(Closed) Wedding Cake or Cupcakes? Any recommendations?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
42 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Kimsbigday2014:  Hello Kim! 

We are doing cupcakes and cake pops for ours. More of a ‘dessert’ table. For two reasons: 1. neither of us LOVE cake, and we felt limited on flavor w/cake. 2. our venue charges 1.50 per slice of cake. 

So we opted for the mix and the layout and options is kind of fun too! 

I am getting away w/a 200 person guest list @ $350 for my baked goods. 150 cake pops and 100 cupcakes in a few varieties of flavors.

We’re doing a small cake for us for the traditional cutting of the cake, but other than that we wanted to have some fun w/it and get variety and flavor involved! 

I’d shop around on price and go w/what you two like best. Cake is something no one ever was upset that they didn’t splurge on! 

Post # 4
1680 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It was more expensive for us to have cupcakes, but we have a family friend who is a baker so we did it anyways (at a reduced rate). We liked that there were more flavors to choose from, and a personalized display that spoke to us 🙂


Post # 5
4028 posts
Honey bee

@Kimsbigday2014:  We did a small cake to cut and cupcakes for our wedding so we wouldnt have to pay a cake cutting fee, could have more flavors and it saved us money. Our guests loved them and we were able to easily give left overs to guests to take home. 

Post # 7
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We liked cupcakes because you don’t have to deal with serving it or using extra plates…

Post # 9
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Kimsbigday2014:  were going to have a dessert bar with a small cake just for cutting purposes. We haven’t decided if we’re going to have cupcakes or mini bunt cakes… The mini bunt cakes are fun and different texture which we like (FI isn’t a cake/cupcake person so were thinking of alternatives) along w a variety of Italian pastries and a candy bar. All of this will end up cheaper than if we had gotten a cake for our 150 person wedding!

Post # 10
10452 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We are doing a small cake for cutting (and it’s gluten free for me), and then regular assorted cupcakes for everyone else. It’s easier for guests to just come grab it if they want it. And it’s a lot cheaper than a bit old tiered wedding cake. 

Post # 11
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Kimsbigday2014:  I am debating on this too. I have seen so many pictures of cupcake displays at weddings and I have really liked them. I have done some research and I really like the idea of the cupcakes. Our cake is included with our venue through a local baker and we asked them about it. They told us that cupcakes are a popular choice lately cause you are not limited to 1 specific flavor. They also included a 2 tier cake for cutting and an anniversary topper. So I am leaning towards the cupcakes I like the idea of having a variety of flavors since I am indecisive!

Post # 12
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

-Cupcakes are less mess, you can have mutiple flavors, and they look amazing when the guest takes it back to there table. You dont have to worry about someone cutting the them correctly to make sure you get enough servings. 

-Cakes can become very messy when cutting. When a guest takes the cake back to there table the presentation isnt very pretty. Also when cutting the cake sometimes is handled to many times if an unexperienced person cuts it. 


My mother has owns a bakery for over 30 years so I have seen all the trends and have cut many cakes and in my opinion the best options are teh follow two unless you have an experienced cake cutter. 

1. Cupcakes

2. A “Dummy” wedding cake with either the top layer real or have a small cake behide to cut for you and your husband, which will look great in pictures and if the cake is already made (used for display) it can be cheaper because your “Renting”. Then for your guests have double layer sheet cakes (which when cut looks like wedding cake). The double layer sheet cakes are easier to cut and usually cheaper. Also since they are in the back the staff can cut them before you do the cake cutting which means the guest dont have to wait to get a piece of cake it will already cut and ready to be served teh minute after you cut the cake. 








Post # 13
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Wedding cake!

I’m only 30 years old but I hate how people are getting rid of the tradtional wedding cake for trendy cupcakes.  People can go and get cupcakes on their lunch hour if you live in a major city. Cupcakes are for kids birthday parties.  Wedding cake just seems so much classier and fun to me.  

I think cupcakes are messy too.  Who wants to get dressed up to go to a wedding and have to eat something with their hands and have a piece of cupcake wrapper to deal with.  Granted, these are not big issues to have.  But I think slices of wedding cake are better.

We’re having 3 wedding cakes so our guests can pick which flavor slice they want.

Post # 14
5063 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m having a cutting cake & 40 cupcakes! Yum! 

Post # 15
38 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I like both cake and cupcakes but if I had to choose, definitely cake!

Post # 16
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

@Kimsbigday2014:  We did cupcakes because they were way cheaper (And we got ours from Georgetown Cupcakes– the place with the TV show).


All of our cupcakes were eaten and it made it really helpful for allergies. We could get gluten free, dairy free, chocolate free, and a variety of flavors. People loved them!

The real reason we did cupcakes is that gluten is needed for a cake to be held together and taste good (most big gluten free cakes aren’t that good, but cupcakese are). I needed them to be gluten free.

Here’s our display:


Post # 17
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Kimsbigday2014:  We are doing cupcakes. I love the look of cupcake towers, andlike how I can have different flavor options. When meeting with the baker, cupcakes were way cheaper.

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