(Closed) Cutting cupcakes?

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  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We had a jumbo cupcake, and cut a slice out onto a plate. Then we fed each other a bite from the slice. It wasn’t too awkward! Just make sure you have a plate and forks set up next to it so you don’t have to think about anything.

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee

    It’s not too hard to cut a cupcake. Just peel the wrapper back all the way, cut it in half, and feed each other a half each with your hands (skip the fork). Is there a reason you don’t want to cut the cake? Cutting a cupcake definitely won’t have the same “look” in photos as cutting a cake. 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee

    We’re doing something similar, but cutting the top tier. I think you could easily cut a cupcake in half, if this is what you’d prefer! Then just hold your half and feed a bite to each other?

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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Cupcakes are my absolute favorite, so it was a given that I’d have them instead of a traditional cake. A family friend is making them, and I had asked her about cutting a cupcake. While we could totally do that, she said she could make a special jumbo cupcake that would look more like a mini cake- no wrapper so it’s easier to cut, frosting all around it instead of just on top. She’ll decorate it on a special plate that it will stay on until we cut it. It wil also be big enough for a cake topper!

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    christmasbee:  What is the reason for not cutting the layer of cake? 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

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    christmasbee:  I think you should skip the whole cake cutting and feeding each other cake all together if you want to save the one tier cake than just save it. If I were a guest at your wedding I would find you feeding eachother a half of a cup cake a little bit awkward. Just skip it and have your venue coordinator serve everyone cupcake after dinner. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    You could buy a couple of cupcakes and practice!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee

    Maybe the venue could present you with one cupcake already unwrapped and sitting on a plate? Then you could cut it in half and feed each other (with either hands or fork.)

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Cut the cupcake,  then treat it like a piece of cake.  Use a fork. 

    Post # 13
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    christmasbee:  Honestly, the saving the cake for the anniversary tradition is from times past when they served fruit cake for wedding cake. It was preserved in brandy or rum and was still edible a year later.

    That is not the case with today’s bakery style cakes. Almost nothing that you put in your freezer is going to be tasty a year from now. Instead of saving it, just have the bakery make you a fresh small cake for your first anniversary.

    You can easily cut a shallow slice into the cake without disturbing the cake topper.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This is all just ceremonial, so just pick out which part of the ceremony you like and do that part.

    If you want to buy your fancy cake cutting set – do it and use it. If not, don’t even cut one, just unwrap a cupcake for each other and hold it for your DH while he takes a bite and vice versa. (No one finishes the slice of cake they cut from the cake. The staff just takes it away along with the cake when they take it to the back to cut it. So just have your waiters take away your half-eaten cupcakes. You don’t have to finish them. They can handle this.) If the smooshing food in your spouse’s face is the part you like, just grab a cupcake and go to town! If you like the pictures where the couple is using forks to feed each other – use forks! Forks work whether you cut the cupcake or not.

    So it’s all just up to you – whatever moments you want captured – do that. There are no rules!

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee

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    christmasbee:  We had cupcakes, we just fed each other a bite of one. No forks or knives were used.

    Also, regarding

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    julies1949‘s comment, I’ve eaten cake that had been frozen for a year. It did not adversely affect the taste at all. Aside from being slightly more dry, it tasted just fine. Not all bakeries have cakes that don’t hold up well in the freezer.

     

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