What Wedding Cupcakes Can Do For Your Wedding

 

Are you currently putting together your wedding and trying to find various foods and snacks? If this is the case, you might want to consider providing your guests with wedding cupcakes. Cupcakes are cute and delicious. Therefore, they’re absolutely wonderful for weddings, but are they right for yours? Within this guide, you will be able to discover everything you need to know about using these treats for your upcoming wedding.

Your Guests

Before adding wedding cupcakes to your wedding’s checklist, it is vital to take the time to consider your guests and their preferences. Although you might absolutely love cupcakes, you should also consider the preferences, likes and dislikes of your guests. Are your guests the type of individuals, who will enjoy these snacks too? If they are, you should definitely include them into your wedding. However, if they are not, you might want to consider cutting them from your list or scaling back on them slightly.

Also, you should know that cupcakes can dramatically increase your wedding’s overall cost. This is the case, because each guest is going to require a cupcake for his or her own. Therefore, you might want to skip this item, if you’re relying on a small budget. Otherwise, you can always cut down on your guest list and lower your budget altogether.

Formality

There are numerous aspects of your wedding that should be known and set in stone, before you confirm your snacks and treats. One of these is your wedding’s formality level. How formal do you want your wedding to be? If you’re going to be planning a wedding that is going to be entirely formal, you might want to consider staying away from cupcakes. However, if your wedding is going to be less formal and more casual, you should definitely throw in cupcakes. Although it is okay to break the mold, you should also stick with some guidelines.

Aspects of Cupcakes

When it comes down to it, there are many wonderful reasons to add cupcakes to your wedding. Not only are these little snacks delicious and fulfilling, but also they’re capable of adding to the venue’s décor. By using the right colors for your cupcakes, you will be able to add to your wedding’s beauty and harmony. This makes these items even more beneficial than you could ever imagine.

You should also remember that cupcakes can hold your guests over, until the full course meal arrives. These are just some of the reasons to use cupcakes for your wedding!

DIY?

Are you a fan of baking and cooking? If this is the case, you might want to consider baking your very own cupcakes. This can be a wonderful choice and will ultimately safe you a tremendous amount of money. Of course, it can also be very time consuming. Therefore, you will need to be realistic with your self and make sure that you’re up to the task, before proceeding forward. On the other hand, you can also purchase cupcakes or have them baked for you. Each option is reasonable and you cannot go wrong, as long as you make the best decision for your particular situation.

Vintage Cupcake Design

Are you having an era themed wedding and in need of a cupcake design that will speak volumes about this time period? If so, you will fall in love with the vintage design. White pearly fondant or icing will be required, in order to pull this off. Create a vintage inspired cupcake design that will surely please all of your guests. You can easily develop pearls, lace, hydrangeas, bows, and cameos out of fondant.

If you choose to go this route, you can add a little color to the overall design, by using pastel tints. You can create the colors out of food coloring, but you will need to do a bit of mixing. A large pink or blue rose that fills the entire top of the cupcake will also work perfectly and you can create this design out of frosting.

Homemade Cupcake Holders

If you truly want to get creative, you should consider developing your own cupcake holders. You will need to purchase a few items for this creation, before you get started.

• 12” Square card stock (you can switch this out with medium-weight paper)
• ½” Cloth Ribbon
You will find a pattern on line for the cupcake liner. Just lay the pattern on top of the card stock and trace it out. Make sure that you follow the instructions on the pattern, because you want your holders to come out perfect. Once you have the pattern cut out and glued together, you will need to transform the ribbon into a small bow. Glue the bow onto the front of the box and you your cupcake holder will be complete.

Filling Your Cupcakes

Filling can be a delightful addition to any ordinary cupcake. It is truly not that difficult to add the filling to your cupcakes, but you will need to purchase a decorating bag with a 230 tip. This will pipe in the whipped topping or filling into your wedding cupcakes, without difficulty.

Once your cupcakes have been baked and had time to cool, you will simply fill the decorating bags with the filling. Slowly insert the 230 tip into the top center of the cupcake and gently squeeze out the filling. It is that easy and quick to turn those ordinary cupcakes into a mouth full of goodness.

Lace Cupcake Wrapper

If you truly want to add a little charm to your cupcake, you should consider lace cupcake wrapper. You can purchase these at any bakery shop, so be sure to do a bit shopping around, before you make your final selection. The heart shaped lace wrapper is very desirable and work perfectly for any wedding theme.

Buttercream Frosting

Many couples opt to use buttercream frosting for their cupcake topping, because it is very easy to work with and tastes delicious. You can create a pretty pink rose design that will cover the entire top of the cupcake. You will need to purchase a cupcake decorating bag, in order to create these designs, but you can purchase these at any bakery supply store.

In order to create the perfect icing finish, you will have to change the consistency of the frosting. You must remember that humidity and temperature can alter the icing consistency, so you may have to play around a bit, before you get the perfect icing.

If the consistency turns out too thin, you can add a bit of confectionery sugar to thicken it up or add more liquid, if it is too thick.

Beach Theme Wedding

If you’re going to be hosting a beach wedding, you will want to make sure to incorporate beach decorations and designs into the décor. It is even possible to bake some beautiful and very creative beach themed cupcakes. In order to do this, you will want to make sure to use the right colors, including blues. In order to create the impression and appearance of sand, you will want to consider allowing the crust or muffin to show.

Also, you will want to consider finding the right sprinkles and decorative items to add to the top of the cake. Make sure that they look like seashells and other beach related items.

Creating a Swirl Topping

Most couples want their cupcakes to look beautiful. Not only will a swirl topping look elegant, but it will also entice your guests into eating them. You will need to purchase an icing decorating bag and a 1M tip for this design.

You will place the tip over top the center of the cupcake, be sure to turn it to a 90 degree angle. Leave about ½” between the tip and the top of the cupcake, and then gently squeeze out the frosting until it forms a star shape. Continue to apply pressure, but slowly raise the tip, while you are dropping the icing onto the top of the cupcake. Continue going all the way around the top, until it is completely covered.

You can also complete another rotation, by following the same sequence.

Cupcake Centerpiece

Some couples will be interested in making their centerpiece practical and useful. Although there are several ways to do this, one of the best ways is by using your cupcakes. This is a wonderful option, because you will be able to ensure that everyone will feel that it is necessary to approach and interact with your arrangement, in order to indulge themselves. When this happens, you’ll have already succeeded. At the same time, you will want to make sure to use platters and other items to help raise the treats off of the table and make them more visible.

Overall

There are many different items that can be offered to your guests to keep them satisfied, during the wedding. Wedding cupcakes are a wonderful choice and will keep your guests happy, while also adding to your venue’s beauty. Whether you buy them or make them your own, you will definitely be able to benefit from cupcakes! Be sure to consider the information presented above and make the right choice for you and your significant other.