Beautiful Wedding Cupcakes To Make

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Cupcake Decorating Ideas for Your Cup Cake Wedding Cakes

So now you are ready get ideas for your wedding cupcakes. Well have you really given any thought to the many different options that you have in the way of cupcake flavors, frostings, decorations, themes and let's not forget how you are going to present them to your guests?

Whether you are having them professionally made or making them yourself, you have almost an endless list of options available to you.

If you are having your cupcake wedding cakes made professionally use this page to get ideas that you can discuss with your baker.

If you are making the wedding cupcakes yourself then use this as a source for ideas. Most of the decorations can be easily achieved at home depending on your skill level.

Now if you are a beginner with little or no experience, don't worry you can achieve excellent results by keeping it simple and paying attention to some details.

Here are a few tips for you to keep in mind when planning and making your wedding cupcakes:

1. Think about the colors that you want to use in the way of cupcake wrappers and frosting colors they should always complement or contrast each other.

White frosted cupcake with pink heart sprinkles.
1. Simple cupcake desigm.

For example this cupcake on the right is decorated very simply and looks very elegant.

With a white frosting piped neatly in a simple swirl decorated with store bought decoration that complement the heart design cupcake wrapper.

2. If you have made cupcakes before you will notice that in most cases the oils from the cake will spoil the look of the cupcake liner, this can easily be fixed.

Simply place the cupcakes (with wrappers on) into new cupcake wrappers do this on the day of your wedding.

Tip: Keep your new cupcake cases in the wrapping until you need them. I find that if you leave them out in the open they tend to "sag" and lose their shape.

3. Work on a clean surface and with clean hands this will keep your cupcakes looking clean and mess free. There is nothing worse than presenting a cupcake with smudges of frosting on the cupcake liners. So always clean up as you go.

4. Weeks before your wedding day bake a few different batches of cupcake recipes to get the flavors that you like and at the same time practice your decorating skills, you can only improve with practice.

5. Use an ice cream scoop or measuring cup to measure out equal quantities of batter and only fill the cupcake liners 1/2 to 3/4 full.

By measuring your cake batter all of your cupcake wedding cakes will look the same when baked - just as if you bought them.

So now are you ready to decide on what you want for your wedding cupcakes?

To help you with your decision I have made a step by step guide for you from the taste of your cupcakes to cupcake boxes. Just start at the beginning or if you want to go to a specific section click on any of the links below.

1. Cupcake Flavors

With cupcake wedding cakes you can offer your guests a variety of cupcake flavors that is sure to please everyone.

If you are making cupcakes for the first time choose an easy cupcake recipe to make and purchase the best quality ingredients and you will be sure to get the best tasting cupcakes.

If you are stuck for flavor ideas the list below has some of the most requested flavors for cupcakes online.

  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Red velvet Cupcakes
  • Vanilla Cupcakes
  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes
  • Black bottom Cupcakes
  • Cheesecake Cupcakes
  • Banana Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Cupcakes
  • Lemon Cupcakes
  • Strawberry Cupcakes
  • Coconut Cupcakes

2. Cupcakes With a Theme

Have you ever considered a theme for your wedding? If you have then you can carry that theme on in your wedding cupcakes. If not, why not consider it, it is a great way to bring some fun into your wedding reception.

Listed below are some cupcake decorating ideas that you could use for your own wedding cupcakes.

Weddings at Holiday Times and Special Occasions

If you are having your wedding close to a seasonal holiday or special occasion you could incorporate this theme into your wedding.

Let's say your wedding was to take place close to Valentine's Day you could serve red velvet cupcakes (red being the color of romance) with white frosting and a single red rose made from sugar paste or marzipan in a white lazar cut cupcake wrapper.

If your wedding is around Halloween time and you want to carry this theme into your wedding you could serve pumpkin cupcakes with Halloween cupcake toppers.

Fourth of July cupcakes.
2. Fourth of July cupcake idea.
Cupcake with Christmas decorations.
3. Cupcake with a Christmas theme.
Bunny cupcake.
4. Easter theme cupcake.
Halloween theme cupcake.
5. Halloween cupcake idea.
Cupcakes with pink hearts.
6. Cupcakes with a valentine theme.

Weddings With A Color Theme

If you have a particular wedding color theme in mind that can also be used as part of your cupcake decorations.

You could match the colors of your bridesmaid's dresses or even match the colors in your wedding flowers.

This can be achieved by co-ordinating the colors in the cupcake frosting, cupcake papers and the colors of your cupcake decorations.

Cupcake with brown frosting and cupcake case.
7. Brown cupcake idea.
Cupcake with piped green icing and pink sprinkles.
8. Green cupcake idea.
Orange and brown cupcake idea.
9. Orange cupcake idea.
Pink and brown cupcake decorations.
10. Pink cupcake idea.
Cupcake cake with purple flowers.
11. Purple cupcake idea.
Red and white cupcakes with matching heart decorations.
12. Red cupcake idea.
Yellow themed cupcake idea.
13. Yellow cupcake idea.
White cupcake frosting and white flower decorations.
14. White cupcake idea.

