to post mine so other people can see them.  

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