(Closed) DIY cupcake bar: yay or nay?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: DIY cupcake bar as the centrepieces/desert
    Yes! : (9 votes)
    27 %
    No! : (18 votes)
    55 %
    Yes but not as the centrepieces... : (6 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I like the idea of having cupcake centerpieces, but if that’s the case I think they should be already made/decorated. If people are DIY-ing at their own tables, set-up would be complicated and things could get messy. 

    Post # 4
    924 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Yes to centerpieces, no to DIY. Too messy for people who are all dressed up.

    Post # 7
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    How dare you consider nay-ing a cupcake bar? I would go nuts for that at a wedding.

    I think if they were pre-iced, it would prevent any mishaps 🙂

    Post # 10
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    What about a DIY Crepe bar? You can get all the sweet of a cupcake as well as multiple toppings to choose from 🙂

    Post # 11
    901 posts
    Busy bee

    Sometimes I think people go overboard with DIY “bars”. This is one of those times. I’d be very confused if I was expected to decorate cupcakes at a wedding. Like what is this, a craft class?

    Post # 12
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I really love the idea if they’re pre-iced. We used to have a decorate your own cupcake bar at my elementary school’s family fun night and it was awesome (: I would be really excited to see something similar at a wedding!

    Post # 13
    12877 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would say definitely not as the centerpiece, and personally, I’m not a fan of having to make my own dessert.  It wouldn’t be as bad if it were pre-iced, but even then, I’d be a little confused. 

    Post # 14
    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I think it’s a fun idea but in my experience toppings don’t stick well to icing that’s been sitting out for as long as I think this icing would. The icing tends to get a dried “crust” and then the toppings rolls right off. I suspect it would be a huge mess.

    Post # 15
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I don’t know about having toppings for them but I am all for cupcake centerpieces!!

    Post # 16
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Even pre-iced, they’re going to make a mess, and if you use toppings like nuts or chocolate chips, there’s a chance that the stray bits end up on the table. If someone sets a drink on a stray chocolate chip, there’s a good chance the drink will tip over (seen this happen many times with table jewels/those little plastic fake gems you spread on the tables for some sparkle. I used to work in a restaurant that did a ton of weddings and whenever we saw the table gems coming out, we’d stock extra tablecloths).  

    I’d also be concerned that having cupcakes on tables prior to dinner would be too much temptation for folks to nibble at them, leaving nothing for dessert after.

    Maybe a homemade muffin display that could be done in lieu of a bread basket and could double as a centerpeice?

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