How to Differentiate Cupcake Flavors?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

How about DIY little chalk boards in front of each different cupcake selection? They can be really cute and inexpensive? But some chalk paint find a cute frame and give it heck 🙂 I think your cupcake station sounds FABULOUS!! I might steal this idea 🙂

Post # 4
1634 posts
Bumble bee

@somerrae:  I make cupcakes for weddings! I make each icing flavor a different color, and put a grouping of one flavor with a “flavor card”. Your flavor card could explain exactly what each cupcake is, or just make reference to a number on the menu. I found this is the best way to differentiate cupcake flavors. 🙂

I’m trying to attach a photo for you, but I cant get it to attach. I’ll keep trying though


Post # 5
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m planning on making a menu similar to yours and adding little flags for each cupcake to differentiate them. For us, this is a completely unnecessary DIY. However, I’ve decided it is cute and worth my time 🙂

I’m thinking of using different colors/pattens of paper/washi tape…

or adding words to the flags…

or going the heart route instead. 




Post # 6
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have been wondering the same thing! I like the idea of the menu, and the chalkboards as dgplmr86 suggested.

Post # 7
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You could have your baker make a small decoration to put on top of each cupcake that is different for each flavour.  And on the menu have a matching picture next to the flavour description.

Post # 8
1195 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@flying_hearts:  +1 on the flags, that would be my suggestion….so so cute!!!

Post # 11
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ours were decorated differently… I think I have a pic at work I can share tomorrow, but basically:

  • Vanilla buttercream with purple sprinkles
  • Cocoa buttercream with white sugar pearls
  • Vanilla butter cream with navy sugar pearls 
  • Brown buttercream with sugared peacock feathers

And we did a menu like yours, displayed on the table, to explain each.

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