(Closed) cupcakes vs. cake

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I was just at a wedding where they served cupcakes and then had an eight inch round cake for cutting. It worked very well! It looked beautiful and the cupcakes (which were homemade…the bride had a cupcake baking party two days beforehand, which rocked) were soooooooooooooooo good.

Plus, I know this may sound odd, but there was a very “clean” feeling about it. You get your cupcake, you take the paper cup off, and there’s your portion. There was something very satisfying about it.

I say go for it.

Post # 4
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I really want to do cupcakes and a small cake, but my mother and B*M Emma (who is making the cake) really don’t. I would say go for it, though. I think it’s super cute and still classy.

Post # 5
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Fiance and I want to do cupcakes as well.  If you want, you could always have a small round as the top tier (or top two tiers if you want to save the top and freeze it).  We asked several of our friends about what they thought about cupcakes and they absolutely loved the idea.  I say go for it!

Post # 6
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The one thing I’ve always wanted at my wedding has been cupcakes! But I’m getting married in Puerto Rico where the one thing they are lacking are…cupcakes. So I would of course say go for the cupcakes! If the cake cutting part is important to you, then just get a small cake for that moment.

Post # 7
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Could you make a little mini tiered cake if that’s what your mom is worried about and do cupcakes for every one else? You could even make a fake tierd cake out of foam and just put in a little piece of real cake… no one will know the difference if you wheel the “cake” out til you bring out the cupcakes!

Post # 8
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

both! =)

Post # 9
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We are having cupcakes.  I am into the idea because:

a) It’s cheaper.  Our cupcakes are $1.50 apiece whereas cakes average $5-$6 apiece I believe

b) you can have a ton of different flavors if you want.  Variety!

c) we didn’t want to cut a cake

d) I agree with MissHelen and the satisfying feeling you get with cupcakes

e) they are cute and festive

Post # 10
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

It is cheaper, but depending on the flavors & if your guests are going to serve themselves you’ll need a lot.  We charge $3 a cupcake, $5.50 a serving for cake. If its a dessert buffet you need atleast 2 per person…

We’re doing both!


Post # 11
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m a cupcake gal myself. we’re doing a cupcake stand and a smaller 1-2 tier cake on top for cutting/saving for anniversary.


Post # 12
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

This is only my personal opinion and I know that a lot of people disagree… but I am assuming you want a variety of opinions. I don’t love the cupcake thing. As a budget shopper, I do appreciate that they are probably cheaper and I would never fault a couple for having cupcakes because weddings are EXPENSIVE. But to me– they just kind of look well, budget. I guess I would rather have a super plain cake than really cute cupcakes. But as I said, I would never judge someone for having one vs the other… I just would prefer to do cake. 

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