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Wedding Cupcake Towers

Updated on June 11, 2014

Wedding Cupcake Towers and Ideas

Many brides today are choosing to serve wedding cupcake towers at their receptions in lieu of the traditional wedding cake. Wedding cupcakes can be elegant, whimsical, or anything in between. Here you will find plenty of wedding cupcake ideas.

Cupcakes are fun and simple. They are easier to serve and easier to eat while standing than a traditional wedding cake that must be cut into slices. Here you will find pictures of gorgeous, fun, and whimsical wedding cupcake towers, as well as wedding cupcake stands, and wedding cupcake pictures to give you lots of amazing wedding cupcake ideas.

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A traditional wedding cake has been served for centuries during wedding receptions. If you're traditional at heart you may not be fully sold on the idea of a wedding cupcake tower. Here are great reasons to take the risk and serve up a wedding cupcakes at your reception.

Photo used with permission by Scrumptious Buns.

  1. Cupcakes are cheaper than an elaborate wedding cakes. This means you can get more for your money with cupcakes.
  2. Cupcakes are easier to decorate than a full cake. You or a family member may be able to pull off a great looking cupcake tower.
  3. Cupcakes are already a perfect serving size. This means no cutting and no need to have someone serving your guests. This also means no guessing how large a cake you need for x amount of guests.
  4. Cupcake towers are unique and trendy without being out there. Your guests will think it's a fun idea and likely talk about it for a long time, but without thinking it was weird or too over the top.

Beautiful wedding cupcake tower.
Beautiful wedding cupcake tower.

Elegant Wedding Cupcake Towers

Wedding cupcake towers can be beautiful

Wedding cupcakes can be just as elegant, beautiful, and refined as a traditional wedding cake. The cupcakes can be displayed on a tiered cake stand. The top layer can be a small wedding cake for the bride and groom to cut for the traditional wedding cake cutting photograph. A simple fondant covered cake serves as an elegant wedding cupcake tower topper.

Tiered cupcake stands are found in a variety of shapes and styles, but the most common or circles and squares. The small cake can then either be a circle or square to mirror the shape of the tiered cupcake stand. Round cakes are more traditional and romantic in style, whereas square cakes are considered to be elegant and modern.

This particular wedding cupcake tower is featured on photobucket.

Photos of Elegant Wedding Cupcake Towers - Wedding cupcake tower photos

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Fun and colorful wedding cupcakes.
Fun and colorful wedding cupcakes.

Fun, Colorful, and Whimsical Wedding Cupcakes

Wedding cupcake towers can be fun and full of color

Cupcakes are cute and charming. They can be decorated in a variety of colors and styles. Wedding cupcakes can be bright and cheery for a spring wedding or decorated in fall colors with fruit for an autumn wedding. When making a wedding cupcake tower, you are only limited by your imagination. Where a colorful cake may seem out of place at a wedding reception, if displayed properly colorful cupcakes can fit perfectly in any wedding reception from casual to elegant. If you want to add a touch of whimsical fun and a bit of the unexpected to your wedding reception, then a colorful cupcake tower may be just what you're looking for.

Image: Wedding cupcake tower photo by murnahan on Flickr.

Photos of Fun and Whimsical Wedding Cupcake Towers - Colorful, creative, and fun wedding cupcakes pictures

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More Wedding Cupcake Tower Ideas

These tutorial videos are full of wonderful ideas for making gorgeous cupcakes fit for any wedding.

Three Tier Cupcake Stand - Three tier clear cupcake or cake stand

This three tier cake stand is white and adorned with clear jewels. It's beautiful and charming style will fit the theme of almost any wedding.

Set of Three White Iron and Glass Cake Stands
Set of Three White Iron and Glass Cake Stands

I love the cute out details and charming dangles on these cupcake stands. They would make a beautiful addition to any wedding reception.


Wedding Cupcake Stands - Create a wedding cupcake tower with a cupcake stand

The first thing you need to create an amazing wedding cupcake tower is a cupcake stand.

