Post # 1
So I was dead set on having a wedding cake but now it doesn’t seem possible. We are having a destination wedding in Florida. To transport a cake would be nearly impossible. Now we are looking into getting GiGi’s cupcakes and this is a lot easier to transport and a lot more budget friendly. What do you guys think, will cupcakes be okay over wedding cake?
Post # 3
Cupcakes are fine, but is there not a baker local to the wedding site that can make and deliver a cake for you?
I personally have a strong preference for the look/ambiance of a tiered cake, but there’s nothing wrong with cupcakes. I’m just saying – if you want a cake – surely there is a way to get one. Unless you’re getting married in the middle of nowhere and no one delivers?
Post # 4
My first thought was: why are you transporting a cake/cupcake? If you want a cake then source it locally.
Post # 5
I am actually having both. I want a cake for cutting and I have my own design I want to incorporate on it, and I want cupcakes just because … I want them! Hee Hee
And why can’t you have someone local to the wedding site bake the cake?
Post # 6
@akelle13: We had cupcakes at our wedding and it was fine. It was also less expensive than wedding cake and allowed us to offer a lot of different flavors easily. We did have a 6 inch cake for the cake cutting, although really I’d have been fine if we had fed each other cupcakes. 🙂 As long as there is something for dessert the guests should be fine.
Post # 7
sorry, I meant to put in there that it is an option to get a cake locally, just more expensive! At first we had a friend that was going to make the cake but he recently is having health issues so now we are having to find something else
@happyface: that’s a great idea, having the small cake to cut and then having cupcakes!
Post # 8
The other nice thing about cupcakes is that if your venue charges a cake-cutting fee they will generally wave it if you have cupcakes instead.
I personally love the small cake and cupcakes option.
Post # 9
We are having mini victoria sponges instead of cupcakes.
Post # 10
I vote cake…because I think an actual cake just is prettier. But they all taste the same so if you’d rather save the $, just get cupcakes. None of the guests will care, so I say do what you want!
I make cupcakes all the damn time though, so they just aren’t as special to me as a gorgeous wedding cake
Post # 11
I think your guests will enjoy either. I also wondered whether there’s a local vendor you could use to supply your cake if you’d prefer cake over cupcakes?
Post # 12
@Soon2BD-CBee: What are “mini victoria sponges” may I pray ask, they do sound delicious! Pictures please!
Nevermind! Just googled it and I am drooling now!
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We got our cake from a higher-end grocery store, so I wouldn’t rule a cake out. They also delivered.
Post # 14
I think I’ll probably do a combo. I still want some kind of traditional cake to cut but it can e smaller, and then we’d just get an assortment of cupcakes. Tr advantage of cupcakes are multiple flavors, guest can serve themselves (no cake cutting fee if your venue chargers extra for that) and they are pretty cute. I’ll probably do mini cupcakes so people can try more than one flavor if they want.