(Closed) wedding cake vs cupcakes?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There’s a thread about this very subject in the “cake” or “reception” area. Just for the record, lots of cupcake fans here on Weddingbee for some reason.

Post # 4
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Just for the record:  I love cake and cupcakes (but please don’t serve me pie).  However, to me, cupcakes aren’t “finger food”….they are too big and messy for me to eat comfortably without a plate and utensils.  So my plea to you if you serve cupcakes (not that I’m expecting an inivite to your wedding) is that you serve it on a plate with a fork.  Or serve those mini cupcakes if you want them to be finger food.

Sorry about the aside.  It’s just one of my pet peeves.


Here are some pictures from my favorite cupcake place.  There is one on the bottom with mini cupcakes.


Post # 5
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We’re doing cupcakes with a small cutting cake on top of a tower.  We are going to transport our own cake since our wedding is about three hours from the cake place but we have a $500 gift card for our wedding cake.  Also though we realized there’s no cake cutting fee or risk of destroying the cake if you cut it yourself.  Overall it just seemed easier for us.  Plus we’ll be able to have three to four flavors in what seems like an easier way to us than different tiers.

Post # 6
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I wouldn’t complain about being served cake or cupcakes. I think it also depends on the formality of the wedding. It might be harder to get away with cupcakes at a super fancy wedding (although now a days they have super fancy cupcakes!)

I was originally going to have cupcakes…. but wasn’t very excited about it. Luckily my baker suggested croquembouche, which was perfect!

Post # 7
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Contrary to popular belief, both are cake using the same ingredients and recipes, just in different presentation forms. In terms of size, cupcakes give you more cake, since wedding cake slices are *tiny* and you barely get to taste anything. However, many people do not view cupcakes are formal enough or fitting for their wedding, and that is fine. Cupcakes though really are messy and need to be served with a plate and fork. Either is fine as there is no right or wrong. But don’t be surprised if you pay more for cupcakes for a wedding, since they are much more labor intensive.

Other non-cake desserts are perfectly acceptable too. No matter what you pick, there will be at least one person who doesn’t like it so go for what the majority will eat.



Post # 8
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I loooove cupcakes – but I think for a wedding a proper (preferrably 5-tiered) big mountain of wedding cake is my cup of tea. When are you ever going to get a chance to have a massive cake tower like that again? Whereas cupcakes (and cupcake towers) could be served at say a fancy birthday party or an anniversary feast. Even though the intricacy of a beautiful cupcake can be to die for, you can get even more spectacularly decorated wedding cakes.

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