Wedding Cupcake Tower Stands - Fancy cupcake stands

These dressy and unique cupcake stands would be a beautiful addition to any wedding reception table.

Wilton Damask Borders Cupcake Stand
Wilton Damask Borders Cupcake Stand

The traditional Damask trim on this cupcake stand is perfect for a formal wedding reception.

Grand Display Tower for Cupcakes - Love Bird Damask
Grand Display Tower for Cupcakes - Love Bird Damask

This lovely cupcake stand let the cupcakes take the center stage.

Imperial 4 Tier Plastic Cupcake/Dessert Stand - Up to 24 Cupcake Holder Stand
Imperial 4 Tier Plastic Cupcake/Dessert Stand - Up to 24 Cupcake Holder Stand

This simple cupcake stand would be at home at any style wedding.


Multi Tier Wedding Cupcake Stands - Create a stunning wedding cupcake tower

You can create a striking display with these tiered cupcake stands by layering on plenty of bold colored cupcakes.

Paintable Cupcake Stand - MDF scalloped cupcake stand can be painted

This sturdy, MDF cupcake stand with scalloped edges can be painted to fit the theme of any wedding. It has three tiers of displaying wedding cupcakes and one tier on top for a small round wedding cake.

Kaisercraft Beyond The Page MDF Tiered Cupcake Stand
Kaisercraft Beyond The Page MDF Tiered Cupcake Stand

This cupcake stand with scalloped edges can be painted any color to match your wedding.

Black and White Wedding Cupcake Tower
Black and White Wedding Cupcake Tower

Sophisticated Black and White Wedding Cupcake Towers

Black and white cupcake towers are great for formal weddings

Black and white wedding cupcake towers are unique and elegant. A black and white wedding is formal, crisp, classic, and modern. This wedding cupcake tower shows just how striking the combination of black with white can be. Black and white can be dressed up or down.

For a formal, evening wedding, create an elegant black and white cupcake tower, adorned with flowers, jewels, are a very classy Damask pattern. For a fun, causal wedding, create an exciting black and white cupcake tower that's accented with zebra print accessories.

Image: Black and white wedding cupcake tower by McDowell06 on photo bucket.

Black and White Wedding Cupcake Towers - Create cupcake towers for black and white weddings

These striking black cupcake stands are simply stunning. They'd be beautiful at any sophisticated black and white wedding.

Cupcake Stands on eBay - Get a great deal on a cupcake stand

Find cheap cupcake stands for creating cupcake towers on eBay.

White Wedding Cupcakes Recipe found at Recipe Girl
White Wedding Cupcakes Recipe found at Recipe Girl

Wedding cupcakes are becoming increasingly popular, taking the place of the traditional wedding cake. Wedding cupcake towers have begin showing up at casual and elegant weddings alike.

*Image credit: CleverCupcakes on Flickr.

Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 36


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place your fancy cupcake liners in a cupcake. In a large bowl, whisk together the cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt. Add the remaining ingredients and beat with a hand mixer for 2 minutes. Use an ice cream scoop to fill prepared cupcake liners about 3/4 full. Bake about 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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    • amandascloset0 profile image


      5 years ago

      Awesome lens! love the wedding towers!

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      Came back to have another look at these beautiful cakes.

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      6 years ago

      Really nice page, great pictures. I may try the recipe. How can I pin some of the photos you have here on my pinterest page?

    • JillY88 profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice lens with lots of great ideas. Looking at making my daughters wedding cake and using cupcakes, will be looking at this lens again I'm sure.

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      6 years ago

      This is fantastic post

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      6 years ago

      I love the tiny white tiny butterflies toppers!

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      6 years ago

      Love every bit of it!

    • KateHonebrink profile image


      6 years ago

      What a GREAT lens!! Super pictures making me super hungry for a cupcake! Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Well done!!

