Friday, October 16, 2009

What's a wedding without cake?

Cake is obviously a must at a wedding, but it doesn't have to be a 5-tier castle of a cake! Cupcakes are becoming a big trend at weddings...and why not? They are less expensive, easy to transport, and even easier to serve/eat! Not to mention they are adorable!

In the Richmond, VA area, I did a lot
of research when it came to my wedding cake. Who made the best cake...who had the best price?

We decided to use cupcakes instead of a cake. For our wedding, it just seemed to fit. Our wedding was pretty informal and fun (as you can see from the pictures throughout my blog). So why shouldn't our cake be any different?

I finally decided to go to our local grocery store, Ukrop's. Their prices were unbeatable and nothing is better than a Ukrop's cake with their signature butter cream icing. The folks at Ukrop's were a pleasure to work with and made sure I was the happiest bride ever.

They don't have a ton of options to choose from at a first glance, but if you talk to them, they will make it happen. My cake topper was pictured as a white iced cake with opalescent dots on it. As you can see, I changed it all up and made it work for my wedding. We ordered 100 cupcakes to ensure each of our guests could have up two cupcakes if they wanted. To make sure the cupcakes looked professional and nice, we ordered a cupcake tree. My wonderful MOH took the time to glue the ribbon I used throughout my wedding onto the structure to it matched prefectly!

All in all, my wedding cupcakes and topper cost us less than $200! You can't beat that!!


  1. I wish they'd had this out there when I got married! Even if it's formal some of the pictures were very cool!

  2. Fabulous! And heaven knows you can't beat Ukrops!