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…

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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!

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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.

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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!

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

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

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Coolest Wedding Cake!

Coolest Wedding Cake!  — EVER!

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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!

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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.

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“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.