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Whether you want contemporary or traditional wedding cakes, a delicious chocolate cake, you will always find the perfect center piece to suit your wishes. Wedding cakes are really a piece of art that add elegance to your wedding reception. You can find wonderful designs to match your wedding feel and each of them are real creations. However, if you want something different and want to add a distinctive touch to your wedding, why not think of wedding cupcakes! 

These last years have seen a growing demand for these little muffin sized cakes in wedding celebrations.  You can have cupcakes in lieu or with the wedding cake for your reception. As they come in individual size, they are very simple to serve and you will not need additional staff to cut the wedding cake.
The words Cupcakes or fairy cakes, which is a fanciful description of its size, come from the early 19th century when cakes were baked in individual pottery cups.
These sweet treats taste very good and you can be sure your guests will be delighted with this dessert, it will also be easy to match your cupcakes with your wedding colours and decorations.

For those who still fear to choose this option because they are worried about how to display cupcakes to look sophisticated and elegant, there are many ideas to make everything just perfect. You can rent cupcake stands  from a bakery for example to display your cupcakes and hold from 22 to 200 mini cakes. A good option is to leave the top tier of the stand for a small wedding cake for the cake cutting ceremony.

Where to buy your wedding cupcakes?

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A great number of wedding cake designers can make cupcakes, but there many of them are also dedicated solely to cupcakes. The price is usually around £3.50 each. Check our wedding Directory to find your perfect wedding cake supplier whether you want a traditional wedding cake, cup cakes or chocolate fountains.


If you want to save money on the wedding dessert or if you are a DIY expert, you can also make your own cupcakes. They are very easy to make and you will always find few friends who will be able to help you for your wedding. This recipe below will only take you 30 mn, and have good reviews from people who have tried it.

Rose cupcakesROSE CUPCAKE RESIPE

(Recipe from Good Food Magazine found on BBC Good Food website)

Ingredients :

  • 150ml pot natural yogurt
  • 3 eggs , beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 175g unsalted butter , melted


For the white chocolate frosting

  • 100g white chocolate
  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 140g icing sugar



Method

  1. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases and heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. In a jug, mix the yogurt, eggs and vanilla extract. Put the dry ingredients, plus a pinch of salt, into a large bowl and make a well in the middle.
  2. Add the yogurty mix and melted butter, and quickly fold in with a spatula or metal spoon - don't overwork it. Spoon into the cases (they will be quite full) and bake for 18-20 mins or until golden, risen and springy to the touch. Cool for a few mins, then lift the cakes onto a wire rack to cool completely. Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze as soon as possible.
  3. White chocolate frosting: Melt the chocolate in the microwave on High for 1½ mins, stirring halfway. Leave to cool. Beat the butter and icing sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in the chocolate. Cover and chill for up to one month.
  4. Up to 48 hrs before serving (or the day before if it's really hot), bring the frosting back to room temperature, then spread over the cakes. Put the ribbon around the cakes now if you like, tying or glueing in place. Keep cool, out of direct sunlight.