(Closed) Wedding Cupcakes

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I have heard of alot of people doing cupcakes instead of cake. I think it is an awesome idea. That way everyone gets a pretty big piece. you can also do different flavors as well. I know alot of couples do a small cake on top to save for a year later. I say go for it!! I don’t know where you are located but here in New Mexico we have a company called Cake Fetish who do amazing work and great tasteing cupcakes. They have alot of unique flavors as well!!

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I had cupcakes instead of cake at my wedding and they were a huge hit! We had three flavors to choose from. This way the guests and my husband and I could each have exactly what we wanted.

The were cost effective and cute to boot. Plus, we took the extras back to our hotel room and ate them for breakfast the next day.

I have posted some pictures of them. I commissioned a seller on Etsy to make the adorable cupcake flags with our names, date, and the flavor.

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Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m totally insane and baking is like breathing to me, so I’m doing cupcakes for my wedding.  It is going to be a very small event with only finger foods and cake and I know I can do the cupcakes with no problem.  We are also going to have a small three tiered cake to cut (or that is my plan right now) that I’ll make – I really like square cakes and they are too expensive to buy.  I think as long as they are cute/pretty and they taste good, it’s a great way to go!  I know I have seen posts where girls get theirs from Costco.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I did 1/3 wedding cake, 1/3 storebought cheese cake and 1/3 cupcakes.

The cheesecakes (4 of them) were completely gone by the end of the reception. There were like 10 cupcakes left and most of the wedding cake was still there. The most compliments I received were on the taste of the cupcakes. THe 2nd most complimented item was the cheesecake. We bought 4 plain cheesecakes at the grocery store and asked the caterer to bring fresh sliced strawberries and melted chocolate. It was very cost effective and apparantly a hit.

I am really glad we did it the way we did because it seemed like there was something for everyone’s tastes. Honestly, if I could do it over, I would do less wedding cake and more cheesecake and cupcakes. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am doing cupcakes, too!  At first we were going to bake them ourselves, but I didn’t want that stress right before my wedding so we’re going with a local bakery to do them.  I’m going to get about 350 cupcakes for about $300. 

I like them because we can choose as many flavors as we want and we’re setting them out so people can take them (or not) whenever they want! 

@ chicagoseattle – I LOVE your cupcake stand – everything looks beautiful!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

chicagoseattle,

I love your cupcake stand!!! Where did you get it? Also I agree, please keep the wedding cupcake pictures coming. I recently saw a great stand on Marth Stewart weddings that I love and I would love to find it. I’ll post a picture (when I’m not at work).

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We did cupcakes too! And yes, HUGE hit. We built our cupcake stand and got unfrosted cupcakes from Sam’s Club (165 for $21- definitely worth it for pretty good chocolate cake). We made out own frosting and frosted the night before. Everyone loved them, and we also had little cheesecake squares as well.

 And, my pictures won’t show up, sorry! I’m not sure what else to do, I tried making them even smaller, but that didn’t work either

Post # 11
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Worker bee

@ caribqueen – I rented the stand for an extra fee from the bakery that provided the cupcakes, Sugar Rush Baking Company in Seattle.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’ve been to a couple weddings with cupcakes. One this summer, and they were the best I’ve ever had at a wedding. Better than any cake. I am more about taste than whether or not it is cake or cupcakes, although I am traditional and like the idea of a mini cake to cut into, if you have cupcakes.

Post # 13
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Newbee

My friend did mostly cupcakes, with a smaller cake as the top tier of the tower. She said at the end of the night all the cupcakes were gone (I made them, and I made 1.5/person!), but there was still cake left. They were a huge hit.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

i too had cupcakes at my wedding reception. the cost was $0.70 for a cupcake vs. $2.75 per cake serving. no contest. my cupcakes were beautiful and delicious, i didn’t worry about any tiny defects in one or two and despite cupcakes not being a new concept at weddings, my guests were quite impressed. we also had a small layer carrot cake, but no one ate any of it. i just used one cake plate and arranged the rest around a table. many compliments.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

ugh. i’ll try again.

my reception was tiny and intimate.

here (hopefully) is the cake table:

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