(Closed) Did you make your own cupcakes?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Outsource it.  You’ll want them to be fresh, and as your wedding approaches, you won’t want to be worrying about too many projects hanging over your head — trust me!

Post # 4
4485 posts
Honey bee

Cupcakes are very labor intensive and you need a huge open area to set up to let them cool, ice them, etc which many people don’t have. Plus you have to make them literally last minute so that they are fresh and not dried out from sitting for a day or more and you may not have the time or patience that late in the game. The main thing though is to check and see that your venue even allows you to make your own food. Most places are forbidden due to county/state health dept laws from allowing homemade food and you must be a licensed baker (or chef depending on the menu item), otherwise you won’t be allowed to bring it in.

As far for how many to get, some people will eat more than one if they’re good and others won’t eat any. So it’s better to have too many (maybe 2 per person) and send leftovers home (if they even last the whole night) than to run out before everyone gets one.


Post # 5
299 posts
Helper bee

I’m making my own, but I’m very hands on and LOVE LOVE LOVE to bake! Making massive amounts of cupcakes is my specialty too! Making them for 150 people, plus a few other desserts (my sister is making her awesome truffles!) But one of our best family friends is a caterer and his prof. kitchen is about 2 minutes from my venue, so it works out well!

Post # 6
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

My sister made ours.  She went all out!  You can see them on our photographer’s blog.  They tasted even better than they looked 🙂

(I still don’t possess my pics yet)!


I feel like she put *a lot* of work into it, and it took her most of the week before the wedding to do everything.  Will you have that kind of time right before the wedding?  Do you have an adequate amount of helpers?  Do you have time to tinker with the recipes in advance of the event?

Post # 7
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I love to bake cupcakes, but I think you should definitely outsource.  You want to be well rested and available for any last minute snafus.  You do not want to be standing around an oven and icing the day before or day of your wedding.  You need to save your energy for photos, greeting guests, dancing all night, and your husband!

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