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Old 12-12-2006, 11:52 AM   #1
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Wedding cup cakes

Ok folks, has anyone ever done this? I am planning on having cup cakes for my wedding cake, chocolate, plain and spice or carrot. I'm planning on doing half iced simply with coloured butter frosting, and the other half decorated.

I think there are going to be (gulp, gasp) 250 folk at the wedding So that's 250 cup cakes!!!!! Egads!

Do you think this is a good idea or not??? I'm kinda thinking that I might be putting myself under too much pressure, but then again something physical to do might keep me focussed and less stressed out about stuff outside my control! And besides, I am having (oh my goodness) 7 bridesmaids (one adult, the rest kids) who I am sure can be drafted in to assist!


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Old 12-12-2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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Hopefully this is your one and only wedding! So I say Go for it!!!
The carrot cake ones sound good to me...with some type cream cheese icing. Variety will be nice also.

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Old 12-12-2006, 12:39 PM   #3
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works for the good folk of west virginia!!

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Old 12-12-2006, 01:30 PM   #4
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This is a pic of a dear friend in PA's daughter's wedding cupcakes. It is work but sure saves on the bride having to cut the cake!! Much of this can be baked ahead of time and frozen; just remember to take out the day or so before to frost (frosting the cupcakes while they are still frozen will help make it easy!). Congratulations Kyles!!!! I say go for it too!!!!
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:44 PM   #5
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:20 PM   #6
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I think it's a great idea, Kyles. Another nice point is that they're easily taken home by guests if they'd rather enjoy them later. Try Googling "wedding cupcakes". I just did and there are tons of finds, from pictures to how-tos.

Good luck! Be sure in the midst of your wedding madness you take pictures for us!
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:23 PM   #7
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My fiancee and I plan to do this. I think we're going for an elaborate decorative wedding cake just for show, but cupcakes to eat. And we've actually decided to go off the beaten path as far as the food goes. It's going to be an evening/night wedding, and to keep it light we're having desserts only. Well, wines and liquors as well, of course but as for the food we're sticking to fancy little desserts and mini cheesecakes, fresh fruit and a chocolate fountain, and more, I'm sure.

When it comes to weddings, I say enjoy yourself, and do things like you want them to be done. Go for the cupcakes, it will be a classy way to have a little fun with your wedding cake.
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:25 PM   #8
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Kyles, are you planning on making and decorating them yourself?
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:34 PM   #9
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My fiancee and I plan to do this. I think we're going for an elaborate decorative wedding cake just for show, but cupcakes to eat.
Will the cake be a form with icing on it? I've just never heard of a wedding cake for 'show'.

I would love to eat my way through your dessert buffet.
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:50 PM   #10
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Kyles, if you have that many helpers on hand to do cupcakes with you, and it will help you de-stress, then go for it! I'd go with a cake that someone else makes, but then again, Im not a baker type person.

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