Post # 1
So my wedding isn’t going to be for another year and a half, but i am starting to think of ways to save money. I was wondering if anyone has experience doing their own cupcakes? I’m an excellent (if I do say so myself!) amateur baker, and I absolutely adore baking. I’m having probably 60-70 people at the wedding. Is this crazy?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 9
It sounds like it just might be do-able. I’m intrigued by the baking it one week in advance thing and freezing it. Unfortunately, I live in LA and the wedding is going to be in San Francisco (where my parents live). I’ll have to bake them like… the day before I think. We’ll see! Thanks for your responses!
Post # 10
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
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
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!