25 of the Most Adorable Wedding Cupcakes
In terms of wedding desserts, couples have a number of different (and delicious!) options. Cake pops, donuts, and macaroons have all been popular in recent years, but there's one dessert table mainstay that will never go out of style: wedding cupcakes. If you're looking for a fun alternative—or addition—to a traditional wedding cake, keep these bite-sized treats in mind. Don't let their size fool you. Although small, cupcakes really can pack a punch, and most brides and grooms find they offer more benefits than your classic three-tiered wedding cake.
One of the things we love most about cupcakes is that these little desserts lend themselves well to personalization. Colorful frostings and ornate decorations make them customizable for your event while the flavor combinations are seemingly endless. For a classic wedding, have your baker decorate your mini-cakes with intricate fondant flowers. Throwing a modern celebration? Cupcakes still stun with nontraditional additions like edible gold leaf.
While wedding cakes are often defined by their ornate details, cupcakes don't require a ton of decoration to stand out. Le Dolci created these mini treats for a beachside wedding, and each cupcake was topped with just two green leaves. The tropical foliage popped against white frosting but didn't require hours and hours of intricate work. That's an important thing to remember about cupcakes: Whether they're decorated with a simple polka-dotted frosting or a sugar flower, they're amenable to any wedding style. No matter what type of treat you're looking for, you'll find your inspiration here.
Touch of Gold
Rose-topped cupcakes, like these by La Vie Douce Design, were the perfect dessert for a blush-hued wedding.
Don't want to stick to just one flavor? Then offer a variety. Here, Sweet Haus served a mix of different mini cakes, including both chocolate and vanilla varieties.
Love vanilla cupcakes but think they could use a pop of color? This couple asked their baker to top each treat with a vibrant strawberry. Not only were the results beautiful, but they were delicious, too.
To keep things organized, ask your baker to arrange cupcakes by flavor on different tiers. This setup ensured guests got to bite into the treat they really wanted.
Chocolate and Vanilla
HappyCakes Cupcakery baked this classic combo of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, then added a chocolate drizzle to top everything off.
Believe it or not, this bride baked and decorated these two-toned cupcakes herself.
Topped with a Cake
Serving cupcakes at your wedding doesn't mean you can't cut a cake, too. Make like this couple and ask your baker to create one small cutting cake that can sit on top of a tower of mini treats.
Purple and White
Kawaii Designs created these unique purple cupcakes for one couple's retro-inspired destination wedding. The chocolate-macadamia nut flavor was a nod to their Hawaiian locale.
This compact, tequila-infused cupcake created by Nicole Chapman Designs was appropriately decorated with a single lime on top.
Pretty Please SF achieved this two-toned look by using blackberries and white frosting atop chocolate cakes.
Etta Avenue Cakes added a single sugar flower to each of these cupcakes, which helped the classic white confections pop.
Although these cupcakes had minimal decorations, they were still the main attraction at this dessert table.
The only pop of color these cupcakes by Hey There, Cupcake! needed was a tiny drizzle of salted caramel.
With ultra-smooth frosting and beautiful décor, these Patty Cakes cupcakes did not look out of place under an elegant chandelier.
These cupcakes were decorated with fondant roses for a more elegant feel.
Cupcakes don't have to be heavily decorated in order to wow your guests. Instead of over-the-top adornments, try placing them on a stunning stand like Sweet for Sirten did here.
These Lisa Vivo Custom Cakes treats prove that simple can be stunning. White frosting and a trio of edible gold pearls were all these small confections needed to achieve a vintage look.
This bride decided to make these purple-frosted cupcakes herself. She added white sprinkles to create a polka dot effect.