Monday, February 1, 2016

Cupcakes Vs. Cake (The great wedding debate)

I remember when I stopped in to a cupcake shop in town for the first time.

It was, by far, the best red velvet anything I've had ... which is a feat since I pretty much eat red velvet anywhere it's available and I'm super picky.

It got me thinking. At one of the bridal expos we went to, we sampled six cakes and I wasn't impressed with a single one. I wouldn't serve any of them to my guests. I'm kind of a dessert snob. Pete, he doesn't know a scratch cake from a box cake. They're all the same to him. But my pallet, it knows desserts.

And this cupcake ... it's what memories are made of.

So I thought, "What if I went against a traditional wedding cake and got cupcakes from this shop?"

Cupcakes vs. cake is the great debate. So many brides are thinking about a small cake and cupcakes instead of the traditional wedding cake. Debate about it on

Wedding cupcakes are the trendy thing to do. In fact, it's exactly what my friend Mallory did at her wedding.

wedding cupcakes

She had a small cake ... and that's the one they cut and stuffed in each other's faces. But everyone else had a delicious cupcake. It was perfect. After a cocktail hour and dinner, you don't always have much room for a traditional cake. But I've never heard a single person ever say they don't have room for a cupcake.

I mentioned cupcakes to my mom during planning, and she said that I would regret it in the future. She said I would look back on my photos and wish that I had one of a gorgeous wedding cake. And our wedding cake, gosh, it was gorgeous. And delicious. It took me months of cake tasting to find the perfect one. But over a year later, people are still talking about it. It was definitely the right choice for us.

But, what about you?

BRIDAL BABBLE: What side of the cupcakes vs. cake wedding debate do you fall on?


  1. I love the idea of cupcakes! I think you should do whatever makes you happy! Its your day.

  2. I'm not a big fan of cake but cupcakes sounds fun! It adds a bit of whimsy to the party. I also like the idea of having just a tiny bit of cake to eat and not a big slice of cake!

  3. cupcakes rule and have easier cleanup.

  4. Alison Anderson RobersonJanuary 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    First I must say Red Velvet is by far my Favorite! I love the presentation in this pic. Presentation says it all! I would go with the cup cakes, simple yet elegant!

  5. Non wedding related but for my son's birthday party I got a small cake and cupcakes so everyone could take their pick but i love that photo such a cute idea.

  6. Those cupcakes looks really good! I'm a big fan of cupcakes! Yum!!

  7. Nothing about my wedding was tradition and I loved that we did the cupcakes! Everyone loved them, they were easy and people were able to take some home since there was plenty left!
    (Its my wedding your referring to in the post ;)

  8. I really like both but cupcakes are really fun and great especially if there is a casual reception.