wedding cupcake tower in lieu of wedding cake?

I'm thinking about having a wedding cupcake tower in lieu of a traditional wedding cake. What do you think? Is it too last year?
Posted on March 9, 2007 at 1:24 pm
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margaret
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Cupcake cakes look really cute and are a great way to save money! I think there are places that make cupcakes for $3/cupcake, plus you can get rid of those pesky cake-cutting fees. I see tons of cupcake towers on Martha Stewart and they all look really beautiful.
Posted on March 9, 2007 at 2:13 pm
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I think it's a great idea. It's also great for DIYers.
Posted on March 9, 2007 at 7:04 pm
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I had a cupcake tree! It just made sense for our beach wedding - who wanted to deal with cutting/plates/etc? Just grab & go!

You can see it here: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b97/gonzostar2/hollydavidwedding/1cake1.jpg
Posted on March 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm
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No I think they're still a good idea. We had a traditional cake, but my friend had cupcakes and people were taking them out on the dance floor to eat! So funny.
Posted on March 19, 2007 at 12:19 pm
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i like cupcakes! You can make them different colors if you want a overall effect (say, you have yellow ones at top, orange ones in the middle, and red on the bottom)...or make majority white and throw in some colored ones for design.
Posted on March 20, 2007 at 12:17 pm
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Cupcackes taste better than cakes too, in my opinion.
Posted on March 20, 2007 at 1:56 pm
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That's a cute idea! I'm going to tell my soon-to-be married friends that one.
Posted on March 21, 2007 at 5:45 am
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Cupcakes are cute...  if I can't get outta a cake cutting fee we're having cupcakes & a dessert bar... -meoc

Posted on October 12, 2008 at 8:26 pm
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Many places will still charge a cake cutting fee even if you have cupcakes.  I know. It doesn't make since but they still will

Posted on October 12, 2008 at 8:48 pm
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What the heck... that is obsurd! ... Well thanks for the heads up, I'll just prepare myself to walk away from those venues...

Posted on October 12, 2008 at 9:06 pm
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Luv the cup cakes!!!

Posted on October 12, 2008 at 10:12 pm
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our venue said the same, pinkgerbs....they said "look at it as a dessert fee, if you don't get a cake from one of our 3 recommended bakeries...then you have to pay $3/person fee no matter what kind of dessert/cake/cupcakes you serve"  grrrrrr.....

Posted on October 13, 2008 at 4:16 am
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That's what we are doing to cut the cost, I think people will like it b/c it hasn't been done yet in our area....

Posted on October 13, 2008 at 4:53 am
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We're doing chocolate cupcakes stuffed with mocha mousse and topped with sugar roses (which my genius MOH is making), served with strawberries.  They will double as dessert as well and they are going to be SO YUMMY!

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 12:54 am
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Do it... they are soo cute and so much fun to eat. =o)

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 2:20 am
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I love cupcakes!  They definitely taste better!  We did a cupcake tier instead of a cake.  Everyone loved them!


I love cupcakes They photo 109318-1


I love cupcakes They photo 109318-2

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 2:25 am
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those are gorgeous Eugugoly!!

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 2:48 am
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I'm doing cupcakes as our wedding cake too~! Luckily our hotel isn't charging a cake cutting fee for our cupcakes~ so i guess it all depends. Man, Eugugoly~! Those cupcakes looks awesome (and yummy!)

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 6:19 am
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Cupcakes taste much better than the fondant you have to peel off traditional wedding cakes.  And they make for great photos too. :D


jackie and pinkgerbs...MY VENUE SAID THE SAME THING.  Their $3.50 "cake cutting fee" was actually service fee for washing dishes and serving the damn dessert.  Am I not already paying them their 20% service charge?!  I was thinking of forgoing the cake altogether and just trying to wheedle a dessert out of them...we could have a "pretend" cake for cake cutting.

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 6:23 am
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Primis - you can also have the top tier with cake that you can cut into. I can't upload photos at work, so check my photos for cupcakes with peach frosting and pearls! I'm planning on have those.

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 6:42 am
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