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How to make wedding cupcakes

Updated on January 6, 2015

How to make those Wedding cupcakes

Marrying the Cupcakes

"I do."
Such sweet words coupled with a sealing kiss do measure up all the love in the air as weddings of the year go rolling off the calendar. After exchanging vows, the couple is now ready to face the world with all the love they've got for one another. For everybody, this would mean a very special day to celebrate!

After wedding bells clang onto the churches, everyone would go to the reception area and would expect a warm and loving atmosphere from the bride and the groom. Nowadays, modern-day weddings do not fall off slicing a giant-layered cake to start the feast.

Today, cupcakes pave their way as the grandeur display and introduce a fancy way of making the wedding elegant in every plate. Below are some cupcake ideas that would surely make ever bride and groom toast for satisfaction.

Cupcakes Can Be Elegant!


The Cupcakes

For this elegant event, each visitor is expectant of their own slice of cake, but every couple must understand the tastes of everyone. One advantage is having cupcakes is that everyone gets his own cake, and many cakes could be made out of the different flavors! Below are some of the cupcake recipes that would start the Prologue of your fancy cupcake wedding.

Seal it with Kisses Cupcakes

Have everyone discover sweetness with these kisses-filled surprise cupcakes in your wedding! So easy to make, the cupcakes themselves let everyone feel like they were also sealed within the celebration itself! Here’s how to let the visitors’ tongue tickle with your surprises!

Delicious and Beautiful!


What you Need

  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 30 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
  • 1 (16 ounce) container fudge frosting

What to Do

  1. First, you have to pre-heat oven to 375°F.
  2. All you have to do is to sift together all the dry powder ingredients in a bowl.
  3. On a separate medium bowl, beat in the eggs together with the buttermilk, butter and the vanilla.
  4. Finally beat in the powder mixture with the butter mixture, making your cupcake emulsion.
  5. Line muffin tins with paper or foil linings. Fill each muffin sections two-thirds full, drop the kisses and cover the kisses’ remaining body with batter. Put filled muffin tins into the oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Let the cupcakes cool for almost 10 minutes before removing. Design cupcakes with frosting (would be taught later).

Cupcake Wedding Cakes

Brownie-bottomed Cupcakes: To Sweetness they Bind

Aside from being this easy to make, these brownie-cupcake combination surely jibe your wedding’s union theme! A union for sweetness, this would surely make a hit in your wedding cupcakes collection and would surely be patronized by men and women, mostly children!

What you Need:

A package of brownie mix (19 oz)
A package of white cake mix (18 ¼ oz)
2 eggs
3 egg whites
1/2 cup canola oil, and 2 tbps canola oil in a separated container
1/4 cup water, and 1 1/3 cups water in a separate container

What to Do

Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F) while preparing the muffin tins with paper liners. In a bowl, beat together two eggs with ½ cup canola oil, ¼ cup water, and mix in the brownie mix. Stir mixture delicately for about 50 strokes or until the mixture is fully combined, set aside afterwards.
Next, on a separate large bowl, whisk the cake mix, two tablespoons of canola oil, the egg whites, and 1 1/3 cups water using an electric mixer on low speed. When the cupcake mixture becomes fully integrated, you could turn the speed of the electronic mixer to medium for about two minutes.
To make the union, you may put first the brownie batter, filling out 1/3 of the muffin cups. Then follow layering the cake batter over the brownie batter, be sure to limit filling up to the cups are two-thirds full. Bake the batter combination for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for five minutes before removing into the oven. Design tops with frosting (to be taught later).

The Frosting

With the cupcakes all set, they would be rustic without having those beautiful frosting tops as their designs. More than the taste, each cupcake must look as yummier as the usual eight-layered cakes, with the help of the frosting. Now we introduce how those frostings make your cupcakes a WOW in the center table!



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Quick Chocolate Frosting

Who does not love chocolates? Let everyone have this guilty pleasure as your frosting in your simple yet extravagant wedding cupcakes. Too sweet and comfortable to make, this frosting could be the base of your cupcake topping decoration or even tube it up for chocolate flower toppings!