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      6 years ago

      Fantastic lens! pictures are awesome.

    • philiphewitson profile image


      6 years ago

      Really nice lens I can see you have put a lot of effort into it well done

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      jimbarnes lm 

      6 years ago


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      6 years ago

      nice post.............

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      Jules Corriere 

      6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Love, love, love this lens! Gorgeous pictures, wonderful ideas. What a terrific resource! Squid Angel Blessings!

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      6 years ago

      What a great idea! Nice lens!

    • MissionBoundCre profile image


      6 years ago

      Beautiful. Some ideas can be used for any occasion

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      If I were right again, I would surely consider using cupcakes for my wedding cake.

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      Julia Morais 

      6 years ago

      nice.Great idea, having cupcakes as the wedding cake.

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      6 years ago

      I love the idea of cupcakes at a wedding~ beautiful designs :)

    • lucybrz1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice lens, making me hungry. My favourite are chocolate muffins recipe by Nigella Feast.

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      6 years ago

      I know that the cupcake towers - and cupcakes in general are really increasing in popularity. In my own cake decorating website, I talked about our niece's wedding last June, and while she had a small wedding cake, the primary idea was the cupcakes! They were gorgeous! And talk about an easy way to ensure proper portions! :) They were a complete hit! BTW I love the idea of the TIERED cupcakes (in the video you provided). What a great and creative thought! Love this stuff... :) Blessed! Hugs to you, Kath

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      6 years ago

      useful info thanks for sharing this

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      Pastor Cher 

      6 years ago from United States

      I really like this idea. Love the small topper for the couple and the cupcakes for guests. So easy, and people can take them home nicely.

    • PaulaSquidoo profile image


      6 years ago

      These look delicious. Can't wait to try the recipes. Great lens.

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      6 years ago

      Wow, This is really nice....

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      6 years ago

      Wow wow wow!

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      6 years ago

      Fantastic idea! I wasn't aware it's brought to perfection like this. Beautiful photos too.

    • intermarks profile image


      6 years ago

      I have made some cupcake before but never though of using it to make a cupcake tower. You lens is really inspiring and with great information. Thanks!

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      Ann Scaling Tucker 

      6 years ago from Enid, OK

      This is a really great lens, beautiful photos and tons of wonderful ideas. I have listed you as a featured lens on my lens: Have some Squid Angel dust on me and also a great weekend.

    • jmillerepps profile image


      6 years ago

      too cute- I must share!

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      6 years ago

      I think cupcake towers are a great idea for weddings, you won't have leftovers and portion size is a lot better for individuals!

    • hsschulte profile image


      6 years ago

      Wow those are so much prettier that I ever would have imagined.

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      6 years ago

    • BestMensSkinCar1 profile image


      6 years ago

      mouth wateringgggg

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      hirephp lm 

      6 years ago

      nice cake

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      FalconFan LM 

      6 years ago

      Many brides are choosing to go the cupcake route as opposed to the traditional wedding cake. Makes for great to-go treats and much less waste!

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      6 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE the idea of a wedding cupcake tower!!! It's so perfect and doesn't waste like "normal" wedding cakes! Blessed!

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      Cynthia Davis 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      The cupcake towers are a wonderful idea for a wedding. It saves from having to cut wedding cake.

      Angel Blessings**

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

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      6 years ago

      Great lens.

    • MariaMontgomery profile image


      6 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Beautiful cupcakes. Beautiful lens. Liked.

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      6 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful lens!

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      6 years ago

      Can I have all of it? LOL

    • Blackspaniel1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      6 years ago

      Oh how beautiful. Nice Squidoo too.

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      sidther lm 

      6 years ago

      These cupcakes are so pretty! I think my favorite is the black and white cupcake tower.

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      6 years ago

      They look so unique and delicious! Congratulations! Great lens!

    • Coffeebreak9am profile image


      6 years ago

      Hi This is a cute page for cute items! Cupcakes are everyone's favorite! Great lens. Thank you!

