Post # 1
We are serving 11 different flavors of cupcakes at our wedding. Normally, the bakery decorates each flavor uniquely and distinctly. However for the wedding, they will all be decorate the same (with the exception of frosting colors).
We are going to have a “menu” on display, but how do I let guests know which flavor is which? Obviously, they will know the difference between chocolate and lemon. But what about chocolate and mocha, etc.?
The only thing that came to mind was those frilly colored toothpicks, but those are tacky at a nice wedding. Then I thought about M&Ms or something, but there aren’t 11 different colors..
Any ideas are welcome!!
Menu will look something like this.
Post # 3
How about DIY little chalk boards in front of each different cupcake selection? They can be really cute and inexpensive? But some chalk paint find a cute frame and give it heck 🙂 I think your cupcake station sounds FABULOUS!! I might steal this idea 🙂
Post # 4
@somerrae: I make cupcakes for weddings! I make each icing flavor a different color, and put a grouping of one flavor with a “flavor card”. Your flavor card could explain exactly what each cupcake is, or just make reference to a number on the menu. I found this is the best way to differentiate cupcake flavors. 🙂
I’m trying to attach a photo for you, but I cant get it to attach. I’ll keep trying though
Post # 5
I’m planning on making a menu similar to yours and adding little flags for each cupcake to differentiate them. For us, this is a completely unnecessary DIY. However, I’ve decided it is cute and worth my time 🙂
I’m thinking of using different colors/pattens of paper/washi tape…
or adding words to the flags…
or going the heart route instead.
Post # 6
I have been wondering the same thing! I like the idea of the menu, and the chalkboards as dgplmr86 suggested.
Post # 7
You could have your baker make a small decoration to put on top of each cupcake that is different for each flavour. And on the menu have a matching picture next to the flavour description.
Post # 8
@flying_hearts: +1 on the flags, that would be my suggestion….so so cute!!!
Post # 9
@flying_hearts: This is perfect! Thank you thank you thank you!! FMIL is coming into town this weekend, and we will be bonding over last minute DIY projects. This will be an easy one.
I forgot to mention that my mom made us a 5 tier tower, so grouping them by flavor would be a little difficult. I have seen the cute little chalkboards on Pinterest and love them.
Post # 10
@pixiecat: That is one of the easiest ways, but I hate Sprinkles and that is their signature decoration.
Post # 11
Ours were decorated differently… I think I have a pic at work I can share tomorrow, but basically:
- Vanilla buttercream with purple sprinkles
- Cocoa buttercream with white sugar pearls
- Vanilla butter cream with navy sugar pearls
- Brown buttercream with sugared peacock feathers
And we did a menu like yours, displayed on the table, to explain each.