So, I made a cupcake wedding cake today for a good friend.
Actually, two good friends. The happy couple are super sweet and remind me a lot of my husband and I when we got married.
They were on a serious budget, and when we were talking about wedding plans a couple of months ago, they still had no idea what they were going to do.
I suggested a cupcake wedding cake, and they loved the idea....then I said I would do it...
It was actually really easy. And I combined fabric into the design!
So here it is....
The wedding colors were brown, white and yellow.
I bought a few "cake dummies" which are styrofoam circles or squares or whatever shape you want. The bottom layer was 20" then 12" then 6".
I covered the three using plain old white school glue and a foam brush. Do the top first, then sides. You will have to fold the fabric as you go, making creases along the sides. Once the side is done, go back and glue down the creases. As you can see, they are not visible with this material. Then glue the bottom down.
I made 330 cupcakes total. I used box mix, bought while they were Buy one get one free, and then made my own buttercream using a recipe found here.
(I copied and pasted it for you :)
1 packet of Dream Whip
1/2 C. Cold Water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBSP butter, softened
3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 Cups Shortening
2 lbs. Powered Sugar
Combine dream whip, water, and vanilla with a mixer in a deep bowl until combined on low; Increase speed to high and whip until mixture begins to look fluffy (approximately 4 minutes).
Add shortening, whipping cream, and butter. Combine with mixer on low speed, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Once combined, mix on high for approximately two minutes. It should look like frosting at this point. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition.
This recipe will frost a 13 x 9 x 2 or two 9" rounds, with icing left over for piping and decorating.
Read more: http://www.food.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=283825#ixzz1m7ppnf6m
I was skeptical, but it was a TOTAL crowd pleaser!!!!!! I am so excited that everyone loved the cupcakes. And the bride and groom were very happy.
They popped a little mini cupcake in each others' mouths instead of cutting a cake. And then the groom at two more. It was really cute.
And just so you know, the icing held up great. And I live in Miami, where the humidity is really high. It was inside, but still set up great. And the flowers were made with Fondx fondant and tasted great.