(Closed) Cupcakes vs Cake

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

There will always be someone who thinks its tacky. And there’ll always be someone who thinks that a traditional cake is tacky. Personally I think it’s a cute idea, really fun and less formal than a full cake slice on a plate with a fork. Also I’m not a big cake person so I’m up for any way to make eating cake type substances more fun.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I love the cupcake idea bcuz some of the places i had looked at charge a cake cutting fee but sometimes the venue will include the cake. I think im gonna do the cupcake thing.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

That is such a cute idea!!  I think you should go for it!  Ignore naysayers of cupcakes, a cupcake is just a piece of cake in a wrapper.  Seriously some people are so NITPICKY!  I think it’s a fun idea, and I would think it was so cool if I attended a wedding with cupcakes!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it’s an awesome idea, in fact we are having cupcakes as well. I agree with littlemissmoo, and you are not going to be able to please everyone. If you are trying to save money you could also have a traditional cake, but do sheet cakes in the back. Your display cake would be a smaller cake, maybe two tiers, and then more cake in the back that will be cut and served to guests. Wedding cakes can cost a lot because of the labor that goes into stacking the layers. Just another option to look into 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Girlfriend – cupcakes are totally in this year!!! And it’s a fun little spin on tradition. I would eat a cupcake!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Go with what makes you happy! Don’t let anyone’s “pushy” opinions cloud your feelings. Future in-laws being pushy on something like this makes me mad! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love cupcakes and I am doing them for sure. Mine are going to be pretty simple and we are adding blackberries, raspberries and blueberries to the top. My caterer is setting a table up like this with my colors –

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love both ideas! That it not tacky at all! I love the cupcake stand with the cake on top!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I had cupcakes at my wedding and they were a HUGE hit.

 

Do it, it was really fun and sweet.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we’re 95% for sure doing cupcakes, and it’s a fairly formal wedding (ie evening, ceremony at a synagogue and reception at a hotel). not tacky at all! 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love the idea and look of cupcakes!  I don’t think its tacky at all.  And I’m all about the less expensive alternative!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am most likely having cupcakes. I love those:

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my main reason is that they don’t need cutting, are easy to take home as favors, and I can have lots of flavors! And they look really cute! (:

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

I dont think its tacky at all.  I did cake because it was traditional but I wouldve love to have cupcakes too!  What about doing some mini cupcakes so people can eat them in 1 bite?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Cupcakes are definitely NOT tacky! If that’s what you want and your mom can make them, don’t let others’ pushy opinions sway you. People who are uncomfortable picking them up and eating them will use a fork. I was at a baby shower with cupcakes yesterday, and about half of us got forks to eat our cupcakes and half picked ’em up. People know what to do 🙂

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