Cupcakes? The newest form of wedding cake?

@jillhill (37384)
United States
October 5, 2008 7:04pm CST
I attended a wedding this weekend..and when we walked into the reception hall...there to our right was a table with three tiers of cupcakes on it....a wedding topper was at the highest level and all the levels under that were the different flavored cupcakes! One guest that sat with us told us that the last three weddings there was no cake...but all these different kinds of cupcakes. I admit I was just a wee bit disappointed but they did cut a cake....a very small one that was just for the bride and groom and their table. Have you attened a wedding where they served cupcakes instead of the traditional wedding cake?
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
6 Oct 08
Hmmmmm no I haven't and I guess it is very different, would have been Cheaper to as Wedding Cakes are so expensive now but saying that nothing can beat the traditional Wedding Cake
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
That is what I thought but since I am older I guess I am more of a tradionalist! LOL
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Nope but I see it's becoming a trend lately. I have heard of cupcake birthday cakes which my cousin did recently but not wedding cakes. I think it's kinda cool than the traditional cake.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
It was different and interesting.
@stylioJ (403)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I have been to many weddings with just cupcakes for the guests. My sister-in-law did a cute three-tiered thing with cupcakes iced in fall colors. It was pretty. I don't really care for cupcakes, but it can be fun for people who like to do that instead of the traditional cake.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
These were stacked in tiers too with the topper on top of course...so it looked like a big wedding cake.
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
6 Oct 08
No, has alway's been a cake. You know cupcakes sound kind of neat. You can have all different flavors and then the no sugar one's. As these day's you need them as well. Well, one day we will have to meet for cake. Your friend onlydia. Have a wonderful night
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
That sounds like a wonderful idea!
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• United States
6 Oct 08
My youngest sister had Fairie cakes (small cupcakes) at her reception. There were two special cupcakes for the bride and groom, then the rest were arranged on a tiered server, if I am not mistaken. I was not able to attend, and am trying to rely on my memory from the pictures she sent. I thought it was kind of cool. But, then again, non traditional weddings are my job and right up my alley so.....
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Well they had three different kinds so that made it very interesting.
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• United States
6 Oct 08
I guess it doesn't surprise me or disappoint me when an actual wedding cake is not used. I cater to these types of brides, it is what I am used to.*L*
• United States
8 Oct 08
I love cupcakes myself, but I think that is one of the stupidest ideas I have ever heard of. Why would anyone want to make cupcakes for their wedding cake? I would be embarrassed to serve that at my wedding.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I am more to the traditional side too! I personally like the big cake!
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I had never heard of having cupcakes at a wedding instead of a traditional wedding cake. I would personally never choose that as I am quite traditional. I would instead choose to have different flavored cakes in the tiers if anything. That way everyone has something that they like. The cupcake idea sounds to like a child's birthday party. Have a nice day and happy myLotting!!!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I am more for tradition too.....it felt like something was missing! LOL
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I'm guessing they had to go cheap on the wedding. Wedding cakes are very expensive these days. Even a small simple cake can cost hundreds of dollars now. To me cupcakes would have been a huge disappointment. The cake is just one thing that should be done right in a nice wedding. Skimp somewhere else if need be.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I am with you....it's suppose to be the centerpiece of the reception....but they did display them in a very pretty manner. And I know that they needed to save some money as the dinner was 15 dollars a person and they had over 300 guests!
@ajrox1810 (992)
• India
6 Oct 08
Well, I never heard this thing till now. This is however, interesting and different. I always like to go to parties that are different and interesting. The cupcakes are definitely cheaper and easily consumable than the Wedding cake, so I think it is a better and more economical alternative. It is so amazing, I mean cutting a cup cake, but through this, people did remember there party, ain't it. It is all that if you be different, you get attention. Cheers! AJ Rox.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
That is true!
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
6 Oct 08
No, but i would be really disappointed. Maybe it is because i am just plain old fashioned or it could just be the plain old fact that i love to see how the cake is decorated.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I always thought the cake was the centerpiece of the reception.....they were good but like you I was a little disappointed!
• Malaysia
22 Jan 09
i saw this too in one of the women magazines and i do think it's kind of unique and wish to have a cupcake wedding cake on the day i get married. so, there's no much hassle. it's easier giving cakes to the guests when it already 'cut' out into pieces, cupcakes that is!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
22 Jan 09
That is true...no one needs to stand around and cut it and serve it! It did make everything much simpler!
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
yup it does!
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Well I think weddings are fast evolving as there are many things that could be made nowadays. Now wedding cakes are now changed into something that is different from the cakes that is being used for weddings. Well I guess its in the creativity of the groom and the bride that they want to present something different from the traditional way.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
THat's true. The whole wedding had touches of non tradition.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
That seems to be the trend of today's wedding. Going to non traditional ways in expressing their ideas. I guess there's nothing wrong with it for as long as the meaning of their wedding is still the same as the traditional ones.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Nope, I have not attended a wedding reception where cupcakes were used in place of a cake. Was it interesting? I have been to one reception where there was a sweet table with all kinds of various candies and chocolates instead of a cake. Am sure this was quite a bit less expensive than a cake.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
They had 350 cupcakes made...in three different flavors...some were decorated with chocolate leaves. It was interesting.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
6 Oct 08
This does sound very interesting. Not sure 350 cupcakes is alot cheaper than a wedding cake. That's alot of work!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I went to a wedding three years ago and they served cupcakes that the bride and her friends made. Lately, more and more weddings have it. It's less expensive than the traditional wedding cake and you can get different flavors instead of having just one or two with the cake. They also give you that option for having a smaller cake that the newlyweds can cut into for the slicing of the cake. Personally, I am thinking of having cupcakes on my wedding. I love cupcakes!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
6 Oct 08
They had three different kinds and all three were very good. I did miss seeing the big cake but they had a smaller one for the bridal table....You could also go have a second one if you wanted which I thought was very nice.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I wish I was at that wedding enjoying those three kinds of cupcakes.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
21 Jan 09
The last wedding i joined was the one that served cupcakes as give aways but they still served the traditional cake, thats what i always llok forward to when i join weddings its the cake that is the best to eat coz most of the time its really yummy.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I always look forward to the cake too!
@donna22 (1120)
8 Oct 08
I think this would be agood idea because there may be people there who do not want a full slice of cake and by having different flavours of cupcakes it means people can have a choice of what kind they have. As long as the cupcakes are displayed niceley I dont see any reason to be disappointed really. You could really use your imagination for this. I know the cutting of the cake is very important to some people but like at the wedding you went to, a small cake can be cut.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
8 Oct 08
That's what they did. Had a small cake for the bridal table.
@lyza23 (40)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
yes, almost everyone is doing it now. i've already attended a wedding that has 3 tiers of cupcakes and their giveaway is the cupcake itself. presentation looks cute and cupcake tastes great! but i still prefer to have the traditional wedding cake and usual giveaway, the one w/c you can keep forever and remind you of your friend's/relative's wedding :)
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Me too!
@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Now I'm glad I don't work at the bakery I used to work at, that specialized in wedding cakes. It must be insane making and decorating all those little cup cakes. But it does sound like a cute idea.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Yes..the lady had to make 350 of the little cakes! But they were very good!
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
6 Oct 08
WOw!! maybe they already changed the traditional cake my friend, never in my life attend weeding that have cup cakes, i know cake is very nice to see & people just look how tall your cake even how they decorate your lovely wedding cake.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 Oct 08
That for sure....I was a bit surprised!
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
6 Oct 08
I have never heard of this before, but for some reason I really like the idea.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 Oct 08
It was different and I guess it's all the rage now!