Garden or Country Wedding Themes

You could decorate your cupcakes in so many fun ways for a garden or country theme wedding.

If you are having a spring garden wedding you could serve lady bug cupcakes or make a cupcake bouquet of flower cupcakes.

For a casual country wedding you could have a little more fun here by serving animal cupcakes made from marzipan or sugar paste.

ladybug cupcakes with pink frosting.
15. Ladybug cupcake with flower cupcakes in background.
Butterfly wedding cupcakes.
16. Butterfly decorations with matching cupcake cases.
Cupcake decorations with fresh flowers.
17. Use fresh flower decorations.
Garden cupcake flower dispaly.
18. Match a small cutting cake to the cupcake theme.
Cute ladybugs, and bee cupcake decorations.
19. Cupcakes with cute bug decorations.
Cupcakes with a mix of different flower decorations.
20. Cupcakes with a variety of flower decorations.

Beach or Tropical Theme Weddings

Edible decorations made from chocolate, fondant icing and marzipan can easily be made into beach and tropical figurines using molds. Choose shapes such as fish, shells, palm trees and even flip flops to decorate your cupcakes.

Cupcakes with seashell decorations.
21. Beach theme cupcake ideas.
Beach cupcakes with sunglasses, flip flops and palm tree decorations.
22. Tropical cupcake wedding decorations.
Tropical flowers and shell decorations on cupcakes.
23. Use small tropical flowers to decorate cupcakes.
Light house cupcake, life saver cupcake and star fish and shell cupcakes.
24. Nautical theme ideas.
Pirate ships cupcake decorations.
25. Sailing or pirate theme cupcakes.

Wedding With A Flower Theme

You could decorate your cupcake with fresh flowers (just make sure they are insecticide free and non poisonous), silk flowers, flowers made using molds, hand modeled flowers and paper flowers.

Single purple flower on cupcake frosting.
26. This purple flower has been made with royal icing which has been piped and left to dry then added to the cake.
Frosting has been piped carefully onto cupcake to resemble petals.
27. Cupcake frosting has been piped directly onto the top of the cupcake to give a flower blossom effect.
Handmade sugar flower cupcake decorations.
28. Quite a lot of detail and time has gone into making these flowers.
Pink, white and blue flowers on white cupcake icing.
29. The flowers on this cake have been made in two different ways both in sugar paste. The rose has been hand crafted and the others have been made using a cutter and the centres gently pressed into a hollow.
Cupcake case color matching the green leaf decoration.
30. These flowers have been made by using two cutters in the same shape but different sizes and the center is a smaller daisy type shape. The veins in the leaves have been made using a special mould.

Sports Wedding Themes

Do have a sport that you both love? If you do you can use this as part of your wedding theme.

Soccer themed cupdakes.
31. Soccer theme cupcakes.
Horse themed cupcakes.
32. Sports club theme idea.
Footbal or soccer themed cupcakes.
33. Use ready made decorations.
Football cupcake ideas.
34. Football cupcake ideas.
Golf themed cupcakes.
35. Cupcakes decorated with a golf theme.
Baseball theme cupcakes.
36. Baseball theme cupcakes.

3. Cupcake Liners and Cupcake Wrappers

Cupcake Liners

Cupcake in pink cupcake liner.
37. Cupcake in pink cupcake liner.

Cupcake liners are small paper cases that fit into cupcake pans they vary in size so you need to select one that is the correct size for the tin you are using.

Cupcake liners make it easy for the cupcakes to be removed from the tin once baked, you don't even have to grease them.

They are available in plain colored and patterned paper as well as foil. The foil cupcake liners usually come with a paper liner inside. If you don't use the paper liner your cupcakes would just stick to the foil which would spoil all your baking efforts.

Using foil liners is a great option they available in a variety of colors which can give a rich shiny professional look to your wedding cupcakes.

You can also use colored and theme printed liners to enhance the appearance of your wedding cupcake.

Not sure of a cupcake design? Why not start by looking at different patterned cupcake liners and pick your design and colors from a cupcake liner that you love.



Cupcake Wrappers

Cupcake in lazer cut cupcake wrapper.
38. Butterfly lazer cut wrapper.

Cupcake wrappers are used as a decorative feature and to enhance the look of a cupcake, you don't bake your cupcakes in these. They are available in lazar cut designs as well as patterned in many different themes.

Lazer cut wrappers can be purchased readymade or you can purchase special machines which make different cupcake wrapper patterns so you can easily produce them at home.

These machines can be quite pricey so if you are only doing them once it would be cheaper to buy them readymade.

