6 creative ways to display your wedding cupcakes

By on May. 19th

For our wedding, Aaron and I decided to ditch the wedding cake and do cupcakes instead — they're easy, they're generally cheaper and it eliminated the "cutting of the wedding cake" moment that neither of us was looking forward to. But before we decided on the kind of cupcakes, I started to research what I wanted as far as the cupcake display.

Here are a few cupcake display options that I found on my search…

The classic round cupcake tower:


Thanks to snarkmeister for submitting this to the Flickr pool.

It's simple and easy to look at. And these are extremely easy to find in all kinds of options from simple, easy to DIY, cardboard towers, from the small and funky to the tall and formal.

I'm also a fan of the more modern square look:
darceyandandy (133)I like the modern lines on this cupcake stand from Darcey's wedding. And that wooden cupcake tower is to DIE for. Wow. I bet if you were pretty handy with a buzz saw you could create something like this.

Or you could just forgo the stand all together:
206I loooooooove the idea of using the cupcakes as pixels in a bigger picture. In this 8-bit cake table from Stephanie and Chase's Nerdabilly wedding, the groom's cake is Link, there's a life heart in the middle and the bride's cake is Princess Zelda.

Speaking of a table of cupcakes:


Thanks to kherakamile for submitting this to the Flickr pool.

What about using a bunch of smaller cupcake stands (I'm sure you know several people from whom you could borrow serving stand or two) and laying them out all over a big round table.

We ended up with an asymmetrical design:
cupcake displayThis was created by taking apart one of those cardboard cupcake stands and then rearranging the levels using bowls and platters of various shapes and sizes. I loved that it looked like a coral reef or something.

For those who want to have their cupcakes and cut a cake too:
cake cuttingOf course, if you're the kind of couple that's looking forward to the "cutting of the cake" moment you can do that too! This photo, from Jessi and Sean's scooter wedding is a great example of wedding cupcakes with an additional mini "cutting cake" on top of the tower.

There are just SO many different way to display your cupcakes — small round towers, tall square towers, no tower, a lot of towers, etc. Did you have or are you going to have a unique cupcake display at your wedding? Leave your ideas in the comments!

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Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher for the Offbeat Empire. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog, Twitter @meganfinley, and Instagram @meggyfin.