What you Need

250g unsalted butter at room temperature, chopped
1 1/2 cups (240g) icing sugar
1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder
2 tablespoons (40ml) milk

What to Do

Sift icing sugar and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Mix the powder ingredients together with milk and the butter using an electronic mixture in low speed. Continue mixing until the mixture is well combined, then turn mixer into high speed for about five minutes. Scrape remaining mixture from the mixers to avoid wasting some portions.

If you want to have the vanilla version of the frosting recipe, just substitute cocoa powder with a teaspoon of vanilla extract and increase icing sugar to two cups. This frosting would be better if you want to enhance and show colors through your plain vanilla base.

The Design with the Toppings

Special as it is named, special it should be served. From the taste to the base, now we come to the main phase of the preparation, the cupcake toppings! You could have fun fondant shapes as designs or just have those simple mini ball-like silver toppings on sides of piped designs. You could even have those ready-to-put toppings if you want to, if you don’t want to consume much time. Here are some wonderful topping ideas for the groom and the bride.

Our hearts at the top. You could use a swirl design out of the Chocolate Frosting recipe and use food cutters of increasing sizes to form hearts out of rolled fondants you bought from your nearest baking supplies shop. Layer out heart-shaped flat fondants - it would be better if they are of varying colors – before putting up at the top of the frosting swirl. Some simple ideas: just have two heart shaped fondant toppings erected at the top of the frosting swirl. If the theme is conservative, you could prefer rose fondant topping or just mere edible pearl candies.

Vanilla hues. Using the Vanilla version of the frosting, you could add different edible icing colors to brighten up the whole base. You could use them to fill a flat base to accentuate medium-sized toppings or just have candy toppings laid in the cupcake. You could have that alternate pink and blue vanilla frosting and put alternating candy flower and chocolate bow ties. Or to have more touch of the couple, you could use letter-shaped fondant toppings with the bride and groom’s initials as designs. You could also use figures to signify the date of the wedding or the couples favorite numbers.

Through black and white. Why think of the toppings when you could have the simple one? Following the concept of union, you could use both the vanilla and chocolate frostings to show the bride and grooms reunited once more with the wedding cupcakes. You could first put the vanilla swirl frosting and surround the edges with the chocolate frosting, or vice versa. The technique here is to use bigger-holed piping instrument for the main swirl and use squeeze bottle for the edge frosting. Then accentuate the design with red or blue ribbons below the cupcake paper lining, then having tiny edible shining pearl candies or gold bolts around. You may even use orchid-like flower candies to surround linings of the cupcake. If you want, it is preferably more beautiful to pipe flower bouquet frosting alternately with the chocolate and vanilla flavors.

There are infinite decorating ideas using fondant or candy or chocolate toppings. Just follow this rule of thumb: If you are to personalize and prepare fondant toppings for yourself, you must remember to prepare it ahead of the wedding day. Anyone could experiment with this, jus as how it should fit with the wedding them – may they be floral, beach, funky, or plain conservative ones.

The Center Table Placement

After everything is ready to serve, you do not want to end up having a squadron of cupcakes or just a pile up of them in your center table, right? Here are some of the wonderful placement ideas to make your cupcakes truly deserve the center table.

The traditional. Most couples, though having the hype for fancy weddings, still do not want to miss out the usual scene they have always seen in every reception areas – the traditional slicing of the cake. The couples could still go along with the tradition by having tiered cupcake towers, with the top tier allowing a special cake to be put on. Make sure the cake would have considerable size to not look like a giant at the top! In this way, they could still get along with the tradition behind the modern concept.

The cupcake trees. The most fashionable of all the designs, couple could make use of these tree-shaped cupcake towers with individual cupcake holders. This would surely give the visitors of reaching for their cupcakes on display. These tree-like cupcake stands could come in leafless or with customized leaves or ribbons for accent. This would surely root a hip above the center table!

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    • shai77 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you, so much Kimberly :-)

      Glad you loved it :-)

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      7 years ago

      These are just fantastic!

      You really put a fabulous hub together here, ton of work




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