Wedding Cupcakes

I saw the beautiful picture below when my friend, Maria, posted it on Facebook.  I still can’t believe this gorgeous box of flowers is in reality…cupcakes.  Time to revisit the option of Wedding Cupcakes, I told myself!

For my two daughters’ weddings, we chose the traditional tiered wedding cakes.  KK’s wedding cake, let’s just say…had some issues.  And to quote Forest Gump, “…and that’s all I’m going to say about that.”  For now, anyway…

image

Photo via Facebook from my friend, Maria – Photo creds: Steve Lang

As with everything, and I think especially weddings, trends go in cycles.  What’s hot this month may not be next.  Cupcakes have gone in and out of fashion – more than once.  If you chose to have cupcakes at your wedding, remember – they MAY be just as expensive as a tiered wedding cake.  But there are so many ways you can you can be creative with them.  Each could have a different cake, frosting, decoration.  Your cupcakes also don’t HAVE to look bridal – just look at the box of “flowers” above!

wedding-anniversary-popular-love-these-delicate-vintage-wedding-cupcakes-from-de-la-rosa-cupcakes

ruiyichem.com

But what if you DO wish to have cupcakes, but want to go the more traditional route?  Just look above.  Each of the cupcakes look like mini-wedding cakes!  And the beauty of this, you can customize each and everyone if you chose to.

cakes2

homeketeers.com

The breathtaking option above offers the best of both worlds.  The bridal couple has a top tier to save for their first anniversary, (if you’d like to read how to preserve the top tier of your wedding cake, click on the link How to Preserve the Top of Your Wedding Cake), yet offers each guest a “mini” creation.  I don’t know about you, but I almost think they’re too pretty to eat!

martha-stewart-cupcakes-roses

My favorite cupcake on this blog post…the one above!  I love how the baker made this cupcake look like a bridal bouquet!

www.weddingwindow.com

And a fun option if you go the way of the “cupcake”?  A cupcake truck!

6a00e55216cb9288330133f3438980970b-800wi

albanymommy.typepad.com

 

 

 

Coolest Wedding Cake!

Coolest Wedding Cake!  — EVER!

image

I’ve been to a lot of weddings… But the wedding we attended Sunday was one of my favorites.  The bride was my son-in-law, Robert’s, aunt, the groom his, (NOW), official uncle.  It was beautiful, it was fun, it was very representative of the couple.  There were so many highlights, I don’t know where to start.  But I’ll begin with the cake.  Adorable!

image

The “cake” is featured in the photo above.   As you’ll notice, except for the top layer, it’s composed of cupcakes in the wedding colors.   I love how there are chocolate and vanilla cake choices.  But the most striking thing about the cake is the “cake topper”.  Yep.  The figure on top of the cake is an artist’s rendition of the couple.  The likeness was incredible – down to the exact duplication of the bride’s dress!  You can see the actual couple AND their cake topper in the photo below.

image

“What was the process?”, you may ask… Well, to my understanding, it was done via photos of the bride, groom AND their dogs, Dorie and George.  (I’ve met these two darlings, and they are very sweet dogs.  At Thanksgiving, Jennifer, (the bride), and Fred, (the groom), hosted a breakfast.  We were invited, and so was our little dog, “Buddy”!  He’s a timid little guy, and Dorie and George were very kind to him.) —

Back to the process of the cake topper creation — The artist used the photos as a guide, presented drafts to the couple, and if needed, adjustments made. A huge success, and I’m sure we will see more of this in the wedding world!  The top layer is the perfect size for freezing too.  If you would like to read an earlier blog post of mine on ‘How to Freeze the Top Layer of Your Wedding Cake‘ click on the link.

 

 

 

 

Wedding Cupcakes??

images-105

Will you have a wedding cake…a fake cake…or wedding cupcakes?  We all know what a wedding cake looks like – no surprises there.  It’s a beautiful, but very traditional choice.  You can’t miss.  Everyone loves the pageantry of the bride and groom cutting the cake, feeding each other – and don’t forget the all important pictures.

What’s a “fake cake”, you may ask.  You can look for a future post on that one…

 

images-106

Cupcakes are a big deal now.  There are bakeries that sell nothing but cupcakes, there are cooking shows devoted to cupcake bake-offs.  The advantages to cupcakes over a conventional cake are many.  The bride can have many more flavor and frosting choices – something for everyone!  There are even vegan options available.

images-107

In the photos above, there is a nice combination of “Traditional Wedding Cake” and cupcakes.  The top layer is a cake for the bridal couple to preserve for their first anniversary, and the lower levels are for the guests’ enjoyment.  I personally love this “Hybrid” option.  In the pink cake above, the fresh flowers decorating the delightful concoction make it look like a traditional wedding cake.

If you choose the hybrid option, your price point may be reduced from a traditional wedding cake, thus freeing up some funds for other dessert options.  Most caters offer dessert choices on their menu, and not all guests are cake eaters.  A dessert bar is very popular on the wedding circuit.  KK has never really liked cake.  I’m sure she’ll be paying close attention to our caterer’s dessert offerings… And let’s not forget the ease of eating a cupcake…and it can be done on the move…or the dance floor…  🙂

 

41-um4TgXeL._AC_SR98,95_click on the link below to check out my favorite wedding “Prep” product!

bliss Fatgirlslim, 6 fl. oz.

 

 

 

Image #1 beyondsignatures.com

Image #2 www.weddingsee.com

Image #3 www.piece-a-cake.com