You have a large choice from all over lacy designs to solid wrappers with a lacy edge. The all over lacy ones look great when the cupcake inside has a liner in a dark color such as reds, blues, greens the cupcake wrapper design really stand out.


4. Cupcake Frosting and Cupcake Icing

You should take into consideration how you want your cupcakes frosted or iced as this can greatly alter the look of your finished cupcake.

Cupcake Frosting

Cupcake frosting can be added to you cupcake in so many different ways to create different looks. It could be piped in so many different ways using a variety of different piping nozzels such as high piped swirl on top of your cupcake, or decoratively in a basket weave design and even in varying shades of colors.

Just take a look at the pictures below for some ideas on how you can use cupcake frosting.

If you are not confident in piping cupcake frosting you can easily spread it over the top of you cupcake with a palette knife.

Cupcakes in pastel colored cupcake wrappers with matching edible confetti.
39. Piping done with a medium sized round nozzle.
Brown and blue cupcakes.
40. Frosting spread over the top.
Pink flower cupcake idea.
41. Frosting piped in a low spiral.
Pink and white cupcake decoration idea.
42. Stars of frosting have been decoratively piped over the top of the cupcake.
Pink flower decoration.
43. A large petal nozzle has been used to create the rose flower on top of the cupcake,
Purple frosted cupcake.
44. A high spiral was created using a large star nozzle.
Cupcake in tulip cupcake wrappers.
45. A low sprial piped using a round nozzle.
Cupcake with daffodil decoration.
46. Piped white frosting creates the background for the decoations.

Cupcake Icing

Fondant icing has become vary popular for wedding cupcake decorating ideas because you can create many different looks with this. It can be simple or fancy depending on what type of techniques are used.

Cupcake with three rose decorations.
47. Rolled fondant cirlce covers the top of the cake.
Pink and white cupcakes with pink flowers.
48. Rolled fondant has been embossed and then cut out to completely cover the domed cupcake top.
Blue fondant icing on cupcake with pink flower.
49. Blue rolled fondant icing highligthed with edible gold dust.
Cupcake with pink, blue and white flowers.
50. Rolled fondant was used to decorate the flat top of these wedding cupcakes, if you look closely you can see that it has been embossed.
Pink fondant iced cupcakes.
51. Pink fondant icing with fondant flowers and royal icing work.
Blue cupcake with white cameo decoration.
52. Soft blue fondant icing cover these elegant looking cupcakes. Some have been embossed and others left plain. All feature a beautiful white molded cameo.

5. Cupcake Decorating

After you have deocrated your wedding cupcakes with frosting or icing you can add more decorations whether they are pre-made or you make your own.

You have many options to choose from as you can see from the cupcakes listed on this page you are only limited by your imagination.

If you would like more ideas see our page on cupcake decoration ideas.

Blue flower cupcake ideas.
53. Plunger cut flower decorations.
Single pink rose decoration on cupcake.
54. Single pink rose on white frosting.
Butterfly theme cupcake decoration ideas.
55. Lazer cut butterfly decoration on side of cupcake.
Cupcake decorated with fruit.
56. Use fruit as decorations.
White heart and pink frosting cupcake.
57. Keep the decorations simple.
Large sugar daisy decoration on cupcake.
58. Use single large flowers on top of cupcakes.

6. Cupcake Tower

Cupcake tower display.
59. Cupcake tower.

A wedding cupcake tower allows you to display your cup cake wedding cakes on different levels.

Try not to have the tiers to high as there is a risk of them tumbling over. If do need to display a large number of wedding cupcakes it would be best to use two or more towers.

Include a small cutting cake on the top tier to give a sophisticated and stylish look, and this will also provide you with a fun photo opportunity as you cut your cake.

You can get more ideas about stands and towers on our cupcake stands page.

7. Cupcake Boxes

Cupcake in clear cupcake box.

Cupcake wedding cakes boxes are the perfect and mess free way for your wedding guests to take home that special piece of wedding cake.

Why not extend the excitement and joy of your wedding day a little further by presenting them with their own individual cupcake in cake a box which has been especially designed for this purpose.

Most people do enjoy taking home a piece of wedding cake to enjoy the next day but in the past these pieces of cake where usually put into small paper bags, or wrapped up in paper napkins.

And in most cases the cake would end up looking unappetizing by being squashed in someone’s pocket or handbag and then thrown in the bin.

Give the tradition of giving your guests a piece of cake to take home a whole new meaning by making it an actual wedding favor presented in its own beautiful box. There are a variety of different style wedding cake boxes to choose from.

There are square boxes with clear plastic windows that allow a glimpse of what’s inside perfect for wedding cupcakes.

Then you have plain boxes in a variety of shapes and colors which you can personalize with a wedding favor gift tag, sticky labels or wedding favor ribbons.

So there you have it, all the things that you need to know about making your cupcakes look good. Now all you need to do is experiment with different cupcake recipes and decide on which one you will serve on your wedding day.