Fresh from the Sugar* Oven
When it comes to the question of cake vs. cupcakes for weddings and special events, I will always have a soft spot for cupcake towers. I love them for many reasons:
- they are easy to serve, no forks or plates required!
- it's easy to accommodate many different likes/dislikes (believe it or not, I have a friend who hates chocolate!)
- taking home leftovers is easy at the end of the night
- I just love the look of a tower set up on the cake table - all elegant and statuesque :)
Don't get me wrong, this is not at all to take away from the many stunning and breathtaking cakes out there - these bakers / cake designers amaze me with their talent.
There are a number of different factors that contribute to a stunning cupcake tower and it's all about the little details. Should the cupcakes be frosted with a luscious, round piped mound of buttercream or an elegant swirl or ruffle?
Custom cupcake toppers or simple chocolate shavings? Coloured buttercream or coloured cupcake cups? The same pattern repeated or a random collection of cupcakes?
Most cupcake towers have a cake topper that rests atop the highest tier on the tower. It's nice to have something to cut into for tradition and photos. The design of the cake topper can do wonders to tie the whole tower together.
This particular wedding was from this past weekend. The hall was absolutely stunning - fuchsia and crystals everywhere. The bride wanted to incorporate a brown and cream damask theme as well. It took some serious hunting to find the damask pattern used on the stand, but the hunt was well worth the effort!
Although some people dismiss cupcakes and cupcake towers as a fad, or something "so last year", I'll stand by my cupcake towers as a fantastic option for special events.