Wedding cupcakes-- I need help!!!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by tpflabs, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. tpflabs

    tpflabs Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Metamora, Illinois
    Tom and I are getting married (!!) in March. We are really on a tight budget, so I am planning on making cupcakes for our wedding instead of ordering a cake.
    I have my food and sanitation license, so no issues there, and I am going to be making them in a certified kitchen, but I am really having a hard time coming up with a Special cupcake that will suit.
    Would love to have one with chocolate, one without. and I LOVE filled cupcakes.
    Does anyone have a good foolproof cupcake recipe( prefer not a box mix, unless you doctor it up a bit) that they could share, We will be entertaining only 50 people so I don't need much.
    Just something other than a plain old cupcake.
    I have been thru all three Wilton courses, and probably have about all of the decorating tips that are out there.
    just need something special.

  2. Check out Martha Stewart. She has to have something on there with cupcakes that you can alter. . .I love the idea of you doing cupcakes. I like different things!! Please take pictures of your attempts and we can vote!!! What colors are you using?
  3. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan also has some filling recipes and other ideas. My favorite chocolate cake/cupcake recipe is just on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa can.
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Personally, I think cupcakes for a wedding sound tacky (to say the least). Since you have the skills you have, seems it'd be more appropriate and easier for you to make a small, regular type wedding cake and a sheet cake to match.

  5. Mom always made a "Davy Crockett" chocolate cake when I was a kid, and it made enough batter that you could make about 6 cupcakes, as well as the two layers. Then you would take the cupcakes and take them out of the papers and make a "tail" around the cake and frost it to look like the coon skin cap. REALLY marvelous cake too!

    I don't know if you want "fancy smancy" or not, but the fondant is just gorgeous when you mold it into various florals and stuff . . .you will learn so much from this experience you will create a whole new career for yourself!!!
  6. tpflabs

    tpflabs Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Metamora, Illinois
    Really.. Tacky??

    Colors are chocolate and sage.
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:WHAT??!! Surely you jest Joe.....Whatever the bride and groom chose to do is's their wedding. I've had cupcakes at a wedding and never once thought there was anything tacky about it. It's a good way to have several different flavor choices without having to bake and decorate different cakes.


    Here are some sites to go too, their pics were just gorgeous, and you should be able to find something that will work!! What kind of wedding? County . . .Western . . .frilly . . . .silly . . . .luscious . . .casual . . .and colors please!!!
  9. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    Quote:I don't think it would be tacky.

  10. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    I've got a cheese cake cupcake recipe, if you're interested. It's easy, and it CHEESECAKE!

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