In the market for something a little unexpected for your wedding reception? How about wedding cupcakes? This trend popped up a few years ago and bakeries are finding that although the movement is fading on the general market, its popularity isn’t dwindling for weddings! Cupcakes are a perfect fit for just the right wedding event. Let’s take a look at the virtues of cupcakes so you can decide if they’re suitable for you and your wedding!
If budget is of utmost concern, bear in mind that choosing cupcakes for your wedding would most likely be a more inexpensive option than a wedding cake. For example, an average cupcake would cost $2.30 – $3.50 each vs. a typical wedding cake that runs $7.50 – $12.00 a slice. However, if you choose gourmet cupcakes, ornate designs and icing enhancements such as fondant, expect your costs to rise significantly. These upgrades could easily make your cupcakes more expensive than a wedding cake.
Cupcakes are easier to serve while also looking attractive on display. A tower of cupcakes displayed in tiers becomes an eye catching showpiece and mimics the look of a tall wedding cake. Artistic cupcake pastry chefs can even create cupcakes in the form of gourmet mini-cakes.
Picky eaters love the idea of cupcakes. You can choose to serve cupcakes in a variety of flavors, fillings and toppings to satisfy all of your guests’ tastes. Your friends and family also would love to bring home a boxed cupcake as a wedding favor!
Cupcakes bring a whimsical and fun element to any wedding event. Best suited for slightly more casual wedding events, they’re perfect for buffets, outdoor events and more relaxed, less traditional weddings.
Finally, couples who desire the traditional wedding cake but like the idea of cupcakes can have their cake and eat it too! Many times, cupcake tiers include a small cake at the top for the bride and groom. This cake can still be cut in the traditional cake cutting ceremony and the rest brought home and saved for the one-year anniversary. Kristina and Curtis had this cupcake/cake arrangement for their wedding at Crystal Springs Resort. Check it out in their highlight! And if you still want the big, traditional wedding cake to display and serve, consider presenting an arrangement of cupcakes on a dessert table.
November 6th, 2014
by Kristi Chapman
in Tips & Ideas