Cupcakes are in. The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, which pits the country’s top cupcake bakers against one another, is one of the top cooking shows on television today. Specialty cupcake shops have popped up across the country, and wedding cupcakes are the new wedding cake “tradition.” No longer can you expect to find magnificent, tiered wedding cakes at every wedding reception. Instead, many contemporary brides are choosing small wedding cakes complemented by elegant or whimsical cupcake displays designed to please a variety of palettes.
One of the great things about offering wedding cupcakes at your reception is the plethora of flavor and color choices available from specialty cupcakes shops like Classy Girl Cupcakes, located in Milwaukee, WI. Options like the Orange Dream cupcake pictured above are just the tip of the iceberg.
If you’re a traditional girl, you might opt for a variety of classic flavors like chocolate, vanilla and carrot wedding cake. Wanna be different? Opt for cheesecake cupcakes or one of many other specialty flavors available on the market today from Irish Cream Cupcakes to Key Lime Cupcakes.
There is also an unending variety of options for displaying your cupcakes, as evidenced by the wedding gallery on the Classy Girl Cupcake website. The cupcake display stand pictured above (available for rent from Classy Girl) is just one of many options.
Perhaps the best thing about opting for wedding cupcakes in place of the traditional wedding cake is how easy it is to do it yourself! You don’t have to be an expert cake designer to throw together some high quality boxed cake mixes, bake a ton of cupcakes, slather with canned frosting and top with pre-made flowers or wedding favors! (I should know… I’m the queen of boxed cake mixes.)
As for the display of your DIY wedding cupcakes, chances are your momma, grandma and aunts can collect a variety of cute (and possibly antique, go vintage!) tiered cake servers for you to borrow for your reception.
Carry the individual serving theme through from your cupcakes to your wedding favors with the “Daisy Delight” Gerbera Daisy Favor Boxes pictured above. These adorable wedding favor boxes are available in either bright orange or hot pink and are a perfect accent to your wedding cupcakes, especially if you opt for cupcakes decorated with matching daisies (pictured at left)!
And, you don’t have to skip the special wedding cake topper just because you’ve opted to serve cupcakes at your wedding reception. Many brides are choosing to order one small wedding cake top to grace the top of the cupcake display, along with the wedding cake topper of her choice. Another option is to arrange a grouping of cupcakes on the top tier of the cupcake display, placing the wedding cake topper upon this top tier of cupcakes.
Check it out
- I love the bride and groom cupcake featured at the top of the Cupcake Wedding blog. So cute!
- Need ideas for your own wedding cupcake display? Check out these 50 Amazing Wedding Cupcake Ideas by Party Cupcake Ideas
- Most specialty wedding cupcake shops offer a variety of wedding cupcake stands. Check out these fabulous cupcake display ideas offered by the experts at The Pink Cake Box, located in Denville, NJ.