Colorful, Creative Cupcakes: A Wedding Cake Alternative For Today’s Modern Bride

July 10, 2009 at 12:51 pm 9 comments

Cupcake-TowerWARNING: The following post may contain images not suitable for brides looking to trim down and tone up.  If your will power level is low today, I suggest you turn back now.

In all seriousness though, I’d be lying if I said my mouth didn’t go into operation water overload while viewing picture after picture of these delectable wedding day treats.  I blame Martha Stewart Weddings mostly.  In their most recent summer issue, there is an article appropriately titled, “Let them eat Cupcakes,” which reveals how these extra ooey gooey delights can make a divine substitute for a wedding day favorite.

While cake is the traditional standby most newlyweds (and all their guests) look forward to devouring, cupcakes are proving to be just as tasty and beautiful as their more popular counterparts.  They can be dipped, dolloped, shellacked, sprinkled and stacked any way a bride sees fit.  Whether you’re going for over the top or under the radar, cupcakes can give an ahhh to the mazing presentation at any wedding reception celebration.  The proof is in the pudding, people! 

Since each cupcake is its own individual part, a bride isn’t limited by flavor or design.  You can easily provide a smorgasbord of vanilla, chocolate, caramel swirl, strawberry surprise and every taste in between without worry.  It’s really up to you.  I’ve seen everything from cupcake towers that could humble even the most ornate cakes to customized creations that are as simple as they are sweet. 

Already cut and all ready to serve, wedding cupcakes also make a great do-it-yourself project for the more hands on bride.  Not to mention, a their “awwwww” factor is off the charts!  I mean, who doesn’t love a mini version of anything?  And although they may be miniature in size, they are still powerful in taste, making these one-of-kind mini cakes a catchy trend in 2009.

For more tips and tricks on wedding cake alternatives, feel free to check out Martha Stewart Weddings or logon to Cupcake Recipes and start baking today!



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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. gwenannwilson  |  April 21, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Whatever shape or flavor you choose, your wedding cake, to your friends and family will always symbolize love, the sweetness of life, prosperity and fertility.
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  • 2. micgui  |  February 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Colorful! Love the simplicity and elegance.
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    • 3. Mary Dietz  |  February 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

      Thanks for the uber delicious link, micgui! My belly’s been growling all morning! This is one YUM (to the) EEEY site :)

  • […] the most well known cake alternatives are colorfully creative cupcakes and ultra yummy, candy bars.  Arguably rivaling the notorious, traditional wedding cake, cupcake […]

  • 5. TayMcDoogs  |  July 13, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Love this! I want one!

  • 6. LindseyK  |  July 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Cupcake bites are a new thing for an even cuter, super-mini treat. I like them because they’re not only bite-size, but usually decorated with frosting or chocolate all over, for a little more “finished” look. They’re a huge hit at showers or as favors, too, if you’re not ready to give up the big fancy cake for your wedding. Check out or for examples!

    • 7. Mary Kidwell  |  July 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

      Both of those links are wundabar (German for wonderful)!!!

      I mean would you just look at all my helpful readers! Thanks again for stopping in and sharing. It’s always appreciated!

  • 8. lemondrop  |  July 10, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Uhhhhh, now I want a wedding day do-over! Why didn’t I think of this? I would have loved wedding cupcakes instead of a traditional cake. Oh, and if anyone is looking for a spectacular cupcake recipe check out the one I got from watching The Martha Stewart Show

    • 9. Mary Kidwell  |  July 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm

      I know from experience that these cupcakes are all kinds of deliciousness! Thanks for the uber yummy share, Lemon :)


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