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      seeker2011 lm 

      6 years ago

      Absolutely brilliant.

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      6 years ago

      Cupcake towers are pretty awesome and they sound like a great idea too for weddings.

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      lasertek lm 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Really love this. Brides and grooms - in fact anybody having a marriage - spend too much time on froofroo and I love the whimsy of this. I think you could use this for other celebrations like special anniversaries and graduations as well, and there is a much better possibility that you could make it yourself rather than hiring a baker.

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      6 years ago

      These are some really nice, wedding cupcake towers, my favorite is the ones with lots of frosting but not to sweet. I have been to several weddings during my lifetime and each one was always delightful with the reception being the highlight.

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      Rock Artist 

      6 years ago

      What a beautiful idea for a wedding, I absolutely love it. Great lens!!!

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      6 years ago

      A Beautiful Idea!

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      6 years ago

      Returning to sprinkle angel dust on your beautiful wedding cupcake towers and to congratulate you on receiving front page honors!

    • MelonyVaughan profile image


      6 years ago

      Wonderful ideas! Wedding cupcakes look beautiful, each one has the same portion, each one is decorated and no cutting is necessary! And let's add the obvious: everyone loves them!

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      6 years ago

      These are absolutely beautiful! I do love the traditional wedding cake but I love these as well - not decided which I will go for when I get married. I think the cupcake towers would go lovely with a shabby chic or vintage theme as you can make them so delicate and pretty!

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      6 years ago

      Most bride today desire to have a cupcake tower for their wedding. Whimsical cupcakes are in-demand for wedding. Every bride will surely enjoy wedding cupcake tower for their wedding because of its uniqueness.

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      7 years ago

      I am going to use these ideas for more than cakes, I love them.

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      7 years ago

      It seems that there are many advantages if the couple choose a cupcake tower for their wedding. Probably one of the top reasons is that cupcakes are in the ideal serving size.

    • KANEsUgAr profile image


      7 years ago

      such beautiful cupcake stands. i love them

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Wow these are gorgeous. Weddings are so beautiful.

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      bames24 lm 

      7 years ago

      I love the cupcakes... they just seem so elegant... :)

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      LadyLovelace LM 

      7 years ago

      I love the wedding cupcake towers you've chosen to feature here - they're all so pretty! It's a great idea instead of trying to make and move a big, heavy wedding cake. Should I ever get married, I think I'll have wedding cupcakes.

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      7 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      I'm getting married myself next month and we're having a wedding cupcake tower with a small traditional iced fruit cake on the top tier. I think that cupcakes are very contemporary and I've had a lot of fun looking around for cupcake ideas (however it's made me soooo hungry at a time when I must NOT give into temptation in case I can't fit into my wedding dress!). Super lens so have a Squid Angel Blessing on me :)

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      7 years ago

      They all looks for pretty and yummy. Makes me want a cupcake to go with my coffee this morning. If, only I had a cupcake.

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      dc64 lm 

      7 years ago

      I don't like weddings, but I love cupcakes, and I'm feeling creative, so I came here for decorating ideas, and now I have a head full of them! (Ideas, not cupcakes!)

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      7 years ago

      Love wedding cupcakes and you've got some great photos here. Lensrolled to my Wedding Cupcake Ideas lens.

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      7 years ago

      I love your cupcake displays!

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      Wendy Leanne 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @aka-rms: Thanks, Robin. =)

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      7 years ago

      I love the black and white cupcake tower. I've decided to go with a more traditional cake for my wedding, but you have shared some really amazing and elegant cupcake towers!

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      7 years ago

      Came here from the Cupcake Club and found those wedding cupcake towers absolutely beautiful!

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      Robin S 

      7 years ago from USA

      This delicious page is being featured on the Cupcake Club blog today!

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      7 years ago


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      7 years ago

      Wedding cupcakes is a pretty cool idea. They look really nice.


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