Just HOW crazy would I have to be to bake my own cupcakes for the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MonPetite:  How many guests? My FSIL baked her own and she had between 75-100 guests. She just had a cupcake baking party at her house the day before the wedding, the grooms sister and her sister both helped her out with it and they were done in a few hours. They tasted delicious too- Italian Creme!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

What about looking into your local grocery store? Here we have Publix and their bakery is AMAZING! I’m sure you could get simple flavors. I personally would bake my own, but I have the skill set to do so. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MonPetite:  How many can you fit in your oven at once, and are you looking for an excuse to buy the 7 Qt Kitchenaid?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MonPetite:  Could anyone ice them for you the day of?  If so, make them a couple days in advance, wrap them in saran wrap (tightly) and freeze them, as soon as they are cool enough to handle.

My mom was explaining this process to me (she’s making our wedding cake) the other day.  Apparently, the cake ends up MORE moist this way.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MonPetite:  Overall, knowing myself, I would want to avoid the whole hassle. I would just want to relax as much as possible beforehand because I know it’s going to be crazy when it’s my turn. But, you know yourself, and if you have been able to manage craziness in the past, then I say go for it. But, do have a back up plan just in case! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think cupcakes would be easier than cakes. The biggest issues that I can see would be 1) time and 2) transportation – that’s a lot of cupcakes to get there and set up without messing them up.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MonPetite:  Google it and see if anyone has reccomendations/instructions, too.  I may not have remembered everything she said perfectly.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MonPetite:  Hmmm…even if you have a really small wedding with fifty guests, that would still be fifty cupcakes at the absolute minimum, never mind in-case-of-emergency-back-up-cupcakes and extras. Because there are always greedy people eho ignore the ‘take ONE’ sign. That’s a lot to do and if anything goes wrong (or the quality isn’t what you want it to be) you will be responsible for making more. Since cupcakes have a pretty short self life and they go kind of weird if you freeze them, you’ll probably have to make them the day befroe your wedding. Persnally, I would NOT need that stress. 

I’m not 100% sure if this is a ‘talk me down’ type post or not, but it sounds like you don’t think it’d be such a good idea. If baking cupcakes for your wedding is something that you’re really serious about then more power to you. But you’ll have to understand that there’s a massive gap between an amature and a professional and that baking cupcakes for a hobby doesn’t necessarily qualify you to do them for a wedding. I would definitely seek advice from a bakery owner or worker before trying this because there might be things that have to be done that you don’t know about.  

Why not test drive some bakeries in your area by buying a box of cupcakes from each? Or maybe you could even bake some of your own cupcakes and bring them in for your consultation to show them what you want. I think as long as you bring in the picture and find a bakery that doesn’t substitute decoration for quality (yes, ghese places exist) then you’ll be fine. 

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