Cupcakes or wedding cake? Are cupcakes really a good alternative to a wedding cake? Short answer, maybe. Long answer, perhaps.
If you’re planning a small wedding with close friends and family and you only need few simply buttercream swirls, cupcakes can be a really good option. They’re cute to use as wedding favours and table settings too.
If you’re having 200 guests and want vintage rose cupcakes to match the invites and decor, having cupcakes to replace a traditional wedding cake is not going to save you any money. A well made single handmade rose cupcake is going to cost you in the region of £5 and upwards. Here you’d be choosing cupcakes because you prefer them, not because of the price.
It’s oft repeated nowadays that cupcakes are out of fashion, whilst I think they are getting squeezed out of the small dessert limelight, you can’t let your wedding choices be completely dictated by what’s ‘cool’ or not. If you are inspired by wonderful towers of decorated cupcakes go for it, it’s your day.
- The ratio of cake to buttercream is off.
- They don’t have the visual impact of a tiered cake.
- Not cutting cake photos
- If you have different flavours, guests will be inclined to chose more than one.
- They can look quite child-like if you choose someone inexperienced.
- Cuteness factor.
- Everyone has an individual dessert.
- A simple design may save you money.
- Can double up as favours.
- Relaxed vibe.
I hope that gives a bit of insight into the cupcakes vs wedding cake debate. Just in case my bias isn’t already clear, I’m team #weddingcake!