The Perfect Wedding Cake Companion
Wedding cupcakes are a fun way to offer variety without the hassle and expense of cake-cutting fees. A wedding guest favorite for their cuteness and take-home appeal. Cupcakes and cupcake tables have become a regular feature for wedding receptions and for good reason, who can resist their diminutive appeal? See Our Menu for flavor selections.
What to Consider for Wedding Cupcakes
Cupcakes introduce a few logistics you and your wedding planner will have to consider; we have captured the most important considerations below:
The classic photo is where you are holding hands and cutting into the cake. Cupcake Towers offer a great look, but they do not make for a great cake cutting photo. A cupcake tower normally has a 6" cake on the top level, the location of the cake makes for awkward cake cutting and photos. They also tend to be wobbly while cutting with a cake on top because of the single center post. If a tower is a must have, consider serving each other cupcakes in lieu of a cutting ceremony. Another alternative with a tower is to use a Two-Stand Setup where there is an 8" cake on a small stand next to it for presentation.
How stylized do you want the wedding cake table?
The main issue with a dessert table is getting the necessary stands and platters to stage the table that you're envisioning. White ceramics are what Freedom Bakery and most rental companies offer; to achieve a more stylized look, you would likely need to purchase your stands.
If you want unique settings, consider using props in addition to stands. You should view cupcakes as small decorative items to be placed on the table.
The color of your cupcake will be visible at the edges of the cream swirl, so this is a consideration for your dessert table colors. For example, you will have brown color in the table presentation if you choose chocolate buttercream for a cupcake.
Cupcake decorations often ruin a great tasting cupcake.
Most design embellishments: sugar flowers, dragees, pearl beads, etc. are either not edible or do not taste good. For example, sugar flowers, despite their name, are not edible. Unlike a cake, where decorations are removed before serving, cupcakes are a self-serve affair, everything should be edible, so your guests are not biting into hard or not edible design elements; an especially important consideration when children will be in attendance.
We usually recommend going with three flavors, so the guests are not overwhelmed by the choices. It's not unusual for guests to have two cupcakes, but not many guests will have three or more!
How many wedding cupcakes should I order?
We normally recommend 1.25 cupcakes per person as a starting point for how many cupcakes to have available. From here, you can adjust up or down based on your overall feel for the guests and how long you want the cupcakes to be available. If you will have young children at your reception, we have found they seldom finish a whole frosted cupcake.
Cupcake Table Budgeting
Using our recommended three cupcake flavors and 1.25 cupcakes per guest, you should budget between $550 to $650 for a 100-guest wedding cupcake table.
- 6" Buttercream Cake for a cupcake tower - $60.00
- 8" cake for a table set up - $95.00
- 125 cupcakes divided evenly between 2 classic flavors and 1 specialty flavor - $406 (standard swirls/topping and no additional embellishments)
- Delivery & set up - $100 to $150
Our Wedding Cupcake Flavors
We offer Classic White, Classic Chocolate and Red Velvet cupcakes with your choice of buttercream toppings. See the list below for cupcake-topping choices.