A craze for cupcakes has been taken up by brides everywhere. Once a thing of children’s birthday parties the humble cupcake is humble no longer.
With bakeries across the country churning out a variety of flavours and looks, it’s no wonder brides are choosing the bite-sized treats as a wedding cake alternative.
Wedding cupcakes can be plain or fancy, elegant or out there and, these days, any flavour you want. Choose from traditional flavours like chocolate, vanilla or carrot, or go gourmet with flavours ranging from lemon and poppyseed to cookies and cream. Can’t decide on one flavour? The great thing about choosing cupcakes for your wedding cake is that you can have a range of flavours for every guest’s taste.
The individual portions mean that the cupcakes can also double as bomboniere or a dessert option.
And because they can be individually decorated with embellishments a wedding cupcake is much more visually pleasing than a slice taken from a larger cake.
Theming your wedding cupcakes
Tie your cupcakes in with your wedding theme by adopting the same colour base as the wedding for your icing. Mud chocolate cupcakes with white buttercream icing suits a classically themed wedding.
Or choose a wedding decoration that matches the flavour of the cake, like a sprinkle of coffee beans for an espresso-flavoured cake. And sugared flowers are a failsafe option. Paired with pastel-coloured icing, this especially suit a vintage-themed wedding.
Wedding cupcakes can be arranged beautifully as cascading towers or trees that can be neatly organised with the help of tiered cake stands that will give the impression of a formal wedding cake shape. Stands come in different shapes and sizes so you can make your cupcake tier as tall or as low as you wish.
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