(Closed) Wedding cake vs. Cupcakes

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: cake or cupcakes?
    cake : (19 votes)
    48 %
    cupcakes : (16 votes)
    40 %
    both : (5 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My first thought was: why are you transporting a cake/cupcake? If you want a cake then source it locally.

    Post # 5
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @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 # 8
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    5064 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We are having mini victoria sponges instead of cupcakes.

    Post # 10
    9687 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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 Smile

    Post # 11
    16191 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    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
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @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
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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. 

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