Your wedding is going to be one of, if not THE, most important and memorable days in your entire life. Choosing even the smallest details like napkins, place settings, flower arrangements and silverware can make or break the event. Your wedding cake is extremely important but there are many varieties of cake and baked goods you can choose from. Many couples opt to have a wedding cake for themselves but for guests, they choose a wedding cupcake tower.
The wedding cupcake tower is a tiered platform containing between 36 and 72 cupcakes. This starts with a large platform holding a couple dozen and gets smaller as it goes up, sort of like a cupcake pyramid. The reason for the popularity of things like this is if you have a lot of guests, it saves money and also saves your wedding cake from being eaten all the way or simply destroyed so you are unable to save some for your anniversary.
The wedding cupcake tower is also popular because it offers variety. Not everyone will like your white butter cream wedding cake so you can mix things up with red velvet, chocolate, poppy seed, blueberry and dozens of other types of cupcake. Cupcakes have actually boomed in popularity in the past decade thanks to shows like Cupcake Wars and a gourmet cupcake can actually taste and look better than a wedding cake and show you have a very unique sense of style.
Placement of your wedding cupcake tower will completely depend on its intended use. If you’re using it as just a dessert for your wedding attendees, you can use them as centerpieces for each table, donned with flowers (real or edible) and candles or anything else that fits your theme. They can be brought out after your guests have eaten their dinner or they can just be used at any time, any place. You don’t even have to use them for the wedding itself but instead during the rehearsal or post-wedding events. Weddings aren’t set in stone like they were in the past and you want yours to be as memorable as possible for yourself, your family and your guests.
This day is going to be remembered and cherished forever not just in your mind but on film and on social media and in pictures. When selecting any type of baked goods, a Wal-Mart bakery probably isn’t going to be your best bet. You’re going to want to find a specialized bakery with well seasoned employees who have been trained and proven at cake decorating and baking. You need a great combination of both because it can be awful to have a beautiful item that tastes horrible or a bland looking item that tastes absolutely delicious. Take your time and check various bakeries in your area, ask friends and family and do your research. You don’t want to go to the best bakery in town only to find out much later their star decorator is on vacation and you get the trainee.