(Closed) DIY Wedding Cupcakes?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve thought of doing this too! I’m excited to see the responses on this thread 🙂

I’ve heard of people baking them the week before and just freezing them until the big day! Of course then you’ll still have to do frosting..

I hope someone has done this!

Post # 4
849 posts
Busy bee

Cupcakes are totally do-able, and 60-70 isn’t too many. You can make up the batter several days ahead of time, bake them the day before. It’s a lot easier than a DIY cake probably.

Post # 5
32 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

Im making my own cake 🙂 I cant wait!

Il be making about 80 mud cupcakes for my cupcake tree and a larger cutting cake for the top tier.

Post # 6
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We will be baking our own cake & cupcakes. Like you, I love to bake & have taken classes in the past; and my FI’s incredible drywall mud skills translate over to cake icing.

I’ll be baking it all a week or two ahead, filling and then freezing the cupcakes uniced. Even though I have been told that it dries cakes/cupcakes dry out, I have not found that to be the case at all with our testing.

Take them out of the freezer the night before and let them thaw on the counter inside their airtight freezer bag, then remove from bag and add icing.

Post # 7
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Can I make one recommendation to you all? DIY cupcakes are totally doable just please wear surgical gloves. You really don’t want rainbow fingers from the food coloring to ruin your ring shots. Now DIY away 🙂

Post # 8
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am totally for homemade cupcakes (yum) but if you’re diying them to save money, I would suggest getting them from Sam’s club if you have one near you. They are so freaking moist and delicious! And we got about 90 cupcakes for 36 dollars. We had 70 people at our wedding and still had lots of leftovers.

Post # 10
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It’s doable, but I say save yourself the trouble.  You’ll need the time it would take to make the cupcakes to work on other things related to your wedding.  I ordered cupcakes from the local grocery store.  They were beautiful, delicous, a big hit and cheap!  I got 120 white cupcakes with ivory frosting for about $65!

Post # 11
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My sister and I made 60 cupcakes for her wedding, and it worked out great! I wish that I had done it for my own wedding. She made the cupcakes a few weeks ahead of time, individually wrapped them in saran wrap, then put them in ziploc bags in the freezer. The day before the wedding, I took them out of the freezer, unwrapped them, and let them thaw on a table for about an hour. Then I iced them, added sprinkles, and they were good to go! Making the icing took a bit of time( getting the colour right, etc), but actually icing the cupcakes was very quick. My sister had bought cute cupcake papers, sprinkles, and the wilton icing colour gel all from Michaels in her wedding colours. We arranged them on cake stands, and my sister even had a little cake toppper. 

As long as you have your recipes worked out, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem to bake them the day before. You could always get someone to help make the icing while you are baking or something! 


Post # 12
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you want to bake them earlier cake is totally freez-able! (I’m planning on making a desert bar and plan on making cake pops ahead of time and stickig them in the freezer so I can concentrate on the food that I wouldn’t keep as long…  just take then out a day or so in advance! 

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