Post # 1
I was wondering waht your opinions are for having cupcakes served at the wedding vs. cupcakes…
My fiance and i are not quite sure whether we want to have cake or cupcakes..we were thinking if we have cupcakes we would maybe have a small sheet cake for the purpose of “cutting the cake” and then we would just serve the cupcakes after…
what do you guys think?? we’re not sure yet…
Post # 3
I was just at a wedding where they served cupcakes and then had an eight inch round cake for cutting. It worked very well! It looked beautiful and the cupcakes (which were homemade…the bride had a cupcake baking party two days beforehand, which rocked) were soooooooooooooooo good.
Plus, I know this may sound odd, but there was a very “clean” feeling about it. You get your cupcake, you take the paper cup off, and there’s your portion. There was something very satisfying about it.
I say go for it.
Post # 4
I really want to do cupcakes and a small cake, but my mother and B*M Emma (who is making the cake) really don’t. I would say go for it, though. I think it’s super cute and still classy.
Post # 5
FI and I want to do cupcakes as well. If you want, you could always have a small round as the top tier (or top two tiers if you want to save the top and freeze it). We asked several of our friends about what they thought about cupcakes and they absolutely loved the idea. I say go for it!
Post # 6
The one thing I’ve always wanted at my wedding has been cupcakes! But I’m getting married in Puerto Rico where the one thing they are lacking are…cupcakes. So I would of course say go for the cupcakes! If the cake cutting part is important to you, then just get a small cake for that moment.
Post # 7
Could you make a little mini tiered cake if that’s what your mom is worried about and do cupcakes for every one else? You could even make a fake tierd cake out of foam and just put in a little piece of real cake… no one will know the difference if you wheel the “cake” out til you bring out the cupcakes!
Post # 9
We are having cupcakes. I am into the idea because:
a) It’s cheaper. Our cupcakes are $1.50 apiece whereas cakes average $5-$6 apiece I believe
b) you can have a ton of different flavors if you want. Variety!
c) we didn’t want to cut a cake
d) I agree with MissHelen and the satisfying feeling you get with cupcakes
e) they are cute and festive
Post # 10
It is cheaper, but depending on the flavors & if your guests are going to serve themselves you’ll need a lot. We charge $3 a cupcake, $5.50 a serving for cake. If its a dessert buffet you need atleast 2 per person…
We’re doing both!
Post # 11
I’m a cupcake gal myself. we’re doing a cupcake stand and a smaller 1-2 tier cake on top for cutting/saving for anniversary.
Post # 12
This is only my personal opinion and I know that a lot of people disagree… but I am assuming you want a variety of opinions. I don’t love the cupcake thing. As a budget shopper, I do appreciate that they are probably cheaper and I would never fault a couple for having cupcakes because weddings are EXPENSIVE. But to me– they just kind of look well, budget. I guess I would rather have a super plain cake than really cute cupcakes. But as I said, I would never judge someone for having one vs the other… I just would prefer to do cake.