(Closed) anyone doing cupcake tower instead of tiered cake?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Thought about it, but there’s something so classic about the cake cutting picture. We are doing a really small cake… one that serves about 75 of our 125 guests because not everyone eats cake. We are also doing a gourmet donut bar as a second dessert. You could always so a small cake and have other desserts or have a sheet cake in the back that they can cut slices from… That’s less pricey.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We did a desert table with mini cupcakes (3 flavors), macarons and pudding shooters. We’re not really big cake people and almost nixed the whole cake cutting thing but opted for a jumbo cupcake to cut instead. It was on a cake stand. Our wedding was on the more casual side but I think you could still do it for a formal wedding. There’s no right or wrong!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We did and it was fabulous!  Everyone loved the cupcakes.  I personally do not like wedding cakes-they are over priced and often not that tasty.  We got a small cake for the top tier which we cut and then did about 1.5 cupcakes per guest.  Much more variety of flavors and super easy.  Ball_Al-Greene_Wedding_2015_(263)_original

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

socalgirl1689: I had one, which my Mum made, I asked her when I was 7, as I thought and still do today, her cakes are the best! In terms of having something to cut we had a tier of cheeses.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

We did one and loved it–we got so many compliments from the guests, too. The reasons we did it were:

1) we are not traditional

2) we wanted a variety of flavors (we had 7)

3) they doubled as one of our favors

What was also great is this company we went with had a 6″ cutting cupcake–this is the size of the top tier of a wedding cake. They made it in your choice of a white, dark, or milk chocolate shell (your choice of frosting and cake flavor, too). All the cupcakes were customizable with cakes, fillings, and frosting flavors/toppings so we really did get to personalize. We even had a pb&j cupcake. Lots of fun!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

we are!  We also will have a 6″ cake for the two of us on top for cutting.  I like how the cupcakes look, the variety of flavors, and the cost.  My dad is really handy, so he’s making a really awesome stand for us, and I ordered some really fancy wrappers online for them.  Honestly, all the wedding cake I’ve had was always really dry and blah.  I liked how the cupcakes tasted during our tasting with the baker.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We are too!! We are having 7tier cupcake tower! 7″cake is going to be on the top tier. We’ve decided to have a cupcake tower because of cost, variety of flavours (we are having 4different flavours.) casual reception, we are not traditional couple and l personally prefer eating cupcakes rather than traditional wedding cake!

This photo is NOT our cupcake tower but we are having a very similar to this one. We’ll have some pink roses on the cake on the top tier! 🙂 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We did it because I did not want to deal with the logistics of cutting a wedding cake. And then a woman from my church wound up doing the whole thing as a wedding gift so… score! And they were delicious.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

We will be for our at home reception (we eloped). It was cheaper than the tiered cake and I think for our event it just works better, we are having a cocktail party without assigned seating, so I think just being able to grab a cupcake if they want one works better. We will have a small cutting cake as the top tier though.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We’re doing cupcakes just for the ease of service, backyard reception means there isn’t a lot of kitchen room to precut a cake. I’m not a cake fan so we’re also doing cookies.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

We are contemplating doing this, for the sole reason that I love me a good cupcake.  Plus I think it is a super cute idea, and it would allow us to have multiple flavors (I love red velvet, he loves carrot cake haha)

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

we didn’t want a normal tiered so we are doing everything a br different a croquembouche as my fiancé loves profiteroles and I love the fun and elegance of this- we couldn’t even be normal with the tower above we are having 3 different profiterole flavours – vanilla, praline and chocolate. So like you it’s fun having mini bites for people…. We are also having a tiered cake however for the evening guests and because his mum really wanted to make one but NO fruit cake we hate it and again to reflect is so his poor mum is making the attached. So you see neither the Jade tower or the Tierd cake are traditional they are what we want so go with what you like not what’s expected  🙂 

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