Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mmmm cupcakes

My first wedding post!  Even before we got engaged, I'd dreamed of a cupcake table instead of wedding cake for our reception.  After researching bakeries in Milwaukee, one stood out with reasonable prices and lots of beautiful looking cupcakes...so I asked if we could pick up a few sample cupcakes from Erica at Classy Girl Cupcakes.   She was more than accommodating, and we came home with four goodies! 
Er, there was four, but we devoured the 'white cake with buttercream frosting' cuppie in the car.  Seriously, we couldn't wait!  The others included a dark chocolate with oreo frosting, a red velvet w/cream cheese frosting, and carrot cake also w/cream cheese frosting.
They were all yummy, but we chose the white cake and red velvet for our two flavors.  Our colors are aqua and red, so I figured the red velvet would look great on the table and would satisfy the chocolate lovers.  The white cake was delicious and a no-brainer.  Now that we've signed a contract (at $1.50 each in case you're curious), I have to find some vintage cake/cupcake stands for our dessert table.  I found some pretty inspiration online: 
These are cake stands stacked:
And of course, there are the creative folks who make their own stands using vases and vintage plates, like this cute feature on Apartment Therapy:
Or this simple glass stand on How Does She?
Do you have any cupcake wedding porn?  Ideas?  Pictures from your own cupcake table?  Please, send those links my way!!

23 comments:

Mary @ stylefyles said...

that DIY cupcake stand from AT was one of my all time favorites. But I'd long forgotten about it, so thanks for the reminder. SO CUTE!!!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

YAY for wedding posts!! Can't wait for more juicy details.

I love the cupcake idea. We had a regular tiered cake at our wedding -- which was beautiful -- but I kinda wish I would've done cupcakes! That vintage DIY stand is really cool and has personality -- you could totally pull something like that off.

On the other hand, a classic white stand will allow the cupcakes to be the main attraction.

Katie said...

and now i want a cupcake...

i went to a wedding recently that had cupcakes - the bride's father had made a giant cupcake stand out of mdf, and then they painted it. it looked nice, but it almost just looked like a cake again, esp. since they had it so full of cupcakes.

have you thought about putting the cupcakes on each table?

Hasina said...

Yay! It's a bit early, but Congrats! I love the idea of replacing the traditional wedding cake with cupcakes! Some ideas here:
http://cupcakepictures.com/category/wedding-cupcake/

Cait @ Hernando House said...

I love that DIY cupcake stand featured on AT! I've totally seen candle holders like that at HomeGoods down here recently, and some at thrift stores, too. I vote going that route, I think coordinating but not matchy-matchy cupcake stands would be awesome!

Danielle and Clint said...

Wait wait WAIT a minute....Did I miss a post? YAH!!!!

I LOVE cupcake cakes at weddings!

Jen said...

http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/tag/cupcakes

This is my most favoritest wedding porn site. And the link takes you directly to the cupcake galleries.

I'm excited for more wedding posts!

Mrs. Chic said...

So yummy!! I just posted about cupcakes today, lol.

They all look so good, and thats an awesome price! In N. CA most cupcakes are $3.25 each for weddings

Anonymous said...

You're engaged?! A huge congratulations! I love your blog and while I rarely comment I always wonder... "When is that boy going to scoop up that great girl?" Tehehe. So happy for you:)

Kristi W @ life at the chateau whitman said...

WHA-AAT!??? You got engaged?? How the heck did I miss that? Sarah, I'm so happy for you! You need to email me and tell me how it happened. I want the proposal details!

small said...

congrats! My husband and I had cupcakes at our reception too. Cupcakes are so fun and a great way to save money! We hired a baker who made the cupcakes and set them up on her own stand. I'd probably want to do something more creative now. I love that simple glass stand.

Here is the link to our wedding blog post, it was 4 years ago!
http://www.worthington-photography.com/blogger/2006/07/erin-and-mikes-wedding-on-saturday.html

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

YAY! I love the cupcake idea for the wedding. And if I haven't said it already (my brain is mush lately) CONGRATULATIONS on getting engaged!!! ox

Freckles Chick said...

If I could, I would eat a cupcake everyday....of course then my fingers would be too pudgey to post comments on blogs so, probably not a good idea.

We had cupcakes at our wedding! They were such a hit, guests still mention them (that and the dance-off at the end of the night). I'm so excited for you!!

I LOVE the look of classic white cakestands/pedestals.....would make the cupcakes pop w/ color. Ooh what about those filligree cupcake wrappers? Maybe not for every cupcake, but maybe every other one?

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

No cupcake porn here....but those pictures have me officially drooling! I don't think I could have waited to get home before inhaling all of them!

Oonafey said...

I like the vintage plates and candleholders idea. Very cool.

The red velvet with the pearls look awesome.

Sara said...

I cannot believe that I didn't have cupcakes at my wedding last year. I am...after all...obsessed! Love this idea for your wedding. and I personally love the make-your-own idea. You can find random, beautiful plates at thrift shops or places like homegoods and then make sure it really fits your color scheme. Can't wait to see how it turns out :)

oneluckycouple said...

Yay! I'm so excited to hear about your wedding details! And you know part of what I do is event planning, so let me know what I can help with! Cupcakes are my FAVORITE!!! :)

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Those look delicious! We did a small cake and an ice cream bar at our wedding. I love the idea of cupcakes, too. So many things you can do with them!

One, is you could do little toppers with quotes like I sell in my shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/tearinguphouses. Totally not trying to plug! You could make them yourself or with friends. Even better if you personalize them.


Kelly

Life in Rehab said...

Back in the late 1800's when I got married (okay, fine, it was 1990), cupcakes were not a classy confection, but I did DIY my cake.

I would totally go with HowDoesShe style towers all in aqua with eclectic mixes.

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

We had Crumbs cupcakes at our wedding and we loved it! Having cupcakes instead of a cake is so chic, and cost effective. We did a tier of cupcakes and it looked beautiful! We also had a make your own sundae bar...I can definitely send you pictures if you would like to see!

Breanne said...

Yay wedding posts!!! As I'm getting married in 4 days these speak to me ;-)

Those cupcakes look sooo good! We're not doing cupcakes, but I've seen them done on a DIY stand before and it was gorgeous. They also had an en-suite candy bar (all on mix-matched dishes/DIY stands) it was adorable AND delicious. Can't wait to see what you do!

SweDaisy said...

Yum - cupcakes!

Take care,
Lisa

Elizabeth said...

I did cupcakes, arranged on homemade cake stands of varying heights. I used glass glue to glue together an upside down sundae cup & other assorted stemware to cut glass plates - all bought at Goodwill, washed, and re-donated after the wedding. It was so easy, cost next to nothing, and looked fabulous. (Flavors: carrot cake, Meyer lemon & raspberry, and german chocolate.)

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/BwSZlRn7xjuPa5wu0LH-QexuHI-d7FH-2ZLo3mQ2gDo?feat=directlink