For a twist on the traditional wedding cake, modern brides and grooms can choose to serve cupcakes. This trend tends to become more and more popular among our newlyweds. Using a cupcake wedding cake instead of a conventional tiered cake is definitely a non traditional route. Fun, affordable and playful, cupcakes have many other qualities that a couple and their guests can enjoy! Traditional cakes are usually based on one or two colors and flavors at most. On the other hand, cupcakes can feature different tastes and shapes. They can be made in a wide variety of themes and styles, based on the couple’s preferences.
This sounds like more fun for the invitees! Large tiered cakes made for formal affairs are so yesterday. Nevertheless, no one says that you can’t choose a traditional confection for your own wedding. We’re just glad to see that the trend with mini cakes and cupcakes is growing in popularity. It’s more exciting to serve a diversified type of dessert at a wedding than to stick to a single taste and design. Besides this, layered and pillar cakes are always more expensive than small cupcakes. They are so cute and lovely that you can be determined to create a few on your own!
Many couples choose the DIY method of their wedding cupcakes. There are a few popular ideas to follow. Your cupcakes can reflective of the wedding venue – like beach-themed cupcakes, whimsical, vintage, brand-inspired – like Tiffany-themed cupcakes, cultural – like French Couture cupcakes, or inspired by the nature – like eco-friendly cupcakes. There are plenty more ideas to vote for or imagine yourself! Cupcakes are great because the offer you more freedom to serve your guests a wider variety of frosting flavors.
These tiny pieces of dessert lend a whimsical flair to any type of wedding. They were initially used in children’s parties, but now they have become a part of serious wedding celebrations! You can make the cupcakes look as elegant as you wish. Decorate them with your favorite accents: pearls, buttons, seashells, beads, etc. Make them look stylish by choosing a playful design. Everybody enjoys colorful desserts and food. And cupcakes can make the principal point of attraction of the entire party, especially when they are decorated in fashion! Your confections can be simple, chic, vintage or Parisian couture inspired! You should also take advantage of the myriad of ways in which you can display the cupcakes. You can arrange them in tiered stands to look like a tower cake, or in different separate cups and plates for a more original display. If you like the idea of a “wedding cake”, place the cupcakes on tiered platters to resemble the shape and look of a real cake.
Modern couples have plenty of alternatives to the classic or traditional wedding. They are called to embrace new challenging styles and original themes that can reflect their personality and their interests. This is really good news for those who are never satisfied with the options available on the market or for conventional couples. Those of you who are more on the offbeat side will surely like to see the gorgeous cake alternatives we have for you today.
These options are ideal for casual weddings and for couples who have a tighter wedding budget. Nevertheless, even those who are planning an expensive wedding and wish for something more original and fun can choose a table of cupcakes instead of a big traditional cake. If a tiered wedding cake doesn’t satisfy you or meet your preferences, perhaps a cupcake alternative can suit your taste. Cupcakes aren’t the only alternatives you have to the standard big cake. You can choose cheesecakes, doughnut cakes, fruit pies, tarts, pile cakes, cookies and other home-baked delicacies you like.
If you want your cake ceremony to be unique and unforgettable you must think outside the box. And you should keep in mind that it’s all about the serving and the way you’re displaying these treats. The color, the design and the theme of the backdrop you’re using for the dessert table are the most important aspects to consider. It’s essential to keep things aesthetical and light in order to captivate the attention of your guests and make them feel even more excited about your wedding and anxious to see the cake and taste it.
So we have a few beautiful pictures of wedding cupcakes you can use instead the tiered cake. In the first image we can see miniature cakes decorated with roses. These tiny cakes look elegantly delicious and they can suit perfectly well semi-formal weddings planned indoors or outside the doors in a classy garden. We can see that the design is utterly simple. These two-tiered confections are made of rich buttercream. The tiny rose blooms make a big impression on these little beauties.
You can serve them at each place or insert them in a more ample dessert table at the reception. The next recommendation is Mini Pavlovas for those who want something light, elegant and artistic for their wedding. The white shade makes them look even more delicious and light-as-air!
You can serve these tiny sweets as wedding guest favors. Another lovely alternative to the predictable big layered cake is these gorgeous white cupcakes in the third image. We love the monogram toppers used to enhance the beauty of these fluffy confections. The last recommendation is a provencal cake made of crottin cakes shaped like French goat cheeses.