(Closed) Making the cake/cupcakes

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should we make the cupcakes ourselves or simply order a cake/cupcakes?
    Save the money and make the cupcakes yourself : (7 votes)
    47 %
    Spend the money and order the cupcakes/cake : (8 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I have to agree with your mom and Fiance. You need to be as stress free as possible the week prior to your wedding. I sure don’t want to be making hundreds of cupcakes in the days leading up to my wedding. For me, the stress alone would not be worth it, but if you think you are up to it, then more power to you.

    Post # 4
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I know the last thing I would be able to deal with the day before my wedding is baking hundreds of cupcakes. Are you having a rehearsal dinner the night before? Have you really considered how much time it would take/when you would bake? If you’ve thought out all the logistics and are still ok with it then go for it.

    Post # 5
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Could you make the cupcakes in advanced and freeze them? I also think buttercream can be frozen so that could be made in advanced too. Then the only thing you would need to do would be to pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes. Just an idea!

    Post # 6
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    This is the last week before my wedding and I can’t imagine doing anything else.  Even though everything is basically done small things keep coming up.  If possible, I would just purchase them or have your bridal party be in charge of making all of them (not sure how that would go).  Basically, have someone other than you doing it would be good.

    Post # 7
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Babyboo is right, you can freeze that stuff!  Make a batch now and freeze them.  Defrost them in a week and see how you like the taste.  If freezing them doesn’t bother you, then keep going.  If you don’t want to freeze them, then you might want to rethink it, because you seriously won’t have time to do this the day before your wedding. (If you want an easy and delicious recipe that isn’t from scratch, go to your grocery store and hunt down this stuff called “Dream Whip”.  It’s usually in the baking aisle near the pie stuff.  There are directions on the box for how to make a “Dream cake” and it is seriously hands down my favorite cake recipe, and I’ve tried tons!)

    You can also make a really easy (but tasty) buttercream up to a week in advance and keep it in the fridge.  Use 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 4 cups confectioner’s sugar, 4 tablespoons of milk (or better yet heavy cream) and 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla if you want an easy but tasty recipe. Just set it at room temp. for a couple hours before you actually frost.  Then get yourself a couple of big star tips (you can get them at a craft store) and you and whoever else will be able to frost them in under an hour. 

    Transportation will be a major issue, I’ll tell you that straight up.  You will need some sort of carriers for them.  Most cupcake carriers claim to hold 24 because they have a rack that holds them on two levels (12 and 12) but the second level is usually too short if you frost them pretty, and will smush all your hard work.  So realistically you will need to either do 12 per carrier or find some other sort of boxes or pans to transport them in.  Then you need to make sure you have enough trunk space to carry them all, without them moving around.   So that can be a pain.

    Provided you are ok with all that, I think it is a realistically possible project.  However you will need the assistance and support of others in your wedding, so if you think your mother or bridal party are so opposed to the idea that they won’t help you might be out of luck 🙁  Let us know what you decide and how it goes!

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