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Wedding Cake Toppers

Having the right  wedding cake topper for your wedding cake is more than the icing on the cake.

It is the focal point of the table at your reception. The wedding cake topper should fit the design of the cake and reflect the bride and groom’s style.

Here is a great article about wedding cake toppers and it even includes some very interesting history on wedding cakes.

If you’re thinking about a wedding cake topper for your wedding cake be sure to read this article:

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Cheap Tiered Wedding Cupcake Stands

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If you’ve decided to have wedding cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake, you won’t want to bring them in on a beer flat covered with foil. You’ll need a beautiful tiered cupcake stand to display them on. There are lots of options here.

You can usually rent one at your local party supply place. The price will vary depending on your location.

There are lovely glass plates available for purchase but if rental fee are too high you may not wind up saving any money over ordering a traditional wedding cake.

You can get a very nice looking clear acrylic tiered cupcake stand at www.efavormart.com for $29.99 (regularly priced at $79.99 and it will hold approximately 100 cupcakes. They have a larger 6 tier cupcake stand for $34.99.

If you like the idea of a tiered cupcake stand, but want to shave a little more off the cost, you can make a beautiful one yourself. They can easily be made from cardboard cake rounds covered with foil,  fabric, or even matching scrapbook paper. Glue ribbon around the edge and stack them with covered foam cake dummies in between and glued together. You can find complete directions for this style of tiered cake stand and several others at www.allthingscupcake.com   Look for a downloadable PDF on their site to make a square tiered cupcake plate. It is made from foam board, it is a little more labor intensive than making the round one but very cheap to make and the result is very nice. Take a look at them all and see if they don’t get your creative juices flowing.

Now lets say you’ve decided on a theme wedding, like country western. You like the idea of  using a cupcake tower, but can’t imagine how to tie it in to your theme.  Instead of edging the cupcake plates with ribbon, try a small trim that resembles rope.  Instead of covering the sides of the cakeplate uprights with foil or white fabric, try some scrapbooking paper with a western theme you like, or some other fabric you like that matches your bridesmaids dresses. I recently made a tiered cupcake plate for $7 for my daughter’s birthday. I used pizza quick sauce jars in between the cardboard circles. The jars were filled with gumballs and a band of ribbon was glued around the top and bottom of each jar.

If  you are having a beach theme wedding you could fill the jars half full of sand and place a small starfish or a few shells in each one.  My very inexpensive 4 tier cupcake stand was very charming and could easily be dressed to coordinate with any wedding theme.

Even with cupcakes, there is always the option of putting a standard small 6 inch cake on the top tier to hold your top piece and stack all the cupcakes below. Buying one six inch cake pan is a lot cheaper than buying a whole set of pans.

If you still can’t quite picture just how beautiful of an option wedding cupcakes can be than take a look at this video

May you live happily ever after,
Maureen

Wedding Cake Recipes

If you are thinking about making your own cake or cupcakes, there are a few things I want you to think about.

1. Cupcakes for your wedding can be a much cheaper alternative, especially if you or someone you know makes them. They can be as elegant as any wedding cake and they don’t have to look like they just came out of a baggie in a kids lunch box.

2. Even if you are a very talented cake decorator, consider having someone help you with your cake on your wedding day. You will have enough to think about on your wedding day, so delegate this task. If you decide to  bake and decorate your own cake a couple of days prior anyway,  get a friend to transport and stack the cake tiers together on the reception table. Your main job on your wedding day is to look and feel beautiful.

3. You will need a good cake recipe. There are hundreds of wedding cake recipes on the internet, but don’t over look the obvious.  I have made more beautifully decorated cakes than I can count in my life and most were not from scratch. Most of the time people assume they are made from scratch. If you choose chocolate for your wedding cupcakes, you will have no-fail results with a devils food cake mix. Get a Pillsbury or Duncan Heinz and make sure it says devils food. You can’t go wrong with a devil’s food cake mix  and on sale they can usually be found for about $.99 a box.  Packaging is everything in advertising and in a wedding, presentation is everything. It’s how you decorate and display them that will make all the difference.

The cake channel has lots of fabulous cakes pictures to give you ideas, but best of all they have a fantastic book on making your own cake.

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Next I’ll be talking about Tiered Cupcake Stands for your Wedding cupcakes.

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May you live happily ever after,

Maureen

Budget Wedding Cake Alternatives!

Wedding cupcakes and cheese cake

When it comes to weddings and wedding cakes  each one is individual as you are. It’s all about what you want and like. Believe it or not there are hundreds of people every day having their reception without the traditional tiered wedding cake. This is especially true with theme parties. Now you’re wondering, “What on earth would you use instead of cake?” The answer is Pie, lots of homemade pies. Cheese cake, if that’s you’re favorite desert, then why not? Cupcakes. Very fancy cupcakes stacked high on a tiered plates. (These are especially fun if there are alot of children present. It’s all about what you want. If you have a friend or family member who bakes a beautiful berry cobbler that’s to die for and you are having a county western theme wedding. A table set with checked tablecloths for in an outdoor setting would be beautiful. It could be the perfect money saving match!

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