(Closed) Cupcake tower VS traditional wedding cake

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We’re doing a cupcake tower with one layer of cake on the top to be what we cut into. We just figured it would be more casual, and easier and possibly less messy. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

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socalgirl1689:  We chose to do a cupcake tower due to the price and ability to have more “unconventional” flavors.  We had dark chocolate s’mores, banana caramel and pink champagne (a very light, fluffy vanilla that was just incredible!)  We still wanted something to cut into so we had a 6 inch cake on the top with our cake topper.  It also makes it way easier for people to grab and there tends to be less wasted as opposed to a traditional cake.  We provided take home boxes so everyone went home with some!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

We had a cupcake tower because both H and I prefer cupcakes.  We also loved that we were able to get 5 different flavors and have an even amount of all flavors for our guests to choose from.  It was less expesive then a traditional cake mainly because I know myself and I would have wanted it elaborately decorated.  If the cake was a simple design then the price would have been about the same.  We had a small cutting cake on top and we also had take home boxes for any leftover cupcakes guests wanted to take with them.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I don’t like wedding cake. It just isn’t for me. I plan on doing the Nothing Bundt Cakes and other assorted desserts because that’s what I like. 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We’re doing a dessert table instead of one cake. We’ll have one pretty cake for us to cut and then and whole bunch of other types of cake. We have some very severe and diverse allergies and other health stuff, so we didn’t want to have certain ingredients touching or even really near one another, which would happen in both a traditional cake and a cupcake tower.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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socalgirl1689:  for me, it’ll be free regardless because I worked at a bakery for 4 years and my former boss offered to do my wedding cake and FI’s grooms cake for free.

But for a cake that feeds 100 with the decor I want it’d probably be around $500 and as a cupcake tower it’d be closer to $350, if I were buying from the bakery I used to work at 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Our cupcakes were definitely cheaper than ordering a cake, AND we got to pick quite a few yummy flavors… We will also have a cutting cake for my hubby and I 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did a cupcake tower (with a top layer to cut) to make it easier to serve (people could just take one) and because it was more affordable.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

we don’t love cake, and cupcakes were cheaper because they didn’t come with the almighty cake cutting fee! we’re looking forward to guests being able to pick their flavor.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We met when my husband was dressed as a cupcake at a Halloween party and I write (or used to write) a baking blog about cupcakes so everyone expected we would have cupcakes since we both love them.  The cake was included in our catering package and it was the same price to get cake or cupcakes so we got a cupcake tower and a small cutting cake.  Surprisingly of the many weddings I’ve been to only a few have had cupcakes even though they seem to be a trend on here.

Sorry these are so huge, I couldn’t figure out how to resize!

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Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We are doing a cupcake tower with a mini bride/groom cake on top for us to cut into. Main reasons being 1) more flavor variety 2) no cake cutting fee 3) no cake plates, just napkins, which saves us about $100 bc we have a high guest count.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

We’re doing cupcakes and a small, one-tier cake for us to cut into. My friend bakes cakes so she offered to do whatever we wanted. We both prefer cupcakes so that’s why we chose cupcakes over a big cake. 🙂

Question for people who did towers: did you get the actual tower from the baker or did you buy it separately? (where?). Also, where you get boxes where they could take some home?

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